The theme for this year's International Robot Exhibition (IREX) in Tokyo was "Making a Future with Robot." We're not exactly sure what that means, but we're definitely in favor of it, and here are some of the coolest things that we saw. There's one caveat with our IREX coverage, and that's the fact that there was a bit of a language barrier going on most of the time. With the exception of some big international robotics companies, there simply wasn't a lot of information available on many of the robots that we saw. We're following up as best we can, but in the meantime, enjoy this highlight video and gallery that we've put together for you.
A Japanese insurance company is replacing its staff with an artificial intelligence system. The move, which will see more than 30 people sacked to make way for the computer, is being seen as one of the clearest examples of the coming changes that robots and machines will bring to the workplace. Japan hopes that by introducing more robots into its workforce it can address the problem of its shrinking and rapidly ageing population. And the company itself – Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance – claims that the investment in the robot will start paying off after two years. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.
This event is cast as a competition to motivate participation in the spirit of trying to develop as animate, responsive, and intelligent robot behavior as possible The comoetition involves "housebreaking" followed by two stages involving spatial search and object detection/classification Object classification is possible using three kinds of sensors Parts of the scoring use an olympic-style judging The over-arching guidelines are a variant of Asiniov's laws of:obotics Humans are allowed to meander among the robots in the first stage, but the -obots will be competing individually, not simultaneously, with other robots In order:o reduce the possibility of radio or sensor nterference, the competition will be conducted in three partitioned activity areas In general, there will be three stages of:he competition: 1) a qualifying stage where the robots are expected to "roam" or wander around an area while not damaging people or stationary objects or themselves; 2) a stage where the robots ...
A new exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin is exploring what an automated world might look like. There's a lot of discussion around the future of work, particularly when it comes to AI and robotics becoming more integrated into the workplace. Many experts are confident that advances in AI will, contrary to popular belief, actually create more jobs than it will get rid of. Those experts have also quelled our fears about certain elements of human behaviour being usurped by intelligent, human-like bots. Sure, they can analyse data at the drop of a hat and a lot of monotonous administration can be automated, but robots don't have the level of creativity or emotional intelligence that humans have, right?