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Four Technologies Required for Robots of the Future

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Introduction Innovation makes any future unperceivable and for robots receptiveness is the main chapter being tackled by improving 12 volt actuators (see more on AZ website) for augmented processing power plus planning and perception are new goals. Perception is necessary tool for robot to adapt to the environs. Through more …

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China builds first all robot factory, replacing humans

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Having devoured many of the world’s factory jobs, China is now handing them over to robots. As part of a major push towards automation, the first robots-only factory is being built in China’s Dongguan manufacturing hub, reducing human employees to a bare minimum. The factory, owned by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology …

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The End Of Humanity: Rise of the Robots

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The elite’s plan for the future doesn’t include you. The global elite has reached a decision that could spell the end of humanity as we know it in the decades to come. Having become superfluous in the eyes of those who plan to impose a technocracy over the entire planet, …

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Pentagon developing autonomous humanoid robots

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DARPA enlists makers of “BigDog” to construct machines that can think for themselves The Department of Defense has awarded a lucrative contract to an engineering and robotics design company to develop and build humanoid robots that can act intelligently without supervision. Boston Dynamics Inc. has been contracted by the Defense …

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Share wars: how the robots are robbing you

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The prevalence of computer-generated trading in the modern sharemarket has created an unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous, environment for investors. Robots don’t have to take over the world when they’ve got sharemarkets in their clutches already. Unlike a mere mortal trading, there isn’t even a broker between machine and, well, machine. …

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Japanese bank using multilingual robot to serve customers

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One of Japan‘s megabanks, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, showcased a robot bank teller on 13 April at its down-town Tokyo branch in the hope that the multilingual robot will help foreign customers during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. NAO, the programmable 58cm mini-robot, is equipped with multiple sensors, and responds to …

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US robots and Israeli drones to be used in 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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PackBot 510 Brazil has added 30 US military robots to the Israeli drones and ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras to its arsenal after the country allocated $900 million to make 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history.” The 30 PackBot 510 units, which usually …

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Google buys military robot maker

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Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot named WildCat can gallop at high speeds. BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based …

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DARPA offering cash prize for ultimate killing machine

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For the Darpa Robotics Challenge, the agency is offering as much as $34m in awards money to contestants. The Atlas robot looks something out of the post-apocalyptic future, or maybe a Will Smith blockbuster. It’s a 330lb cyborg with eerily human-like hands and a head equipped with a laser. It …

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Pentagon reveals DARPA’s creepiest spy robot yet (VIDEO)

Researchers at the Pentagon’s DARPA lab are always on the lookout for new, exciting scientific marvels to creep out everyone on Earth. In their latest effort to do as much, they’ve succeeded with a small, color-shifting soft-shell robotic snail. Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s state-of-the-art …

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Dutch unleash intelligent robot bins: No ID, no rubbish

The Netherlands is rolling out intelligent bins that demand ID before accepting rubbish, and let the truck know when they need to be emptied, pointing towards the day when we’ll all have to pay for the stuff we throw away. Altogether 6,000 intelligent bins are being deployed across The Netherlands, …

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Cyborg tissue is half living cells, half electronics

They beat like real heart cells, but the rat cardiomyocytes in a dish at Harvard University are different in one crucial way. Snaking through them are wires and transistors that spy on each cell’s electrical impulses. In future, the wires might control their behaviour too. Versions of this souped-up, “cyborg” …

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Lunar ‘space elevator’ may be built by 2020

US firm announced an ambitious project to build a lunar space elevator that could transport both robots and humans using an existing technology, in less than a decade. Fundraising efforts are already underway. Firm’s founder and former NASA researcher Michael Laine stated that LiftPort Group is capable of building a …

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Real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit commissioned by US military

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The technology in Iron Man is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire. Each suit would have an on-board computer …

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US military developing insect surveillance drones

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Reports indicate the US military has poured huge sums of money into surveillance drone miniaturization and is developing micro aircraft which now come in a swarm of bug-sized flying spies. According to various internet sources, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the US Air …

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Russian tycoon predicts immortality within 25 years

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Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov predicts that the human race will achieve immortality within 25 years as a result of minds being transferred into computers, and that robot bodies capable of housing human brains could even be available by 2025. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_3Q2kQbfQ[/youtube]   A number of neuroscience experts gathered at …

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Low retail sales numbers hint to economic problems ahead

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite optimistic expectations, recent reports show that U.S. retail sales for April were flat. Many had expected that the lower-than-average gas prices would provide a lift, but even with prices plummeting by close to a whopping 50% over last year, there was no reflection in the retail …

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United Nations envisions transhumanist future where man is obsolete

The Global Future 2045 International Congress, led by iconic futurist Ray Kurzweil and held in Moscow a few months back, lays out a stark vision of the future for neo-humanity where AI, cybernetics, nanotech and other emerging technologies replace mankind– an openly transhumanist vision now being steered by the elite, but which emerged …

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