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Robot programmed to anticipate human actions

Researchers at America’s Cornell University have programmed a robot to predict what you’re about to do and help you achieve it. Using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, the robot watches your body movements, then accesses a video database of around120 household activities — ranging from putting food in the microwave, eating, brushing teeth to pouring a drink  — to predict what your actions...
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Will robotics be the driving force behind an industrial revolution for the 21st Century?

On Monday, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) opens its £1m competition in robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). Ten days before, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced a government investment of £35m to fund “centres of excellence” for RAS. Is there a flavour for investment in robotics brewing in the UK? Or is this just symptomatic of the wider global...
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The revolution in robot surgery is upon us, but can we afford it?

“It is almost inconceivable, as surgeons, that in 10 years time we will be putting our hands in patients.” Mr Justin Vale, Urological surgeon, 2009. Last yea r, the Journal for Healthcare Quality reported that 41% of American hospital websites advertised robotic surgery, with hospitals offering robots pulling in more patients. A study by the American Cancer Society found that...
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Will robotics be the driving force behind an industrial revolution for the 21st Century?

On Monday, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) opens its £1m competition in robotics and...

The revolution in robot surgery is upon us, but can we afford it?

“It is almost inconceivable, as surgeons, that in 10 years time we will be putting our hands...

Robot programmed to anticipate human actions

Researchers at America’s Cornell University have programmed a robot to predict what you’re...