Tesla chief executive and OpenAI founder Elon Musk suggested last week that humanity might stave off irrelevance from the rise of the machines by merging with the machines and becoming cyborgs. However, current trends in software-only artificial intelligence and deep learning technology raise serious doubts about the plausibility of this claim, especially in the long … Continue reading Merging our brains with machines won’t stop the rise of the robots
A computer’s operating system, the layer of software between you and the hardware, has changed remarkably over the past few decades. At the beginning a user had to interact with levers and switches, then came screens and DOS, the Apple’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows, and, finally, the internet. These slowly wormed their way into our … Continue reading Who will be the winner in the next computing revolution?
Based on its recent analysis of the video conferencing market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Pexip with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. Pexip’s solution is founded on an advanced, flexible, and differentiated video conferencing platform that helps organizations scale quickly and affordably, and efficiently connect people to create agile businesses. … Continue reading Frost & Sullivan rewards video conferencing industry disruption
DRONES will revolutionise ecological monitoring, says Monash University researchers, being both more accurate and convenient compared to traditional ground counts.
VICTORIA-based plastic injection moulding company Prysm Industries has deployed a Universal Robots’ UR5 industrial arm to perform labelling tasks for its houseware production line.
THE QUEENSLAND University of Technology (QUT) has hosted an event, exploring the future of human interactivity with autonomous cars.
MORE than 1000 students from around the world will participate in a robot building competition taking place in Sydney on 17 to 19 March.
CORNELL University researchers have developed a material which emits light and stretches to more than six times its original size, with possible applications as the “skin” of soft robots.
RAPID technological advances and the emergency of nano drones are some of the trends that will significantly impact the commercial drones market through 2020.
THE next generation of drones will be capable of autonomous path planning from one point to another, claims Qualcomm.
THE GLOBAL demand for industrial robots will continue to grow, as Chinese demand remains strong.
THE WORLD’s pioneers in robotic surgery are invited to take part in the Surgical Robot Challenge 2016, with the competition finals due to take place from 20 to 27 June 2016.
A UNIVERSITY of Canberra student has taken out the top prize at an Engineers Australia awards night, thanks to his work on a mine safety mesh network for drone rescues.
THE ROBOCUP robotics competition will be held at Sydney in June 2019, injecting up to $7 million into the Australian economy.
ROBOTEQ has released a technical article and demo video which describes how to build an omnidirectional robot with mecanum wheels.
PROFESSOR Toby Walsh, an artificial intelligence expert from UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering, will speak at the United Nations in New York this week, calling for a ban on autonomous weapons.
COLLABORATIVE robots are now a reality in many parts of electronics production, prompting the productronica electronics trade fair to add robotics to its exhibition portfolio.
AUSTRALIAN researchers are using a radio-tracking drone to locate tagged wildlife in the field.
UNIVERSAL Robots’ collaborative robots will be available in Australia through Melbourne’s Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE).
As automation and robotics become more prevalent on the worksite, new roles will need to be created to keep people employed.