Innovation

Funny automatic sawtooth (AutoSaw) incorporating AI in DIY

The team of MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory (CSAIL) teams such as Jeffrey Lipton and Adriana Schulz also announced a robotic system incorporating AI (artificial intelligence) into the world of carpentry called AutoSaw (automatic sawtooth) did. Every year, in woodworking work, both professional and amateur hurt hands and fingers, doing dangerous work such as sawing. It is an interesting research theme to automate dangerous work by human hand at low cost. "Robots have already enabled mass production, but using AI (artificial intelligence) there is the possibility of realizing customization and personalization with everything we produce," said the director of CSAIL "Said Daniela Rus. Compared with conventional CAD systems of furniture and woodworking machines controlled by computer, the features of the AutoSaw system are as follows. 1. We have selected interfaces that can be easily customized by amateur users, software that selects from many templates designed by experts, and software that automatically simulates and verifies load capacity and deformation etc. 2. Depending on the scale, it is very expensive depending on the scale, and for industrial CNC machine tools and industrial robot arms requiring skill in operation, a general tool such as a circular sawing machine + a combination of a small and inexpensive self-propelled robot To automate it at low cost. 3. By combining common tools and self-propelled robots, we can handle work at the construction site without being bound by places. The research theme is to bring "Mass customization" made possible by 3D printers into the field of furniture and woodworking, making it easy to create custom furniture with high thresholds. It is still a primitive system, but it is an interesting research that you can imagine safe and personalized "DIY world" in the near future (^ ^) Custom carpentry with help from robots (MIT News) Robot Assisted Carpentry for Mass Customization ( pdf / MIT) Sawtooth mounted on a modified rumba. MIT Announces AutoSaw Automatic Woodworking System for Custom Furniture (Video) (Engadget Japan Version)

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Media

Code Lab function added to AI robot toy Cozmo

Anki's Cozmo is an adorable AI robot toy that recognizes your face, interacts with you, playing games together, understanding you as a relationship. When looking at the face of Cozmo rich in emotional expression, it looks a lot like Eve (movie Wallie) (original title: WALL-E) (^ ^) Updated "Cozmo" application on June 26 It was announced that a new "Code Lab" function for children was added. This "Code Lab" is based on "Scratch Blocks" developed by MIT Media Lab and Google. Keeping in mind that children are easy to understand, we are beginning with providing "dozens of programming blocks" using "horizontal method" that allows easy coding. Scratch for developers (scratch.mit.edu) Japanese Anki has also carried out full-scale update this autumn, adding "vertical method" capable of more complicated programming to "Code Lab", and now It is planned to provide the fully functional Python SDK to "Cozmo SDK" released in 2016. Anki Read more

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Innovation

Google, announcing programming "Project Bloks" touched and learned

Based on a simple concept of teaching coding to children using blocks (building blocks), Google announced the "Project Bloks" programming learning platform to touch and learn. It is a method tried by a program such as MIT's "Scratch Blocks" which learns the concept of a programming language. However, unlike Scratch children need PCs and doublets, this uses blocks that actually touch. Google calls this "Pucks" or "Board". It is "Brain Board" based on the low price "Raspberry Pi Zero" that controls processing and connection. Individual Pucks can be programmed with different instructions. For example, it is an instruction block such as on / off, moving to the left, music playback and so on. When placing an easy-to-understand design Puck, Base Boards reads the instructions and feeds back to "Brain Board". This series of processing can be rearranged freely, connected indefinitely, and a new play experience is created. Joyme Goldstein, Project Lead of Project Bloks (Website) Project Bloks, essentially uses a toy strongly touching the tactile, to learn, touched (feeling) learning has a high learning effect (^^) He says that it is possible to teach the idea of ​​established computing to about five years old children who have not yet learned to read or write. Google's Project Bloks is a research project. For this reason, it has been made open source, toys manufacturers can freely build using this. You can manufacture toys with all materials and shapes. Google, the platform for learning to learn Programming learning platform "Project Bloks" announced (CNET Japan) Investment in knowledge always pays the highest interest. (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Media Lab

Marvin Minski talks about health and human mind (TED)

