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Company develops real-life RoboCop Coming soon to a mall near you ? Image Credit: YouTube / Knightscope Inc. Knightscope has invented a futuristic autonomous robot that is able to predict and prevent crime. K5 might seem like a side project from the makers of RoboCop but it is in fact a genuine real world invention. Inventor Knightscope Inc. designed the robot to collect large amounts of information through an array of on-board sensors and to process it using a predictive analytics engine. "Population growth and constrained government budgets render today's methods of fighting crime unscalable," said Stacy Dean Stephens of Knightscope. Initial deployments of the unit are scheduled to be carried out next year. Source: UPI | Comments (18) Tags: Knightscope, K5, Robot

L'automatisation est le «Voldemort» du monde du travail | Rob Lever Selon une étude réalisée par le centre américain de recherche Pew, 48% des 1900 experts interrogés entre novembre 2013 et janvier 2014 estiment que l'essor de l'automatisation va détruire des emplois et augmenter les inégalités de revenus. «L'automatisation, c'est Voldemort: la puissance terrifiante dont personne ne souhaite prononcer le nom», a commenté Jerry Michalski, fondateur du groupe de réflexion Relationship Economy Expedition qui réunit des patrons. Pour Lee Rainie, directeur du projet internet de Pew, la conquête de la robotique et de l'intelligence artificielle va nécessiter «une transformation du travail, en particulier dans le domaine du transport, de la restauration rapide et de la médecine». Avec pour conséquence, selon lui, «un rétrécissement de la classe moyenne et une explosion du nombre de chômeurs» mais cette évolution vers davantage de robotisation peut se faire «de manière plus efficace et plus productive».

Mad Science: “We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life” Kimberly PaxtonActivist Post When do scientific advances cross the line between exciting progress over to a frightening chapter in a futuristic fantasy novel? How about when those advances intrude uncomfortably into the human brain, harvesting thoughts and recording them? A group of researchers at Stanford University have taken this leap into mad science with experimental “intracranial recording”. Or, put simply, they’ve taken the first step towards mind reading using electronic monitoring of brain activity. Using a novel method, the researchers collected the first solid evidence that the pattern of brain activity seen in someone performing a mathematical exercise under experimentally controlled conditions is very similar to that observed when the person engages in quantitative thought in the course of daily life. The procedure involves temporarily removing a portion of a patient’s skull and positioning packets of electrodes against the exposed brain surface. Related:

Robots that fly... and cooperate The dynamics of this robot are quite complicated. In fact, they live in a 12-dimensional space. — Vijay Kumar Synopsis Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other and form ad hoc teams – for construction, surveying disasters and far more. About the Speaker At the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar studies the control and coordination of multi-robot formations. Google Validates Putting Robotic Intelligence in Every Home Nicholas WestActivist Post Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs has become a top news story. However, this is about far more than Google taking a major position in the future of Smart Home technology as it currently exists. Google's other major recent acquisition was in the area of robotics; and, significantly, artificial intelligence. These major purchases indicate that Google is poised to automate the concept of Smart Homes to a far greater degree than has been possible before. According to leading tech site, Gigaom, the robot invasion is about to begin in earnest as we move on to an expanded landscape interconnected and managed by an "Internet of Things." Until this point, the Smart Home has been largely conceptual due to the need for manual implementation by the end user. We often think of robots only in the humanoid sense - and indeed Google has invested in that element as well, as they seek to bring autonomy from the assembly line to delivery. The U.S. Other sources:

Le premier «robot origami» voit le jour | Jean-Louis SANTINI Ces ingénieurs ont seulement utilisé des feuilles de papier et de polystyrène, qui change de forme avec la chaleur, ainsi que des micro-circuits électroniques et des batteries. Ils ont programmé en trois dimensions un petit robot qui de lui-même a pris des formes complexes en quatre minutes et commencé à avancer à la vitesse de 5,4 centimètres par seconde, le tout sans aucune intervention humaine. La disposition des charnières dans le polystyrène ainsi que l'ordre du pliage s'est effectué grâce à des circuits chauffants commandés par un logiciel. Cette avancée révélée jeudi dans la revue américaine Science qu'il est possible de fabriquer rapidement de façon automatique et à bas coûts des machines intelligentes capables d'interagir avec leur environnement. Les scientifiques se sont inspirés de processus d'auto-assemblage observés dans la nature, comme par exemple la manière dont des acides aminés forment des protéines complexes dotées de fonctions sophistiquées. Un robot à 100 dollars

