Doug Vining Swarms of robots

'The primary focus (aside from instilling an imminent fear of global robotic dominance) is to create a small army of specialized robots that can successfully "adapt to live in buildings," and help us common folk out while they're at it. The project will focus on 60 "dynamically connected autonomous 'bots," known collectively as a Swarmanoid, that consists of eye-bots, hand-bots, and foot-bots. While the names are fairly self-explanatory, eye-bots will handle the vision aspect while grappled onto ceilings, conveying the info to hand-bots (wall climbers and grabbers) and foot-bots (ground terrain specialists).'
http://www.byz.org/~rbanks/movableType/webLog/trends/archives/005477.html
Posted: 10 October 2006 at 08:26

Neil Jacobsohn Robot seals comfort the elderly in Japan

Interesting perspective on how robotics is entering new fields of human interaction.
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Posted: 2 August 2011 at 07:38

Neil Jacobsohn Morning droid, clean my shoes please!

How long before humans will routinely live with robots..in our homes, offices and factories? This fascinating UK experiment sousing the boundaries.
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Posted: 6 August 2011 at 08:01

Neil Jacobsohn Morning droid, clean my shoes please!

Posted: 6 August 2011 at 08:13

Anton Musgrave Future role for humans?

As we approach the age of singularity, smart robots and serious AI, what work will be performed by smart robots and what will the future role be for humans is a scary and yet very important debate. Not least because it will inform the design of our entire education system, recalibrate the expectations of millions of people and profoundly change our concept of work, skill, relevance and value. Its both exciting and worrying. Are we ready for a very different world?
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Posted: 30 November 2012 at 20:39

Doug Vining Robots all over my grape vines

Sacre bleu! Is nothing safe from the robot invasion? Next thing you know the robots will be crushing the grapes with their sharp little metal feet and tasting the wine in the cellar to decide when it's ready for bottling. A good Bordeaux blend will never have the same mystique again.

As long as they don't call the final product iPlonk!
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Posted: 11 December 2012 at 13:17

Neil Jacobsohn Robots revolutionise treatment for autism

We've seen robots in industrial manufacturing, in operating theatres and even in the home. But how about this: robots as a core treatment for autistic children?
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Posted: 18 November 2013 at 10:23

Anton Musgrave Neuromorphic chips change robot behaviour!

The prospect of humanoid robots is now real and not that far off. The impact on global employment, future relevant careers and human relevance will be profound. The global challenges around economic inequality will face additional pressures. Existing industries will be transformed and many new opportunities for those prepared for this world will emerge.
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Posted: 30 April 2014 at 08:34

Anton Musgrave The future is coming...are you ready?

Its either scary or exciting, depending on how you look at it and how ready you are? Are you mentally agile enough, is your organisation capable of adapting quickly enough? Robotics, smart self learning systems, AI, 4 and even 5 D printing, smart machines...it is all happening right now somewhere near you! Get ready for a really different and exciting tomorrow.
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Posted: 28 May 2014 at 13:23

Neil Jacobsohn Robots get a heart!

So it seems that robots will soon no longer be able to claim "I haven't got a heart"! These "emotional robots" go on sale shortly.
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Posted: 6 June 2014 at 07:06

Neil Jacobsohn Life in the smart home of the future

Living in the smart home of the future will be a breeze, right? Smart machines will anticipate our every mope, and life will be easy. Or will it? There's a way to go, and we may find that a great deal more human intervention is required before we achieve digital utopia. Read on.....
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Posted: 2 July 2014 at 12:01

Anton Musgrave Customer service by robot collaborating with data!

Great innovation and service by robots and yet more human jobs lost. Interfaced with airport and passenger data systems it knows when you arrive and will have your car waiting!
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Posted: 3 July 2014 at 18:47

Anton Musgrave Are we ready to take on the Robots?

The future of humans will depend on our future relevance, in a world where automated, smart, self learning, agile robots are about to enter the mainstream. Are we ready for this world and how do we educate and develop people to stay ahead of a fast changing relevance curve? Many industries already seek to reduce dependance on human labour...where will it end? New opportunities and new careers but, as always, many will be threatened!
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Posted: 30 July 2014 at 11:50

Doug Vining Fly robot, fly

It's a bird, it's a drone, no it's Robobird!

We all know how badly bird strikes can affect airliners, and farmers are often victims of marauding flocks of birds when trying to plant seeds. Here's a humane way to keep birds away - a robot falcon. 3D-printed of course.
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Posted: 7 August 2014 at 14:29

Doug Vining The bionic antbots are coming

Almost ten years after we published this scenario in MindBullets, automation company Festo has produced a small swarm of giant robotic ants that are networked to co-ordinate group tasks.

"Like their natural role models, the BionicANTs work together under clear rules," the company added. "They communicate with each other and coordinate their actions and movements among each other. The artificial ants thus demonstrate how autonomous individual components can solve a complex task together working as an overall networked system."
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Posted: 30 March 2015 at 15:42

Anton Musgrave Robots are coming...no...they're here already!

The future of many professions, jobs and activities is under threat from new, smart and intelligent robots. Does this spell doom for the future of work...yes! Unless you are adept, agile, and willing to un-learn you had better be worried, whether as a general practitioner, architect, auditor or factory worker...and many in-between. If however you are ahead of the curve the future will be bright and full of new abut very different opportunities.
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Posted: 27 May 2015 at 22:04

Anton Musgrave AI and machine workers of the future

Robots are not coming, they are here! Best we get used to really smart machines doing many of the tasks that humans used to do. So many I talk to hate the idea and just cat get their heads around the fact that this IS going to happen!
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Posted: 9 June 2015 at 11:15

Anton Musgrave AI and machine workers of the future

Replacement of pharmacists, attorneys and journalists? see: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/3-white-collar-jobs-robots-can-already-better/
Posted: 9 June 2015 at 16:52

Anton Musgrave What is the real future of jobs for humans?

The debates are raging, economists are undecided and in conflict. New technologies ranging from AI to nano manufacturing, 3 D printing and robotics are just some of the advances that are impacting the debate. One thing is certain though - modern economies need new and very different skills, very different attitudes to personal relevance and new thinking around human usefulness.
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Posted: 22 June 2015 at 08:49

Anton Musgrave 3D printing humanoid robots!

It's a scary combination of a few new disruptive technologies...and just add AI and its a really exciting and/or scary new prospect! And the innovation is coming from another developing economy...and will teach the West new tricks no doubt!
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Posted: 2 July 2015 at 13:54

Anton Musgrave Robo bricklayers challenge traditional industries...and workers

Automation, exponential change, robotics and many other shifts are challenging the future of work as we know it. When will Govs wake up and change how we educate our kids to stay relevant in a changing world of work?
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Posted: 12 September 2015 at 09:00

Anton Musgrave AI, Smart machines and human relevance

These and many more BIG questions will be debated in the halls of power, business and society in the years ahead. In the end, humans will have to redefine their relevance! Machines are already faster and better than many of us at many tasks. Unions...get ready and wake up!
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Posted: 18 November 2015 at 19:00

Anton Musgrave Inexorable rise of smart machines and the threat to human relevance

We've been saying for some years that humans need to build resilient relevance into their personal armouries! The machines are taking over many knowledge based roles and so we will need to develop new capabilities - from childhood to be good at what machines might not be good at! Its not only about replacing low skilled manual labour type jobs but everyone, from bankers, lawyers, architects, radiologists etc are all soon to be challenged!
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Posted: 25 March 2016 at 12:31
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