Robot roundup

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  1. ramonmercado

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    (Tech Xplore)—New York-based Construction Robotics is just what its title suggests. The company is applying robotics to construction sites where technology can assist, rather than replace, human workers.

    Their product is a bricklaying robot SAM, which stands for Semi-Automated Mason. The company team believes "there can be significant improvements to the way the construction industry operates."

    Scott Peters, CEO and co-founder, last June introduced the world to his bricklaying robot SAM with a video and this year presented another video, in February, that shows an updated SAM100 OS 2.0.

    "SAM100 is faster than ever and running OS 2.0 which now allows soldier course bricks."

    Luke Dormehl in Digital Trends said it is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer.

    Dormehl went on to say, "SAM is ready and willing to lay 3,000 bricks per day, using its combination of a conveyor belt, robotic arm, and concrete pump. By comparison, a human builder will average around 500 bricks per day."

    SAM is capable of laying 3,000 bricks per day? Word travels fast. Reports said the robot will make an entry in the UK later this year. Futurism earlier this month reported that Construction Robotics "has announced its entry into the U.K. market later this year as it finalizes negotiations with various construction companies." ...

    https://techxplore.com/news/2017-04-bricklaying-robot-ergonomic-economic-impact.html
     
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    The endless toy train robot half loop .. until the power gets cut off I suppose .. this sums up my life, mostly by choice if I'm being fair.

     
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    .. and that bit out of ALIENS when Bishop does that finger stab thing party trick except for real now .. :cool: (RIP Bill Paxton)



     
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    The race to build the world’s first sex robot
    The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no

    by Jenny Kleeman Thursday 27 April 2017 05.30 BST

    In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her shoulder blades. Her name was Harmony. She wore a white leotard, her chest was thrust forward and her French-manicured fingers were splayed across the tops of her slim thighs.

    Harmony is a prototype, a robotic version of the company’s hyper-realistic silicone sex toy, the RealDoll. The Realbotix room where she was assembled was lined with varnished pine surfaces covered with wires and circuit boards, and a 3D printer whirred in the corner, spitting out tiny, intricate parts that will be inserted beneath her PVC skull. Her hazel eyes darted between me and her creator, Matt McMullen, as he described her accomplishments.

    Harmony smiles, blinks and frowns. She can hold a conversation, tell jokes and quote Shakespeare. She’ll remember your birthday, McMullen told me, what you like to eat, and the names of your brothers and sisters. She can hold a conversation about music, movies and books. And of course, Harmony will have sex with you whenever you want. ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/27/race-to-build-world-first-sex-robot
     

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