The second generation of robotics is now upon us, as end of line and bench robotics are becoming economically accessible, robotic integration within industry is no longer only associated with large scale production and automotive assembly lines. Pick and place single arm, multi-axis robots are more popular than ever as users see both their cost and operational benefits. Capable of working along-side humans they perform the repetitive precision work required, faster and without fault.
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Here is a report (https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/scientists-teach-computers-fear-make-them-better-drivers) on embedding some sense of appropriateness of action into the training of an AI for autonomous...
And another news article on San Francisco's consideration of a ban on government use of facial recognition technology, pointing out some of the problems and issues involved. In this case the initiative...
A news story from yesterday, about the role of developers in deciding the appropriateness of applying their technology to sometimes ethically problematic uses, such as autonomous weapons:
Unfortunately, your statement that, in the end though, money determines how much attention is given to safety considerations is sometimes all too true. That is why (when sparked...
@BradLevy Certainly Asimov's laws could be applied to not-very-intelligent machines, although various international bodies such as the ISO and IEC have sought to provide more detailed rules and standards....
Fictional robots have always been supremely intelligent and physically much stronger than feeble humans. The reality is that yes, they can be made more robust than us, but as intelligent? Nowhere near. So, should we be afraid of them?
Avalon ROV is an underwater robotics team from the University of Sheffield competing in the international underwater robotics competition MATE ROV in the USA in June 2019.
We are a team of just under 30 engineers from the University of Sheffield and we will be taking part in the European Rover Challenge. This article goes over the basics of what we aim to achieve and who we are as a team.
When DesignSpark regular, Dr Bill Marshall, reached out to us with a request to help support the crowdfunding activities of The OU Planetary Robotics Student team we were delighted to be in a position to offer some help.
We're a group of four MEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Students at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK and our final year group project involves designing and building a prototype for a beach cleaning robot - which is novel!
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