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augmented realityVRa App For Easy and Cheap Robotic Automation of Everyday Tasks

A new app for your smartphone will let ordinary people and small businesses to start automating everyday tasks around their home or business without spending tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Using augmented reality, the app allows the user …

artificial intelligenceWill Mimicking The Nervous System Advance Artificial Intelligence?

Frequently reported advances in artificial intelligence make some people curious, and others nervous. While some people picture their next smart appliance purchase being an AI robot, others wonder if an AI robot will take their job. The truth is, neither …

futureNASA JPL update on progress to assembling giant 100+ meter space telescopes and starshades

Rudranarayan Mukherjee, NASA JPL gave an update on progress to Robotic Assembly of Space Assets: Architectures and Technologies. This is the path to making 100 meter and even multi-kilometer diameter space telescopes and starshades in space. The presentation was at …

militaryKalashnikov walker robot is smaller than Megabot’s Eagle Prime and will not be active til 2019

Russia’s Kalashnikov company built a 4-meter tall walking robot. It was shown at the Russian Army-2018 defence expo and there are plans for some capabilities demonstration in 2019. There have been US and Japanese fighting robots for several years. The …

MarsNASA Mars Curiousity Rover design can be built by High Schoolers for less than $2500

NASA Jet propulsion laboratory has released designs for building a Mars Curiousity Rover that is targeted for High School Students building with $2500 or less in off-the shelf parts. The design can be improved and teams can talk online with …

robotsChina Bank branch in Shanghai run by smiling robots

China Construction Bank opens a branch in Shanghai run by ‘smiling’ robots. China Construction Bank (CCB), the nation’s second largest lender by assets, opened one in Shanghai this week, run by pure technology including facial recognition (FR), artificial intelligent (AI) …

entertainmentNew Star Wars Han Solo trailer

Watch the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and see it in theaters May 25. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and …

entertainmentGiles Walker Pole Dancing Robots have been around for about ten years

Pictures and videos of the pole dancing robots resurface online occasionally. They are in the news again because a strip club near the CES 2018 had them. Giles Walker hires them out to tech conferences, festivals, and other events. They …

China three year nationwide AI action plan - smart carsChina three year nationwide AI action plan – smart cars, factories, robots, drones, homes and more

All levels of China’s government and all Chinese industries will work together on a three year Artificial Intelligence action plan. It is the top leadership’s vision for a new Chinese economy in the age of AI. China aims to mass-produce …

armyRussia buying more ground combat robots

The Russian army plans to buy the combat robot Nerekhta, said Colonel Oleg Pomazuev, head of the department of innovation research at the Main Directorate of Research Activities (GU NID) of the Ministry of Defense. Three modules were developed for …