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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

2 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

2 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'

2 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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1. The rise of mostly-autonomous systems, “your operator is standing by.”  And “Drones fired more weapons than conventional warplanes for the first time in Afghanistan last year and the ratio is rising…”  And when will robots replace Japanese farmers? 2. Show More Summary

Petite Package Provides Powerful Robot

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is typically associated with big robots but [Grassjelly] decided to prove differently by creating Linorobot. This small, differential drive robot is similar in appearance to many small Arduino based robots...Show More Summary

Screengrabber Robot Rondo Crashes Operating System, Earns Bizarre Back-To-Back Delay Of Game Fouls |

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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Robot Rondo Crashes Operating System, Earns Bizarre Back-To-Back Delay Of Game Fouls

9 months agoSports : Deadspin

The Oklahoma City Thunder grabbed two technical foul free throws with 1.2 seconds left in the half at Sacramento tonight when Rajon Rondo found himself incapable of handling the ball for an inbounds play—twice. Read more...

The 12 Best Games For Android

Droid: It’s not just a robot from a galaxy far, far away. It’s also a pretty great option for anyone who wants a mobile device unshackled by the closed operating systems of certain other smartphone manufacturers. Read more...

?Simplified system could allow for better robot-human communications

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new system, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a more streamlined way for robots to communicate with humans in difficult situations, including during emergency response operations. The new model cuts down the necessaryShow More Summary

The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not Android

The Turing Phone promises to be the sturdiest, most secure smartphone around, and now it boasts one more unique feature: Jolla's Sailfish operating system. The Turing Phone will not use Android as promised, Turing Robotic IndustriesShow More Summary

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