Sunday, February 27, 2022

Fujitsu establishes an organization to promote the ethical use of artificial intelligence.

Fujitsu ai

The AI Ethics and Governance Office will concentrate on advanced technology research, development, and application.

Fujitsu has announced the establishment of the AI Ethics and Governance Office to help with the management of artificial intelligence ethics.

Junichi Arahori will lead this office, which will accelerate the safe deployment of innovations that go beyond artificial intelligence.

It will particularly concentrate on putting in place measures to promote ethics in the research, development, and application of advanced technologies. It will also investigate the social impact of machine learning.

The establishment of the AI Ethics and Governance Office is the next step in Fujitsu's strategy to establish governance based on international best practices, policies, and legal frameworks.

It issued the Fujitsu Group AI Commitment in March 2019 in support of safe and transparent artificial intelligence. In September of that year, it formed the Fujitsu Group External Advisory Committee on AI Ethics to assess its ethical framework.

 

Article Author Gerluxe 

Image: fujitsu

The robot that wants to replace parcel delivery drivers is now on sale.

 The parcel delivery driver-replacing robot is now available for purchase.

digit robot


Human-labor-capable robots are already on the market. Literally. Digit is now available for purchase, allowing any company to purchase and use them immediately, without the need for programming.

For years, we've been watching the evolution of robots designed to fill jobs. In many cases, they remain in laboratories or do not make it to the end of the chain. This has not been the case with Digit, the recently released delivery and transportation robot.

Digit was created by Agility Robotics, a U.S. company that was founded not to experiment with robots, but to create robots that can be used practically in everyday life.
 




Digit can transport packages and other objects from one location to another. It can also deliver cargo to people on the street. You can see it in action in this video:

Digit is a humanoid robot, but it does not look exactly like a human. It lacks a head and fingers, and its gait is more akin to that of a bird than that of a person. This is due to Agility Robotics' research into the anatomy of various animals in order to develop a system that is stable and adaptable to all types of terrain.

The Digit robot is capable of walking on dirt roads, climbing curbs, and even climbing stairs. It has 360-degree sensors, allowing it to avoid obstacles and bumps in tight spaces like a warehouse. This will be the primary workstation.

It was created to carry out repetitive tasks, such as transporting objects back and forth in a warehouse. However, companies such as Ford have used it to deliver packages on the road using an autonomous vehicle.

According to Agility Robotics, warehouse jobs are currently unfilled, and these robots can fill those positions. Particularly in pandemic situations such as the one we are currently experiencing.

Digit has a significant advantage in that it requires almost no programming to put it to use. It can be integrated into the company's structure without affecting the work chain.

All that is required for Digit to begin working autonomously is the establishment of a route as well as pick-up and drop-off points. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without pay or protest?

However, the cost is prohibitively expensive for the majority of people. Digit is worth $250,000. However, it can be profitable for companies whose warehouses are at a standstill due to confinement or a lack of personnel...

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: agilityrobotics

 

Friday, February 25, 2022

REACHY, AN INTERACTIVE OPEN SOURCE ROBOT



Reachy is a project of the French company Pollen Robotics, which decided to open source the code in order to receive improvements and extensions from the international community.


So far, the robot has demonstrated its capabilities through simple games, but developers can use Python to create a plethora of applications for the system. The modular design of the robot allows for a wide range of applications, including food service, customer service, demonstrations, and research and development. Reachy is powered by Luos and is made up of modular parts that you can combine to meet your specific needs. It has an AI system with several trainings included, so you can skip the step before getting your hands on the dough.


Mother Nature inspired Reachy's arms. They have seven degrees of freedom of movement and can be outfitted with a variety of manipulators, ranging from gripper grippers to five-fingered humanoid hands. It is capable of manipulating objects weighing up to 500gr.

Orbita, a one-of-a-kind technology developed by Pollen Robotics' R&D team, animated the head. This ball-joint actuator provides unrivaled dynamic and multidirectional movement. Reachy's animated antennas allow it to convey a wide range of emotions to its audience (happy, sad, excited ...).

You can see it in greater detail in the video above, but there is one thing they don't say: The entry-level single-arm model costs around $9,000, while the superior double-arm and head model costs around $17,000.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: pollen-robotics

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Cobots: What are they and why do they exist?

 

Cobot

Cobots are collaborative robots that are used to automate industrial processes that are repetitive, manual, or pose a risk to people.

Many businesses are already betting on collaborative robots in industrial processes. They improve process precision and optimization, resulting in higher-quality and more productive production lines. They are the new generation of robots, created to collaborate with operators and to be easily adaptable to different work processes.

These robots are completely safe for humans because they are designed to work alongside human personnel and can even interact with them. However, the collaborative label is about more than just safety. It's also about usability, adaptability, and accessibility. They can be easily programmed for various functions; no special training or high qualifications are required to program a cobot. They have a very user-friendly interface that any operator can use without difficulty.

Cobots can do almost any type of work because of the variety of collaborative accessories they can be outfitted with. Typically, they will be used to perform tasks that are more repetitive and thus heavier and monotonous for operators to perform. Furthermore, they can perform tasks that may pose a health risk, such as those requiring extreme temperatures or containing sharp or toxic parts for humans.

Their lightweight and compact design allows them to be easily adapted to any production center, working even in confined spaces.

Five immediate benefits of cobots for your company

Because cobots are light in weight, they can be easily moved and integrated into new processes. As a result, you can automate any task within your organization. Even when dealing with small batches or requiring a quick changeover.

Configuration is simple.

It is so simple to use that even setting up an entire arm for the first time is straightforward. It will take less than an hour to set up the entire arm and program it for a simple task.

The cobot has a 3D interface that allows any operator with no programming experience to quickly program the robotic arm. It's as simple as moving the arm to the desired locations or touching the arrows on the tablet's touch screen. The entire procedure is simple, quick, and intuitive.

Security

Following a risk assessment, you can integrate cobots into your company without the need for enclosed spaces or safety safeguards. They are outfitted with a number of devices that keep operators safe.

If you believe that automation is an expensive process that is out of reach for most people, it is time to reconsider. Cobots pay for themselves in a relatively short amount of time. This is due to the fact that, due to their design, you can avoid other costs associated with automation, such as the large infrastructure of traditional robots, security fences, and so on...

Almost everything can be automated with cobots.

We can say that cobots can automate almost any industrial process due to their flexibility and wide range of accessories. Because it is a highly adaptable robotic arm, they are cost effective even in small batch production. It is capable of painting, labeling, screwing, packaging, molding, injection molding, polishing, and other tasks.

Palletizing and packaging

Allow the cobot to handle the job, and all shipments will be properly packed and strapped.

Examination in a laboratory

A cobot can help you improve the objectivity of your testing and analysis.

Molding by injection

Cobots can be used with high precision for all polymer production tasks.

Screwing

If the cobot always performs the same movement with the same degree of force and speed, you will improve the quality and precision of your products.

Welding and gluing

The cobot will improve the gluing and welding processes by injecting material and welding with high precision.

Polishing

Cobots polish and grind even curved and irregular surfaces with a constant and adjustable force to achieve a flawless finish.

