Category Archives: robots

Robots Determined the Outcome of the 2016 Election. Or Maybe Not.

Brookings: “…the map makes clear that while industrial robots are by no means everywhere, they are clustered heavily in a short list of Midwestern and Southern manufacturing states, especially the upper Midwest… It is telling that the robot incidence in red … Continue reading

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The AI and Automation Buzz

CB Insights: Media buzz around AI, robotics, and automation increased significantly towards the end of 2016. JP Gownder, Forrester: The forward march of automation technologies — which include hardware (e.g. robots, digital kiosks), software (e.g. AI), and customer self-service (e.g. … Continue reading

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8 New Technologies Driven by Plummeting Costs of Computing, Storage, and Networking

HT: Vala Afshar

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Robots Inspired by Animals and Rodney Brooks’ Inspiration

Machine Man: Rodney Brooks, Boston Magazine, November 2014: After getting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Flinders University, in Adelaide, by 1977, [Rodney Brooks, former director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT and founder of iRobots and Rethink … Continue reading

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Robots Take Over the World

Source: ABI/Massachusetts Technology Collaborative    

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The New Servant Class: 50 Startups Developing Home Robots

CB Insights: Consumer robotics startups have bagged 25% of the global robotics deal share in the last 5 years. Around 40% of these consumer deals went to social robots like Anki, UBTECH, and Rokid. Educational robots that teach children how … Continue reading

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Asimo The Humanoid Robot in Action

In 2000… in 2016… And on Saturday Night Live…

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