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yesterday by objectx
McKinsey warns that AI will further divide the world economy into winners and losers
"The world is moving quietly, but inexorably, toward a world that will not only change the way humans live and work but also divide the world economy according to McKinsey’s latest AI report."
iot  robotics  and  ai  machine  intelligence 
yesterday by jonerp
World Economic Forum – robots will take jobs, but upskilling will put humans ahead…if we do it properly

A major future of work report from the World Economic Forum puts skills investment top of the corporate and governmental agenda."
digital  skills  and  training  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence 
3 days ago by jonerp
The Giant Robot Series That’s a Civics Lesson in Disguise – VRV Blog
"It’s an old as dirt observation that mecha anime isn’t really about the mecha, but Patlabor is not only not about the mecha, nor the people piloting them, nor even just the people who have to repair them, but every part of society that giant cop robots would have to coexist with—the pre-existing systems, societies, and bureaucracies they slot into, and the new ones they create by virtue of their existence. The result is a vision of the future focused on the nuts-and-bolts of daily life, luring the viewer in with promises of hot-blooded mech action and then saying “Okay, but what I really want to talk about is how they’d handle the paperwork for pension benefits and property damage”."
robotics  animation  to_see 
4 days ago by jbushnell
Tertill: a solar-powereed weeding robot for your home garden
Tertill is a robot that lives in your garden and prevents weeds from becoming established. Using unique design elements and a variety of sensors, Tertill patrols the garden daily, avoiding plants and obstacles while looking for weeds to eliminate.
garden  robot  robotics  solar  energy  agriculture 
6 days ago by cyberchucktx
“What I cannot create, I do not understand.” – Richard Feynman
AI  makerspace  robotics  from twitter
6 days ago by Vince
Estimation of the Acquisition and Operating Costs for Robotic Surgery | Minimally Invasive Surgery | JAMA | JAMA Network
Despite evidence questioning the clinical benefit,1 the use of the robotic platform for surgical procedures is increasing.2 No benchmark exists for the cost of acquiring and operating robotic systems, and previous cost evaluations have either omitted key expenses1 or utilized billing records that do not itemize costs with sufficient granularity.2
healthcare  surgery  robotics  cost 
6 days ago by PieroRivizzigno
Keeping a Ping Pong Ball Bouncing with 4 Mics
An Arduino Project (Using an Arduino Uno & Arduino Nano) that tries to keep a Ping Pong Ball bouncing with 4 mics.

The thing uses:
- 2 Arduinos
- 4 Stepping motors
- 4 mics
- stuff

Some words about how it works:
The location is calculated from the time difference between mic pairs (one pair for each axis on the 2-dimensional plate). The noise from the ball hitting the plate is a very loud one; It was surprisingly easy to distinguish it from other sounds. You can talk casually nearby the machine and it won’t be affected.

There is a small analogue circuit to process the signals from the mics. Each mic sets a flip-flop (a thing to store a either a “1” or a “0”, digitally speaking) if it’s amplitude surpasses an adjustable voltage level. An Arduino Nano is watching all the flip-flops and resets them after they all got set (the blue LEDs in the video show the current flip-flop states). The Arduino checks the states as fast as possible, this allows for a reasonable accuracy. Another Arduino then uses this data to tilt the plate in such a way that the ball will – hopefully – not fall down. It uses a PID controlling approach for this.

Some code:
Here’s the Github repo with all the code for this project:

I made the data visualization on the left with Unity. It shows the data points gathered by the 4 mics. The plate is driven by 4 steppers.

Here's a blog entry about the thing:
8 days ago by twleung
The Path of Robotics Law by Jack M. Balkin :: SSRN May 2015
Via Blake Reid

"Lawrence Lessig's famous dictum that "Code is Law" argued that combinations of computer hardware and software, like other modalities of regulation, could constrain and direct human behavior. Robotics and AI present the converse problem. Instead of code as a law that regulates humans, robotics and AI feature emergent behavior that escapes human planning and expectations. Code is lawless. "
robotics  AI  law  cyberlaw 
8 days ago by pierredv
Fixing the recruiting process mess – Part 3, getting from zero to one
"How can technology make recruiting better and the acquisition of more and better-qualified talent a reality? How do we stop the leakage from the recruiting funnel and do so in a way that doesn’t add to the workload of recruiters? Can a better process for recruiting improve candidates’ experiences and those of recruiters?"
hcm  and  the  digital  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  talent  management 
9 days ago by jonerp

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