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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Innovation

Amazon Go promoting the digital economy and Amazon Effect

The first store of prototype grocery store "Amazon Go" operated by Amazon.com will be opened on Amazon 's new headquarters (Day One) in Seattle, USA on January 22. It was opened to the public on about one year late since it was announced in December 2016. The interior of the shop is about 168 square meters (50 tsubo), small grouper that cooks basic foods such as milk and bread, cheese, seasoning and confectionery and kitchen made at the kitchen, cook kit that summarizes the ingredients of the recipe It is a large grocery store. 3D sensors and cameras adopted for automatic driving cars are installed in the store and the ceiling, and the system using artificial intelligence (AI) is tracking the state of the product and the behavior of the user accurately. No lines. No checkout. (No queue, no register) as a catchphrase (see movie) "Amazon Go" is a "smart store" proposed by Amazon, a mail order company promoting the digital economy. I feel common idea of ​​innovation as Apple's computer maker in 2001 opened up "Apple Store". I think that there is the essence of the digital economy such as entering from different industries and reforming and integrating the industrial structure. (From the media industry to all industries) Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future (The New York Times) In-store coverage articles As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles (The Read more

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Innovation

DARPA's advanced research theme is pandemic and underground space

There are more than 200 research projects in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), but we are announcing new advanced research themes. "New species of pathogenic threat prevention program" prevents cross-species transmission of viral infections from animals and insects to humans by predicting the evolution and transmission path of the virus and actively intervening I aim to do. In addition, the "Contest of the Underground Space Exploration Technology" is a contest for underground malls, tunnels, caves, underground spaces such as underground spaces, navigation, sensor technology and other contests that enhance the ability to operate in the underground space. These advanced research themes can be applied to military as well as disaster, medical treatment, and private enterprises. Interesting 2017 edition "top 10 popular articles" and "popular tweets and Facebook post" of DARPA are also announced. The Ten Most Popular DARPA Stories of 2017 (DARPA) First Place Develops Space Plane The Most Popular DARPA Twitter and Facebook Posts of 2017 (DARPA) DARPA says, "Our mission is to create attractive science and technology knowledge and discoveries, We will strive to report work and activities so that we can not only inform the results but also understand in the full range of military and private industry and individuals. " In addition to simply publishing the research purpose and results, Japan should emulate the point that it has an easy-to-understand accountability. I think that it is impossible to distinguish between military and civilian fields in advanced science and technology research. Japan also has a clear perspective of prompt commercialization, I believe that a transparent and trustworthy organization is necessary. Tag: DARPA (Nobuyuki Kokai) Although DARPA is the main activity of cutting-edge science and technology to military technology, the Department of Biotechnology Room (BTO) J. Sanchez said, "As early as the results of military-related research by DARPA Commercialization is aimed at helping US forces maintain stronger capabilities at cheaper costs by further creation and competition in the market, shifting technology to a more mature stage, and creating new applications This model was effective for automatic driving cars, smart phones, mobile devices, microprocessors, cyber security, etc. Because life science is more fundamental than these cases and there is room for great evolution, even greater impact It is expected. " "Early commercialization of results of military-related research" is clear. Recognition and guidelines concerning DARPA's "basic research in the field of electronics" and "technological innovation in the field of biotechnology". It is no doubt that DARPA's advanced science and technology research is improving the technology development capability and competitiveness of the United States. DARPA Rolls Out Electronics Resurgence Initiative (DARPA) Read more

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Media

MV AUTOMATICA and CYMATICS (Nigel Stanford) where Art and Tech merged

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, there is a funny MV (Music Video) by Nigel Stanford (Nigel Stanford), a ambient / trans musician who is based in New York. In this "AUTOMATICA", the movement that the robot arm lives and the escalating performance is destructive and seems to imply the future ... (^^) In Stanford's 2014 announcement work "CYMATICS" We are visualizing songs using Cradni Plate, Tesla Coil, water, fire and so on. An artistic and interesting music video has been played only about 14 million times on YouTube alone. Nigel Stanford (Vimeo) 2 works have been elected as Staff Picks. Nigel Stanford (Website) Nigel Stanford (Facebook)

