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74 Stories To Learn About Robots

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Let's learn about Robots via these 74 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.

1. Smartphones Are Now Control Hubs for Personal Service Robots

The next decade will see huge strides in artificial intelligence and connectivity, supported by the internet of things. All this creates the technological foundation for the growing smart home market, especially in the domestic robot segment. In its global forecast, MarketAndMarkets predicts that the global value of domestic robot market will hit $9.1 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 22.4%.

2. Fighting Coronavirus: Singapore Tests a Disinfection Robot That Capable of Cleaning Large Areas

Scientists in Singapore have invented a disinfecting robot that imitates human gestures to help cleaning staff overwhelmed since the start of the coronavirus crisis. The "XDBOT" is a rectangular box-shaped robot mounted on wheels and armed with an articulated arm which can be operated remotely. He can reach places that are difficult to clean with great dexterity, such as the space under beds or tables.

3. How Robots Will Help Humans in a Post-Pandemic World

Bet you’ve never heard this one ― the world will never be the same after the pandemic. Among the many negative things it puts us through, there are at least some that advance us towards more automation in our everyday life. Most businesses and government facilities are going digital; there are no lines in the buildings, no unnecessary contact with people, even the amount of paperwork has shrunk. A lot of these tasks are being carried out at least in part with technologies, and today we’ll take a look at the most efficient implementations of service robots, which more than likely are here to stay.

4. Will We Ever Have Too Many Developers?

The rapid development of technology has shown the importance of developers in our lives. Read our article to find out more about this highly evolving field.

5. Surviving a Skynet Apocalypse

We've all seen the terminator a million billion times. From the Judgement day to the latest one. F*ck ! It was so bad i don't even remember the name. That's not the point though.

6. The Lack of Unique Human Abilities in Robots

Robots are unable to undertake tasks in which special human intellectual capabilities are needed.

7. An Attempt To Achieve Immortality

What if i told you that during your lifetime, the world will change more than it did in the entire history of mankind combined.

8. What You Should Know to Win at Algorithmic Trading

Among all the trading techniques, one of the most popular and sophisticated is algorithmic trading.

9. Google's PaLM-E (AI Robot) Can See and Understand Language

Google's latest publication, PaLM-E, is an embodied multimodal language model.

10. Societal Impact of Sex Robots

I’m not sure who coined the term “Pervnado” about all the recent sexual assault revelations coming out, but it is a good one. According to this L.A. Times article, a powerful person has been accused of sexual harassment at the rate of every 20 hours since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke on October 5, 2017. The fact that these predators are getting their due finally, is good, but there is a larger concern with the weaponization of harassment allegations. I was personally a witness to two situations around the year 2000 with some employees of mine. This was two different occasions at the same company, I managed a large group of IT consultants and the scenario played out almost exactly the same on both occasions. I was sitting in the lunch room and one of my guys approached a woman and asked if they wanted to go to lunch, the woman declined, and that was it. The next thing I know I get a call from HR and they want to fire my guy because a sexual harassment claim had been filed. I was able to save their jobs because I had been a witness, but the woman wasn’t reprimanded, my guys had to go through sensitivity training. What this has led to is a lot of men just retreating from dating altogether.

11. Hands Down: Is AI Dangerous Or Not?

AI is humanities "biggest existential threat", comparable to "summoning the demon." -Elon Musk speaking at MIT in 2014

12. Do You Know Robots?

There are several types of robots used to automate production.

13. Manufacturing Robotization: Drivers and Barriers

By 2035, in the leading industrial robotics countries, factory productivity will grow by 40% and gross value added will double.

14. If AI Could Help You Take Control of Your Life, Would You Let It?

Are you ready to experiment with using AI to take control of your workday?

15. Building Robots for Smarter Cities: How the Manufacturing Process is Everything

Hardware is seeing a resurgence and exponential innovation similar to the software boom a decade ago. And as a robotic delivery company founded in 2017, we have been navigating the manufacturing world and hardware revolution, picking up product design and smart tips along the way.