Mr. Marvin Minsky (August 1927 - January 2016) is a computer scientist and cognitive scientist in the United States. The specialty is artificial intelligence (AI), one of the founders of the MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has conducted initial early artificial intelligence research and is also known as "father of artificial intelligence" which is also known in books on AI and philosophy. In 1951 (1951) Mr. Minsky is making machine learning device using hardware neural network. It seems likely that it was the first self-learning artificial intelligence in the world. He also served as a technical advisor for Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece "2001 Space Trip". On 28th January 2016, I died at the age of 88 due to cerebral hemorrhage. We pray for the souls. Mr. Marvin Minsky talks about his health, over-population, human mind, mischievous, and various topics in TED 2003 with an attractive improvisation. Wit, wisdom, just a little deception. Is it a joke (^ ^) What do you think? At the end of the lecture, "In the next 20 years, I hope to be able to break away from the traditional approaches to artificial intelligence, such as neural networks, genetic algorithms, and rule-based systems, and by raising the viewpoint a little bit I want to make a system that uses all these things so that we can do it. "I know weaknesses, but let's stop telling them (lol) Thank you (applause) TED Speaker: Marvin Minsky (AI pioneer) Marvin Minski talks about health and human mind (reading Japanese subtitles) Marvin Minski, father of artificial intelligence and computer science, died at the age of 88 (TechCrunch Japan) Minsky, "father of artificial intelligence" Criticized recent research on artificial intelligence (5/15, 2003 Wired.jp)

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Innovation

An app that knows emotion by just looking at the face (TED: Rana el Kaliouby)

Emotion affects every aspect of our lives - ranging from learning to how to communicate and how to make decisions. But in the digital it is missing. Electronic equipment and applications we use do not have our feelings. Scientist Rana el Kaliouby is trying to change this. She will demonstrate a powerful new technology to read facial expressions and associate with their corresponding emotions. This "emotion engine" has a big meaning, she says that there is the possibility to change not only the way we relate to machines but also the way we interact with each other, she says. In this lecture, analysis results by country, gender, age, etc. using the world's largest "emotion database" which analyzed 2.9 million videos and extracted emotion points in 75 countries is interesting and " A woman smiles much more frequently than a man of the same age and this may be necessary for a date. "(^^) Now the face recognition system is for the purpose of criminal investigation and identity verification Although the advancement has advanced to such an image recognition / animation analysis "emotion engine" is very important for human-computer conversation. (^^) TED Speaker: Rana el Kaliouby (Computer scientist) Dr. Rai Kaliouby (Rana el Kaliouby) is an affiliate of Affectiva, Inc. (2009 ) Co-founder. There is the Affdex SDK (developer.affectiva.com). affectiva.com (Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder) MIT Media Lab spin-off The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in Read more

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Innovation

The day will come when the robot is no longer a robot.

The field of application of robot called family robot and social robot is attracting attention. High performance of image recognition and natural language processing, Internet environment such as Wi-Fi, development environment that makes it easier to add functions and customize are in the background. In Japan, general sales of SOFTBANK's humanoid robot · pepper (Pepper) has begun. Also, in July 2014, MIT's robot venture "Jibo" reached the target amount of 2,300% (about 466 million yen) at Indiegogo, showing the height of interest. In addition, a social robot named BUDDY from France is conducting a campaign at Indiegogo site, but now it reaches 370% of the target amount (about 46 million yen), such as robot development field attracting attention around the world is. Functionally, the expansion of IoT (the Internet of goods) and the progress of devices and peripheral technologies are expected to expand more and more. The common theme common to this field is "exchange and communication with people". We must combine diverse elements such as design, aesthetics, psychology, linguistics, medicine, pedagogy, nursing care and so on with conventional mechanical robots, and it is also necessary to combine superiority (smart) of learning abilities and individuality Behavior and "lovable" "expression of feelings" "eerie valley phenomenon" are likely to be questioned. There is a definition of robot (Wikipedia), but as the birth of "unique artificial intelligence robot" called "the only nickname" that learns and transforms its own surroundings and interpersonal relationships has come think. BUDDY: Your Family's Companion Robot (Indiegogo) The movie is with Japanese subtitles (^ ^) Artificial intelligence robot development field other than Japanese industrial robot is lagging, it becomes a "trump card" of population decrease / declining birthrate and aging society Regrettably, we are sorry for traditional research and development and rigidization of venture support only in the field we can obtain. BLUE FROG ROBOTICS (Website) Buddy (Facebook)

