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Month: September 2017

Robotics | IoT

Global robot growth causing shortages in critical components

At a cocktail party hosted by Harmonic Drive at the annual RoboBusiness conference and expo held September 27-28 in Santa Clara, CA, CEOs from Harmonic Drive US and Japan gave short speeches about Harmonic and their 4X expansion program to handle increasing global demand for harmonic drives and other critical components involved in the manufacture of robots.…

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Weekend Watch: Gaming Terrain with Vee, The Crafting Muse

Get inspired to make amazing fantasy gaming terrain with The Crafting Muse.
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Disney robots create memorable experiences

In a keynote speech at the annual RoboBusiness conference and expo held September 27-28 in Santa Clara, CA, Martin Buehler, Executive R&D Imagineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, described the core criteria for robotics at Disney: safety, reliability, and the means to communicate a story that creates a memorable experience for the visitor. Storytelling is what makes…

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around The Web (Through September 30)

AUGMENTED REALITY ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive Into an AR Headset From the Future Ben Lang | Road to VR “When attached, the camera provides stereo pass-through video and real-time depth and environment mapping, turning the headsets into dev kits emulating the capabilities of high-end AR headsets of the future. The ZED Mini will […]

Brain-controlled drones are here: What’s coming in the next five years?

Single unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks, such as aerial photography and security patrols. But using multiple drones requires multiple hum…

Tips of the Week: Rolling Epoxy Putty in Flour, Cooling Plastic-Drilling with Water, Clever Uses of Black Hot Glue

A week of top tips for drilling, tapping, pressing, and rolling out epoxy like it’s bread dough.
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HRG releases robotics tutorial app to prepare operator workforce

China is the largest robotics market in the world right now after selling 87,000 units in 2016, according to the International Federation of Robotics. And as a result, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology expects China will need 200,000 skilled workers by 2020 to operate the growing number of robots. To help meet…

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Software as Hardware: Apollo’s Rope Memory

Programs for the Apollo Guidance Computer were encoded by painstakingly threading wires through tiny magnetic cores

IBM, UCSD project to research AI solutions for healthy living

IBM and University of California San Diego have launched a joint research project to combine technology, artificial intelligence and life science knowledge to improve quality of life for aging populations. The partnership is part of IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network — a group of universities working with the company to implement AI — and aims to…

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