Topic: robots

MWC: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, Qualcomm’s robotics platform and McAfee’s IoT vulnerabilities

MWC Barcelona, formerly known as Mobile World Congress, is in full swing this week with new innovations and announcements for the mobile space. Microsoft used the event to showcase its latest mixed reality device. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 has been improved for immersion, comfort and time-to-value. “We are entering a new era of computing, one … continue reading

Open Robotics turns its focus to ROS 2.0

Open Robotics, previously known as the Open Source Robotics Foundation, is pouring its development efforts into rewriting the core of the Robot Operating System (ROS) 1.0 this year. ROS has been around since 2007, and while version 1.0 is already being used in a number of different applications and solutions, the robotics industry is changing … continue reading

MIT CSAIL researchers develop computer vision system for robots

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have announced a breakthrough in their robotics research. The team is presenting the Dense Object Nets (DON) method, a new system that they say will one day make robots useful in home and office situations. The system uses computer vision to enable robots to understand … continue reading

Artificial intelligence: Do it your way

Practical adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is driven by an exclusive club of companies. A report from McKinsey Global Institute, published in June 2017, ascertained that investment in AI is dominated by digital giants such as Google and Baidu. On the other hand, the vast majority of firms have not taken any practical steps at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache CloudStack 4.11, Kore.ai Bots Platform 6.1, and Google’s Android update

Apache CloudStack 4.11 is now available. CloudStack is an enterprise cloud orchestration platform designed for creating private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The latest update features a new Host HA framework, new certificate authority framework, integration with Prometheus, and Layer 2 networking capabilities. “This release has been driven by the people operating CloudStack clouds,” said … continue reading

Robots, IoT experiences, autonomous vehicles and more from CES 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show (CSE) comes to a close today in Las Vegas after a week of companies showcasing their latest innovations. Here are some of the products in the show that stood out amongst the rest. Garmin: Garmin showcased a new infotainment platform at the conference.  The platform is designed for Automotive Original Equipment … continue reading

Report: The top 8 emerging technology domains, and their threats

With great technology comes great risks. As new technology continues to emerge in this digital day and age, Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is taking a deeper look on the impact they will have. The institute has released its 2017 Emerging Technology Domains Risk report detailing future threats and vulnerabilities. “To support the … continue reading

OpenAI’s Roboschool, SmartBear ServiceV Pro 2.0, VMware acquires Apteligent — SD Times news digest: May 16, 2017

OpenAI is opening up a new school for robots. The artificial intelligence research company announced the open-source software Roboschool. Roboschool is integrated with OpenAI Gym, and provides an environment for robot simulation. Through OpenAI, Roboschool provides 12 different environments for controlling robots, and it provides a way to train multiple agent at once in one … continue reading

Apollo Android GraphQL client, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, and RisingStack releases open source Node.js debugging tool — SD Times news digest: April 19, 2017

A new open-source project wants to help Android developers work with GraphQL queries. The Apollo Android Graph client is designed to generate Java models from standard GraphQL queries. “These models give you a typesafe API to work with GraphQL servers. Apollo will help you keep your GraphQL query statements together, organized, and easy to access … continue reading

Research paper looks at safety issues of artificial intelligence

There’s been much talk about how artificial intelligence will benefit society, but what about the potential impacts that AI has when the system is poorly designed and creates problems? This is a question several researchers and OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, tackled in a recent paper. The paper was written by researchers from … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s new algorithm, Samsung announces new IoT strategy, and Dell sells its software group—SD Times news digest: June 21, 2016

Machines that can better understand human interactions could open up new possibilities for robots, which is why researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) trained an algorithm that can anticipate human interactions more accurately than before. The algorithm was trained on YouTube videos and TV shows like “The Office” and “Desperate Housewives.” … continue reading

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