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Media Lab

Analysis of Visitor Behavior Data of Interesting Louvre Museum

At the Louvre museum where the number of visitors to the year is one of the best in the world, visitors are asked "What kind of works are you visiting?" "What kind of paths do you go through?" And " There are interesting projects that collect and analyze visitor behavior data such as "Are you spending?" It is open to the public on the Website in cooperation with Mr. Yuji Yoshimura of a Barcelona resident architect who loves croissant (cruasan) and collaboration project of Musée du Louvre, MIT. By adopting the data collection method using the Bluetooth sensor, it seems that it became possible to automatically collect behavior data of visitors in a large-scale museum which was extremely difficult until now. In addition, we have attempted to extract behavior patterns of visitors who have not been known so far, and to "dig into how the behaviors of visitors are affected by the spatial structure". It is interesting, is not it? (^ ^) In my thesis, the interior's behavior of short-stayers (staying for less than 1 hour 30 minutes) and long-term visitors (over 6 hours) is far more similar than we imagine It was pointed out that you are there. Please see below for interesting data analysis project. Louvre Museum, Visitor Survey / Analysis: First edition of academic papers came out! (Mediterranean blog) A beautiful scene, future creativity is nurtured. (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Media

Nicholas · Negroponte: 30 years history of the future

Mr. Nicholas Negroponte (Nicholas Negroponte, 1943 -) studied CAD mainly at the university and graduate school of MIT, and in 1966 he received a master's degree in architecture from MIT. In 1985, founded MIT Media Lab with former president Jerome Weisner. As director, I am raising it to a place of advanced activity of interface research, an outstanding research center of new media. At TED Talks in March 2014, Professor Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, invites you to a journey of the development of technology that has occurred over the past 30 years. In 1992, Negroponte was involved in the launch of computer-related magazine Wired Magazine as the first investor. This outstanding prophet introduces an example that he predicted in the 1970s and 1980s and the interfaces and technological innovations that were ridiculed at the time are now prevailing. In the trial of OLPC (Ethiopia), spreading the tablet PC without any instruction manual, let the children think about how to use it. Children quickly turned on and took advantage of 50 applications per person in 5 days, not only were they singing "ABC Songs" in 2 weeks, they hacked Android in 6 months (laugh) I conclude with the forecast of the last (ridiculous or vivid) 30 years later. To connect the "last billion people" to the Internet is totally different from connecting "the next one billion people". It's a wonderful TED Talks (^ ^) TED Speaker: Nicholas Negroponte (Tech visionary)

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Innovation

The charm of the world's first family robot "JIBO"

"JIBO" which makes a quirky voice is attracting popularity with a cute expression produced by Associate Professor Cynthia · Brisaar (Dr. Cynthia Breazeal) who teaches Media Arts and Science at MIT Media Lab. On the cloud funding "Indiegogo" site, we have already exceeded $ 1.03 million, far exceeding the target amount of 100,000 dollars, leaving 24th. At TEDWomen 2010, Mr. Brigir was fascinated by a personal robot after watching "Star Wars" as a child, studied artificial intelligence at the MIT graduate school, established a personal robot group (Personal Robots Group), and interacted with people We are engaged in robot production with the concept of "Fureai". Cynthia Brigir: The rise of personal robots (TEDWomen 2010) JIBO adopts "Linux" as the OS, can connect with Wi-Fi, reminders, message transmission to families, photography, stories, reading stories, Telepresence Avatar, which is the main function of the game. In Indiegogo you can make reservations in advance for JIBO with support of $ 499. JIBO, The World's First Family Robot. (Indiegogo) JIBO (myjibo.com) Why robots "JIBO" gather popularity in cloud funds (Wired.jp) Wall-E Ending (YouTube) I think that it is similar to robot EVE ^ ^)

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Innovation

Run on the new bionics, climb, let's dance (TED)

