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Amazon to create 1,500 jobs in Oklahoma with fulfillment center

“AMZN, -0.31% said late Friday it plans to open a new fulfillment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will create 1,500 jobs” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Those jobs provide “opportunities for employees to engage with robotics technology,” the company said. Amazon shares were down less than 0.1% after hours. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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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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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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Amazon is following a key lesson of the iPhone to make its domestic home robots a reality

“With the Bloomberg report that Amazon is secretly developing domestic robots, images of our longest-running future fantasies are in the air again” writes Alexei Oreskovic for businessinsider.com. The good news is, your all-purpose, super-intelligent C-3PO robot is coming.A smartphone is a combination of different technologies, all of which evolved separately and according to their own timelines.And to hear the top minds in robotics and artificial intelligence talk, this droid fantasy will almost surely become a reality.And the boxy machines developed by Amazon Robotics (an existing and separate effort from the…

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Construction Robots Weld, Bolt, and Lift to Beat Worker Shortage

“But construction work is so varied, delicate and complex that the robots are able to handle just 1 percent of overall construction work, according to Masahiro Indo, Shimizu’s managing executive officer, who oversees construction technology” writes Yuri Kageyama for popularmechanics.com. Using robots makes sense in urban construction, where buildings are high-rise and the same work is repeated on each floor. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

“Amazon Robotics deploys robots in Amazon warehouses to move around goods and originated as a company called Kiva Systems, which Amazon acquired in 2012 for $775 million” writes Brad Stone for bloomberg.com. An Amazon spokesperson said the company doesn’t comment on “rumors and speculation.” It’s unclear what tasks an Amazon robot might perform.Prototypes of the robots have advanced cameras and computer vision software and can navigate through homes like a self-driving car.The project is different than the robots designed by Amazon Robotics, a company subsidiary, in Massachusetts and Germany, people…

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Sources: Amazon is working on a domestic robot codenamed Vesta that can navigate inside homes like a driverless car

“Amazon Robotics deploys robots in Amazon warehouses to move around goods and originated as a company called Kiva Systems, which Amazon acquired in 2012 for $775 million” writes Brad Stone for bloomberg.com. An Amazon spokesperson said the company doesn’t comment on “rumors and speculation.” It’s unclear what tasks an Amazon robot might perform.Prototypes of the robots have advanced cameras and computer vision software and can navigate through homes like a self-driving car.The project is different than the robots designed by Amazon Robotics, a company subsidiary, in Massachusetts and Germany, people…

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Sony is teaming up with a US university to make robots that cook

“In a statement Thursday, Sony said that the initial research and development would look into optimizing food preparation, cooking and delivery” writes Miso Robotics for cnbc.com. Sony, via its U.S. subsidiary the Sony Corporation of America, has entered into an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) that will see them work together on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics research.”Additionally, it could also assist those for whom daily tasks, such as food preparation, are challenging.”.  Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Robots master task of assembling Ikea chair

“In a laboratory in Singapore two robots have mastered a task that roundly defeats humans every weekend: they have successfully assembled an Ikea chair” writes Ian Sample for theguardian.com. So far the robots can only assemble the chair frame, which is held together with wooden pins.Working together, the robots completed the job in 20 minutes and 19 seconds after having the parts placed in front of them.Early on, the robots dropped wooden pins, let go of parts too soon, and performed moves that did more to dismantle the chair than…

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