Rodney Brooks

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Name: Rodney Brooks
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Power couple

Rodney Brooks' robots have assisted soldiers, nuclear scientists and even the house-proud. But not everyone is happy about their emerging capabilities.Four hours after American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Centre on September ... [Published The Ararat Advertiser - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

It’s all about making efficient delivery drones

These stories and other coverage of Boston’s technology and biotech scene can be found at the globe’s new site, betaboston.com.Depending on whom you ask, package delivery by drone is either looming large in our future or is off in the distance. While ... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

County sets millage rates, ends old fire district tax

by Sarah Fay CampbellThe Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to stop levying property taxes in the old Coweta County Fire Protection District, known as “fire district one.”That means residents in most of the areas that have been annexed ... [Published The Times-Herald - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

betaboston Rethink Robotics claims robots are not after our jobs

When robotics legend Rodney Brooks unveiled a human-like robot in 2012, claims  followed that it was a bold step in the direction of replacing people with machines.True, the robot—named Baxter—would exist to take manufacturing duties from humans. But ... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Hamas will never accept Israel's right to exist [Letter]

Commentator Caroline Poplin claims that Israel will have to make concessions to Hamas to prevent a resumption of the rockets ( "A costly victory for Israel," Aug. 7).However, anyone knowledgeable about Hamas knows that won't work. Hamas is implacably ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

International Collaborative Robots Workshop

On September 30 th industry experts will gather in San Jose, California to help users understand the benefits of integrating collaborative robots within their workforce. This one-day event will examine the best use cases for implementing this emerging ... [Published Product Design and Development - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

iRobot: From R2-D2 to practical robots

The notion of robots in everyday life was long the stuff of The Jetsons and Star Wars. But Colin Angle, 47; Rodney Brooks, 59; and Helen Greiner, 46, brought such inventions into real life through their company, iRobot. Its Roomba vacuum cleaner is well ... [Published Fortune - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Origami automaton

IN what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created a complex machine that can transform itself from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into a walking automaton.It starts out laying flat, like a sheet of paper. ... [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

Source: Youtube/Science MagIN WHAT MAY BE be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.Borrowing from the ancient ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Changes to employee health insurance OK'd

Coweta Commissionby Sarah Fay CampbellChanges to Coweta County’s health insurance for employees and retirees were approved unanimously Tuesday by the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.The changes for current employees take effect Jan. 1, 2015. Changes ... [Published The Times-Herald - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Baxter’s Day Out: Manufacturing Robot Redefines Novelty, Gets Closer to the Real World

Designed with a perspective of redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing environments, Rethink Robotics’ iconic industrial robot – Baxter – is finding a range of unusual alternative applications – from treating patients to farming in space, ... [Published World Industrial Reporter - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

What's a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andrew McAfee Debate-WIRED BizCon 2014

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5WlC2TAzQU&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;What's a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andrew McAfee Debate-WIRED BizCon 2014 What is a robot in 2014? ... [Published Uploads by wired - Jun 23 2014]
Entities: Rodney Brooks, Robotics

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..." Brooks remembers overhearing a senior scientist saying, "why is this young man ruining his career?" before he presented the paper at a conference in France...
...arms have seven joints, each hand has a camera and accelerometer, and the robot interfaces with a factory equipment's programmable logic controls. "workers like the robot because it takes over the unappealing jobs" says inventor Rodney Brooks

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Power couple [Published The Ararat Advertiser - Aug 29 2014]
Rodney Brooks: robots and the future [Published Melbourne Age - Aug 29 2014]
It’s all about making efficient delivery drones [Published Boston Globe - Aug 25 2014]
County sets millage rates, ends old fire distri... [Published The Times-Herald - Aug 21 2014]
betaboston Rethink Robotics claims robots are n... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 18 2014]
17 Companies You Didn't Know Were Founded By MI... [Published Business Insider Australia - Aug 17 2014]
Hamas will never accept Israel's right to exist... [Published Baltimore Sun - Aug 17 2014]
International Collaborative Robots Workshop [Published Product Design and Development - Aug 15 2014]
iRobot: From R2-D2 to practical robots [Published Fortune - Aug 14 2014]
Origami automaton [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 13 2014]
These freaky self-assembled robots build themse... [Published TheJournal.ie - Aug 10 2014]
Changes to employee health insurance OK'd [Published The Times-Herald - Aug 07 2014]
Seven Emerging Technologies You Should Know About [Published CIO Insight - Aug 01 2014]
Baxter’s Day Out: Manufacturing Robot Redefines... [Published World Industrial Reporter - Jul 31 2014]
[tt] NS 2979: Baxter the robot brings his gentl... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 31 2014]
Wes Moss reveals the secrets of happy retirement [Published Visalia Times-Delta - Jul 26 2014]
Video Monday: Curiosity's First Martian Year, A... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 30 2014]
What's a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andre... [Published Uploads by wired - Jun 23 2014]
RIA to Host International Collaborative Robots ... [Published Robotics Online - Jun 18 2014]
Affordable precision printing for pros [Published MIT News feed - Jun 03 2014]
CSAIL convenes leading thinkers to discuss futu... [Published MIT News feed - May 29 2014]
So, Where Are My Robot Servants? [Published IEEE Spectrum - May 29 2014]
[tt] Economist: Robot 2/8: The build-up: Good a... [Published TranshumanTech - May 04 2014]
Here's How To Make Sure Your Kids Don't Blow Th... [Published Clusterstock - Apr 30 2014]
Labour markets: A mighty contest [Published The Economist - Special Report - Mar 27 2014]
What will blow our minds in the *next* 30 years? [Published TED Blog - Mar 24 2014]
WashPost Gives Trio of Readers Platform to Urge... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Mar 24 2014]
Futureketing: How to Systematically Understand ... [Published Lifeboat News The Blog - Mar 21 2014]
Introducing the TED All-Stars: 50+ speakers who... [Published TED Blog - Mar 10 2014]
IdeasLab 2014 - Rodney Brooks - Robots 2.0 [Published World Economic Forum - YouTube - Mar 04 2014]
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[tt] NS 2979: Baxter the robot brings his gentl... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 31 2014]
NS 2979: Baxter the robot brings his gentle touch to novel jobs http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329793.700-baxter-the-robot-brings-his-gentle-touch-to-novel-jobs.html * 23 July 2014 by Hal HodsonA robot designed to work alongside humans in factories ...
Video Monday: Curiosity's First Martian Year, A... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jun 30 2014]
&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?&gt; By the time we put together our post on the DARPA Robotics Finals , we were too late to put Video Friday in time for, you know, Friday. And we feel bad about that, we really do. But not we feel especially ...
What's a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andre... [Published Uploads by wired - Jun 23 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5WlC2TAzQU&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;What's a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andrew McAfee Debate-WIRED BizCon 2014 What is a robot in 2014? ...
Affordable precision printing for pros [Published MIT News feed - Jun 03 2014]
Against the backdrop of today’s burgeoning 3-D printing landscape — with an ever-increasing number of machines popping up — MIT Media Lab spinout Formlabs has carved out a precise niche. Combining a highly accurate (but usually expensive) light-based ...
CSAIL convenes leading thinkers to discuss futu... [Published MIT News feed - May 29 2014]
Computer passwords. The PC. The World Wide Web. Over the last half-century, many of the world’s most important technological innovations were developed by MIT computer scientists.  On May 28 and 29, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ...
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