16. Ethical Concerns About AI are Overrated

Thanks to AI, we can send, receive and process vast amounts of information near-instantaneously. But there is still much work to be done.

17. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Who’s At Fault When Robots Kill?

Up to now, any robots brushing with the law were always running strictly according to their code. Fatal accidents and serious injuries usually only happened through human misadventure or improper use of safety systems and barriers. We’ve yet to truly test how our laws will cope with the arrival of more sophisticated automation technology — but that day isn’t very far away.

18. Are Robots Effective During a Coronavirus Pandemic?

We are at a time when we are not prepared with resources and planning to handle the pandemics like COVID-19. Just as humans are not ready to tackle the disease, robots alongside too are quite behind the abilities to combat the problem.

19. Food Tech Stories: Will You Marry Me, Cooking Robot?

Based on this story: S'pore's First Robotics Restaurant Serves Robot-Cooked Wok Dishes

20. Will Robots Take Your Job: Reality or a Misconception?

There has been a lot of fear regarding human beings being made redundant due to artificial intelligence and automation taking away their jobs. The recruitment industry is one of the many sectors AI has enhanced in recent years. AI and robots are used to optimize the workflow through machine learning and problem-solving. Automation with AI helps to dig the best resource out of many available candidates. The ability of robots and AI to provide efficient outcomes swiftly is the reason for the massive adoption of these technologies. There is no divided opinion about the fact that digital workers known as robots are performing more of the work traditionally done by humans so saying that these AI-based robots are taking away human jobs is nothing more than a  dystopian claim.

21. Your Robocup, Sir

07:00 am, the bus leaves in 15 minutes and you’ve got a chance to run to the nearest coffee shop to get your morning dose of excellent caffeine. You come into a café, happily recognizing that there are only two competitors in the queue, and already start to feel the energy of a double Americano in your hand.

22. "AI Will Take Your Marketing Job Soon Enough": A Response

AI won't take my job as a content writer. Yet, it will improve it. Wanna know how? Check out a content writer's response.

23. Can Robots Manage Health Benefits?

In an attempt to manage soaring health care costs, some government officials and health care companies are turning to algorithms to determine how to allocate limited benefits, who to provide care to first, or whether a person should receive care at all.

24. 5 Tips From a Robot on Motivation

Need to get more done? Follow these 5 tips from an AI robot to help keep you motivated.

25. AI, Robotics, and the Future of Healthcare

There is no doubt that AI and Robotics are making human life more manageable. The way these technologies are helping mankind is beyond our imagination.

26. Human Brand Ambassadors Have Limitations: Enter FoodTech Robots

In the nearest future, a majority of FoodTech businesses and consumer brands will start using cognitive virtual humans.

27. About Cisco, Alascom and Fanuc's Progress on Building Collaborative Cobots

By harnessing Natural language to allow for more seamlessly collaborative Robotics projects, Cisco, Alascom and Fanuc are drawing a roadmap for the future.

28. How to Operate Promotional Robots with Minimal Technical Knowledge

After all, our technologies, be that a Roomba, a voicemail box, or a smartphone, are robots too and they can be configured and used without any problems.

29. I Hear Voices: The Communicative Array for a Friendly Robot

Engineers of the “Promobot” company shed some light on what the notion of “robot communication” actually means

30. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): STORY OF THE PLAY

“Robot” is a Czech word meaning “worker.”

31. The New Face of Bionics: How Technology is Augmenting Humanity

AI and human hybrids have been the mainstay of Hollywood for decades. But what once was a plot device is fast becoming reality. When combined with humans, AI is envisioned to help us keep up with the pace of technological change.

32. Innovative Retail Technology For Brick and Mortar Shops

Find out the Top 5 Retail Technologies brick and mortar shops should adopt in 2021 and how VR, robots, and other retail tech can help them.

