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Bad Spot, bad! Pranksters mounted a paintball GUN on a Boston Dynamics' $75,000 robot dog

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Forget'a bull in a china shop' -- tomorrow, members of the public will be able to take remote control of an armed, paintball-firing robotic dog in an art gallery. Quirky, chaos-loving, New York-based start-up MSCHF (pronounced'mischief') are behind the campaign, which highlights the risk of such machines being misused. MSCHF mounted the compressed air gun onto the back one of Boston Dynamics' $75,000 Spot robots and will be linking its controls to a public website. Spot's'rampage' will begin at 13:00 EST (18:00 GMT) on February 24, 2021 and every two minutes the site will hand over control to a different smartphone user. The event is being held in a small art gallery constructed in MSCHF's Brooklyn offices -- one populated by paintings, vases, boxes and the firm's past products. Boston Dynamics have criticised MSCHF's paintball-firing application of their robot -- calling it the stunt a'spectacle' that'fundamentally misrepresents' Spot.


Global Robotic Flexible Washer Industry – IAM Network

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Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Robotic Flexible Washer estimated at US$904. 1 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.New York, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com Standalone Washers, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 4.2% CAGR and reach US$691.4 After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Modular Washers segment is readjusted to a revised 3.4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $243.8 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 6.9% CAGR The Robotic Flexible Washer market in the U.S. is estimated at US$243.8 Million in the year 2020. China, the world s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$250.8


Opinion: AI development needs global cooperation, not China-phobia - Xinhua

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Sophia, a life-like humanoid robot, is pictured at the UN headquarters in New York, Oct. 11, 2017. Sophia was here attending a meeting on "The Future of Everything - Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change".