Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: robots

Robots can help put a stop to carbon emissions from the construction industry

Students and researchers from the University of Michigan have created a robotically-fabricated structure from timber to promote low-carbon construction.

We can’t reach consensus on killer robots ban. History says it could be next major arms race

Autonomous weapons killed human beings for the first time last year in the Libyan civil war. There's still a debate on their ban.

Air taxis, rockets and moon robots — what Honda has in store for its future

The automaker claims there is no other company that has all core technologies including propulsion, electrification, robotics, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot comes with serious concerns – but not the ones you think

As a researcher who studies ethical use of emerging tech, I find the Tesla Bot raises concerns that transcend sci-fi fears of super-smart robots.

Why we may be exactly wrong about technology and inequality

It’s easy for this kind of apprehension to lead to a sort of neo-Luddism in which technology is viewed as the enemy. The new technology could actually help reduce inequality.

PlayStation inventor starts new career making robots for no pay

Ken Kutaragi is on a mission to make affordable robots that can safely move around and do physical work alongside humans in factories and logistics centers.

Robots that can sniff out coronavirus being tested in America

Koniku, a biotechnology startup, will examine samples from patients tested for Covid-19 to compare how well the smell-bot detects the virus compared with traditional methods.

The lab assistant that can work for 21.5 hours a day and tackle problems humans cannot

The robot chemist, that is helping scientists at the University of Liverpool with their research, could make scientific discoveries “a thousand times faster”.

It’s not science fiction. Robots running industrial world can be hacked, remote-controlled

Previously unknown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to hide malicious code in the software that robots run on.

AI is already putting journalists out of job. But there will never be AI Arnab or Ravish

Microsoft recently fired dozens of journalists responsible for curating and editing news stories to be replaced with automated systems.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.