Posts Tagged:Robots

Huawei is considering cell towers that wirelessly charge drones

Huawei’s big news at MWC was, of course, the P10 handset and a new watch. The company does have its fingers in other pies, though, and one of those is the drone game. Far away from the exhibition halls where all the smartphones are on display is an a…

Advantech boss: China will suffer if President Trump makes good on vow to make Apple iPhones in America

The Chinese economy could be hit hard if U.S. President Donald Trump makes good on his vow…

Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots; production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%

After a factory in Dongguan, China, replaced most of its workers with robots, it witnessed a spectacular rise in productivity…

Foxconn has 10 lights-out production lines, aims to fully automate entire factories

Foxconn Electronics is automating production at its factories in China in three phases…

Apple iPhone production in the actually straightforward and not expensive

There is a misconception that the reason most electronic devices are manufactured in China is because of low labor costs…

President-elect Trump tells Apple CEO Tim Cook that he’d like to see Apple make products in the U.S.

It’s a big thing, we’ll make the robots too. Right now we don’t make the robots. We don’t make anything. But we’re going to…

Could President Trump be the catalyst for an all-American iPhone?

On the back of every iPhone are engraved the words…

Apple could make iPhones in the U.S.A. under President Trump, sources say

Apple’s iPhones might one day soon carry “Made in America” labels…

Apple assembler Foxconn now has 40,000 ‘Foxbot’ robots working at factories in China

The Foxconn Group has installed 40,000 robots for handling manufacturing jobs at a number of its plants in China…

Appel supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots

Thirty-five Taiwanese companies, including Apple’s supplier Foxconn, spent a total of 4 billion yuan…

Robotic assistant makes you glad Siri is just a voice

Anyone who’s been wringing their hands in anticipation of the day we’ll each have a physical, robotic assistant to schedule our days and keep us company should be careful what they wish for because the future is here, and it is creepy. “Nadine” comes from scientists at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, and its face […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Robo-dog Santa sleigh will haunt your Christmas

Robots are cool, but there are some things visionary engineers in the robotics field should not mess with – like eight tiny reindeer. Boston Dynamics put their famous robotic dogs through another test – harnessing three Spot bots to a sleigh, pulling a waving Santa-like figure (not the real Santa, but a real person dressed […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Samsung building robot army to replace human factory workers

Samsung has received a multi-million dollar investment from the South Korean government to develop factory robots to help win manufacturing work currently being lost to cheap human labor in China. Samsung will build the precision speed reducers, motors, controllers, and sensor encoders needed to bring the robots to market. The plan is for them to […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Japanese helper-bot is as adorable as it is ridiculous

Now if Cupertino really wanted to make Siri something special, they would give her a head, arms and legs, and make her dance when she plays music. Sharp Electronics has either jumped ahead of Apple or jumped the shark tank with an animated robotic smartphone called RoBoHon. It does everything your current smartphone does but […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The architects behind Apple’s spaceship campus set their sights on Mars

Foster + Partners is currently making a name for itself by designing Apple’s new spaceship campus and flagship stores, but once it’s done taking over Earth, the Australian-based architecture firm wants to help NASA create human colonies on Mars. Norman Foster’s firm revealed its plans for a 93-square meter habitat that would be 3D printed […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day every day. Scott embarked on […]

Woz and over 1,000 other AI experts: Ban weaponized robots

Artificial Intelligence technology has reached a point where the deployment of such systems is feasible within years…

Woz and other big thinkers call for ban on AI weapons

Autonomous weapons that have the power to track and kill targets with Terminator-like efficiency aren’t just a Hollywood fantasy anymore. Steve Wozniak, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and hundreds of AI & robotics researchers say the technology to build autonomous weapons that select and engage targets without human intervention is feasible within years, not decades. And […]

Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else

UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks. With this

This is what new Star Wars droid BB-8 would look like in space gray

With its roly-poly looks and infectious personality, new droid BB-8 looks primed to be a real scene-stealer when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters at the end of the year. And now we know what the ballsy little bot

Protesters stage anti-artificial intelligence rally at SXSW

I say robot, you say no-bot!

See crazy Japanese robot stuff tomatoes in runner’s mouth

Energy gels are so 2014. When it comes to winning races, modern marathon runners need a robot that straps to their back and force-feeds them tomatoes. Luckily, Japan has already delivered this technological wonder. Wait till you see it in

Google’s 160lbs robot dog scares the bejesus out of me

Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics is no stranger to creating robotic beasts that can do freakish feats, but their latest robotic quadruped — a 160 lbs dog-like machine named Spot — takes the crazy factor to an all new level

Foxconn robots better, but still not precise enough to assemble Apple iPhones

Although Foxbots have been used in the company’s production line ever since June…

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