H-ROS – Hardware Robot Operating System

H-ROS  – Hardware Robot Operating System

As ROS – Robot Operating System is being used by more and more robots, a new form of building robots that uses ROS is coming into play, which is called H-ROS, Hardware Robot Operating System. This is currently supported by several companies that adopt its standard interfaces. Each piece runs ROS 2.0 on its own […]

Robot Operating System (ROS) continues its growth

Robot Operating System (ROS) continues its growth

Today by far the most commonly used robotics software is ROS, which stands for Robot Operating System. This is an open source software, and the most number of developers and robotics users are involved with this program with an ever increasing rate. It contains set of libraries, algorithms, developer tools and drivers for developing robotics […]

Scientists teach machines to learn like humans

Scientists teach machines to learn like humans

A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that captures our learning abilities, enabling computers to recognize and draw simple visual concepts that are mostly indistinguishable from those created by humans. The work, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Science, marks a significant advance in the field—one that dramatically shortens the time […]

Vortex Simulation Platform

Vortex Simulation Platform

Vortex is a simulation platform to simulate robot operations in real time, either for operator training or during design phase. It is made by CM Labs Simulations Inc.                 The company recently introduced the Vortex 6.6, the latest upgrade. An example of the software for robotics applications can […]

New software to quickly design walking robots

New software to quickly design walking robots

Researchers at Disney company developed a new robotic tool that makes designing walking robots so easy, which eliminates having to deal with walking mathematics of robots and creates a ready to print model of the robot within even minutes. After tests, they indicated that the design is in fairly good agreement with the real physical […]

IBM buying medical images to improve Watson

In an effort to facilitate learning of its AI platform Watson, IBM has bought a medical imaging company, in order to show its Watson lots (billions) of medical images, to improve its diagnostics ability. The system could prove very helpful in assisting doctors to make diagnostics. See details here: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/540141/why-ibm-just-bought-billions-of-medical-images-for-watson-to-look-at/

AI and deep learning

Here is a detailed article about artificial intelligence and deep learning in technologyreview: http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/540001/teaching-machines-to-understand-us/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-weekly-computing&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150806

AI to replace jobs or make lives better?

During a recent event in New York, Google CEO argued that AI is here not to take away our jobs, but to make our lives better, at the same time reorganizing the way new jobs are created. You can read about the report on Newsweek here. Google recently acquired several robotics and AI companies, the […]

Google’s DeepMind claims improved success for neural networks

Google’s DeepMind claims improved success for neural networks

According to a report in MIT Technology Review, the start up called DeepMind, that was purchased by Google earlier this year, demonstrated a humanlike ability for a neural network for the first time ever, in neural network research. The program, which builds on the decades old knowledge of “chunks of knowledge” processing of human brain, […]

Can AI eliminate a lot of jobs?

Can AI eliminate a lot of jobs?

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, whenever we invented an automated technology, or something that would be done by machines instead of humans, we always feared that it would cause unemployment. Yet it didn’t. The workforce simply shifted from performing lower level, manual jobs to ones that required more intelligence. Is it still true, […]