Robotics

Annual Report 2018

This year, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 120 influencers like Automaton and Erico Guizzo, discussing hashtags such as #Robotics , #Robots and #Robot.
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On Nov 13, 2018
@WIRED shared
We're going to make great pets. https://t.co/7cw9CmXuze
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Watch Boston Dynamics' Humanoid Robot Do Parkour

A new video of Atlas, the company's two-legged robot, shows off its agility as it bounds up a platform.

On Dec 12, 2018
@RobotShop shared
The Promise—and Complications—of Domestic Robots https://t.co/5CDeyCS4Xe #Domestic #Robot @singularityhub https://t.co/e5GCkGLEjj
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The Promise—and Complications—of Domestic Robots

Consumers with expectations inflated by years of science fiction saturation might find themselves frustrated as domestic robots fail to perform basic tasks.

On Dec 10, 2018
@AutomatonBlog shared
Robot Gift Guide 2018 https://t.co/CQqbn6Lxo7
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Robot Gift Guide 2018

Over a dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts

On Nov 28, 2018
@ericoguizzo shared
RT @BotJunkie: North Sea Deployment Shows How Quadruped Robots Can Be Commercially Useful https://t.co/qEX86nPxI9 https://t.co/anAzCuj3WQ
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North Sea Deployment Shows How Quadruped Robots Can Be Commercially Useful

ANYmal spends a week doing inspection tasks on an offshore platform

On Oct 4, 2018
@AutomatonBlog shared
Rethink Robotics, Pioneer of Collaborative Robots, Shuts Down https://t.co/VoNRzQlUKB
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Rethink Robotics, Pioneer of Collaborative Robots, Shuts Down

Rodney Brooks’ startup developed a new class of factory robots that could safely work alongside people. Then came the hardest part: selling them

On Oct 15, 2018
@RobotShop shared
This Ladder-Climbing Robot Snake Freaks Me Out Even More Than the Real Thing https://t.co/WH4nXPzVjb #Robotics @Gizmodo https://t.co/CJ8r9rgKkV
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This Ladder-Climbing Robot Snake Freaks Me Out Even More Than the Real Thing

I’ve never been able to quite figure out why I hate snakes, but my disdain of slithering serpents extends to the robot variety as well. I’m sure part of it comes from the way they wriggle ...

On Dec 13, 2018
@MistyRobotics shared
Will you be at CES in 2019? Be sure to check out how robots are changing housework, cooking, retail, and healthcare. https://t.co/4WBkdVSUdU #Misty #Robots #Robotics https://t.co/OCwoVpPQf4
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6 Service Robot Questions to Be Answered at CES 2019

In Las Vegas in January 2019, a RoboBusiness track will enable experts and attendees to answer these questions and more about service robot applications.

On Oct 6, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Tokyo cafe to use robot waiters operated by people with physical disabilities https://t.co/x1qjbRrbjC https://t.co/x7TAZpLT11
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Tokyo cafe to use robot waiters operated by people with physical disabilities

Robotic waiters controlled remotely by people with physical disabilities will work in a new cafe in Tokyo. Previously, robots have been introduced in various roles in a hospital and a ...

On Oct 12, 2018
@WIRED shared
We've seen @BostonDynamics' infamous robot dog open doors, and climb stairs. But now it can navigate complicated construction sites, and do detailed work inspections too 👀: https://t.co/2Xaxm89mNJ https://t.co/iPKT6100ma
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Boston Dynamics Is Prepping Its Robot Dog to Get a Job

A new video of SpotMini, a quadruped robot, shows the mechanical pup looking more businesslike than usual.

On Nov 1, 2018
@AutomatonBlog shared
New IEEE Website Is All About Robots https://t.co/7tzzhuEa4h
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New IEEE Website Is All About Robots

With hundreds of visuals, the guide is a great way to get kids interested in STEM

On Dec 18, 2018
@MistyRobotics shared
Check out the top 4 trends spotted in this years’ #robot scene and why we believe that #developers are the new customers https://t.co/lkCVR1SSxi #Robotics https://t.co/qnZpfv3UgL
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The top 4 trends spotted in this years’ robot scene

For robots, 2018 was a year of goodbyes, hellos, and intriguing pointers to future developments. Here are the four major trends that I spotted in the robot scene this year: General-purpose ...

