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Robotics in healthcare sector. Disney files patent for “huggable and interactive” humanoid robots. The Disney Enterprises group filed a US patent in February that hints at a possible future for its theme parks: humanoid robots designed for maximum hugging efficiency.

Disney files patent for “huggable and interactive” humanoid robots

The patent, which was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, has a suitably warm and fuzzy name: "Soft body robot for physical interaction with humans. " It describes mostly rigid robots, with the exception of "fluid-filled voids," "flexible membranes," and "pressure sensors," and these would all work in tandem to guide the robots' joint motion. Ideally, this would result in "a soft, modular robot that is huggable and interactive. " Abstract Regulation in the 21st Century 1. Program. All events will be held at Yale Law School (127 Wall Street; New Haven, CT) in Room 127 unless otherwise specified.

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Events are subject to change. Papers are linked below. Live stream will be linked to below each presentation on the day of the event. Friday, March 318:30 AM Breakfast and Registration (Room 122) 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM [LIVE STREAM]Welcome Remarks: Jack Balkin, Founder of the Information Society Project at Yale Law SchoolIntroductory Remarks: Kate Klonick, We Robot 2017 Chair. Comment les humains s’attachent aux robots. Www.buzzfeed. Colossus, le premier robot pompier français entre en action à Paris. Baby robot unveiled in Japan as number of childless couples grows.

A baby robot designed to “invoke an emotional connection” has been unveiled in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many couples without children.

Baby robot unveiled in Japan as number of childless couples grows

The Kirobo Mini was created by Toyota’s non-automotive department and is equiped with artificial intelligence and a camera so it can recognise the face of the person speaking to it and respond. “He wobbles a bit, and this is meant to emulate a seated baby which hasn’t fully developed the skills to balance itself,” said Fuminori Kataoka, Kirobo Mini’s chief design engineer. “This vulnerability is meant to invoke an emotional connection.” Toyota plans to sell Kirobo Mini, which blinks its eyes and speaks with a baby-like high-pitched voice, for 39,800 yen (£300/US$390) in Japan next year.

Au Japon, les robots remplacent déjà certains employés de bureau. Autour de l’informatique : Laurence Devillers, l’empathie des robots. The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you. A "Nao" humanoid robot by Aldebaran Robotics dances to the Chinese song "Little Apple" at the World Robot Exhibition during the World Robot Conference in Beijing, China, November 24, 2015.

The largest internet company in 2030? This prediction will probably surprise you

Jason Lee/Reuters Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it's a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big deal when students learn from robot teachers over the internet. Robots as Legal Metaphors by Ryan Calo. Abstract This essay looks at the role robots play in the judicial imagination.

Robots as Legal Metaphors by Ryan Calo

The law and technology literature is replete with examples of how the metaphors and analogies courts select for emerging technology can be outcome determinative. For example, whether a judge sees email as more like a letter or a postcard will dictate the level of Fourth Amendment protection the court is prepared to extend it. Robots and artificial intelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules. EU-wide rules are needed for the fast-evolving field of robotics, e.g. to enforce ethical standards or establish liability for accidents involving driverless cars, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday.

Robots and artificial intelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

MEPs ask the EU Commission to propose rules on robotics and artificial intelligence, in order to fully exploit their economic potential and to guarantee a standard level of safety and security. They note that regulatory standards for robots are being planned in several countries, and point out that the EU needs to take the lead on setting these standards, so as not to be forced to follow those set by third countries. Robotique : l'Union européenne doit rester à la pointe de la recherche - Politique. This 'bee' drone is a robotic flower pollinator - Feb. 15, 2017. In North America alone, honeybees' role in pollination enables the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops, including apples, blueberries, melons and broccoli.

This 'bee' drone is a robotic flower pollinator - Feb. 15, 2017

One student wanted more people to understand the significance of bees to human life -- so she created what's essentially a "bee drone" to be a functional teaching tool that couples technology and design. Plan Bee is a personal robotic bee (controlled by a smart device) designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops. Similar to how bees transfer pollen from one flower to another, the drone sucks in pollen from a plant and expels it onto other flowers to enable cross-pollination. Watch This $100 Drone Try to Do a Bumblebee’s Job. Could there be anything gloomier to think about than a mechanical bee?

Watch This $100 Drone Try to Do a Bumblebee’s Job

It’s a sad fact—bee populations are in decline in many parts of the world. While the reasons bees are in trouble aren’t yet well understood, the problem has some technologists investigating whether drones could fly flower-spreading pollen instead. The latest effort comes from Japan, where investigators at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science, in Tsukuba, were looking for new uses for sticky substances called ionic liquid gels that have unusual physical properties. Don’t kill us, R2-D2: MEPs warn against robot revolt. Rendre les robots américains « great again » BBC Radio 4 - 15 Minute Drama, Isaac Asimov's I, Robot. Www.theverge. Rise of the robots. Earlier this year, the Japanese office of advertising agency McCann Erickson announced a new creative director.

Rise of the robots

The new employee underwent the agency’s traditional welcoming ceremony alongside 11 college graduates. However, McCann’s new creative director wasn’t able to join the post-ceremony celebrations with the rest of the graduates. That’s because it was a robot. Christened “AI-CD beta,” the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) creative director is the brainchild of McCann’s Millennials taskforce and it has been programmed to provide creative direction for television commercials. Robots are becoming security guards. 'Once it gets arms ... it'll replace all of us' William Santana Li imagines a future where robots will keep Americans safe.

Robots are becoming security guards. 'Once it gets arms ... it'll replace all of us'

Communities, he dreams, will take security into their own hands by investing in wheeled machines that patrol streets, sidewalks and schools — instantly alerting residents via a mobile app of intruders or criminal behavior. “What if we could crowd-source security?” Not Content With Silencing Human Critics, Russia Has Now Arrested A Robot. You might be forgiven if you were under the impression that the Russian government is a bit behind the times when it comes to modern technology and its never ending desire to stifle every last bit of dissent possible. Between the bouts its had with internet censorship and some strange claims about how binge-watching streaming services are a form of United States mind-control, it would be quite easy to be left with the notion that this is all for comedy.

Alas, blunders and conspiracy theories aside, much of this technological blundering is mere cover for the very real iron grip the Russians place upon free speech, with all manner of examples in technology used as excuses to silence its critics. And now it's no longer just human beings that need fear the Russian government, it seems. Just this past week, a robot was arrested at a political rally. And, yes, I really do mean a robot, and, yes, I really do mean arrested.