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2014-08-18 23:06:49

Robot Market Forecasts indicate that markets at $53 billion will reach $171.7 billion by 2020. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Growth comes as every industry achieves efficiency by automating process robotically. Robots are unique because they can perform multiple steps without human intervention and they can adapt to different conditions and different types of devices to be manipulated. The sensors and the cameras in the robots make them flexible. Robots: Market Shares, Strategy,...

2013-12-11 00:20:07

Some of Waseda University's robots include TWENDY-ONE which supports the elderly, WABIAN-2 and KOBIAN bi-pedal robots with emotions, SCHEMA, the robot that can converse with many people and the TWIns institute supporting breast cancer tumor surgery.Tokyo, Dec 11, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University is promoting research that can contribute to the realization of world peace and human happiness. In order to construct a framework of an "international research...

Mind Over Matter: 2045 Initiative
2013-06-17 04:56:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov announced a new project aimed at trying to make our minds immortal. Itskov invited scientists out to an event called Global Future 2045 at Lincoln Center in the New York City to discuss how to take a brain from a human body and implant it into a computer in order to help the mind live longer. The millionaire has ambitious goals to try and transplant these brains into a machine by 2045....

Robotic Assistats for the Elderly - Interview With Cory-Ann Smarr
2012-11-14 15:05:39

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Throughout the last few decades, advances in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence have plucked high-tech robots from the reverie of science fiction and placed them squarely in the real world. As technology has progressed, robots have been entrusted with an ever-expanding set of job responsibilities, including carrying soldiers into and out of battle zones, assembling automobiles and even fighting fires. As these marvels...

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2009-03-25 12:34:11

A Japan government official said Wednesday, that the country plans to prepare safety rules soon for robot nurses, which are expected to serve humans within five years in the fast-graying society. "We hope that the Japanese robotics industry will continue to be the industry leader by preparing necessary guidelines for service robots," said ministry of trade and industry official Motoki Korenaga. Japan faces a shortage of caregivers for elderly people and has loosened its tight immigration...

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2008-03-02 12:15:00

At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust. Hooked up to a database of words clustered by association, the robot - dubbed Kansei, or "sensibility" - responds to the word "war" by quivering in what looks like disgust and fear. It hears "love," and its pink lips smile. "To live among people, robots need to handle complex social tasks," said project leader...

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2007-08-28 00:00:00

TOKYO -- Toyota and Sony, two of Japan's biggest technology names, are getting together in robotics, both sides said Monday, to develop an innovative, intelligent, single-seat vehicle. But don't expect Toyota Motor to resurrect Sony's now defunct Aibo dog robot "” as some devoted robot fans may be hoping. Sony's technology for Aibo and the childlike Qrio is still being kept in-house at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company, said Sony spokesman Tomio Takizawa. The...


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