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Month: June 2012

Robotics | IoT

Teleconferencing on the Cheap

With Skype and a little hacking, you can converse clearly with a room full of people

University of Texas at Austin team wins robot soccer world championships in 2 divisions

UT Austin Villa, a team of computer science students led by professor Peter Stone, won two 2012 Robot Soccer World Cup division championships during RoboCup 2012 last week in Mexico City.

Smart TV

You won’t need an Apple TV, Roku, or DVR box when your television runs its own software

The World’s Largest Film Festival Is Online

With 80 000 submissions, YouTube’s “Your Film Festival” is 50 times the size of Sundance

Robots and Ethical Choices

… The Economist in recent weeks has printed a series of articles about robots but this video about robo-ethics is particularly clear and worth a few minutes of your time.
… Or read the book by George Bekey and Patrick Lim, “Robot Ethics: The …

Smart Conservation for the Lazy Consumer

People aren’t conserving energy for love or money—you have to trick them into it

Methusaleh on Wings

The wonder is not that a Phantom jet got shot down last week, but that the thing still flies at all

Robot hand wins at rock, paper, scissors every time (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) — What do you call a robot hand that wins at rock, paper, scissors every time? Some would say a cheater, but others more in the know would call it the Janken robot, built by Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo. They’ve b…

6,000 Job Ads for Robotics In May

… During May 2012, 6,000 job ads for robotics were posted – a 29% year-over-year growth and twice the volume of similar ads in May 2010, reported Wanted Analytics, a Canadian research firm providing “business intelligence for the talent marketp…

Key U.S. Court Upholds EPA’s Right to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Environmental agency is “is not required to reprove the existence of the atom”