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Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

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Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

- In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came from Duke Robotics, a startup founded by veterans of the Israel Defense Forces. That startup has since developed a multi-rotor sniper drone capable of accurately firing a wide array of weapons such as military assault rifles and grenade launchers
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Colorado to protect road crews with a self-driving truck

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Colorado to protect road crews with a self-driving truck

- As most states try to figure out how to lure self-driving car development inside their borders, Colorado is several steps ahead. This fall the state will deploy a fully autonomous truck to help its road crews. The Colorado Department of Transportation will use the "crash truck" to shadow road crews, and act as a shield to protect workers from being struck by speeding vehicles
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Robotic digitization startup Ripcord raises $40 million to make paperless offices a reality

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Robotic digitization startup Ripcord raises $40 million to make paperless offices a reality

- Ripcord, a startup that’s using robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” has raised $40 million in a series B round of funding led by Icon Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. The funds constitute $25 million in equity financing and $15 million in debt. Founded out of Hayward, California, in 2015, Ripcord has built machines that can scan, index, and categorize paper documents to make them searchable via the cloud through companies’ existing digital systems, such as SAP, Oracle, and NetSuite
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‘Robophobia’ plagues humans

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‘Robophobia’ plagues humans

- Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to “Dilbert” cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans has long fascinated — and worried — people. There’s even a term, “robophobia,” for an irrational anxiety about robots and other advanced automation machines
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How robots will really take our jobs

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How robots will really take our jobs

- A March report from the research arm of PwC found that 38 percent of U.S. jobs are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years. Right now, many companies like Amazon and Ford are choosing to use robots to supplement human work, rather than staff their entire warehouse with them. But even the presence of a robot can leave workers feeling like they should be looking for another job
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel's self-driving car initiative

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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel's self-driving car initiative

- Intel's efforts to market self-driving car technology got a boost Wednesday when Fiat Chrysler joined an existing partnership between Intel and BMW. The companies are developing a common platform for autonomous driving technology, and plan to have 40 test vehicles running by the end of this year. They aim to put fully autonomous vehicles into production by 2021. With Intel's core PC market on the wane, the chipmaker is counting on the data-intensive autonomous driving market to fill some of that gap
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW and Intel to develop self-driving cars

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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW and Intel to develop self-driving cars

- The addition of FCA gives the BMW/Intel team a boost in the race among automakers, tech firms and auto suppliers to develop the technology that allows vehicles to drive with little or no driver interaction. "In order to advance autonomous driving technology, it is vital to form partnerships among automakers, technology providers and suppliers," said FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne
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Fiat Chrysler to develop self-driving car platform with BMW, Intel, Mobileye

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Fiat Chrysler to develop self-driving car platform with BMW, Intel, Mobileye

- Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said today it will develop a platform for a self-driving vehicle with BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. The partnership is a potentially key development for Fiat Chrysler, which is viewed as being behind most other major automakers when it comes to developing autonomous car technology. Until now, the Auburn Hills automaker’s highest profile involvement in self-driving vehicles has been to provide Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to Waymo, Google’s self-driving unit
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Fiat Chrysler joins autonomous driving team of BMW, Intel, Mobileye

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Fiat Chrysler joins autonomous driving team of BMW, Intel, Mobileye

- SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW Group, Intel Corp and its Mobileye subsidiary, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform. More automakers are seeking alliances to share the high costs of developing self-driving vehicle technology, which requires extensive research and development and software expertise outside the traditional domain of carmakers
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How Much Would You Pay to Drive a Jumping Robot on the Moon?

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How Much Would You Pay to Drive a Jumping Robot on the Moon?

- The moon isn't nearly as exciting as it used to be. Once we convinced ourselves that it was mostly just a big dead pile of rock (which didn't take long), interest and the funding that comes with it moved to Mars and beyond. The biggest thing that the moon has going for it is that it's relatively close to us: Spacecraft can get there in just a few days, and it takes only a couple of seconds for a signal to get there from here
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CORRECTED: China drone maker steps up security after U.S. Army ban

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CORRECTED: China drone maker steps up security after U.S. Army ban

- By Alwyn Scott. (Reuters) - (The story corrects headline and first paragraph to remove reference to DJI hoping to regain the U.S. Army as a client. Corrects DJI headquarters to Shenzhen, not Shanghai.) Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security on its drones after the U.S. Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of "cyber vulnerabilities," a company official told Reuters on Monday
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Tigard veteran receives new smart home from Gary Sinise nonprofit

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Tigard veteran receives new smart home from Gary Sinise nonprofit

- TIGARD, Ore. -- A dream has come true for an army veteran and his family. U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Wade Mitcheltree (Ret.) and his family moved into a new home. And it's not just any home. It's a smart home. Mitcheltree was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in 2012. He’s a triple amputee. The home was built for the Mitcheltrees by Gary Sinise Foundation’s R
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North Dakota has invested big money in drones, when will it pay off?

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North Dakota has invested big money in drones, when will it pay off?

