A group of meme-spinning pranksters attached a paintball gun to the dynamic robot to make a point about the automated future.
Columbia University researchers have developed a robot that displays a “glimmer of empathy” by visually predicting how another machine will behave. The robot learns to forecast its partner’s future actions and goals by observing a few video frames of its actions The researchers first programmed the partner robot to move towards green circles in a playpen of around 3×2 feet in size. It would sometimes move directly towards a green circle spotted by its cameras, but if the circles were hidden by an obstacle, it would either roll towards a different circle or not move at all. After the observer robot watched the… This story continues at The Next Web
The maker of Sophia the robot plans to sell droids to people craving company during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hanson Robotics aims to roll out four models — including Sophia — in the first half of 2021. “Sophia and Hanson robots are unique by being so human-like,” CEO David Hanson told Reuters. “That can be so useful during these times where people are terribly lonely and socially isolated.” The Hong Kong-based firm aims to sell “thousands” of the droids this year. Hanson believes they could help fight the pandemic, which has accelerated demand for automation and robotics. [Read: How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix… This story continues at The Next Web
Time is critical for healthcare providers, especially in the middle of the pandemic. Singapore-based Bot MD helps save time with an AI-based chatbot that lets doctors look up important information from their smartphones, instead of needing to call a hospital operator or access its intranet. The startup announced today it has raised a $5 million […]
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