33. First Come, First Served: 7 Businesses That Hired Robots Before 2020

We are already used to robots in an industrial environment. Repeatability, speed, precision, flexibility, no contact with humans, and safety. That’s what robots are all about. No wonder that businesses all around the world are trying now to adopt robots in their services asap.

34. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): PROPERTY LIST

Throughout: Dark grey carpet ground cloth.

35. Love, Death & Industrial Robots

By 2022 the number of operational industrial robots worldwide is expected to surpass the population of Berlin. Nowadays in our factories, flexible cobots work hand in hand with people and machine learning is helping them to become even more versatile. It is very fascinating to follow the developments of the fast-paced automation industry.

36. Moving Fast and Breaking Things vs Moving Slow so That it Doesn't Break - Technological Evolution

Digital technology is characterized by “move fast and break things”. Heavy asset industries, in contrast, are characterized by “this cannot break, so we have to move slow”. When digitalization meets industry, these mottos collide. The optimal result in this collision is “move fast without breaking things”, or at least try to avoid “move slow and break things”.

37. Robotic Welding Process: Welding Applications, Systems and Techniques

The use of robotic technology allows to obtain precise and rapid results, avoid waste, and operate with greater safety.

38. 5 Really Cool Tech and Sci-Fi Movies/TV Shows You Should Watch

Looking for some stellar techie movie recommendations? Here are quite a few I grew up watching.

39. Should Telsa Humanoids Be Our Future Nurses?

While many older movies set in the future paint the 2020s as a futuristic megalopolis, the reality is that we have yet to transform into a society that sees flying cars and teleportation as normal parts of everyday life. However, new innovations and developments in healthcare, such as ambulatory surgery centers and telehealth, are slowly starting to usher us into a new age in which highly advanced technology is becoming more and more accepted and utilized.

40. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Capek - Table of Links

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), by Karel Capek is part of HackerNoon’s Books series. Read this book online for free on HackerNoon!

41. How Robots Are Helping To Battle The Pandemic

The battle against the coronavirus pandemic, for example, has recently proven to be a valuable use-case.

42. Top 5 Ping Pong Robots: 2022 Edition

If you are training to be a hard table tennis professional player, you have to invest in a ping pong robot. This can help to build your form and skill and are simply great for any level of players. These robots can be simple or sophisticated but their primary aim is to make you perfect your game. With these, you can improve your style of the game and also build your consistency.

43. Algorithms and Society: A Not-So-Simple Discussion, In Three Parts

Image Source: Unified Infotech

44. Smart Alternatives to Sampling Campaigns in Supermarkets During COVID-19

Find out how you can replace sampling campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic to be safe and still engage with customers.

45. How Rozum Café Rule Robots

It is a common phrase that every story has two sides. Thus this article marries such stories. The story of how coffee met a robot and became each other's perfect twin flame. The essential contribution of coffee to the humans’ lifestyle is so diverse that there are almost no pages left in the history books to narrate a unique script about it anymore.

46. Five Industries That Could See An Influx of Robots

The year is 2020, and everyone is excited about the unpredictability of its rollercoaster ride. We are all strapped in and are ready to go, but there are still some vacant seats. The rollercoaster refuses to set sail unless all seats are with occupants. We do not understand this seer nature of 2020 and why it is bringing these new terms and conditions into play. We, however, have some candidates in mind to occupy the vacant seats. Their inevitable existence has been in the shadow of our minds for some time. But now its time to let these cousins of ours into the fold. Enter the robots, and the 2020 rollercoaster ride commences. We as humans, however, insist that we captain the ship and must decide on which route the year should sail since we have more experience.

47. Robotics and Their future Impacts for Humans

In the Industrial Age that humankind has entered a long time back with steam, the arrangement has caused crude automation underway. With the improvement of web and portable advances, hardware, Nano innovation, progresses in drug, wellbeing and computerized applications, etc accelerate mechatronics considers these days.

Robots have upset the assembling and modern world in ongoing decades, and are beginning to make their move into the more extensive universe of business just as our homes, as well.