Assembly

Cobots can easily assemble a wide range of materials, including wood, plastics, and metals. As a result, perfect precision assembly is achieved. Improving the overall outcome by increasing quality and speed.

Machine monitoring
Cobots can perform machine supervision tasks while easily adapting to the production line.

Quality assurance
Cobots have a camera that can be used to inspect and identify defective parts in a production line. Increasing the product's quality while avoiding the costs of shipping and packaging.

Choose and Place

All pick and place applications can be handled by cobots. Cycles will be faster as a result, increasing quality and productivity.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: wikipedia

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A soft, snailfish-inspired robot was able to swim in the Mariana Trench.

 

snailfish inspired robot

Inspired by the Mariana Trench snail fish, this Chinese robot has been able to swim autonomously and self-propel to a depth of nearly 11,000 meters. Although its capabilities are currently limited, its designers believe that the flexible, soft, and lightweight design can lay the groundwork for underwater robotics in extreme conditions.

To date, the depths of the ocean trenches are the most unexplored territory for humans. Because conventional ships and submarines must be encased in heavy metal casings that make it difficult for their integrated electronics to function at pressures ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 meters deep, the high hydrostatic pressure exerted by the water prevents them from operating properly.

For years, scientists have been studying how certain soft-bodied living creatures, such as octopuses and jellyfish, can withstand such harsh living conditions. A team of scientists has developed a soft silicone robot capable of swimming autonomously at a depth of 10 kilometers, inspired by the structure of the Mariana Trench snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei).

"The design of the robot allowed it to swim freely at depths of 3,224 meters in the South China Sea and 10,900 meters in the Mariana Trench. Our research demonstrates the feasibility of developing soft, lightweight devices for use in harsh environments "According to the authors of the study, which was published in the journal Nature.

Snailfish impersonation

 


 
The Mariana snailfish, discovered at a depth of 8,000 meters, has "surprising" adaptability and mobility, according to the authors, who are from several Chinese universities. The mechanical design of the robot, which shares visual similarities with its partially open skull and pectoral fins, was guided by its partially open skull and pectoral fins.

The soft, flexible robot is shaped like a fish and has two lateral fins. These are connected to the robot's two electrode "muscles," which are in turn connected to a battery. When the muscles receive electrical power, they contract, causing a flapping motion that drives the machine's movement.

When its muscles receive electrical energy, they contract, resulting in flapping that drives the machine's movement.

According to its designers, the electronic components of this type of underwater machine are usually centralized in the same area to cover them and protect them from pressure more efficiently. The researchers decided to decentralize them and distribute them along the body of the robot, embedded in soft silicone, with this robot. This reduces the stress between the under-pressure components while also lowering costs.

The positive results prompted the scientists to put the robot through its paces in the South China Sea, at a depth of around 3,200 meters, where it swam at 5.19 cm/s.

As a final test, they submerged the robot at a depth of 10,900 meters in the Mariana Trench. On this occasion, the device was not detached from the lander, but remained permanently attached to the conventional support submarine, which photographed the test. During the 45-minute test, the robot flapped successfully.

"This soft robot can swim freely under hydrostatic pressures of up to 110 megapascals (MPa)," the researchers claimed in the study. Despite this finding, the researchers emphasize that there is still much work to be done in this field.

Future research will concentrate on the development of new materials and structures to improve the intelligence, versatility, maneuverability, and efficiency of robots and soft devices.

They have created a machine that is much slower than conventional submarines. It is not designed to withstand major disruptions and may be swept away by underwater currents. Furthermore, its locomotive capability must be optimized for practical applications, they add.

Deep-sea exploration, on the other hand, can be used for ocean monitoring, cleanup and prevention of marine pollution, and biodiversity conservation, according to the authors.

"Future work will concentrate on the development of new materials and structures to improve the intelligence, versatility, maneuverability, and efficiency of robots and soft devices," they write.

 

Article Author Gerluxe 

Image: youtube

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Chinese robots perform more than 400 orthopedic surgeries

Over 400 orthopedic surgeries were performed by Chinese robots.

orthopedic robot

On display at the Robotics World Expo 2021 in Beijing on September 12, 2021, is a robot for orthopedic surgeries. The orthopedic surgery robot can analyze the patient's anatomy as well as the relationship between the spine and hip, and then carry out the surgery exactly as planned. Beijing Haidian Hospital has allowed the use of robots for orthopedic surgery since May 2020. More than 400 robotic surgeries had already been performed by the end of August this year.

Tinavi's Liu Tiechang and his colleagues work in a laboratory in Beijing on August 4, 2021. Tinavi is a Chinese technology company that specializes in developing robots for orthopedic surgeries. The orthopedic surgery robot can analyze the patient's anatomy, as well as the relationship between the spine and the hip, and carry out the surgery exactly as planned. Beijing Haidian Hospital has allowed the use of robots for orthopedic surgery since May 2020. More than 400 robotic surgeries had already been performed by the end of August this year.

On August 3, 2021, a robot for orthopedic surgeries is at work at Beijing Haidian Hospital. The orthopedic surgery robot can analyze the patient's anatomy as well as the relationship between the spine and hip, and then carry out the surgery exactly as planned. Beijing Haidian Hospital has allowed the use of robots for orthopedic surgery since May 2020. More than 400 robotic surgeries had already been performed by the end of August this year.

Orthopedists create the operation plan for the robot to perform orthopedic surgeries at Beijing Haidian Hospital on August 3, 2021, based on the information provided. The orthopedic surgery robot can analyze the patient's anatomy, as well as the relationship between the spine and hip, and perform the surgery exactly as planned. Beijing Haidian Hospital has allowed the use of robots for orthopedic surgery since May 2020. More than 400 robotic surgeries had already been performed by the end of August this year.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: sohu

Monday, February 21, 2022

Samsung's bot handy does the housework, but it also criticises you.

bot handy


Samsung CES 2021 has showcase some of its new projects, including the robot Bot Handy, which has sparked a lot of interest.

CES is a good time to introduce new products, and Samsung always takes advantage of this event to show off some of their projects, even if they take years to market. One of the strange exhibits at the CES 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic is a robot that assists at home and can almost be described as a roommate in some ways.

Bot Handy is a robot that serves as a support in the home by performing multiple functions that can save the user time. It can detect the environment and objects, as well as their size and weight, thanks to overhead cameras, different sensors, and the artificial intelligence that has been implemented, allowing it to perform some household tasks.

In the video, you can see how Bot Handy fills the dishwasher, serves drinks, displays content on the integrated screen, and serves the table. The closest thing we've seen to a multitasking robot for the home.

Despite its apparent small size, it is capable of stretching and gaining height as needed, as well as extending an arm capable of grasping, moving, and placing objects.

It is a companion capable of "taking care of all the little details of your life," according to Samsung Research director Sebastian Seung. And the use of the word companion is not by chance, as it is also useful for reminding users of things, analyzing their behavior, or even scolding or arguing when necessary.

As an example of the latter, Engadget points out that it can chastise you if it believes you have been sitting in front of the computer for an excessive amount of time. Although this is anecdotal in light of the possibilities, such as following you around the house while on a video call.