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Innovation

Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 is controlled by ARCV (Australia)

At the 2017 Robotics Challenge 2017 held in Nagoya, Australia, Robotic Vision Center (ARCV) ranked the top eight teams (7 / 30th) and won 80 thousand dollars (approx. 8,800,000 yen) was acquired. ARCV is a team formed by researchers and students of the Australian Center for Robotic Vision, a research base that 4 universities in Australia is participating in. It was sixth in the item sorting robot contest (Amazon Picking Challenge 2016) in 2016. The winning ARCV is not a mainstream arm robot type, but designed and produced an inexpensive custom robot (Cartman) of 24,000 dollars (about 2.44 million yen). We are developing an original method of image recognition and machine learning that we can pick and place tasks even in a cluttered environment. Center Team Wins Amazon Robotics Challenge with Low Cost Robot (roboticvision.org) Cheap Australian robot uses 7 images to ID Read more

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TED

Work to be robbed by machines - and remaining work (TED: Anthony Goldbloom)

Machine learning no longer only performs simple tasks such as credit risk assessment and letter sorting. Now it has become possible to do something much complicated, such as scoring an essay or diagnosing a disease. Will our robots take our work in the future? Machine learning expert Anthony Goldbloom said: "This child is my niece and name is Yaari, I have been nine months old, my mother is a doctor and my father is a lawyer, but Yari is in a university By the time I go, the situation of my parents' work will change drastically. " "The fate of the future of each job depends on the answer to a single question." To what extent can you return to high-frequency large-volume data processing, there is a part that is required to respond to an unprecedented situation Machine is getting smarter and more intelligent about high-frequency data processing, now the machine scores an essay and diagnoses a sickness.It is necessary to conduct an audit within a few years , You will be able to interpret generic expressions from legal contracts. " Finally, "So, Yari - chan, whatever you choose, I always try to do something new, so I will be able to do ahead of the machine," advises Yary. This TED Talk is as short as 4 minutes 33 seconds (^ ^) TED Speaker / TED Attendee: Anthony Goldbloom (Machine learning expert) Transcript (Read Japanese subtitles)

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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

Aim for a personalized future courier service

Postmates, a specialist who is acting on the delivery of restaurants and florists, is aiming to raise the profile of the public with "a strange advertisement poster" at the subway station in New York (^ ^) Liberty ♪ living in New York Has posted. Postmate's Food Delivery Robot?! (How to play NY) This Postmates founded in San Francisco in 2011 and has deployed local on-demand courier services throughout the United States. Began operating the delivery robot developed by Starship Technologies in Washington, DC on March 9, 2017 (see video) Mr. Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis who founded Starship Technologies are co-founder of Skype It is also a remarkable degree of attention, and it is an influential robot maker who has already finished about 2 billion yen of financing. By combining mobile technology, specially designed automatic driving robot, local delivery system, we aim to deliver delivery smarter and more efficiently and more efficiently. Innovation and innovation to solve the "last one mile of transportation and delivery" globally such as automatic driving car (unattended driving), unattended delivery drone, this delivery robot, etc. are progressing. Smart and low-cost "human flows" and "physical distribution" "delivery" according to the area and environment where individuals live, such as urban areas, countryside, in the mountains (^^) will become possible with technological progress. Future courier will definitely be personalized. We are tempted to steal food from an unmanned delivery robot (lol) We Tried To Steal Food From A Delivery Robot (BuzzFeed News)

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Movie

Movie Alien: Android that appears in Covenant (2017)

