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Obsessive video-game playing recognised as mental health problem

“Obsessively playing video games could be the sign of a serious mental health issue, officials have said” writes Andrew Griffin for independent.co.uk. Playing them compulsively now qualifies as an official mental health condition, according to the World Health Organisation.The American Psychiatric Association has not yet deemed gaming disorder to be a new mental health problem. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Sex robots will turn down sex if not in mood…

“New sex robots may turn down steamy romps if they are not in the mood” writes Mark Branagan for mirror.co.uk. Love robots have been invented with the intelligence to go on strike – and shut down completely if pestered when not in the mood.The emergence of sex robots and ultra-realistic love dolls has outraged those who complain the silicone bimbos are demeaning to women. Source: mirror.co.uk Share This:

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Your barista is a robot. Should it be friendly?

“Where you can get robot pizza and robot salad, and now, a robot matcha” writes Maura Judkis Is for washingtonpost.com. Until humanity struck back.] But Admoni isn’t totally sold on robot coffee.They are programmed to be efficient first, and friendly second; to busily fulfill orders and then wave to customers picking up drinks.No human or robot hands are ever seen.If a robot waves, people think it can sense your presence. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots

“Heinla told Business Insider that while most people like the robots, there are a few who take exception” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. The company behind tiny food delivery robots has admitted that people are kicking its machines — and it’s an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots.A source told Business Insider in 2016 that a member of the public once attempted to rip the flag from one of the robots that was out on a delivery.It makes 22-inch tall robots that roll along the…

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Starship Technologies raises $25 million to expand robot delivery services

“Starship Technologies today announced the closure of a $25 million funding round to expand and deploy its fleet of robots designed to carry out deliveries” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Those robots will also About a month ago, Starship announced the launch of an automated delivery service for corporate and university campuses.Beijing-based ForwardX, who just raised $10 million for its autonomous suitcases that follow you, is also working on delivery robots.Beyer joins Starship Technologies from Airbnb where he led business development and payment divisions of the company since he joined in 2014. Source:…

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Nvidia launches Isaac robot platform with Jetson Xavier robot processor

“The Nvidia Jetson Xavier developer kit, which includes the Isaac robotics software, will be priced at $1,300, with early access starting in August from distributors worldwide” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. This robotics software consists of the Isaac software development kit (SDK),or tools that let users develop robotics algorithm software and runtime frameworks with fully accelerated libraries.Next, AI, in combination with sensors and actuators, will be the brain of a new generation of autonomous machines.Nvidia launched its Nvidia Isaac robot platform today to power the next generation of autonomous machines,…

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VISA OUTAGE: CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM NOT WORKING AS VISA AND MASTERCARD USERS UNABLE TO MAKE TRANSACTIONS

“Even shoppers not using Visa have been unable to make purchases, because the network provides payment systems for a range of shops and financial institutions” writes Andrew Griffin for independent.co.uk. The issues have been described as intermittent, and some payments over the Visa network do still appear to be going through.But the issues are actually a consequence of the global network of payments run by Visa.The payments look to customers like they are being declined, in the same way as when a card has insufficient funds.Visa users received messages telling…

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Chaos as Visa and Mastercard payment systems crash across Europe

“Even shoppers not using Visa or Mastercard have been unable to make purchases, because the network provides payment systems for a range of shops and financial institutions” writes Andrew Griffin for independent.co.uk. The issues have been described as intermittent, and some payments over the Visa network do still appear to be going through.But the issues are actually a consequence of the global network of payments run by Visa.The Visa and Mastercard payment system has crashed, leaving some people unable to buy things or complete transactions.The payments look to customers like…

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The Most Promising Companies in Robotics Engineering

“Despite all the warning of a robot apocalypse in popular culture, there are still ample companies working at the bleeding edge of robotics” writes Ryan Whitwam for extremetech.com. Advances in robotics could also usher in a new era for humanity, freeing us from menial labor once and for all.Finding parking spots can be a real nightmare, but a robot from Stanley Robotics might be able to solve this problem.It’s easy to get caught up in looking ar robots acting like humans and forget that robotics can also apply to human…

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