In any case, Samsung has chosen not to provide any details about possible release dates or pricing. Because of technological and connectivity advancements, it is clear that robotics will advance significantly in the near future, and the manufacturer wanted to demonstrate the direction in which it is working.

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: samsung

 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

What is the purpose of Xiaomi's robotic dog, CyberDog?

Xiaomi CyberDog


The CyberDog, a robotic dog packed with sensors capable of carrying 4 kilos of weight, has taken the world by surprise.

Xiaomi's summer hardware event was especially jam-packed with announcements. In addition to new smartphones such as the Mi MIX 4 and tablets such as the Mi Pad 5, the Chinese company left room for "experiments."

The CyberDog, a robotic dog with a terrifying appearance inspired by the quadruped robot from Boston Dynamics, was undoubtedly one of the event's big stars.

But what is Xiaomi hoping to achieve with this product? Aside from demonstrating advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, the CyberDog serves a variety of functions depending on the application.

A sensor-laden robot explorer (that somersaults backwards)

 


 
Xiaomi's first foray into robotics is CyberDog, a quadcopter built on an open platform that allows developers to collaborate to shape the robot's future. Robotics enthusiasts interested in CyberDog will be able to compete or collaborate with other Xiaomi fans to drive the development and potential of these robots.

It has 11 high-precision sensors and a high-performance processor to analyze its environment for obstacles or objects to interact with via its four motorized legs, which allow it to reach a maximum speed of 3.2 meters per second and perform pre-programmed pirouettes and movements. Furthermore, it can support a load of 3 kilograms, which is significantly less than the 14 kilograms supported by the Boston Dynamics robot.

The fact that it only has a load capacity of three kilograms leads us to believe that Xiaomi's approach to this watch is more "domestic" than that of Boston Dynamics and other robotics companies. Indeed, Xiaomi has demonstrated this with the functions and features incorporated in the CyberDog.

For example, the cell phone can be used to control the robot's movements and actions, as well as to instruct it to carry out operations via the voice control system, which is supported by the various microphones distributed throughout its body.

This enables us, for example, to control our smart home's devices via the robot as if it were a smart speaker with legs.

But, of course, that's not all it can do. Xiaomi has outfitted its quadruped robot with a facial recognition system, which enables us to enable a tracking mode, in which the robot will begin following us autonomously by analyzing our movements at each step. This, combined with its carrying capacity, can make CyberDog the ideal companion for carrying groceries or other heavy objects, as long as they do not exceed the carrying capacity.

Furthermore, the mapping technology makes it ideal for creating virtual maps of difficult-to-reach locations. Furthermore, because of its various sensors and cameras, it can function as a surveillance system.

The Xiaomi CyberDog's capabilities are potentially limitless. However, as of now, the project is a blank canvas on which developers and robotics enthusiasts will have to shape their ideas and bring them to life by leveraging Xiaomi's open ecosystem. Unfortunately, the robot will not be leaving China... at least not for the time being.

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: xiaomipedia

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Albert Einstein-like robot causes sensation at Chinese event

 A robot resembling Albert Einstein creates a stir at a Chinese event.

Albert Einstein robot

 

Beijing, – One of the main attractions of a world conference on robots held in China is a humanoid powered by artificial intelligence and the appearance of Albert Einstein.

The impressive state-of-the-art robots, from the dancing robot to the piano-playing robot, from the panda robot to Robot Einstein, were presented to visitors at the World Robot Expo 10, which held in Beijing last September 2021.

Panda also make its debut at the World Robot Conference 2021. You You is a service robot that stands 1.3 meters tall and weighs 63 kilograms. It was created specifically for the Dubai EXPO 2020. You can practice Chinese calligraphy, painting, and Taiji.

"Meng Mengzi" with the ability to dance.

You You stands 1.3 meters tall and weighs 45 kg. He has 22 highly mobile joints. The dynamism of the robot, which can easily lift and turn its head, shake hands, and walk, draws attention. The robot, which can accurately and quickly recognize many languages, can communicate with people who speak different languages. The intelligent robot is already in use in a variety of industries, including transportation, services, medicine, and banking.

It is said to be the most intelligent android ever created, and it communicates in Mandarin, according to various reports.

Albert Einstein-like robot

It is not the first time that the renowned scientist has inspired the creation of a robot; in 2005, the world was introduced to Albert HUBO, a robot capable of interacting with people and displaying facial expressions, created by the South Korean Joon-Ho Oh in collaboration with the firm Hanson Robotics.

Another highlight of the Chinese conference was an automated wheelchair capable of transporting disabled people to the shower, toilet, and even bed.

This invention is specifically designed to improve care for China's growing elderly population.

The event, which runs until Monday in Beijing, features more than 500 cutting-edge products developed by 110 companies for tasks such as information retrieval, disinfection, and food delivery, among others.

Its agenda includes exchanges, forums, and debates between academics from China and other countries about the latest robotics trends.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image Wikipedia

Friday, February 18, 2022

Titan, the giant robot that scares with its imposing size

 Titan, the colossal robot that frightens people with its size.


 

Cyberstein Robots, a British company, has already created seven versions of the machine.


Titan, a massive robot created by the British company Cyberstein Robots, was unveiled in 2004 at the Glastonbury Festival. According to its creators, the machine is "the future of entertainment."

Titan is a mechanized costume that stands 2.4 meters tall and weighs 60 kilograms. Nik Fielding, the designer, explained how the idea came to him in an interview with Blooloop, a company focused on the mechanical attraction business.

"I became very interested in designing and making movie props after watching RoboCop (a fictional character who is a robot cop). I created my own Robocop, thinking I could do better "Fielding explained.

Titan is frequently updated, and there are currently seven different versions of him. "We're always looking for the best in their fields to redesign the robot," Fielding explained.

An actor controls the suit and can see his surroundings through a glass at the top of the costume. However, there is an external assistant who can take over control of the massive Titan robot if something unexpected occurs. Someone, for example, obstructing the actor's visibility.

So far, the robot has traveled to more than 48 countries and has taken part in major events such as the Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth Games competitors include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Scotland, and Wales, among others.

A supposed Arab sheikh is seen walking with Titan as if he were his bodyguard in a video that went viral in August. According to the publication "Bahrain's Emir arrived in Dubai accompanied by his robot bodyguard. Space-age robots are no longer a pipe dream "..

The images, however, were captured in Abu Dhabi during the 2019 International Defense Exhibition and Conference (Idex). Furthermore, Titan was a participant in the convention and was not providing any protection services to anyone, as its sole purpose is to entertain.

"Peace and blessings to you, and how are all the visitors doing? The best thing that happened to me this year at Idex was being hired by Safe City Group." The machine thus greeted the Idex convention attendees while wearing a military vest. Furthermore, she was scheduled to speak in both English and Arabic at this event.

Titan's most recent appearance was on Saturday Night Takeaway, a British variety show. Images of rehearsals with one of the presenters were shared on the robot's Instagram account.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image Wikipedia

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Baubot - Construction Robots that will become a common thing in the marketplace.