On Oct 22, 2018
@Perblog shared
RT @ericoguizzo: What Comes After the Roomba? https://t.co/XqugydhHMC
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What Comes After the Roomba?

The Roomba cleaned floors, and it was a hit. But though many have tried to perfect the next version of a home robot, no one has succeeded yet.

On Oct 14, 2018
@RobotShop shared
Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear https://t.co/LJLjpQhhRM https://t.co/vevmHWgXZ5
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Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

Sporting a trendy brown bob, a humanoid robot named Erica chats to a man in front of stunned audience members in Madrid.

On Oct 18, 2018
@atscmc shared
RT @aimeevanrobot: "What ‘rights’ have artificial intelligence objects, and can you embed a conscience?" None and No respectively. https://t.co/4GizUXOARz
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Ethical as well as technological challenges to robotics and AI

What ‘rights’ have artificial intelligence objects, and can you embed a conscience?

On Nov 27, 2018
@RoboticBusiness shared
Our guest columnist argues that more right-brained people are needed in creating social robots for in-home usage https://t.co/vZmqui1NMJ #RoboBusiness
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Robot Design: The Curious Case of Social Robot Aesthetics

Robot design must incorporate user needs as well as technical advances and aesthetics, writes guest columnist Alexandre Colle.

Top Influencers

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@IEEESpectrum's award-winning blog on robots, drones, AI, and more. Editor: @ericoguizzo [email protected] | Senior Writer: @botjunkie [email protected]

Follow 19.9k Followers

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Senior editor at @IEEESpectrum covering robots, drones, AI. @MIT_Sciwrite alum. Engineer turned writer. Husband. Dad. Made in Brazil. [email protected]

Follow 6.7k Followers

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Contributing editor at @IEEESpectrum. I hug robots. [email protected]

Follow 8.5k Followers

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Together, towards a world full of robots.

Follow 14.1k Followers

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

Follow 10.6M Followers

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Market Intelligence for the Global Robotics Industry. Breaking News, Research, Analysis, Financial Transactions, and more!

Follow 7.3k Followers

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Based in Boulder, CO, Misty Robotics, Inc. is building the robot for everyone. Misty Robotics’ vision is to put a personal robot in every home and office.

Follow 923.0 Followers

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Love modular & educational robots. I run @Aptomica that will rent out robotics, stay tuned! Host of video show @Robotsindepth. Also @RobotsUpClose @AMA_Robotics

Follow 9.9k Followers

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Bringing robots into the real world, startup by startup, event by event, deal by deal. @svrobo @robogard @robohub #robotlaunch

Follow 10.4k Followers

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Engadget is the original home for technology news and reviews. https://t.co/6NnXn9BWso

Follow 2.4M Followers

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CEO of @turalt. Passionate about using #AI to help us humans be more human, & using AI for good. Yes, I have a degree in AI. #empathy #womenintech #movethedial

Follow 1.7k Followers

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Robohub is an online platform that brings together leading communicators in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from around the world.

Follow 18.3k Followers

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Singularity University’s global community empowers leaders to leverage exponential technologies to solve global grand challenges. For tech news: @SingularityHub

Follow 107.7k Followers

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Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

Follow 93.3k Followers

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The latest technology news and analysis from world's leading engineering magazine.

Follow 128.7k Followers

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Mother. Wife. Filmmaker. Red lipstick. Hats. Emmy-Nominated & Sundance filmmaker & founder The Webby Awards, co-founder 50/50 Day & Character Day.

Follow 36.8k Followers

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Supporting the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies in Silicon Valley.

Follow 9.8k Followers

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Canadian-American computer science prof and robot geek. Ph.D. in AI, Robotics and Emotions. Previously at SoftBank Robotics. TEDx talks: https://t.co/s0jZbwf89N

Follow 7.7k Followers

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Artificial & Natural Intelligence; Cognition, Culture, & Society; AI Ethics, Safety, & Policy. Vaguely professional tweets—for more: @j2blather; fewer: @j2breve

Follow 11.3k Followers

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R&D Leader | Board Director | Scientist | Business Owner | Disruptive Tech | Founder Women in Robotics AU | MBA | PhD Earth Sciences #superstarsofSTEM

Follow 661.0 Followers