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We’ve had loads of time to get used to our robotic overlords and Boston Dynamics helps us get there. This week we discuss concerni...

 

We’ve had loads of time to get used to our robotic overlords and Boston Dynamics helps us get there. This week we discuss concerning the firm’s addition of a door-opening arm to its SpotMini robotic. It’s not spooky in any respect.

We then swap gears and focus on Fb’s Messenger for Children. Is it good, dangerous or the corporate’s grasp plan to get each final human being with a smartphone on the platform?

Later within the episode, MRD chats with Lanese Martin, co-founder of the Hood Incubator. The Hood Incubator is an Oakland-based group that goals to foster fairness within the marijuana trade. By its programming, Hood Incubator helps individuals of coloration constructing companies within the authorized marijuana trade.

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Boston Dynamics’ latest robotic learns to open doorways

 

We knew at the present time would come in the end. Just like the cloned velociraptors earlier than it, Boston Dynamics’ newly redesigned Spot Mini has discovered easy methods to open doorways — with both its arm or face, relying on the way you have a look at it.

The group behind the Massive Canine proves that it’s nonetheless the grasp of viral robotic advertising, even after switching groups from Google to Softbank. Three months after debuting a extra streamlined model of its digital Spot Mini, the corporate’s acquired one other teaser whereby one robotic geared up with a head-mounted arm makes (comparatively) fast work of a door, letting his his pal waltz by way of.

The video’s spectacular for each the agility of the arm itself, in addition to the robotic’s capacity to take care of steadiness because it swings open what seems to be a reasonably heavy door.

“Intelligent woman,” certainly.

Just like the final video, the teaser doesn’t supply a ton of perception into what’s new with the bumble bee coloured model of the corporate’s already introduced robotic. Final day trip, it appeared as if we acquired a preview of a pair of Kinect-style 3D cameras that would give a bit of extra perception into the robotic’s navigation system.

That tech appeared to trace at the potential of a sophisticated autonomous management system. Given the brevity of the video, nevertheless, it’s powerful to say whether or not somebody’s controlling the ‘bots simply out of body.

If the corporate managed program Spot Mini to truly open the door by itself to be able to assist free its pal, nicely, maybe it’s time to be involved.

Siemens CEO says not interested in robot maker Kuka

 

Siemens CEO says not interested in robot maker Kuka

“If we are interested, we would have some time ago acted on that,” Joe Kaeser at the German broadcaster NTV in an interview.

Offer Midea have sparked a furious debate about Chinese acquisitions in Europe, politicians such as German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel calling for tighter restrictions. This also resulted in Berlin to consider whether KUKA’s technology is critical for the digitization of the German industry, an economic priority.

Kaeser, talk to the broadcaster on the sidelines of the trading visited Chancellor Angela Merkel Beijing, he believes Gabriel, who also said Vice Chancellor, were relaxing on KUKA’s situation.

“I do not believe that Mr. Gabriel has a concern,” has Kaeser.

“As economy minister, he has to find his country … in the sense that it is quite natural that he should look for alternatives,” Kaeser added.

Gabriel earlier this month, there was an effort underway to develop an alternative offer for KUKA.

Germany Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily reported that Gabriel to German automakers and Siemens discussed the confirmation of a potential anti-bid for KUKA. But sources close to the government and Siemens Reuters not come across the idea with little enthusiasm.

Andy Gu, deputy CEO of Midea, Handelsblatt newspaper says Germany’s bid for his company KUKA is motivated by business interests and is aimed at the German company, the objective of the large Chinese market. It was not a political venture, he said.

“We are a private company. It is not important to us that claims the Chinese government,” said the newspaper quoted Gu.

Gu said KUKA will remain independent, and adds that he expects Chinese authorities to approve the takeover, according to the newspaper.

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(Reporting by Andreas Rinke in Beijing, Writing by Jonathan Gould; Editing by Clelia Oziel)

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

 


Many engineers designed as self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move to autonomous surgical robots, removing the hands of the surgeon certain tasks that can execute a machine in itself.

No, doctors will not let the night â ?? “They are designed to hold, plus they have to handle the rest of the operation supervision. The device is also not ready for the operation room.

However, in small-scale tests using pigs, the robot arm performed at least as well, and in some cases a little better than some competitive surgeons stitched together intestinal tissue, researchers reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

“the goal was not it feel replacing surgeons, “Dr. Peter CW Kim children National Health System said in Washington, a pediatric surgeon who led the project.” If you’re an intelligent application that works with a surgeon, this can improve the outcome? That’s what we did. “

If you heard about machines like the popular Da Vinci system, what you think robots already working. Not really. Today many hospitals offer robotic-assisted surgery where surgeons use the machines as tools they with the hand control, typically to operate through small openings in the body. However, robotic-assisted surgery controversial, as some studies have shown that may bring higher costs without better outcomes.

so why the pressure for the next generation of autonomous robots? Proponents believe that there are cases where precision machine se can surpass a human hand.

Wednesday project is “the first baby step toward true autonomy,” says Dr. Umamaheswar Duvvuri from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a head and neck surgeon and robot specialist who was not involved with a new job.

But do not expect to see doctors ever leaving all operations in numbers “a robot’s he warned .

Because it’s designed to do a specific task ?? “Put up fabric â ??” the machine is a very such as the automation trend in other sectors. robot arms do the welding and painting in the most American car assembly lines, for example. They can find inventory in warehouses. From the viewpoint of the driver many cars are now able to warn drivers when they get too close to the car in front of, or to prevent the control and the brakes applied to an accident.

â the new star system ?? “It stands for â Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot ??” works almost as a programmable machine.

Kim’s team at Sheikh Zayed Institute for Children for Children Surgical Innovation has a standard robotic arm and equipped with suture devices plus smart imaging technology to make the trace move tissue in 3-D and with an equivalent of the night vision. She added sensors to help guide every stitch and tell how tight draw.

The surgeon places fluorescent markers on. tissue that needed stitching, and the robot takes aim as doctors watch

Now the test: Can the STAR tire tube pieces of the intestinal tissue of pigs, sort of like two sides of a garden hose Each soft? tissue, surgery is difficult for machines because these tissues in place to move so easily. And stabbing in these compounds must precisely positioned even for experts to occur leaks or blockages, a challenge.

The use of pieces of pork intestine bodies outside the animals’ as well as five live but anesthetized pigs, the researchers have tested the STAR robot to open surgery, minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted surgery.

â some action ?? “The consistency of sutures and their ability to prevent leaks â ??” “We beat the surgeons,” says Children engineer Ryan Decker.

The star approach was not perfect. The Star has less than stabbing reposition the surgeons performing minimally invasive and robot-assisted suture. But much longer in the lives of animals, the robot and have some bonding errors while the surgeon sew handmade.

Kim, whose team has filed patents on the system, said it may accelerate the robot. He hopes to begin human trials in two or three years.