For many years, robotics has been one of the world's fastest growing technologies. A large portion of the daily innovations have some connection to the artificial intelligence included in these types of solutions. In fact, there are an increasing number of practical applications. It is an unstoppable trend that, of course, does not appear to be slowing down.

Nonetheless, there are some jobs that require human expertise. The construction industry is a good example of this, as it still requires a large number of workers to perform specific jobs. Is it now the turn of the robots? This is exactly what Printstones, a company that specializes in the production of robots, is thinking about.

Baubot is an all-terrain robot designed for construction.

After working on one of its flagship projects for several years, it has decided to take action with the public presentation of Baubot, a robot designed primarily to perform human functions in buildings under construction. The key to this technology is its adaptability and usefulness in situations where the operator may be in danger.


 


As a result, it is a new advancement for machines to take over functions that, due to their characteristics, may be more dangerous. As a result, it has a number of characteristics that are worth discussing in greater depth. Is it possible that the traditional worker will be replaced by robots in order to automate a sector? It will undoubtedly improve worker safety.

Let's take a look at how Baubot works, what its main features are in full operation, and, of course, to what extent we're dealing with a product capable of changing the rules of an economic sector undergoing profound change. As a result, this is one of the keys to understanding the future of construction.

A risky strategy to develop dangerous functions

The first feature that should be mentioned is its speed. This is clearly not a fast robot. It also makes no claim to be. Its top speed is limited to 3.2 km/h due to the presence of crawler equipment. It is specifically designed to work in a few meters of space, so it does not need to be of exceptional quality in this regard.

Baibot, on the other hand, is notable for its software capabilities. This unmanned vehicle is intended to be self-sufficient in some ways. As a result, it can follow a given route if it has previously followed the same route. As a result, the operator does not have to be overly vigilant in terms of its functions.

Each Baubot robot has a total autonomy of about 8 hours.

Furthermore, it can operate for a maximum of 8 hours, which is the equivalent of a work shift. As a result of its high degree of autonomy, it is a very appealing option. Its main distinguishing feature, however, is directly related to its dynamic qualities. Its robotic arm is the focal point of its differentiation from competitors.

As seen in the preceding images, it possesses a number of characteristics that allow it to perform all types of construction work. What is truly remarkable is that it has a standard deviation of only 1 millimeter. As a result, it is a dependable option for the majority of jobs in this field.

A look into the future to understand the capabilities of this technology

The robot developed by Printstones is specifically designed to meet the needs of the construction industry in the coming years. In fact, work is already being done to figure out how to get communication between different units so that they can work together. According to the specialized portal New Atlas, the key to this project is this future collaboration.

Construction robots are becoming more common in the market.

Baubot is a construction robot that will be used in the future.

Each of the units used to improve the final product is capable of moving around obstacles and up and down floors within the building. In fact, these movements can be performed with a maximum load of 500 kilograms, making it simple to move construction equipment around the facility.

The project in question is progressing much faster than anticipated. The technical details of future interest, on the other hand, are proving more difficult, as they rely on many other new technologies that will need to be implemented over the next few years. Do you believe that humans will be replaced in the field by robots?

 

Article Author Gerluxe

 Image: baubot

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

FAR Robot - flying drone robot could pick fruit and do fieldwork

The flying drone would be able to detect the most ripe fruit.

flying drone robot

Robotics has come a long way in recent years, from being a source of inspiration for science fiction films to a genuine support and boost for most industries. Tevel Aerobotics Technologies, an Israeli company that developed an autonomous robot capable of picking ripe fruit from trees, is one of many companies that are constantly releasing their latest innovations.

The general concept is novel; however, the deployment is crucial, as it is a flying robot that uses artificial technology to detect ripe fruit and uses a mechanical arm to go directly to the branches, fly at its height, and remove the selected fruit.

The 'FAR' (for its English acronym) robot uses complex AI algorithms to collect the pieces once they are at the exact point of ripeness by identifying aspects such as size and color, and once the'signing' is done, the robot looks for the best way to approach to get its target, stabilizing itself in the air while connected to vehicles that move along with the 'drone' and supply constant energy to the robot.

According to the company, "pilot tests will be carried out in apple plantations of more than 100 hectares in Spain, the United States, and Italy" next year.

According to the company, its device "works tirelessly day and night," resulting in significant cost savings. To "return control to farmers," the robot will include software or an application that will allow users to select the type of fruit to pick, the units, the time, and the weight of the fruit.

According to the company, "our autonomous flying robots for fruit picking fill unmet labor needs at the right time and at a lower cost."

According to the company, the current shortage of pickers means that more than 10% of fruit goes unpicked; however, it emphasizes that its drones seek to "complement" the work of operators rather than completely replace them.

Various companies presented their concepts of autonomous machines designed to aid in farm work at CES 2022 in order to help revolutionize increasingly complex tasks such as agriculture.

The first example is tractor manufacturer John Deere, which combined its iconic 8R vehicle with a GPS system and new technologies so that the farmer no longer needs to be in the cab driving the vehicle, but can do so from his smartphone by programming routes for the machine to pass.

The machine, which is equipped with twelve cameras and artificial intelligence, stops automatically when it detects an obstacle and sends a signal to its owner. According to the company's chief technology officer, the innovation will be available this year.

Nao, a French agricultural company, also used the event to introduce 'Ted,' a robot that can "climb over" vines to remove weeds from the ground, 'Oz,' a farm helper that can dig, weed, or furrow, and 'Dino,' an automaton designed to weed crops.

All three robots are outfitted with laser sensors, cameras, and probes that will allow them to understand their surroundings as well as collect useful data for the operator, letting the farmer know if the field requires more water or fertilizer.


Article Author Gerluxe

Image: foodandfarmingtechnology


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Robots - Bank of Tokyo's new employees

The Bank of Tokyo's new employees are multilingual robots.

Polyglot robots


Polyglot robots has started working in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ branches, the largest in the Asian country. Their task will be to provide banking assistance in 19 languages, according to a presentation given by the bank on Monday.

"Good day and welcome. I can discuss currency exchange, ATMs, opening an account, and money transfers with you. What piques your interest?" These Japanese robots can greet visitors in a variety of languages and hope to guide a large number of them.

 


According to Tech in Asia, the humanoid robot named Nao was created by Paris-based Aldeberan Robotics, which is owned by SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications and internet company.

According to Bloomberg, Nao is a 58-centimeter-tall (23-inch) 5.4-kilogram robot that will greet visitors to the bank in 19 languages, including English and French, and will ask them what services they require. Nao can also read human emotions.

The Bank of Tokyo will be the world's first to employ multilingual robots. The robots are currently being tested and will begin working in one or two bank branches in April.

"The robots can provide services and tasks that our human employees cannot, such as 24-hour service in multiple languages," Takuma Nomoto, technology manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, explained. "Nao is nice and friendly, and we think our customers will enjoy her," he said during the presentation.

According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo, the upcoming polyglot robots will assist in serving foreign customers and visitors expected to visit Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held in the Japanese capital in 2020.

