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Monthly report: May 2020

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Developing Robots for Agriculture: Vision Robotics’ Harvey Koselka Interviewed

On May 7, 2020
@RoboticBusiness shared
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky sits down with Vision Robotics COO to discuss the company’s road to developing robotic pruners, weeders and lettuce thinners. Learn more: https://t.co/Kj3gniRGnH
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Vision Robotics COO Tony Koselka discuss the development of agriculural robotics systems including robotic pruners, weeders and lettuce thinners.

On May 7, 2020
@RoboticBusiness shared
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky sits down with Vision Robotics COO to discuss the company’s road to developing robotic pruners, weeders and lettuce thinners. Learn more: https://t.co/Kj3gniRGnH
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Developing Robots for Agriculture: Vision Robotics’ Harvey Koselka Interviewed

Developing Robots for Agriculture: Vision Robotics’ Harvey Koselka Interviewed

Vision Robotics COO Tony Koselka discuss the development of agriculural robotics systems including robotic pruners, weeders and lettuce thinners.

See Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot herd sheep like a pro in new video

On May 22, 2020
@RobotShop shared
See Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot herd sheep like a pro in new video https://t.co/Udw25ykvjh @CNET https://t.co/Th3AJpeROZ
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The robot could end up being an ideal ranch hand that acts like a sheep dog but doesn't need to be fed.

www.cnet.com
On May 22, 2020
@RobotShop shared
See Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot herd sheep like a pro in new video https://t.co/Udw25ykvjh @CNET https://t.co/Th3AJpeROZ
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See Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot herd sheep like a pro in new video

See Boston Dynamics robot dog Spot herd sheep like a pro in new video

The robot could end up being an ideal ranch hand that acts like a sheep dog but doesn't need to be fed.

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

On May 11, 2020
@willknight shared
A decade after creating IBM's Jeopardy-playing Watson, David Ferrucci has an AI system that learns common sense by reading stories and asking questions: https://t.co/EEYeB3cNTQ
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David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

www.wired.com
On May 11, 2020
@willknight shared
A decade after creating IBM's Jeopardy-playing Watson, David Ferrucci has an AI system that learns common sense by reading stories and asking questions: https://t.co/EEYeB3cNTQ
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Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

Covariant raises Series B funding for ‘AI robotics’ for unassisted autonomous manipulation

On May 7, 2020
@pabbeel shared
RT @nikkigarcia120: Enjoyed working w/ @GeneD5 on this @therobotreport story! Good overview of how Covariant thinks about autonomy for its AI-powered robots, why it's a key success metric, and how we measure it w/ something we call "mean uninterrupted operating time" https://t.co/WEzozWBE1I
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Covariant, which has raised $40 million in Series B funding, is building AI to enable picking robots to work longer without intervention.

www.therobotreport.com
On May 7, 2020
@pabbeel shared
RT @nikkigarcia120: Enjoyed working w/ @GeneD5 on this @therobotreport story! Good overview of how Covariant thinks about autonomy for its AI-powered robots, why it's a key success metric, and how we measure it w/ something we call "mean uninterrupted operating time" https://t.co/WEzozWBE1I
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Covariant raises Series B funding for ‘AI robotics’ for unassisted autonomous manipulation

Covariant raises Series B funding for ‘AI robotics’ for unassisted autonomous manipulation

Covariant, which has raised $40 million in Series B funding, is building AI to enable picking robots to work longer without intervention.

Watch a Boston Dynamics robot herd sheep in New Zealand

On May 19, 2020
@engadget shared
Watch a Boston Dynamics robot herd sheep in New Zealand https://t.co/pO6NQsx9QT https://t.co/oDWmXZe84U
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New Zealand-based robotics company Rocos shared a video of Boston Dynamics' Spot herding sheep across grassy pastures.

www.engadget.com
On May 19, 2020
@engadget shared
Watch a Boston Dynamics robot herd sheep in New Zealand https://t.co/pO6NQsx9QT https://t.co/oDWmXZe84U
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Watch a Boston Dynamics robot herd sheep in New Zealand

Watch a Boston Dynamics robot herd sheep in New Zealand

New Zealand-based robotics company Rocos shared a video of Boston Dynamics' Spot herding sheep across grassy pastures.

This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

On May 18, 2020
@WIRED shared
Your gait and your facial expression are nonverbally signaling to other people how much space they should give you. Being able to accurately read these cues is an essential skill for our social species, and perhaps for robots, too. https://t.co/y0PvJMc3k8
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Walk like you're angry, and the emotionally intelligent machine will give you more room, leaving your personal bubble intact.

www.wired.com
On May 18, 2020
@WIRED shared
Your gait and your facial expression are nonverbally signaling to other people how much space they should give you. Being able to accurately read these cues is an essential skill for our social species, and perhaps for robots, too. https://t.co/y0PvJMc3k8
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This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

Walk like you're angry, and the emotionally intelligent machine will give you more room, leaving your personal bubble intact.

5 Star Wars Technologies That are Being Developed in Real Life

On May 4, 2020
@PeterDiamandis shared
RT @FutureloopNews: Robots like, Boston Dynamics' Atlas is showing incredible athleticism, and the field of robotics, in general, is progressing in leaps and bounds. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou https://t.co/I8Lp2Bxe8J
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How close are we to seeing Star War-like technologies in real life?

interestingengineering.com
On May 4, 2020
@PeterDiamandis shared
RT @FutureloopNews: Robots like, Boston Dynamics' Atlas is showing incredible athleticism, and the field of robotics, in general, is progressing in leaps and bounds. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou https://t.co/I8Lp2Bxe8J
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5 Star Wars Technologies That are Being Developed in Real Life

5 Star Wars Technologies That are Being Developed in Real Life

How close are we to seeing Star War-like technologies in real life?

MIT Scientists Create Robot Capable Of Feeling Lust

On May 4, 2020
@boris3324 shared
RT @TheOnion: MIT Scientists Create Robot Capable Of Feeling Lust https://t.co/F6oImAYrHx https://t.co/K8JL3pEZYg
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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Heralding the breakthrough as a landmark achievement for artificial intelligence, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that they have successfully developed the first robot capable of feeling human lust.

www.theonion.com
On May 4, 2020
@boris3324 shared
RT @TheOnion: MIT Scientists Create Robot Capable Of Feeling Lust https://t.co/F6oImAYrHx https://t.co/K8JL3pEZYg
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MIT Scientists Create Robot Capable Of Feeling Lust

MIT Scientists Create Robot Capable Of Feeling Lust

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Heralding the breakthrough as a landmark achievement for artificial intelligence, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that they have ...

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