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37 min ago | Chronicle.com

Are We Ready for Robots to Grade?

When we set out to create a MOOC for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, we envisioned a unique learning environment that would challenge a global audience to think deeply about pharmaceutical issues. We pictured 20,000 essay-waving students taking our massive open online course.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, University of Texas at Austin

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Ubergizmo

Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine

A Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally - as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision , alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Gadgets

Automotive News

N.A. robot sales poised for record

Over the first six months of the year, the North American auto industry ordered 8,902 robots, up 36 percent year on year, according to the Robotic Industries Association, a trade group in Ann Arbor, Mich. A bumper crop of North American vehicle launches this year has triggered what is shaping up as a record wave of robot purchases by automakers and suppliers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Ann Arbor, MI

Salon

Why artificial intelligence is the future of religion

There are places you never expect to be in life. For me, this was certainly one of them: in a conference room in suburban Charlotte on the campus of Southern Evangelical Seminary, with an enormous old Bible on a side table, shelves of Great Books lining the walls, and, on the conference table itself, a 23-inch-tall robot doing yoga.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, Robots

Marin Independent Journal

In second year, more do-it-yourselfers than ever at Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire

Saurabh Narain, 13 of Fremont, shows his machine that can solve a Rubik's Cube in 30 moves or less to Colby Binder, right, 8, of Larkspur, at the Maker Fair in Greenbrae on Saturday. Parents and kids flocked to the Second Annual Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire Saturday at Bon Air Center, a daylong event that was 50 percent larger than last year's inaugural gathering of tinkerers, inventors, educators, artists and do-it-yourselfers.

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Related Topix: Greenbrae, CA, Larkspur, CA, Marketing

Brad Ideas

Columbus day is on october

Dodge has released a few interesting commercials for its Charger muscle car, somewhat prematurely pushing it as the antithesis of a robocar. Most amusing is the second ad which features an ugly car with a literal robot in the driver's seat The first ad just has visuals of the car but actually mentions the Google car as one of the signs of increasing robot control.

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Related Topix: Dodge Charger, Sedan, Dodge, Science / Technology, Robots, us Travel

Slashdot

Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

DeviceGuru writes: The Open Source Robotics Foundation , which maintains the open source Robot Operating System , has announced its first formal support for an ARM target . The organization will add support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, a smartphone-oriented, quad-core, Cortex-A15-like system-on-chip running up to 1.7GHz.

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RedOrbit

Soft Exosuit, Speed-Boosting Jetpack Projects...

Image Caption: Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: This is a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Harvard University, US Military, US Navy

Sat Sep 13, 2014

ABC News

Farmer Gregie

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The Farmer of the Year Awards were announced this week and on the winner's list was a Queensland dairy farmer who in just four years has implemented a multi-million-dollar overhaul of the family business. Greg Dennis isn't just attracting national attention and accolades for his bold approach to dairying, but also for his outspoken views on what he says is the poor treatment of farmers by dairy companies and supermarkets.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Drink, Milk, Science / Technology, Robots

Towleroad

Towletech v.123: Mars, Apple, 3D Printed Cars, Robot Writers, Windows 9, Chewbacca Dog

Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder is having fun with his friendly Twitter crossover competition against Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams. Space X founder and eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has long-term plans to "establish a city on Mars."

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Related Topix: Peter Mayhew, Science / Technology, Robots, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone

Examiner.com

This Weekend in crafts - September 13-14, 2014

As we approach the middle of September, the arts and craft activities are remnants of summer fairs and a handful of fall festivals. This weekend sees the final Mt Adams Art Walk of the summer, a Mini Maker Faire at the Museum Center - which includes an indie craft show - and two multi-weekend period festivals including period artisan crafts.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, _No Company, MinDStorm, ASK, Video Games, Inventions, Science / Technology, Robots

Business Journal

ReWalk Robotics shares soar after downsized $36M IPO

ReWalk Robotics, an Israeli company that makes wearable robotic exoskeletons for paraplegics, raised $36 million in an initial public offering today, then saw its shares double in the first few hours of trading. In the first IPO for a local robotics company so far this year, the company that has its U.S. headquarters in Marlborough, priced its shares at $12, below the $14 to $16 range it indicated last week.

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New Scientist

Robotic hand to feel its way to deep-sea discoveries

TOUCH first, ask questions later. That's the motto a robotic deep-sea explorer lives by as it examines the depths by touch.

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KIII

Seashore Middle Academy Students Get Firsthand Look at Medical Robot

Da Vinci Surgery took their medical robot to Seashore Middle Academy Friday to allow the more than 200 fifth-eighth graders there to experience firsthand how new medical technology works.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Fidelity volunteers, Cordero School students in Jersey City build...

As part of the company's annual School Transformation Days program, more than 100 volunteers from Fidelity Investments Jersey City engaged students at Rafael De J. Cordero Elementary School in Jersey City on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in fun STEM curriculum-related workshops such as obstacle course games, building bridges with candy, building solar cars, assembling robots that spin and doodle on their own and playing Fantastic Fraction Bingo.

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Warrnambool Standard

Mini-robots to inspect Warrnambool's sewers

It's nothing sinister though - it's part of Wannon Water's inspection program, which will use state-of-the-art robotic technology and video cameras to examine more than 24 kilometres of pipes under the city. Wannon Water's acting managing director Andrew Jeffers said the new technology made it much easier to determine the state of the sewer network.

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Cult of Mac Blog

Guns, robot hands fuel controversy in new movie about 3-D printing

The film focuses on the first 3D printer company, Makerbot, and the several new entries into the field since. What happens when you can suddenly print your own robotic hand? What about your own handgun? The world is suddenly both more dangerous and a better place to be.

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The Inquirer

IDF: Intel shows off Edison-powered 3D printed Jimmy robot

SAN FRANCISCO: IT WAS EXACTLY a year ago to the day when Intel announced that open source 3D printed robots are on their way, and said that they will bridge the gap between technology and humanity. Well, it seems that they have finally arrived.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Startups, Intel, CPU

Ubergizmo

Nao The Humanoid Robot Drives His Own (Mini) BMW

Some people are dog people, some like cats, some like Robots. If you fall into the category of humans who want nothing more than your own cute, autonomous, programmable humanoid robot, look no further than Nao , which has a whole range, including a car driving bot and a mustachioed creature who looks like the Pringles dude.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, BMW Z4, Hatchback, Convertible, BMW, CPU, Cameras, Computers

The Escapist

This Rubbery Robot Can Survive Intense Environments

Michael Tolley and his team from Harvard University have created a robot that lacks a rigid exoskeleton. Its squishy casing allows it to survive intense conditions and extreme environments, such as temperatures above boiling and below freezing- even under the wheel of an automobile.

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