These new robots are also part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of achieving a "robotic revolution" as a growth strategy for Japan, which is facing a shrinking population and, as a result, a shrinking workforce.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image Youtube

Monday, February 14, 2022

iRonCub - a baby-faced robot that intend to fly like Iron Man.

 

iRonCub

Italian researchers are working on a humanoid robot capable of flying like Iron Man, with the goal of replacing human operators in disasters.

We were very wrong to think that flying robots would be the stuff of science fiction. In fact, the legendary Iron Man has been challenged by a robot with a disturbingly childlike face. A team at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is developing iRonCub, a humanoid robot with the ability to fly thanks to four powerful built-in jet engines.


iRonCub's mission will not be to hunt down criminals in the city like Iron Man, but to intervene in situations that are dangerous to humans, such as fires or natural disasters.

"The main goal was to design robots that could operate in disaster-like scenarios, where there are survivors to rescue inside partially destroyed buildings that are difficult to reach due to possible floods and fires around them," explains Daniele Pucci, head of the Artificial Intelligence and Mechanics lab that conducted the study, to TechXplore.

IRON MAN'S SUCCESSOR: A PROMISE FOR ROBOTICS' FUTURE

One of the primary goals of this project is to improve the energy efficiency of robotic aerial manipulation. According to IEE's Daniel Pucci, the most common current solution for aerial manipulation is a quadcopter aircraft outfitted with a robotic arm.

The issue is that these robots cannot move by contact forces with their surroundings and frequently struggle to fly in windy environments while manipulating an object. As a result, the researchers believe that a humanoid robot may be easier to control as a result of a point of contact between the robot and its surroundings.

The iRonCub experiences, on the other hand, will allow researchers to refine propulsion technology and advance aerodynamics in order to develop future flying exoskeletons for humans. Humanoid robotics with flight capabilities, according to engineer Pucci, are ideal for use as a testbed for human exoskeleton-wearing flights.

The project's engineers admit that there is still a long way to go, but they are hopeful that iRonCub will soon be able to fly in controlled mode. The closest challenge they face is developing an overall framework that includes manipulation, contact-location, and flight.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: youtube

Sunday, February 13, 2022

BionicSwift - a robot bird that flaps its wings to fly in tight quarters.

BionicSwift - a robot that mimics a real bird's flight mechanics.

robot bird


Festo robotic biomimicry expert, has presented its latest BionicSwift design, a robot that mimics the flight mechanics of a real bird.

These artificial birds can fly in coordinated flocks autonomously and perform tight turns and twists. The BionicSwifts are agile and maneuverable, with the ability to make sharp turns and curves. The five robotic birds can move autonomously in a coordinated pattern in a defined airspace by interacting with an indoor radio-based GPS system.

Natural-inspired ultralight flying objects

BionicSwift, like its biological model, was designed with the use of lightweight structures in mind. After all, in both engineering and nature, the less weight to move, the less material required, and the less energy consumed.

As a result, the bionic birds are only 42 grams in weight, with a body length of 44.5 centimeters and a wingspan of 68 centimeters.

Feathers with aerodynamic properties for efficient flight.

The wings are modeled after bird feathers to mimic natural flight as closely as possible. The individual segments are made of an ultra-light, flexible, but extremely strong foam that overlaps like roof tiles. They are attached to the actual primary and secondary feathers and are connected to a carbon feather, just like their real-life counterparts.

During the upward movement of the wing, the individual segments fan out, allowing air to flow through the wing. This means that the birds must expend less energy to propel their wings upward. The segments then close during the downward stroke, allowing the flying robots to fly more powerfully.

The BionicSwifts have a far superior flight profile than previous flapping units because they faithfully replicate the wings of a real bird.

Functional integration in a very small space

The bird's body houses the flapping mechanism, communication technology, and the components that control the wing flapping and tail lift motion. In an extremely small space, a brushless motor, two servo motors, a battery, a gearbox, and various circuit boards for radio, control, and localization are installed. Intelligent interaction between the motors and the mechanical system, for example, allows for precise adjustment of the wing beat frequency and elevation angle for the various maneuvers.

GPS-based flight maneuver coordination

The BionicSwift can fly safely and in a coordinated pattern thanks to the radio-based indoor GPS using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. To accomplish this, several radio modules are mounted in space, defining the controlled airspace by fixing bases that are positioned relative to each other.

Furthermore, each bird is outfitted with a radio marker that sends signals to the bases, which can then pinpoint the bird's precise location and send the collected data to a central master computer that serves as a navigation system. The system can plan and determine routes and flight paths for the birds by using preprogrammed routes.

If the birds deviate from this flight path, for example, due to a sudden change in environmental conditions such as wind or thermals, they immediately correct their flight path by intervening autonomously, without the intervention of a human pilot.

Even if there are obstacles and visual contact is lost, radio communication allows them to determine their exact location. The use of UWB radio technology ensures that the system operates safely and without interference.

BionicSwift, a new source of inspiration for intralogistics

The intelligent combination of flying objects and GPS routes results in a 3D navigation system that could be used in the future connected factory. Precision localization of materials and goods, for example, can be used to improve process flows and anticipate bottlenecks.

Furthermore, with their flight corridors, autonomous flying robots could potentially be used to transport materials, optimizing the use of space within a factory.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: xataka

Saturday, February 12, 2022

What can the Atlas robot do?

 What is the Atlas robot capable of?

Atlas robot

 

Boston Dynamics is a robotics company that has captured the attention of the entire world in recent years with its Atlas robot, which is probably the most human-like robot we have ever seen and that is periodically reintroduced to the public to demonstrate the capabilities and talents it has acquired during its absence.

The truth is that the company is sharing videos in which you can see how this robotic humanoid overcomes obstacles placed in its path solely to demonstrate that it is more skilled than the average person.

How does the Atlas robot appear?

 


 


Finally, the robot overcomes all obstacles, performing highly complex jumps or practicing parkour with the same skill as professionals who have dedicated their entire lives to this discipline, demonstrating its nearly infinite potential.

Atlas, the Robotization of the Future

Boston Dynamics explains that its Atlas robot can perform these skills and actions because it has been trained to mimic human movements, including how to flex its robotic joints in response to a challenge.

Of course, the robot does not have this level of perfection from the start, but rather that endless tests are required until it finally reaches the end of the circuits without falling, bumping, or stopping because one of those obstacles is impossible to overcome.

In any case, the engineers and developers believe there is still much room for improvement and that it will be able to "perform the same range" of movements as humans.

Parkour is their best training method.

It's no coincidence that they've decided to train it by doing some parkour, because this discipline involves fine-tuning characteristics that are highly valued for the future of this type of robotics. We're talking about things like maintaining balance, having good falls after a jump, linking some movements with others without the former negatively affecting the latter, and so on.

Atlas is still far from self-sufficient, relying heavily on the constant vigilance of those who created it, but they remain optimistic about the possibility of creating a "solid foundation for tackling the next set of research problems."

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: youtube

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Stretch - A robot designed to take the place of warehouse workers.

stretch robot


The obsession of big tech with destroying jobs leads to inventions like this one: an experimental robot with a flexible arm for box placement.

