AI and Robotics in the Lab: Accelerating Materials Discovery #emtechdigital

Jill Becker is the CEO and Cofounder, Kebotix. The Kebotix self-driving lab combines data and AI with robotics to discover and create advanced chemicals and materials at a faster rate and at the push of a button. Kebotix offers inventive solutions that create new, disruptive chemistries and materials at a rapid pace while reducing costs. …

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Atlas Robot Can Do Parkour

Robotics company Boston Dynamics has a robot is hopping over a log and then up a series of blocks, an activity called parkour. Boston Dynamics was sold by Alphabet to SoftBank last year. This two-legged robot, called Atlas, is the same one that was shown doing a backflip less than a year ago. Brian WangBrian …

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Faster, taller, denser, more profitable warehouse robots and Interview with the CEO

Exotec Solutions, a French AI robotics startup, today announced the launch of the Skypod Robots and associated system. Cdiscount, the top French e-commerce vendor, is now using Skypods to prepare orders in its warehouse near Bordeaux, increasing their order processing speed by x4. With the system, Cdiscount is able to handle 400 picks per hour …

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Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer

Pacific Rim 2 – Uprising will be out March 23, 2018. Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. But basically it is more giant robots fighting more giant alien monsters. https://youtubeembedcode.com/en online …

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Sarcos Robotics has force multiplying robots and exoskeletons to boost productivity

Sarcos has a snake bot and force multiplying robotic arms. Guardian GT is a human-controlled, force-multiplying robotic system with one or two highly dexterous arms mounted on a track or wheeled base, allowing a single operator to do more, safely. Each arm is seven feet long. From basic labor-saving tasks like heavy lifting, to more …

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US Navy will make a second and maybe a third robotic sub hunter

The U.S. Navy is preparing to take full control of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program and procure a second craft. A third might also be built as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) starts to evaluate additional roles for the autonomous wave-piercing trimaran design, an industry executive disclosed at the …

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Plastic drinking straws make walking insect like robots at Harvard

Harvard’s George Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski, a former postdoctoral fellow in Whitesides’ Harvard lab, have created a type of semi-soft robot capable of standing and walking. The team also created a robotic water strider capable of pushing itself along the liquid surface. The robots are described in a recently published paper in the journal Soft …

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Spacex robotics will help drive down costs and increase launch frequency

Two weeks ago, Spacex successfully launched and recovered two Falcon 9 first stage boosters in the space of 49 hours. SpaceX’s used the booster recovered from the launch of Thaicom-8. Spacex seems confident in the reuse of first stages that have suffered high-velocity recoveries. It seems highly likely at least one and likely both recovered …

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