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Boston Dynamics showcases humanoid robot in mock construction site

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Once again, Boston Dynamics is making waves online after showcasing one of the company's agile, human-like robots. The latest update shines the spotlight on Atlas, which Boston dynamics touts as "the most dynamic humanoid robot." In a video posted online, a mock construction site is set up to illustrate how Atlas could be used to help humans with manual labor. A worker says outloud that he forgot his tools, taps a device, and Atlas springs into action. Within about a minute the robot grabs a plank of wood, uses it to bridge a gap between itself and the worker, grabs a tool bag, and deftly tosses it up to the worker.


Boston Dynamics just dropped a new video. Look what its humanoid robot can do now

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Boston Dynamics' new video shows off its research robot's exceptional, and slightly terrifying, parkour abilities. In the viral video, the robot, named Atlas, walks across a warehouse floor, picks up items, skips up stairs, jumps, tosses items and even does a backflip. Also: NASA's next-gen robot will explore space and do your chores at home Atlas's advanced robotic features and abilities, including its 28 hydraulic joints, 5.6 mph speed, real-time perception and model-predictive control, have earned the robot viral videos before. However, in those videos Atlas was missing something pretty vital to human function -- hands. "We're not just thinking about how to make the robot move dynamically through its environment like we did in parkour and dance," said Scott Kuindersma, Atlas team lead in a behind-the-scenes video.


Boston Dynamics robot helps with construction in new video

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If you're a construction worker, Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot could soon be coming for your job. New footage from the Massachusetts firm shows Atlas, its scary six-foot-tall bipedal humanoid bot, helping out with construction tasks. Atlas was already able to run and jump, but the footage shows it can now also grip objects, making it an ideal companion on the building site. In the new clip Atlas can be seen laying wood over scaffolding, holding and carrying a tool bag and performing an extravagant mid-air flip. Atlas the most human-like robot in Boston Dynamic's line-up, first unveiled to the public in July 2013.


Top 10 Advanced Humanoid Robots that are Breaking New Ground

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From the beginning of the stone age to the present modern era, man has come a long way in discovering things. One such paramount is that we have discovered AI and advanced humanoid robots. Humanoid robots are often used in various sectors such as health care, maintenance, inspection and education, and many other crucial areas. Similarly, artificial intelligence has come a long way in making life easier. AI has the power to give life to robots and empower them to make their own decisions.


Ameca - the world's most advanced humanoid robot - Wade Bush Presents

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Ameca is the world's most advanced humanoid robot, created by Engineered Arts. Recently, a video on the Engineered Arts YouTube channel featured Ameca engaging in conversation with researchers. The fantastic thing about this robot is that it isn't pre-scripted – it uses automated speech recognition and natural language processing to generate meaningful answers using GPT 3 technology. The GPT 3 model takes the initial prompt given to Ameca, which describes itself and processes it into speech output delivered with lip synchronization. This means that, unlike many other robots who are programmed with predetermined scripts, Ameca's responses are generated in real-time as they are spoken.


Companies can 'hire' a virtual person for about $14k a year in China – CNBC

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Virtual people are a combination of animation, sound tech and machine learning that create digitized human beings who can sing and even interact …


Humanoid Robots will be Our Future in 2023 - WorldMagzine

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Humanoid robots are proficient help robots made to imitate human movement and association. Like all help robots, they offer some benefits via mechanizing undertakings that prompt cost reserve funds and efficiency. Humanoid robots are a generally new type of expert help robots. While long-imagined, they're presently beginning to turn out to be economically feasible in a large number of utilizations. The humanoid robots market is ready for huge development.


Africa prepares for age of robots - The Mail & Guardian

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The adoption of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in Africa received a major boost after Uniccon Group, an Abuja-based tech startup, unveiled the continent's first humanoid robot. Omeife, the 1.8m female human-like robot, is African by design and has Igbo-like physical attributes. The battery-powered robot can speak Igbo, Yoruba, English, French, Swahili, Wazobia, Pidgin, Afrikaans and Arabic with native accents. Uniccon Group chief executive Chuks Ekwueme said: "Omeife also identifies objects and calculates positions and distances of objects." The launch of Omeife comes a few months after Abdul Malik Tejan-Sie, a South African-based Sierra Leonean innovator, presented a prototype of South Africa's first humanoid robot.


Café will open in Dubai next year with an eerily human-like ROBOT cashier

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An eerily human-like robot cashier who can serve drinks and chit-chat with customers will soon be up and running in Dubai, meaning baristas could become a thing of the past. Donna Cyber-Cafe is set to open in Dubai next year, with a'supermodel' robot serving coffees and ice creams to customers, without the help of any humans. Donna, who has been created to be the spitting image of Eastern European model Diana Gabdullina, will offer speedy service and will even be able to start conversations with customers, take selfies or tell a fairy tell for those who ask. The impressive new droid has been created to appear like a real person, allowing Donna to read customer's emotions and move in an eerily realistic way. Donna Cyber-Cafe will be opening in Dubai next year.


Sony says it has technology for humanoid robots if it can just find use for them - Japan Today

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Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate Sony Group Corp says it has the technology to make humanoid robots quickly once it has identified how they could be effectively used. "In terms of technology, several companies in the world including this one have enough technology accumulated to make them swiftly once it becomes clear which usage is promising," Sony Chief Technology Officer Hiroaki Kitano told Reuters in an interview. "The key is the development of application." Sony launched a robot dog called Aibo more than two decades ago. It sold about 150,000 units of Aibo from 1999 until 2006 and launched an advanced version in 2018, selling about 20,000 units in the first six months.