Every few months, Boston Dynamics surprises us with experimental robots that stand out for their realistic movements and excellent balance.

Stretch, its most recent creation, is unique. It is just as advanced as its predecessors, but it is not inspired by animal or human locomotion, and, most importantly, it has been designed for a very specific job: it can replace any warehouse worker.




Stretch does not have hands or legs, but it is extremely agile. Thanks to a suction cup system built into the end of its arm, it can move 800 boxes weighing up to 23 kilograms per hour. It can identify different boxes regardless of how they are stacked thanks to a set of sensors, and its pallet-sized base has a battery with enough capacity for one shift of work.

Most importantly, Stretch does not require a customized environment to perform its function, unlike other warehouse robots. There are no rails to install, and there are no pre-determined routes to mark on the floor. It moves and performs its duties in the same way that a human worker would, assessing each movement.

This is not Boston Dynamic's first warehouse-designed robot. Pick, a mechanical arm that uses a similar suction cup mechanism to move boxes, is already on the market. Pick, unlike Stretch, must be installed in a specific location on the warehouse floor.

Stretch, on the other hand, can move and install a moving conveyor and unload an entire truck unattended, or it can organize the already unloaded boxes on different shelves based on the needs of the company.

"Employees' working conditions can be improved by using these types of robots. Stretch combines advances in mobility, perception, and manipulation from Boston Dynamics to address the most injury-prone tasks "The company elaborates.

Stretch is not yet commercially available, but Boston Dynamics is seeking partners to begin pilot testing in preparation for a 2022 deployment.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: Boston Dynamics

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The story of robot dog

Albo dog robot

 Aibo is an unusual name. It means something like corduroy or companion in Japanese. It also corresponds to the combination of the words robot and artificial intelligence (artificial intelligence robot).

Sony created Aibo robotic dog as a project to create a robot for entertainment and to bring people closer to science.

The amazing thing about Aibo is its ability to learn new games, as well as its autonomous operation based on its environment and interaction with its master. For example, if the robot detects that its battery power is running low, it will return home to recharge.

Furthermore, if no one plays with it, it is programmed to represent various emotions such as anger or sadness, and it has a mode in which new tricks can be programmed using a computer. It can also respond to a type of sound remote control that emits various tones to which it responds.

The Aibo's secret is a 64-bit RISC processor, 16 megabytes of central memory, 8 megabytes of program memory, and Aperios, a proprietary operating system designed specifically for applications that require immediate feedback.

Pressure (touch) sensors on the head and paws, infrared sensors, heat and motion sensors, 18 joints, a camera, microphone, and speaker are also included.

Another unique feature of the Aibo is the manner in which it is marketed and sold: there are only two thousand in the world, and they can only be purchased via the Internet. Each one is approximately 2,500 dollars, not including an additional package called Performer Kit, which is available for an additional $50 dollars.

The ability of Aibo to make decisions and think for itself, according to the manufacturers, distinguishes it from other robots.

Aibo is not the only robot involved in the entertainment industry. Furbys were a commercial success in the United States during the holiday season.

Despite the fact that the Furby, created by Tiger Electronics, has a much lower technology cost and complexity than the Aibo ($30 vs. $2,500), its popularity has spread like wildfire across the Internet.

The system is based on an 8-bit processor with performance comparable to the old Apple II, Atari 2600, and Commodore 64's one Megahertz 6502 processors.

Furbys are small dolls that speak their own language called furbish and can learn new words (about 200) and interact with users. Furthermore, each model has a distinct personality, and when two Furbys are placed in front of each other, they converse and interact.

The protagonists in the entertainment industry have accelerated from the Tamagotchi to Microsoft's Barney's robot. Other, simpler examples can be found in the figures released in conjunction with the latest Star Wars film.

These dolls use a technology called COMMTech, which was licensed by the British company Innovision Research & Technology, and it allows them to interact with other figures by quoting phrases from the film's first episode.

As if that weren't enough, the interest in entertainment robots has grown to the point where tournaments such as Robocup and Battlebots have been formed. Robocup is a soccer tournament between robots that allows businesses to share information in order to work on compatible platforms.

Battlebots is a group of electronics and computer sleuths who subject their machines to rigorous endurance tests before pitting them against each other until a winner emerges.

Heart of a Robot Artificial intelligence is one of the most divisive concepts in the world. To what extent can an object be considered alive if it is aware of its own existence and has intelligence? This concept has inspired films such as Ghost in the Shell and even Bladerunner.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field that combines robotics and computing. Cog, a robot developed by the Massachusetts Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, is an example.

Cog, designed by the lab's director, Rodney Brooks, is a legless robot with a humanoid back, head, and eyes. Its creators built it on the premise that in order to create an artificial intelligence machine that sees the world in a more human-like way, the robot must learn not only to interact with the physical world and its objects, but also to interact socially.

Cog can distinguish between objects and humans through simple eye contact and can learn through experience.

Cog is a step forward in Brooks' quest for artificial intelligence. Originally, this scientist intended to create insect robots, then iguanas, then simple mammals, a chimp, and finally a human. However, given that it took him ten years to construct the insect, he decided to jump straight to the human in order to see his creation in action.

Brooks says he doesn't want to be remembered as the guy who built the best artificial cat, but as the guy who worked on an artificial human.

Another Cog companion robot, Kismet, is designed to interact emotionally with humans and requires emotional displays. Kismet, on the other hand, quickly becomes bored and requires other contact or interaction to keep him interested. He's a laid-back robot.

With all of these technological advances, one might wonder how far these robots' consciousness extends. However, according to their creators, they have no more consciousness than a bird or a dog, but it's something.

In contrast, Japan recently announced the world's smallest robot, weighing less than half a gram and measuring 10 millimeters in size. The Japanese government collaborated with several private companies, including Mitsubishi, Matsushita, and Suminoto, to create this micro machine.

Because of their size and mobility, these machines can be used to repair and maintain nuclear power plant equipment.

Children's Impact Alvaro Franco, a psychologist, compares the effect of robot toys on children to that of video games and the famous Tamagotchi, a pet that requires emotional interaction from the user in order to live.

The first step in understanding this situation is not to demonize technology, because video games, for example, help to improve motor coordination between the eye and the body.

However, a child's relationship with robots is influenced by the family environment in which he or she is raised. If a child grows up in an unloving environment, it is very likely that he or she will direct all of his or her affections toward the machine, which is an abnormal situation, according to Franco.

Cases of Furbys assisting autistic children in breaking their mutism and interacting a little more with their environment are a common occurrence reported on the Internet. It has even been claimed that Furbys have increased some children's lexicon.

When asked about this relationship, Franco stated that recovered autistic children have stated that their previous situation was one of terrible fear of other people, and that the possibility of a relationship with an object (the Furby) could help the children gain courage and relate more. The cases reported on the Internet, however, are isolated incidents rather than a pattern.

Furthermore, even if the Furbys were to assist autistic children, their presence is insufficient. Psychotherapy, family therapy, and even medication may be required.