There is a wonderful TED Talks "Mr. Hugh Herr, director of the Bio-Mechatronics Group, MIT Media Lab" Running with new bionics and let's do rock climbing and dancing ". Hugh Ha is frostbite in climbing in her teens and cuts his feet. From the doctor it is told that climbing is impossible, from which he got a doctorate in physics and mechanical engineering from Millersville University, a master's degree in biophysics at MIT, a wearable robot system that helps to strengthen human physical abilities We are working on the development of. In this lecture, the latest biotechnology and mechatronics was announced, and there are excellent results that fusion of diverse technologies such as 3D printer, biological design, robot engineering and so on. Finally, a 20-year-old female dancer, Adrian Haslett Davis, who lost his left leg due to the explosion of the Boston Marathon, performed a dance for the first time on the TED stage with the help of Bionics prosthetic limb. The hall is surrounded by big applause. Biomechatronics | MIT Media Lab (Website) Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance (TED) Hugh Herr: Bionics designer (TED Speaker) I am working on the research and development of a new prosthesis at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory Ken Endo studied at MIT in 2005 and is engaged in research on artificial limbs under Professor Hugh Her. I have a doctorate in 2012. Interview articles are as follows: Silk pavilion, collaboration between technology and life (Nobuyuki Kokai) Read more

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Innovation

1984 (30 years ago) Nicholas · Negroponte forecast (TED)

Nicholas Negroponte (Nicholas Negroponte, 1943 -) is a computer scientist. It is known as the founder and honorary president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. John Negroponte, the first US National Information Secretary, is an older brother. It is TED Talks titled "Five predictions Nicholas · Negroponte talked about in 1984". The prediction is surprisingly accurate as it is CD-ROM, web interface (Web), automatic compatible terminal, iPhone touch panel input, 1 child per laptop plan (OLPC), etc. I will. "A good education must be something you can enjoy well ... It is absolutely wrong to teach children programming themselves" in the movie (about 15 minutes and 40 seconds), and an anecdote of the LOGO language is a must-see (^ ^) In 1984 (1984), Apple's innovative commercial "1984" was aired on the Super Bowl and the name machine Macintosh 128k was announced. History of Personal Computer 1984 (@ Kansai) This figure predicts that everything goes to digitization at the time of Media Lab establishment (1985), and the fusion and structure of media and related industries will change. Disney, Comcast, AOL 's management strategy changed, Internet companies such as Yahoo, Amazon, Google were born, the structure of the newspaper, publishing / printing industry and so on changed. I think that countries, businesses and ventures that understand digital correctly will grow. Walt Disney's Management Strategy (Nobuyuki Kokai) Comcast Innovation and Technology Center Construction (Nobuyuki Kokai) Nicholas Negroponte (TED Speaker) Subtitles and Transcript (Read Japanese Subtitles) Interview with Nicholas Negroponte "I can not read letters I hope children read books on their computer "(March 27, 2012 WEBRONZA)

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Media

New literacy project for infants (ScratchJr)

Scratch (programming language) is a programming language learning environment which results developed without learning how to write proper syntax developed by MIT Media Lab. Mitchell and Resznik: Let's teach children about programming (Nobuyuki Kokai) The development project of the junior version of Scratch (5 to 7 years old) is during the Kickstater campaign (until April 30). Originally targeted amount ($ 25,000) was compatible with iPad, but we aim to achieve new target amount set at $ 60,000 (Android version) and $ 80,000 (curriculum production for teacher and parent) (coordinated by The Code-to-Learn Foundation ScratchJr (Website) iPad Version Started downloading: Scratch which millions of people attended July 30, but suitable for children of infants (5-7 years old) Interface and redesign as programming learning environment. It seems more fun and interesting in the tablet PC environment (^ ^) UK introduces programming education (compulsory in September) to compulsory education (5-16 years old). Active promotion of Code.org (currently 31,370,579 students) is advancing in the United States. There is an article that Liberty ♪ living in New York, in the United States, sees the program as being more positive and pleasant "anyone can do" (^ ^) 38 million in the publication of picture books and workbooks that can learn programming Hello Ruby (How to play NY) The era that everyone acquires programming is spreading to the world (Nobuyuki Kokai) Place where adults and children innovate together (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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