The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street
When Daniel Nadler woke on Nov. 6, he had just enough time to pour himself a glass of orange juice and open his laptop before the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly employment report at 8:30 a.m.
Eagles are being trained to take down drones from the sky
London's Metropolitan Police force is considering using trained eagles to grab drones from the sky following a rise in unmanned aircraft crime (+ movie). Dutch company Guard from Above has trained the birds of prey to view a drone as a potential meal in response to growing concern about "hostile drones".
AirMule drone ambulance makes maiden flight
A drone ambulance designed to airlift two people has taken autonomously to the air for the first time. The AirMule, which can take off and land vertically, is designed for conditions where landing a helicopter is unfeasible - such as on a battlefield.
Staying human in a machine age
As automation sweeps across the world, we face challenging questions about how we work - and how we play. On the one hand, we are designing ourselves out of ever more jobs, leaving us disengaged. On the other hand, games and countless internet-enabled game-like activities are powerfully addictive.
Industrial Safety Requirements for Collaborative Robots and Applications
Robots Are Now Fighting Fires in Australia
Looking like a cross between a Transformer and one of those machines that wraps up Christmas trees, a new robot is being tested by the New South Wales Fire and Rescue department. The TAF 20-short for Turbine Aided Firefighting-is a robot built in partnership by the Italian engineering firm EmiControls and the German firefighting firm Magirus.
Robot ethics: Mapping the issues for a mechanized world
As with other emerging technologies, advanced robotics brings with it new ethical and policy challenges. This paper will describe the flourishing role of robots in society-from security to sex-and survey the numerous ethical and social issues, which we locate in three broad categories: safety & errors, law & ethics, and social impact.
These Drones Start Fires And Drop Bombs--For Good
Not all fires set by robots are bad. Sometimes an avalanche, even one triggered by a drone's bomb, is a good thing. We live in a weird world, and part of maintaining that weird world sometimes means asking robots to do horrible things.
The Newest Tool in Avy Control: Bomb-Carrying Drones
In 2010, Jackson Hole ski patroller Mark "Big Wally" Wolling was using hand charges to set off controlled avalanches when the slope above him broke free. He was carried over a cliff, buried, and died three days later.
The Navy's New Robot Firefighter In Action
The Navy has a brand new robot designed to make ships safer by fighting fires. The "Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot," or SAFFiR, is a project by the Office of Naval Research that aims to prevent shipboard fires from sending sailors to a watery grave.
Robots Will Make Leeds the First Self-Repairing City
Researchers in Britain want to make the first "self-repairing" city by 2035. How will they do this? By creating autonomous repair robots that patrol the streets and drainage systems, making sure your car doesn't dip into a pothole, and that you don't experience any gas leaks.
Robots to the rescue
Discovery Robots to the rescue Robin Murphy is the master of disaster robots. September 17, 2015 After 9/11, she deployed small mobile robots to investigate the rubble. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she sent small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to explore buildings on the Gulf Coast--the first time UAVs had been used for emergency structural inspections.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans and Robots in the Economy
MIT professor emeritus and Rethink Robotics' founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon's Abhinav Gupta, and MIT's Andrew McAfee, join Nicholas Thompson, editor at NewYorker.com, to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) and robot technology, and their economic impact on industry and society in the future.
Humans Need Not Apply
Further Reading: Script Every human used to have to hunt or gather to survive. But humans are smart-ly lazy so we made tools to make our work easier. From sticks, to plows to tractors we've gone from everyone needing to make food to, modern agriculture with almost no one needing to make food - and yet we still have abundance.
What Are the Dangers of Being a Mechanical Engineer?
Mechanical engineers use science and math to design tools, equipment and machinery to help with a variety of industry needs. They often work with heavy equipment, power tools, motors and technical instruments to create, test and perfect mechanical devices.
Forex Scandal Drives Shift to Algo Trading
Banks are increasingly turning to computer programs to carry out foreign exchange trades After paying billions in fines to settle allegations that traders tried to rig a key currency benchmark, banks are increasingly turning to computer programs to carry out foreign exchange trades.
Global Profit Technologies, Inc. Announces Creation Of World's First Fully Automated Forex Trading Platform And Exclusive Licensing/Strategic Partnership With Automata FX
Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Profit Technologies, Inc., (OTC: GLPT), developer of "4X-DAT™", a unique, sophisticated and fully automated, algorithmic, Forex trading software, announced today that the company has developed what the company believes is the World's first fully automated, algorithmic-driven trading platform.
Mechanizing Proof: Computing, Risk, and Trust
Mechanizing Proof: Computing, Risk, and Trust Inside Technology: Amazon.de: Donald MacKenzie: Fremdsprachige Bücher
Will a robot take your job?
Type your job title into the search box below to find out the likelihood that it could be automated within the next two decades. About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte.
Donald MacKenzie is Professor of Sociology (Personal Chair) at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Inventing Accuracy (1990), Knowing Machines (1996), and Mechanizing Proof (2001), all published by the MIT Press. Portions of An Engine, not a Camera won the Viviana A. Zelizer Prize in economic sociology from the American Sociological Association.