 

Article Author Gerluxe 

Image: aibo

Monday, February 7, 2022

The viral robot dog has arrived in Europe, costs 63,700 euros

robot dog


Although its image has gone viral while walking or dancing, the robot dog is not intended for domestic use: "It is an industrial product, only industrial," say its distributors in Spain, pointing to its use for security or remote control.

In recent months, it has appeared in viral videos all over the world. The most recent occurred a few weeks ago in León, when a woman was seen walking a yellow robot in the shape of a dog, complete with a leash. The mechanized dog is the Boston Dynamics Spot robot, which has recently arrived in Spain via the Spanish company Plain Concepts. The woman works for this Spanish firm, which has one of its headquarters in that city and has recently presented it in Madrid.

The 'dog,' which weighs about 30 kilograms and is equipped with ten cameras that allow it to locate itself in the environment, is an industrial platform that can move across all types of floors, avoid obstacles, climb stairs, and maintain its balance even when pushed. However, the main benefit for businesses, according to Plain Concepts, is the variety of applications that can be added to that platform. "Our work begins there; it's all in what we put on top of it," CEO Pablo Pelaez explains. The 'dog' costs 63,700 euros, but it could cost up to 300,000 euros depending on the applications that are added to it. For example, in February, Boston Dynamics unveiled an arm that allows Spot to grab and move objects for 30,000 euros more than the platform's price.

Plain Concepts, which began as a "development boutique in Microsoft technology" and is now experiencing international expansion, with offices in Seattle, London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt, has reached an agreement with Boston Dynamics for the development in Spain of the software of this device, which supports a maximum weight of 14 kilos, but its goal is to also sell its innovations in Europe and to companies that have already acquired the Spot robot in other countries.

"It is an American technology that they have been developing for ten years," says Peláez, who hopes to "bring this technology closer to Spanish companies" in order to "increase their competitiveness." He claims that they do this without setting a sales target or focusing on software development. "It is still in its early stages. Only 500 units were sold worldwide last year "He elaborates. Only large corporations have it, including Airbus, Boeing, Toshiba, and SpaceX, which used it to explore the area where its Starship prototype exploded last February.

"We must find a use for it."

For the time being, many of these companies have acquired the Spot because of its media impact and pioneer status, "but then you have to find a use for it," Peláez admits. "The issue with purchasing a drone or other types of robots is determining how to use them within your industry.

You have hardware that is similar to a car that you drive with a remote control, but what you want to do is put thermographic cameras, sensors, audio sensors, applications to map environments, and so on.... The base is capable of walking on its own. That is what they gain, and from there, we will adapt that hardware to our customers' business situations "Javier Canton, Plain Concepts' head of research, explains.

Although Boston Dynamics has promoted and capitalized on the virality of images such as the robot dog dancing, jumping, or acting in the manner of flesh and blood dogs, this device is not intended for domestic use. In fact, it is discouraged because it lacks its own home safety measures. "It's just an industrial product," Plain Concepts insists.

In fact, the company prioritizes Spot's utility in three areas: safety in various environments, inspections of large infrastructures, and remote management of the robot for various industrial scenarios."

These types of robots are useful for performing repetitive tasks that can be tedious, as well as tasks that can be dangerous for humans, such as in a factory where there is a risk of gas leaks or in a power plant where high-voltage chambers must be checked.

These routine inspections of specific installations can be hazardous. If there is an operator controlling the robot and ensuring that it is safe to access without jeopardizing his own safety, all the better "Cantón brings this up.

Spot, for example, can incorporate gas sensors in the chemical industry, sound sensors with artificial intelligence to detect changes in the noise emitted by machines on an assembly line and predict breakdowns, or cameras to perform three-dimensional controls of construction sites, similar to BIM models - Building Information Modeling - used to monitor progress in the construction of buildings or infrastructure and make corrections before structural problems appear.

During the pandemic, it was used in the United States to take the temperature of people who could be infected without having to approach them. Plain Concepts will now work on developments in Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence, as well as its own 3D Holo-Robot engine, which will work with HoloLens glasses to allow for gestural telecontrol of the robot.

 

Article Author Gerluxe 

Image:  Josh Reynolds/Associated Press

 

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Camello robot - the new delivery robot from Otsaw Digital.

 Camello, Otsaw Digital's new delivery robot.



Otsaw Digital, a Singapore-based robotics business, has created Camello, a new delivery robot. This unique self-driving delivery van has begun operations in the Asian country's capital city, delivering food to customers' homes. Fruits, vegetables, convenience goods, and medications are being delivered at breakneck speed and with zero touch.

Camello users can place orders via a smartphone app. The delivery method used by Otsaw Digital includes a tracking system that allows the delivery robot's progress to be tracked. The smartphone app is also in charge of notifying the user when the order has arrived at their home.



 Each Camel includes a 3D sensor system, a camera, and two storage chambers. The delivery robots were built to handle goods weighing up to 20 kilos. The self-driving vehicles can make four to five deliveries on a single battery, making them energy-efficient devices.

Camello's compartments also include UV technology. UV triggers are in charge of disinfecting goods carried into the self-driving vehicle. This function guarantees that deliveries are free of covid-19 and other infections that lurk in this new normal.

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: youtube

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Cruzr - a robot that is developed to assist people.

This robot, powered by the UBTECH cloud, allowing it to communicate with consumers at hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.

Cruzr robot


Navigation and voice recognition


It can talk and chat with consumers because it can distinguish and identify voice. It is equipped with mapping technology, which allows it to register its location and move in any direction while avoiding obstacles. It also has the capability of video conferencing.

Over the surface on which it is positioned, the Cruzr robot has two modes of mobility, or patrolling. One of these modes is self-contained, while the other is controlled and directed by a person.

This robot's structure includes flexible arms, allowing it to use a wide range of body language. It also includes 17 servos, which let it to move like a human and perform actions like greeting, caressing, and even dancing.

It has wheels that let it to move in any direction, i.e. at a 360-degree angle, and they are extremely quiet and stable.

Another feature of the Cruzr robot is that it charges itself. When it detects that its battery is running low, it will immediately return to its charging station, saving you the trouble of having to charge it. However, its battery life is estimated to be 8 hours on average. In the odd event that it runs out of battery and does not return to the charging station, you will always know where it is so you can find it and charge it.

The robot is designed to assist you in your business or simply to work with you to improve the quality of your daily life.

The robot also includes 4G LTE connectivity and many dual USB and HDMI connectors. This demonstrates that it has a lot of potential in terms of connectivity.

Finally, it has multimodal interaction, which means it combines many modalities of interaction so that the experience you have when dealing with it is much more human-like thanks to multimodal synergies.

The Cruzr robot is designed to help companies respond more quickly, accurately, and effectively to their customers' requirements and demands, freeing up human teams to focus on issues that cannot be solved by a robot and must be handled by humans.

Companies will be able to gather vast data and a better information and analytical capability thanks to the Cruzr robot, resulting in a lot more optimal economic value.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image:  ubtrobot

Friday, February 4, 2022

Ameca - The world's most advanced human-shaped robot is currently under construction.

 

Ameca robot

Engineered Arts, a British business, recently released films of Ameca, a humanoid robot that perfectly mimics actions and expressions.