These advancements are set to turn our view of what a robot is, and how it can support us and the world we live in, tops turvy. Rather than considering robots huge, inflexible, and strong machines. We can see future robots as counterfeit automated living beings that have properties mirroring, and enormously expanding, the capacities of characteristic living beings.

While mechanical workers are presently typical in parts, for example, vehicle and hardware fabricating. 2019 should see progressively broad appropriation crosswise over nourishment creation, social insurance, and conveyance activities.

The interesting properties of non-abrasiveness and consistence make these machines exceedingly fit cooperation with fragile things, including the human body.

How these new innovations will at last drive mechanical autonomy and the careful type of future robots is obscure, yet here we can at any rate glimpse the future effect of apply autonomy for people.

Other than automated vacuum cleaners, home help robots have been moderate to take off up until now. Could that change in 2019? Without a doubt, an entire type of new business like Yocan, and set up organizations are wagering that it will. From automated mates for the older to robots intended to encourage, play with and care for pets while their proprietors are out, the evident applications are ample.

The 19th century denoted the increasing speed and wide reception of mechanical procedures. Toward the beginning of the century, the Industrial Revolution was in mid-swing, and by the end, we had built up the vehicle and were going to exhibit controlled flight.

48. Meet NORN: The AI-Powered Robot Who Can Paint Masterpieces

NORN uses paints, canvases, and brushes, just like the rest of us, to create his works of art. This talented robot was the invention of two data scientists from Moscow and Altai, Russia.

49. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): Epilogue - A Laboratory. One year later

Alquist. Kill me—kill me, then. What will your future be?

50. Why RPA Is Attractive to Manufacturers

As Kevin Ross from CyberArk puts it, “RPA is one of the hottest technologies in the IT market today, mainly due to its potential to deliver huge benefits to companies.” Many businesses are rushing to close the gap between production and demand for their services, especially after the COVID-19 disruptions.

51. How Social Robots Help Reduce Stress and Loneliness In Child Patients

What do a smartphone, a kick scooter and a pet have in common? When combined and powered by artificial intelligence, they become new members of the household – social companion robots. They can do a boatload of things from guarding the house and doing chores to babysitting and teaching kids to keeping company to the older adults or those with health issues.

52. Are Fish Robots Going to Save the Oceans?

In this slogging thread, our community discusses the new robo-fish that comes to help us save the oceans from microplastic waste.

53. Navigating Uncharted Waters: a Robotic Startup Journey

Check out what it takes to build enterprise robots and how a corporate robotic department can spin off into a standalone robotic scale-up.

54. The Ways in Which AI has Changed the Way We Move, Work, Search and Buy

Here is a list of 5 examples of artificial intelligence that you’re likely to have come across daily that you are possibly not aware of.

55. How Mixed Reality Will Shape the Design of Intelligent Systems and Robots

As of now, if you are an intelligent design systems engineer interested in designing, fabricating and assembling a robot for your lab or factory, you must go through the laborious process of first designing a 3D model on a 2D screen (which is problematic without full-scale context) then making a crammed engineering drawing listing the bill of materials and displaying your design in different views (isometric, right, left, section, exploded). For the engineer putting this together, this takes hours to days to do so depending on the complexity of the robot. One must take into account the orientation of every part, measurement of each side and angle, the location of the part in terms of the whole assembly, surfaces that should meet vs not, appropriate torque required for any screws, etc.

56. Telepresence Robots: An Ultimate Guide

Learn the 18 characteristics of telepresence robots.

57. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): Act Three - The same. Afternoon

Scene: Helena’s drawing-room as before. The room is dark and gray.

58. Star Trek Movie’s 40th anniversary, Superintelligence and the Singularity

Why the Boring Motion Picture is Actually More RelevantToday than It was 40 years ago

59. 3 Common Types of 3D Sensors: Stereo, Structured Light, and ToF

Over the past decade, 3D sensors have emerged to become one of the most versatile and ubiquitous types of sensor used in robotics.