Robotic Bees to Pollinate Monsanto Crops by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Newswire Traducción español aquí. Traduzione italiana qui. Pollinators participate in the sexual-reproduction of plants. But never worry, those real life pollinators—the birds and the bees, as they say—may soon be irrelevant to the food needs of civilization. The Harvard Microrobotics Lab has been working on its Micro Air Vehicles Project since early 2009. Of course, published reports from the lab also describe potential military uses—surveillance and mapping—but the dime-sized cyber-bees have yet to be outfitted with neurotoxin tipped stingers. If you think this bee news is strange, be sure to check out this recent article from the newswire: Anarchist Beekeepers Claim Responsibility for U.S. [The text of this work is free to share and distribute under the following Creative Commons License CC-BY-ND 3.0] Like this: Like Loading... Check out these related Newswire posts:

Google vient d'acheter une flotte de robots militaires. Pour quoi faire? Google vient d’acheter une imposante flotte de robots. L’entreprise a confirmé une information du New York Times selon laquelle elle vient d'acquérir Boston Dynamics, le fabriquant de machines aussi célèbres que BigDog, Atlas, Petman, Cheetah et Wildcat. L’entreprise, basée dans le Massachusets, fait partie des plus avancées au monde dans le secteur des machines à quatre et à deux jambes. publicité Qu’est-ce que Google pourrait vouloir faire d’une armée de robots militaires? Google a affirmé au New York Times qu’il honorerait les contrats existants de Boston Dynamics, notamment un prototype développé pour la DARPA pour 10,8 millions de dollars du robot Atlas, dédié à un potentiel usage humanitaire lors de catastrophes comme celle de Fukushima. Au lieu de ça, mon intution est que l’entreprise voit le développement de robots comme l’extension naturelle de sa préoccupation première, l’intelligence artificielle. A chacun de deviner à quoi serviront en pratique ces outils. Will Oremus

Google to Introduce Smart Contact Lenses: The Era Of Cyborgs Has Begun Update on the merger of human and machine Nicholas WestActivist Post Technology seems to be on a runaway course either to free humanity or to enslave us. Parallel to this trend, we are seeing advancements in neuroscience being made from global projects like the BRAIN initiative in the U.S. and its counterpart in Europe, the Human Brain Project. Recently, a respected scientific journal announced that the era of cyborgs has begun (read that story below) as an array of medical applications are joining us to machines and computer systems. Surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System have made the first officially FDA-approved "bionic eye" transplants, allowing patients with a degenerative eye disease to make out light and shapes. While the device does not offer any type of superhuman enhancement - it in fact only offers rudimentary sight - researchers are heralding this as a major step in a new direction. This is already the Argus II . . . BMI are often considered data suppliers.

Meet ATLAS! The Cyborgs Era Has Started Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled "Chemie der Cyborgs - zur Verknupfung technischer Systeme mit Lebewesen" (The Chemistry of Cyborgs - Interfacing Technical Devices with Organisms), KIT scientists discuss the state of the art of research, opportunities, and risks. The review is published now by the renowned journal "Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed." (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201307495). They are known from science fiction novels and films - technically modified organisms with extraordinary skills, so-called cyborgs. In fact, cyborgs that combine technical systems with living organisms are already reality. Scientists are working on brain-machine interfaces (BMI) for the direct physical contacting of the brain. BMI are often considered data suppliers. Stefan Giselbrecht, Bastian E.

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Nanobiometrics Will Track You By Smell Nicholas WestActivist Post In a few short years, we already have become accustomed to drone surveillance and an array of biometric ID tracking technology that has formed a pervasive matrix of identification and personal data retention. As discussed in How Close Are We to a Nano-Based Surveillance State? back in February of 2011, the next phase of ID will be on the nano scale. DARPA and their contractors have been working for quite a while on making you, not just your personal data, the tracking mechanism. A new announcement from a Spanish engineering firm highlights the direction that is being taken in extracting the most innate personally identifying information possible. Nanotechnology for identification purposes already has been introduced in the following ways, just to name a few: Nano sensors for use in agriculture that measure crops and environmental conditions. It is the misappropriation of science and technology that poses one of the greatest threats to our freedom.