Humanoid robots aren't a new concept. Engineers have long been able to create machines that have the appearance of a human being. However, this week they took it a step further and created something previously unimaginable: a robot that can mimic a person's actions and expressions.

Engineered Arts, a British business committed to the production of robots, has revealed previously unreleased films of Ameca, one of the projects on which they have been working for years. "It is the world's most advanced human-shaped robot. It is at the forefront of human robotic technology "When the audiovisual content was released, the company said.



In the video, you can see how one of the engineers uses a computer to control a robot that can perfectly imitate human gestures. The videos clearly show the "face" of the humanoid robot performing facial gestures to perfection, from smiles to expressions of awe.

Ameca is the perfect humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction, according to the platform. They continue: "We are committed to providing you with cutting-edge solutions that are dependable, modular, upgradeable, and simple to build. A human-like artificial body is required for human-like artificial intelligence "..

"Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms can be tested and developed on Ameca coupled with our sophisticated Tritium robot operating system," the robot's inventors said. "The Ameca hardware is based on our own humanoid robotics research and is built on our advanced Mesmer technology," they add.

Ameca is a development platform for the time being. It is, however, a significant draw, as are the company's other robots, such as Mesmer and RoboThespian. It's so popular that the official Engineered Arts website offers it for sale or rental for occasions.

Ameca's background

The company that produced the humanoid robot revealed some of its unique features to go along with the videos. "Reliability is critical, and all of our robots are built to last in real-world activity, not just in the lab," the company, situated in Cornwall, west of London, noted.

"The modular architecture enables for future updates, both physical and software, to expand Ameca's capabilities, all without having to pay out for a fully new robot," the engineers in charge add. In other words, if more features are needed, a new robot does not need to be developed; instead, the existing robot will adapt to the new functions.

"Ameca can instantly engage with anyone thanks to her smooth, realistic movement and advanced facial expression capabilities. Ameca is the ideal platform for fostering human-to-human connection in any metaverse or digital domain "Engineered Arts has been added to the mix.

To sum up, the company's executives state that all of the robots they create are cloud-connected so that they may profit from it and so provide users with the most up-to-date information as it emerges in the international technological community.

"Get access to all robot data, control them as your personal avatar, animate and simulate," the company offers anyone interested in purchasing one of their robots.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

Image: cnet/ engineered arts

Thursday, February 3, 2022

REEM C, a humanoid robot

REEM, a humanoid robot created by PAL robotics, can be utilized for a wide range of tasks. REEM can navigate in a variety of environments and entertain people in public spaces because to its autonomous navigation system, user-friendly touch screen, and voice and facial recognition technology. REEM can be found in a variety of locations and can be used to entertain people in public places.
individuals in public places


 

REEM robot

What is the purpose of REEM-C?

REEM-C is a product in and of itself, which implies it can be bought. Its purpose is to encourage and contribute to robotics-related scientific research by serving as a support platform in universities and laboratories. Its technical characteristics, which range from object manipulation to voice recognition and human interaction, make it a useful tool for both instructional and recreational purposes.
 

Use of humanoid REEM

REEM-H2 can also transport small packages or serve as a dynamic information point with a variety of multimedia applications, in addition to acting as a guide or entertainment. Consider the following scenario:

- As a representation of an interactive environmental map,

- Display of a variety of data (weather, nearby restaurants, airline travel time, etc. ....),

- Videoconferencing assistance over the phone

Call centers, public spaces

REEM is designed for usage in a variety of public spaces, including hotels, museums, trade shows, special events, retail malls, airports, hospitals, and care facilities, among others. REEM is currently being used as a marketing tool. The cost has yet to be determined.

The third version of PAL Robotics' life-size humanoid robot is called REEM-C. PAL believes it can be used as a receptionist at an event or trade show, to entertain and congratulate guests, to deliver dynamic information, or even to give presentations and speeches in a variety of languages, thanks to its battery life of up to eight hours.

Article Author Gerluxe Image Wikipedia

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Aeolus, the robotic bartender

Aeolus, the robotic bartender who would come to your house and serve you beverages



The field of robotics is certainly booming. The thought of robots in our homes was only a few years ago confined to science fiction films. Things, though, are changing. One such item is the Aeolus robot, which was unveiled at CES 2018 and will astound you with its capabilities.

And it's because this new smart house robot is made to make our lives easier. For starters, it was created with this goal in mind, thus Aeolus will be the best aid you could have.

Aeolus is a smart robot that cleans and looks after your home.

Why? Because this inquisitive intelligent robot is prepared to sweep, mop, and clean our house while we watch a movie. There's even more. We don't have to get up from the couch since Aeolus remembers our favorite drinks and serves them to us.

To do this, it includes a robotic arm that can pick up a broom or use a vacuum cleaner as a modular accessory. It even has a function that allows you to reposition chairs, which is useful when you have visitors.

It will also feature a system that will allow it to recognize thousands of objects, such as our house keys, so that if we misplace them, Aeolus will assist us in locating them. His other arm, meanwhile, can grab any drink without shattering it into a thousand pieces along the way, which is a crucial feature in order to offer us what we desire.

Aeolus has the potential to become an indispensable part of every household.

And the work required to create this minor element necessitates a significant expenditure. That isn't to say that Aeolus won't be costly. Or so they claim. The team in charge of developing this intelligent robot believes it will be less expensive than a four-person trip abroad.

They haven't said how much it would cost, although it appears to be less than 17,000 euros. For the time being, what we've seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is just a simple demonstration, and we'll have to wait until a commercial version is available to see if it actually works as advertised. However, if its capabilities are true and it reaches the market at a reasonable price, it could become an essential component in the vast majority of homes within a few years.

 

Article Author Gerluxe

 Image: realestate.au

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Pillo, the robotic nurse

robotic nurse


Pillo, an intelligent health-care robot, was built by Pillo Health. Pillo can recognize the different members of the household by voice and face in order to ensure the family's well-being.

The robot delivers tailored care by telling everyone about the medicines they need to take and reminding them when it's time to ask for more. Pillo can also address any health-related inquiries you may have.

It's an intelligent robot with the goal of ensuring the safety of all family members. Pillo is able to recognize the faces of the various members of the household thanks to artificial intelligence. When it recognizes a specific person, it will remind them to take their prescription, administer the appropriate dosage, and notify them when it is time to request additional medicine.

This robot is similar to Baymax, the protagonist of the film Big Hero 6, who looks after the people in his environment. The Android sports a 7-inch touch screen, as well as an HD camera and microphone.

Not only that, but if one of our elderly forgets to take their medication, we will be notified via our smartphones. Pillo will be able to answer a variety of health-related inquiries, such as how many calories a particular dish contains, because it is connected to the Internet. It will also have access to information such as a person's name, as well as data such as weight, height, calendar events, and other relevant data.

Everything points to the crowdfunding effort being a success: the makers of Pillo have already raised close to $90,000 of the $75,000 they asked. The robot will be ready for purchase in June 2017 and will cost $599.

Article Author Gerluxe Image: innotech

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