60. Replacing Manual Labor With Robotics Manufacturing Lines

Let's look into some case studies to find out should our manufacturing lines stay manual, or be automated.

61. What Tech Companies Should Watch Out for When Scaling Operations

There are key performance indicators (KPIs) and quantitative metrics to measure a company´s success.

62. Robots Performing Surgeries On Pigs? The Impact Of Robotics In Medicine

For the first time in medical history, it was recorded that some robots successfully carried out a laparoscopic surgery unaided by humans.

63. From Idea to 4M Page Views in 4 Weeks

Will robots take my job?

64. The Rise of Robots: Insights Into the Global Robotics Market

2020 marks one hundred years since the word “robot” was first coined by science fiction playwright, Karel Capek. Forty years later, in 1961, General Motors installed the worlds first industrial robot, paving the way for automated manufacturing and the era of programmable machines.

65. R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): Act Two - Helena’s Drawing Room—Ten years later. Morning

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), by Karel Capek is part of HackerNoon’s Book Blog Post series. You can jump to any chapter in this book here: [LINK TO TABLE OF LINK]. Act Two: Helena’s Drawing Room—Ten years later. Morning

66. R.U.R. : Act One - Central Office of the Factory of Rossum’s Universal Robots

Scene: Central office of the factory of Rossum’s Universal Robots.

67. Top 5 Technology Innovations in 2020 You Have to Be Ready For

The current year is replete with technological innovations that are capable of plotting a vector for the development of the entire industry for 2020 and subsequent years. The AI-operated robotic hand Dactyl that solves Rubik’s cube with one hand, the BERT, an advanced voice assistant, that launched a rocket into natural language understanding, smart watches with electrocardiogram sensors embedded – all these 2019 innovations allow us to suggest that the era of digital dystopia is just around the corner. With the tech industry becoming more advanced, cyber threats are expected to be complex and far-reaching. Fortunately, the cyber defence industry is not rest on its laurels, even now there are lots of methods to protect yourself from threats (you can read about it on Cooltechzone).

68. Reinforcement Learning: 10 Real Reward & Punishment Applications

In Reinforcement Learning (RL), agents are trained on a reward and punishment mechanism. The agent is rewarded for correct moves and punished for the wrong ones. In doing so, the agent tries to minimize wrong moves and maximize the right ones.

69. Will the Robots (Finally) be Arriving?

Exploring the role of consumer robots before, during, and after the current pandemic

70. How to Create and Play a Simple Robot Program via Webots Robot Simulator

Do you want to learn robot, but you don’t have money to buy the robot? Or you don't know where to start?

71. Deciphering Reinforced Learning for Hybrid Controls in Robots

Recently, when I was watching the Terminator: Dark Fate (By the way, I was disappointed with the whole reboot kind of thing, for me, Judgement Day was the ultimate Terminator movie).

72. Object Recognition With SPOT from Boston Robotics

Earlier this month, we were joined by Joris Sijs, Lead Scientist at TNO on the second series of Grakn Orbit.

73. Top 20 Robotic Process Automation Companies

As the world is moving forward to using variants of technologies, so has automation improved its ways to make our work easier. Though the word automation was coined in the 1950s, very few people really understood what it meant. But with the time automation has seeped through our daily life functions. Since the advent of robotic process automation, a lot of new players have emerged.  If you are looking for top robotic process automation companies, this list will help you.

74. Top 10 Robotic Process Automation Companies

Robotic Process Automation is a new technology, and it lets s a business to configure computer software to reduce and integrate the significant action of a human interacting with current digital systems to process. RPA utilizes an updated user interface to collect data and manipulate the overall application. It built with the trigger responses and good at communicating with the different systems to perform a complete task. This software never makes any mistake, and the cost of software is too low when you compare it with staff. At present, it is one of the fast-growing segments in the world, so business people depend on such software to run a business successfully. Hence you have to go with the right robotic process automation Company to get a complete solution.

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