- The state of North Dakota has invested $17 million of public money into infrastructure at Grand Sky technology park at Grand Forks Air Force Base in the hopes of attracting high-paying jobs and industry to the region. This year, the state Legislature approved $3 million in new money to be invested into the drone business, according to the North Dakota Department of Commerce, bringing the state's investment in the industry to $38
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Brown prof skeptical of Elon Musk’s warning about AI and killer robots

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Brown prof skeptical of Elon Musk’s warning about AI and killer robots

- Broad-shouldered and with no discernible neck, he’s built — quite literally — to pick things up and put them down. His vacant stare doesn’t offer much insight into whether Baxter finds his lot in life rewarding. But that’s OK, because Baxter is a robot. There are actually three Baxters in Brown University’s robotics lab, and they’re all designed to work alongside humans who are performing physical tasks
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Here’s How the US Military Wants to Counter ISIS Drones and Roadside Bombs

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Here’s How the US Military Wants to Counter ISIS Drones and Roadside Bombs

- It’s tough for humans to spot explosives and other signs that deadly roadside bombs may lie ahead, but the Pentagon’s lead IED-hunters think computers might be able to help, using the same kind of technology being developed to sift through hours of drone video. Lt. Gen. Michael Shields, who leads the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, is looking for ways to integrate “deep machine learning algorithms and [artificial intelligence] to increase the efficiency” of its analysts
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As robots take the wheel, driving skills hit the skids

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As robots take the wheel, driving skills hit the skids

- If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may. Driver-assist technology that keeps cars in their lanes, maintains a safe distance from other vehicles, warns of unseen traffic and slams the brakes to avoid rear-end crashes are rapidly spreading from luxury cars to everyday Hondas, Nissans and Chevys
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15 Minutes to Get to Heaven!

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15 Minutes to Get to Heaven!

- Nathan Seidle, the founder of Colorado-based open source hardware supplier SparkFun, has demonstrated how a 3D printed robot he built and programmed was able to crack a safe in just 15 minutes. The DIY safe-cracking robot only cost about $200 to make. Those include a $20 Arduino board, a $40 motor, an aluminum frame, 3-D printed components including a coupler that attaches to the safe’s dial, some magnets to hold it onto the safe’s face, and sensors that can check if the bot has successfully turned the safe’s handle, and when it passes the “zero” when turning the dial
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Intel has joined the self-driving car race

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Intel has joined the self-driving car race

- Intel said on Wednesday that it will build a fleet of 100 cars to test self-driving technology, as the chip company tries to leapfrog rivals like Qualcomm and Nvidia. The cars will be highly automated "level 4" vehicles — one notch below fully autonomous cars but well above autopilot and other commonly used features that are already on the road. Intel said the project, which includes tests in the U
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  • Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone
    Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

    , discovermagazine.com

    In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came from Duke Robotics, a startup founded by veterans of the Israel Defense Forces. That startup has since developed a multi-rotor sniper drone capable of accurately firing a wide array of weapons such as military assault rifles and grenade launchers
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    Categories: Technology |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Military |  Robotics |  Automaton |  Drones | 
    Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Israel | 

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  • How Much Would You Pay to Drive a Jumping Robot on the Moon?
    How Much Would You Pay to Drive a Jumping Robot on the Moon?

    , spectrum.ieee.org

    The moon isn't nearly as exciting as it used to be. Once we convinced ourselves that it was mostly just a big dead pile of rock (which didn't take long), interest and the funding that comes with it moved to Mars and beyond. The biggest thing that the moon has going for it is that it's relatively close to us: Spacecraft can get there in just a few days, and it takes only a couple of seconds for a signal to get there from here
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    Categories: Science & Nature |  Technology | 
    Tags: Astronomy |  Solar System |  Moon |  Robotics |  Robots |  Automaton | 
    Places: United States | 

Self-Driving

  • Colorado to protect road crews with a self-driving truck
    Colorado to protect road crews with a self-driving truck

    , cnn.com

    As most states try to figure out how to lure self-driving car development inside their borders, Colorado is several steps ahead. This fall the state will deploy a fully autonomous truck to help its road crews. The Colorado Department of Transportation will use the "crash truck" to shadow road crews, and act as a shield to protect workers from being struck by speeding vehicles
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    Categories: Technology | 
    Tags: Automaton |  Self-Driving | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Colorado | 

Drones

  • Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone
    Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

    , discovermagazine.com

    In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came from Duke Robotics, a startup founded by veterans of the Israel Defense Forces. That startup has since developed a multi-rotor sniper drone capable of accurately firing a wide array of weapons such as military assault rifles and grenade launchers
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Technology |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Military |  Robotics |  Automaton |  Drones | 
    Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Israel | 

Humanoids

  • Disney Applying for ‘Humanoid Robot’ Patent
    Disney Applying for ‘Humanoid Robot’ Patent

    , whotv.com

    FLORIDA -- Robots may one day greet visitors at Walt Disney World. The mega-company has applied for a patent application for these "humanoid robots," which--according to the document--are adapted for human interaction. Disney officials declined to comment about the patent, and there is not yet a timeline for when the robots will be roaming the parks.
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