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Robots at work are used for a wide range of tasks such as cleaning, inspection, support and for hospitality. 

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Several types of robots are available for use at work. In addition to the cleaning robots, professional robotic lawnmowers and professional cleaning robots, there are also robots to receive....Read more


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The Everyday Robot project performed by Alphabet's X group is making robots that can safely operate in human environments, where things change every day, people show up unexpectedly, and obstacles appear out of nowhere. In order for robots to be useful day to day, they need to understand and make sense of the spaces where we live and work, and adapt to them as they gain experience. This requires new forms of machine intelligence.
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Scout, Amazon's delivery robot, starts delivering parcels after a successful small-scale test. From Monday to Friday, the robot drives around the Irvine region in California. The reason Amazon starts in sunny California is because of the weather. It doesn't rain much and the sun shines a lot, so there's little chance that the robot will have to drive in all weathers to deliver a package. In Seattle, where the robot was tested, it was different.
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Robots at work are used for a wide range of tasks such as cleaning, inspection, support and for hospitality. 


Examples of robots at work


Several types of robots are available for use at work. In addition to the cleaning robots, professional robotic lawnmowers and professional cleaning robots, there are also robots to receive your guests. Examples are social robots, service robots and even human service robots. But there are also logistics robots, co-bots and robotic arms for companies that expect the more physical tasks from their technology. For helping your employees you can look at a telepresence robot or a counter robot. 


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Humanoid, human robot has many functions

A humanoid robot can perform many tasks. Of course as a buddy or friend but also in teaching is the humanoid coming-up. Humanoids that assist in and around the house will have to wait. But there are developments that indicate that the humanoid will take over tasks.

Development humanoids, human robots

The humanoid robot is obviously the closest to man. There have been uses as a model, teacher or robot baby. Some humanoids approaching the appearance of man very strong and discussions if a humanoid can be a life partner, are underway. What social roles will the human robot play? Wait and see but it is certainly interesting to monitor developments.

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The Everyday Robot project performed by Alphabet's X group is making robots that can safely operate in human environments, where things change every day, people show up unexpectedly, and obstacles appear out of nowhere. In order for robots to be useful day to day, they need to understand and make sense of the spaces where we live and work, and adapt to them as they gain experience. This requires new forms of machine intelligence.
Read more...

