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Facebook is Becoming a Social Operating System for Human Beings and Robots

At f8 2017, Facebook aims to become your social network for reality, augmented reality and virtual reality…really. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Facebook once again hosted its highly-anticipated developer conference, which, for the record, appeals to anyone who follows, designs for, or uses the world’s largest social network. Show More Summary

Turing's new phone boasts human and digital assistants

Remember the Turing Phone? You're forgiven if you didn't. Turing Robotic Industries unveiled the ambitious phone to much fanfare, only to delay it multiple times and even switch operating systems. That isn't stopping the company from producing a follow-up, though -- it's teaming up with TCL to make its next upscale phone, the Appassionato. Show More Summary

This robotic surgery is so intricate it can stitch a peeled grape back together

"da Vinci" is a surgical system worth £1.6 million which doctors use for less invasive surgery. It is so intricate it can stitch grape skin with remarkable precision, as shown in this video. The robot is operated remotely by a surgeon who controls its movements. Produced by Claudia Romeo Join the conversation about this story »

Apple's iPhone-destroying robots are 'operating' in California and Europe (AAPL)

Last spring, Apple introduced a new robot at its spring event, Liam, whose job it is to take apart iPhones so more of the valuable materials inside could be recovered and reused.   Liam "production line" systems are currently operating...Show More Summary

Engineers developing advanced robotic systems that will become surgeon's right hand

In the operating room of the future, robots will be an integral part of the surgical team, working alongside human surgeons to make surgeries safer, faster, more precise and more automated. In the lab of electrical engineering professor Michael Yip at the University of California San Diego, engineers are developing advanced robotic systems that could make this vision a reality.

NASA Just Ordered a Robot That Can Repair Satellites in Orbit

With the help of Space Systems/Loral, the Restore-L could dramatically extend the lifespan of operational satellites.

Robot parking system is continent’s biggest

A robotic parking system now operating in Mexico City is being described as the largest in North America. The 700-vehicle parking garage in the 37-story Reforma 180 office tower uses FULL STORY The post Robot parking system is continent’s biggest appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

New standard helps optical trackers follow moving objects precisely

Throwing a perfect strike in virtual bowling doesn't require your gaming system to precisely track the position and orientation of your swinging arm. But if you're operating a robotic forklift around a factory, manipulating a mechanical...Show More Summary

Tend.ai raises $2M for robot arms that operate multiple 3D printers and workshop machines

Back in June, Tend.ai came out of stealth with its versatile system allowing a robot arm to tend to a dozen or more printers, laser cutters, and other modern workshop tools. Now the company has raised $2 million to continue its work, courtesy of True Ventures. Read More

Google open-sources Cartographer 3D mapping library

7 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Google today said that it’s open-sourced Cartographer, a library for mapping movement in space in both 2D and 3D. the technology works with the open-source Robot Operating System (ROS), which makes the software easier to deploy in software systems for robots, self-driving cars, and drones. Cartographer is an implementation of the simultaneous localization and mapping, […]

Robot stitches a grape back together

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/0XdC1HUp-rU Here's a da Vinci Surgical System robot performing a delicate operation on a grape.

Trying to make sense of the crumbling world in 'Mr. Robot'

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

If there is one universal truth about systems and structures by which the world operates is that almost everything of sufficient size claims to represent the people. Whether it’s “We the people...” this, or “People’s Republic of...”Show More Summary

OSRF Forms New Corporation, Partners With Toyota Research

A big donation and new partnership help ensure a robust future for the Robot Operating System

Robots Podcast #197: Multi-agent systems and human-swarm interaction, with Magnus Egerstedt

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri interviews Magnus Egerstedt, Professor at Georiga Tech, about privacy and security concerns in multi agent systems, as well as research into interfaces designed to enable a single operator to control large swarms of robots. Continue reading ?

What Are Commercial Drones Being Used For?

Following final approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Ninox Robotics is one of the companies who will begin commercial operations this month, deploying unmanned aerial systems for customised services to government, NGOsShow More Summary

Robot Surgeon to Perform Operation During Live Broadcast From Moscow

The first demonstration operation by the Da Vinci robot system to be performed in Moscow on Monday will be broadcast live. It will give Russia a chance to become a world leader in the field of robotic surgery, Russia’s chief urologist Dmitry Pushkar told RIA Novosti.

F-35 JPO: Patch Puts Program Back on Schedule | Israeli Gen Robotics Unveils Dogo | Russia’s RS-28 ICBM Could Take out France – or Texas

Americas C-26 aircraft operated by the United States Navel Test Pilots School (USNTPS) are to be equipped with Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems Vixen 500E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The Vixen radar will be installed alongside an enhanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance adaptation by M7 Aerospace, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America […]

Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure

It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automated medical care (and the robocalypse). Read M...

What's up in the solar system, May 2016 edition: Good news in cruise for Juno and ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

May 2016 will be yet another month of fairly routine operations across the solar system -- if you can ever use the word "routine" to describe autonomous robots exploring other planets. ExoMars' cruise to Mars has started smoothly, and Juno is only two months away from Jupiter orbit insertion. Earthlings will witness a Mercury transit of the Sun on May 9.

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