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Amazon uses robots to fill customer orders

Amazon uses robots to fill customer orders

The holiday season is just around the corner and Amazon is expected to deliver millions of ordered merchandise to customers worldwide. The tech giant has taken pragmatic steps well in advance to increase efficiency in its warehouses that will ensure timely deliveries and hence, customer satisfaction. In its warehouses, Amazon uses robots to fill customer orders side by side with human employees, a cooperation between humans and machines that has raised the efficiency level by 300%. Whereas a warehouse worker was able to scan 100 items by himself, with the help of robots he can scan 300 items now. A…

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Japan plans to use AI robots for enhanced productivity

Japan plans to use AI robots for enhanced productivity

Regarded as the pioneer country in robotic technology, Japan used to be ranked #1 among robot manufacturing countries. However, it has slipped a little behind as its North American and European competitors have made remarkable progress in robotics as well. Japan, nevertheless, is eager to regain its prestigious top position in the sector as it is evident by the government’s recent large scale investment in robot manufacturing industries. The focus is mainly on multiplying the production of AI (Artificially Intelligent) robots or humanoid robots. Japan plans to use AI robots for enhanced productivity in other sectors of its economy so…

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Microsoft will now be guarded by robots

Microsoft will now be guarded by robots

Dubbed as “K5”, these robots are 5 feet tall and 300 pounds heavy; the robots are made by Knightscope, a robotics company based in Mountain View. Currently a few of these robots are engaged in security duties in and around Microsoft premises in Silicon Valley. The security guard robots are unarmed, but come equipped with a remarkable security gadget that tracks security threats and facilitate deployment of human security guards (armed with weapons) at the scene. Having these robots will make Microsoft a more secured place both for the employees and the secrets kept by them. A K5 robot is…

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Royal Caribbean gets stylish BIONIC bartenders

Royal Caribbean gets stylish BIONIC bartenders

Royal Caribbean is significantly going to change your perception of sailing. The cruise liner’s latest vessel Quantum of the Seas is packed with high tech delights for passengers on board. One such delight is a bar where Royal Caribbean gets stylish BIONIC bartenders to serve you. One of these bartenders is called “B1-O” and the other one’s name is “N1-C” and they are both robots; together the team of two bartenders may be called “BIONIC” and hence the name “Bionic Bar”. The new ship is equipped with many other high tech fun and facilities for its 4,180 passengers; the cruise…

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Robots duel Ninja style

Robots duel Ninja style

The world of robotics seems to have an endless stream of ideas and they are popping up one by one in the real world. Now we have robots fighting Ninja style as seen in a YouTube video that has gone viral, so far, with more than 750,000 views. ABB Robotics, based in Switzerland, has created these one armed orange robots that display Japanese katana sword fight while they dance. The two identical robots in the video demonstrate remarkable precision in action; one matches each and every move of the other with a precise counter move. ABB Robotics is already known…

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Microsoft hires robot guards

Microsoft hires robot guards

Dubbed as K5, the machine has been created by a California based startup company called Knightscope. This 5 feet tall and 300 pounds heavy machine is a security robot that works autonomously. The humanoid machines have been under development for about a year and Microsoft finally puts them to use by hiring these robot guards for its Silicon Valley campus. The K5 does not look anything like one of those sci-fi movie killer machines; they are not even armed with any kind of weapon. In fact, these robot guards are not complete replacements of trained flesh and bone human security…

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Robots are learning from cats

Robots are learning from cats

Robots are being deployed for various tasks in today’s world; in the near future, they will be made to do serious tasks. It is not unlikely that robots will be utilized in rescue missions where they will save lives in hazardous conditions. One important skill robots might need is to fall from a height and land on the ground without breaking themselves into parts. Now, researchers are trying to teach that skill to robots and guess who they are learning from. Karen Liu and her team at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing have created an environment where robots are…

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These robots love baseball

These robots love baseball

Millions of people in North and South America, the Caribbean and in Japan love to play and watch baseball. A baseball player has to have extra ordinary control over the ball, the bat and over his own body. He should be able to run really fast, throw the ball with dazzling speed, strike the ball with his bat with a swift swing and catch the ball in the air really tight with his fingers; a group of Japanese researchers of Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have successfully built robots with such capabilities. However, each of these robots…

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DJI’s new ‘Inspire 1’ drone is out

DJI’s new ‘Inspire 1’ drone is out

SZ DJI Technology Company of China is well known among hobbyists, filmmakers and other professionals for its $1000 Phantom drones. These drones are equipped with cameras to shoot high definition stills and movies and can be used to detect objects in rescue missions. The high tech company is now ready to offer its customers an upscale experience as DJI’s new $3000 ‘Inspire 1’ drone is out. The new drone is a “quad copter” and it has a 4K camera that is capable of recording Ultra HD video from above; it can focus from a distance of 1.25 miles, Unlike its…

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Google will be developing robots at NASA air base

Google will be developing robots at NASA air base

Not too far from its “Googleplex” headquarters in San Francisco, the tech giant has leased NASA’s Moffett Field Naval Air Station. The 60 years lease deal cost Google $1.16 billion for the air base that contains three hangars; the largest of the three hangars is one of the biggest free-standing structures the world has. The company also made a commitment to spend further $200 million to renovate all the hangars and build an onsite museum along with educational facilities. Even though Google hasn’t made anything public about what the company wants to utilize the 100 acres site for, NASA reveals…

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