Scout, Amazon's delivery robot, starts delivering parcels after a successful small-scale test. From Monday to Friday, the robot drives around the Irvine region in California. The reason Amazon starts in sunny California is because of the weather. It doesn't rain much and the sun shines a lot, so there's little chance that the robot will have to drive in all weathers to deliver a package. In Seattle, where the robot was tested, it was different.
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PAL Robotics announced last month its TIAGo++, a robot that includes two arms with seven degrees of freedom each. TIAGo is used in diverse European-funded projects where end users from different sectors, from healthcare to industry, are involved.
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China is already the world's largest market for industrial robots. As labour costs continue to rise, the demand for robots in the country will be stronger. The country's agricultural sector is seen by some as a place where technologies can take root. A research institute and a startup, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Fujian Newland Era Hi-Tech Co Ltd, are determined to develop an agricultural robot. The sensor-rich agricultural robot can move between two rows of chlorophyll in a greenhouse, collect data on the plants and return them to the control room. The robot, suitable for 5G, is equipped with two 5 megapixel cameras as "eyes". With sensors at the top of its head and mouth, the robot can also detect wind speeds, carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature and other data about the natural environment of the greenhouse.
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Ford and robot maker Agility Robotics are working on a concept with which a self-propelled car in combination with the two-legged robot Digit will deliver our packages at home in the future. Digit can lift up to 18 kilos and climb stairs.
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The Netherlands has a European first: a robot that is active in an office environment and can itself reach other floors via the lift. It is a Relay delivery robot that Sodexo uses in the office of their client Aegon in The Hague. For example, the delivery robot brings sandwiches and drinks from the restaurant to the meeting room on another floor
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Furhat has made commitment that social robots should not only give keynotes on stages but also be put in the hands of developers, as soon as possible. One of the examples is Petra. PETRA: the world's first health pre-screening robot Together with Merck Pharmaceuticals, the developed PETRA, a medical screening robot. The idea is to use Petra for medical screening. The friendly-looking robot seeks interaction to give an indication of the medical condition. Besides the fact that this is necessary in many countries, a robot also regularly reduces the distance to discuss difficult subjects. We have also seen this before in pilots in obese children.
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MIT’s new mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right-side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person’s walking speed. Perhaps most impressive is its ability to perform a 360-degree backflip from a standing position. Researchers claim the mini cheetah is designed to be “virtually indestructible,” recovering with little damage Robotdog race “Eventually, I’m hoping we could have a robotic dog race through an obstacle course, where each team controls a mini cheetah with different algorithms, and we can see which strategy is more effective. That’s how you accelerate research.”
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Parcel delivery company Fedex will test a delivery robot on the last mile in the United States. The so-called 'SameDay Bot' will eventually have to deliver parcels from local FedEx distribution points to consumers at the door. The remarkable thing about this robot is that it can drive up curbs and climb stairs.
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Robotisation, automation and artificial intelligence are a hot topic and an integral part of our society. A new survey by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel now shows that most Belgians embrace intelligent technologies and see them as a tool in their daily lives. Only a minority also believe that robots can fill in human relationships or characteristics, such as friendship.
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Amazon starts testing an autonomous liver robot near its Seattle home in the northwest of the United States. The "Scout" is a six-wheeled all-electric trolley that reaches just above knee height. The robot has the size of a small cool box and rolls over the pavement at walking speed. Deliveries with the robots will take place from Monday to Friday and only during daylight. The trolleys will autonomously follow a set delivery route, but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee. The technology giant ensures that the devices "can safely and efficiently navigate around pets, pedestrians and any other object in their path".
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Toyota has been developing humanoid robots for some time now, of which the T-HR3 is the most recent. This robot was announced at the end of 2017 and, like its predecessors, is very similar to humans. The robot is equipped with a head, two legs and two hands with a total of ten fingers. The T-HR3 is designed as a partner robot that can support people in a variety of conditions. The robot can be used on construction sites, in disaster areas or in space to perform dangerous tasks. With the most recent developments in the field of networks (5G) the applicability is approaching.
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Sophia has a female face, including facial expressions, and looks at her stage partner and audience. Her human form often creates a false image among people of the current state of artificial intelligence and the ability of a robot to conduct a human conversation.
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Google parent Alphabet closes Schaft, the secret unit that develops running robots aimed at helping in disasters. After the sale of Boston Dynamics to Softbank, this is the second farewell to the large initiative Alphabet started in 2013. Consumer robot It is a sad end for a division that once looked like it had a bright future. In 2013 Schaft won the Robotics Challenge of DARPA with surprisingly graceful movements. There were even plans to bring a consumer-oriented product onto the market by 2020, according to reports, but it soon turned out that this was too optimistic a goal. New focus A source known at Tech Crunch indicated that the focus of Alphabet was already there. The tech giant now focuses more on industrial robots and parts such as robot arms than on fully independent robots.
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We have known the Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics for some time. Running over inhospitable terrain, a somersault backwards. The makers are one step further, as can be seen in this video. The control software uses the whole body, including legs, arms and trunk, to combine the energy and power to jump over the trunk and jump up the steps without breaking the tempo. (Step height 40 cm.) Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself.
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Stadkamer and RobotXperience will introduce visitors to the future. From 3 to 7 October 2018, Stadkamer en RobotXperience will organise a five-day innovation pop-up in Stadkamer Centrum aan de Zeven Alleetjes 1 in Zwolle. Visitors, employees, teachers and business relations can experience robots and new technology for themselves and learn what they can do with them. From a 'humanoid' robot that keeps you company, a social desktop robot and smart digital assistants for your home, to technology that allows you to be at another location via 'telepresence', everything about smart software and the latest technology trends. https://stadkamer.nl/activiteiten
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Sophia will be in the Netherlands for the first time on 28 September 2018, because of a leadership congress in Amsterdam. Enough reason for the NOS to speak to her, to see with their own eyes what the hype is about and to find out whether it is justified. The first thing that strikes you when you see Sophia is that she is small. Everyone - big or small - has to bend down a little to be able to look at her. If you look her in the face, there is a good chance that you will get the thought "she looks like someone, but who? That's not a crazy thought: her face is based on that of Audrey Hepburn.
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Sophia is made by David Hansen, of Hanson Robotics shows her feminine side. This human robot has quite realistic skin and a face that moves. At certain points you even see subtle human traits such as a quick grin or the blinking of the eyes.
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Dubai doesn't shy away from modern technology. For example, the fire brigade has water jet packs to fight fires from the air and the police in Lamborghini drive with crime prevention software. Now the next step is taken: robocops. The Dubai police recently started using the human-like REEM robot, developed by the Spanish company Pal Robotics. However, this RoboCop is less spectacular than the cyborg from the science fiction film of the same name. REEM does not take to the streets heavily armed to track down and eliminate criminals. This robot helps citizens to file a report, pay fines and provide general information.
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The robot was built at the University of Tokyo. The makers made sure that he looked like a human being as much as possible. He has a skeleton, muscles and even a kind of nervous system. The researchers claim that these two robots, called Kenshiro and Kengoro, are the most anatomically correct robots to date. That may well be true.
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During an interview on stage in Saudi Arabia, Robot Sophia, Hanson robotics, shows that she is surprisingly human in her expression and her answers. When asked whether robots could have human consciousness and whether they should have, Sophia did not immediately give clear answers. "Why? Is that bad", she asked evasively? When the question was repeated, Sophia once again answered with a question again.
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Honda has announced that it will stop developing Asimo. In 2000, the android robot was the first machine that could move on two legs without tripping, thus representing a major breakthrough in robotic motor skills. Later on, the robot also acquired the ability to recognize objects and voices and to move autonomously.
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You can not visit a conference, or the Japanese robot Pepper will pop up. Research by Swedish Örebro University shows that there are all kinds of fundamental security problems with Pepper. Work at the store for producer Softbank Robotics.
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