Director Ridley Scott's latest alien: Covenant (Alien: Covenant), Android "Walter" played by Michael Fasbender will appear. "Ash" for the movie alien and "David" by Prometheus, Director Scott carries an android that surely faces the spaceship. For a huge interplanetary enterprise that sends spacecraft into outer space, faithful employees who monitor many crew members, their employees say that artificial intelligence (AI) androids are best. The director Androids are originally inspired from "HAL 9000" of "2001 Space Trip". In the movie (YouTube), a skeleton made of a 3D model, a touch screen to monitor life organisms, an oversized memory inserted in the brain, and Android "Walter" are made with eerily "possible technology" I see how it is going. It seems that Ridley Scott 's work "Alien: Covenant" challenges the problem of what humans act like human beings should create with technology. Awesome aliens that are physiologically shocked and a state-of-the-art creepy Android 'Walter', it sounds interesting (^^) Film "Aliens: Covenant" (Official Site) The United States is May 19, 2017, Japan is 2017 Meet Walter (Website) Android "Walter" Ridley Scott talks "The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Film" (Wired.jp)

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TED

Does human tasks disappear by automation? (TED: David Autor)

Although this is a paradox that I do not hear much, despite the fact that machines that work on behalf of humans for centuries have been made, the proportion of the adult population who work in the United States has declined for the past 125 years It continues to increase. Why do human labor become unnecessary, human skills do not go out? Economist David Autor gave a lecture on the future of work, "Ask why there are so many jobs yet" Answers filled with surprises and hope. Why does Mr. AUTO have so many jobs? It says that there are two fundamental economic principles involved. One concerns human mentality and creativity, and the other concerns greediness not knowing human satisfaction. The first one is called "O-ring principle", and it decides the kind of work that human beings do. The second principle is to decide how much work there is "the principle without fulfillment". It is an interesting explanation with laughter at the end, Mr. Au told, "Awesome, it is a great advancement that the agricultural population is reduced by 95% and not food shortage, I hope that humanity will do something amazing by that prosperity And I think that it is almost the case. " TED Talk of today's theme of automation, robot, artificial intelligence, technology development and relationship with "human work". Subtitles and Transcript (Read Japanese subtitles) TED Speaker: David Autor (Economist) David Autor (economics.mit.edu)

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Innovation

The world's first virtual home robot, Japan's "Gatebox"

Wincrule Inc. (vinclu Inc.), who is involved in the planning and development of IoT products, reserves the world's first virtual home robot "Gatebox" to be able to live with his favorite character who started from 12 o'clock on the limited reservation sale. We announced that the number of units exceeded 200 units in 5 days. In the field of home robots also called family robots and social robots equipped with AI, new products are in place one after another. The biggest theme common to this field is "Exchange and communication with people", the superiority (smart) of learning ability, the individual "behavior" "expression of emotion", and the closeness of appearance and appearance to humans "Eerie valley phenomenon" is also questioned. Although this "Gatebox" is a virtual product predicted from the appearance of virtual idols "Hatsune Miku", it is characterized by animation culture and maid culture pursuing "communication" and "lovable" "expression of emotions" "healing" It is also a product that seems to be Japanese. Currently, we are accepting pre-orders, and on January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) we have delivered only about 300 units, price 298,000 yen (tax excluded), from December 2017 onwards. Among the many AI robots for families, the target of "Gatebox" is also singles male, and there are reports worried that overseas media will promote the isolation of young people in Japan. Japanese type communication with late laps from the world

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Innovation

Documentary The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Fourth Industrial Revolution)

There are dramatic changes around us such as ubiquitous, mobile, supercomputing, artificial intelligence, robot technology, fully automatic driving car, brain enhancement by neuro technology, DNA editing, etc. It happens at an exponential rate It is. The Primary Industrial Revolution refers to production using a machine powered by water and steam. In the Second Industrial Revolution, mass production (mass production, Production) became possible. And in the Third Industrial Revolution, automation (computer integrated production) using computer and electronics was realized. However, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is fundamentally different from the past. The Fourth Industrial Revolution combines the physical world with the world of biology by digital and spreads to all fields. It affects the economy and industry, and it will redefine even the meaning of being human. This documentary is based on the book "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" written by Mr. Klaus Schwab (Germany March 1938), founder / chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF). I made Marta Chierego of the WEF producer (Director // Editor // Writer). The phenomenon that is happening and past events, the direction to head from now. These are short documents composed of attractive images and images. The Fourth Industrial Revolution | Complete Edition (Japanese Subtitled Version / YouTube) The Fourth Industrial Revolution from Marta Chierego on Vimeo.

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