Midnight In The Desert — robotics

Rubik's robot solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds [Video]

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Rubik's robot solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds [Video]

A robot that can solve a Rubik's cube puzzle in 0.38 seconds has been developed by two researchers in the US. The current world record is 0.637 seconds, which was set by German engineer Albert Beer and his robot Sub1 Reloaded. The researchers realised they could solve the cube more quickly by using a different type of motor in their robot. They suggested the contraption could be tweaked to go faster but said they had "lost interest" in tuning the device. Ben Katz, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, collaborated with Jared Di Carlo to create the robot....

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Robolution: it’s about human skills, not just technology

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Robolution: it’s about human skills, not just technology

The presence of robots in industry and beyond – factories are far from the only place where machines play a key role – is anything but new. In a July 2017 article written for the World Economic Forum, Jeff Morgan of Trinity College, Dublin, expresses amazement at the concern about new wave of automation. “Robots have been taking our jobs for 50 years, so why are we worried?” he writes. Numerous recent works point the supposed dangers of digital technologies and the arrival of robots in our homes and especially in companies. Many scholars base their pessimism on philosophical analyses...

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The Farms of the Future Will Be Automated From Seed to Harvest

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The Farms of the Future Will Be Automated From Seed to Harvest

Swarms of drones buzz overhead, while robotic vehicles crawl across the landscape. Orbiting satellites snap high-resolution images of the scene far below. Not one human being can be seen in the pre-dawn glow spreading across the land. This isn’t some post-apocalyptic vision of the future à la The Terminator. This is a snapshot of the farm of the future. Every phase of the operation—from seed to harvest—may someday be automated, without the need to ever get one’s fingernails dirty. In fact, it’s science fiction already being engineered into reality. Today, robots empowered with artificial intelligence can zap weeds with preternatural...

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Robotic and Mechanical Aliens [Video]

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Robotic and Mechanical Aliens [Video]

Aliens and extraterrestrials apparently come in all shapes and sizes. Along with grey or gray aliens. reptilians, Nordic looking entities, there are mechanical or robot looking aliens that have contacted many people here on Earth. In fact these robotic entities have been seen just as much as other types of alien creatures. Read More: YouTube

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Why go to Mars when you can telecommute there instead?

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Why go to Mars when you can telecommute there instead?

Every few weeks, a telepresence robot rolls by my desk. It’s usually a co-worker in a distant office on her way to a meeting, or checking in on the progress of physical things in the office from the comfort of her home. At first, it was surprising to hear the whir of a robot and see a smiling face roll by. But now, it’s normal. Over the past 40 years, telepresence technologies have gone from being complicated, huge, or non-existent to being so ubiquitous and powerful that they’re used everywhere from operating rooms to your phone. So, why not send...

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