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Why a fruit sorting robot will disrupt industrial automation ZDNet

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A fruit sorting robot built by a British consulting firm may not sound like a riveting leap forward. In fact, it's one of the clearest indications yet that industrial automation is on the verge of a big change and that we may be entering a new industrial revolution.





Store clerks beware: This Segway has a scanner gun ZDNet

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A scanning robot from 4D Retail Technology can scan an entire grocery store in about an hour.


SAS Factory Miner industrializes predictive analytics ZDNet

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SAS on Tuesday marked the general release of SAS Factory Miner, an automated tool that uses machine learning techniques to develop, test and identify hundreds of best-fit predictive models within minutes. Announced last month, Factory Miner promises better, segment-specific predictive performance, and it also goes a long way toward easing the analytic talent shortage.


Research alliance announces moonshot: Reverse engineering the human brain ZDNet

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Carnegie Mellon University, working in conjunction with researchers at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and other institutions, plans to reverse engineer the human brain. Let's just hope Igor doesn't grab the one marked "Abby Normal."


Nvidia touts record revenue on Q2 earnings beat ZDNet

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Graphics chipmaker Nvidia easily topped second quarter earnings targets Thursday after the bell.


Nvidia, Baidu partner to develop AI powered autonomous vehicle platform ZDNet

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said the partnership illustrates the commitment both companies have made to advancing the use-cases of AI.


New generation of robotics are industry-agnostic, open-source ZDNet

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In 1961, a robotic arm nicknamed Unimate joined the General Motors assembly line to perform basic welding tasks that were unpleasant and particularly dangerous for humans. The 4000-pound, six-axis robot ran off of magnetic tape.