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May 2017

Empathy Is Essential to the Future of Human-Robot Coexistence

Source: Redshift (Madeline Gannon) The way humans interact with robots has served society well during the past 50 years: People tell robots what to do, and robots do it to maximum effect. This has led to unprecedented innovation and productivity in agriculture, medicine, and manufacturing. However, an inflection point is on the horizon. Rapid advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence are making robotic systems smarter and more adaptable than …Read More

Workshop on cobots with vocational training students

On Tuesday, May 4, IK4-TEKNIKER hosted a workshop on collaborative robotics with students from a local vocational training center, Armeria Eskola. The group was composed of 35 17-year-old students and two teachers. After receiving a general overview on robotics and human-robot collaboration, the group tested different technologies and scenarios. Several demonstrators were set up for the workshop, including one from FourByThree on safety and interaction (projection system, proximity detection, gestures) …Read More

5 Takeaways from Automate 2017

Source: Robotiq Now that we’ve had time to reflect on Automate 2017, here are our 5 most significant takeaways from last week’s event. 1. It’s Cloud Or Bust  The vast majority of robot manufacturers are providing cloud-based services these days, from simple data backup to cloud-based data analysis. Probably the most dynamic example of this trend in action is the ‘in.control’ system developed by Tend robotics, which allows you to monitor, control, and …Read More