In a “Friendly Buyout” Toyota Helps Google Unload its Robotics Division

At a time when robotics seems to be all the rage, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, feels otherwise. Reportedly, Boston Dynamics, which was purchased in 2013 is being sold to Toyota Research. While the deal has not been disclosed publicly, this has come to light through a source who told about the sale to Tech Insider. It appears that the deal is almost finalized but the price has not been disclosed.

Boston Dynamics was left asunder when its co-founder Andy Rubin ...

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Predictions of Harari: AI vs. Human Beings

The warnings have been predicted long back and it is hard to ignore them. In the verge of making intelligent computers, humanity will beckon a demon which will summon the end of days. We are building silicon assassins instead of silicon assistants. The story of the doomsday of an malevolent artificial intelligence has been told many times but our destiny at the hand of clever robots might be shoddier; we might be bringing upon ourselves a class of perpetually useless ...

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Can Robots be the Future of Disney Theme Parks?

Disney World does not plan to stay ‘as is’ when it comes to technology and progress. A robot is in making which can be the possible introduction of robots to Disney World. Disney’s Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot which wears the name tag “Jimmy” may soon replace cuddly costumes with state-of-the-art robots.

The robot can mimic the motions of a human by paying close attention to detail. In a recent video released by Disney, you will be ...

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Return of Eric: UK’s First Robot

The London Science Museum has hurled a new movement; funding of UK’s first robot Eric.

Eric was initially built in 1928 and was the first hominid robot which enthralled the spectators with its actions and dialogue. He toured the earth as a showcase for revolutionary technology but suddenly vanished in the 1930s. The museum is now attempting to raise funds for £35,000 to rebuild Eric, and in lesser time they have already managed to collect £6,000.

Alan Reffell and Captain William ...

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Studies Reveal: a Robots Touch Can Arouse Humans

According to Californian researchers an intimate touch of a humanoid robot can yield physiological reactions in human beings.

The study reveals there is a lot more to humanoids: a touch is enough to stimulate human response.

In their research they challenged six male and four female  volunteers with an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot around two feet with eyes, ears, legs, arms, torso and the ability to speak and chat with the volunteer’s inviting them to touch or point its body parts. ...

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Connie – A Hilton Worldwide and IBM project to bring AIs into the service industry

Employment opportunities at Hilton Worldwide are not just for humans, robots may soon find a place at Hilton’s plush lobbies. Connie is an IBM creation that now sits near the reception area of Hilton McLean hotel property in Virginia. Connie’s job is work as a concierge to assist visitors and personalize the guest appearance. She can provide information which can help you plan your trips too.

Her name is inspired from the founder of the Hilton brand of hotels – Conrad ...

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Fukushima’s No Man’s Land – A Place Where Even Robots Find It Hard to Tread

All this time we’ve been talking about technology taking us to new heights making life as comfortable as it was never before with robots and machines that can do things that we could hardly imagine and in one part of the world, we have technology fail us time and again as we try to clean out a disaster struck nuclear plant.

Japan’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns when five years ago one of the worst earthquakes in history ...

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Moley Robots Builds a Robotic Chef That Promises Complete Kitchen Automation

Robotic help has been one of our ultimate dreams of the future. As the world advances into the technological era, new inventions continue to surprise us every few months. At a time when we thought that we have everything, innovative brains continue to emanate stuff that may seem far-fetched to the average home owner. As people get busier and cooking becomes an increasing daunting task, Moley Robotics brings a robot that takes away all your concerns related to food and ...

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Step into the Future with Delivery Robots

Step into the Future with Delivery Robots

Skype’s co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis have established Starship Technologies, which will be a part of the robotics industry. The company aims at solving the “last mile problem” by creating delivery robots that will deliver products to the homes of customers.

Although the company is still in its early stages, it envisages changing the face of retail marketing through delivery robots. The company plans to run a pilot project by the year 2016 ...

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