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Sony uses many robots to create a new PS4 every 30 seconds

A new report from Nikkei’s Asian Review provides a behind-the-scenes look at Sony’s PlayStation manufacturing facility in Japan. One of the most remarkable insights is that the process of creating a PlayStation console is now largely automated – that’s right, robots build game consoles. The report states that this advanced automation enables the PlayStation manufacturing facility in Kisarazu to assemble …

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Soft robots can now run like cheetahs and swim like marlins

Dr. Jie Yin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University, developed LEAP (Leveraging Elastic Instabilities for Amplified Performance) spine relies heavily on the cheetah’s natural flexibility. Usually, soft robots move over solid surfaces while all four feet are firmly on the ground. Unfortunately, this severely limits their speed to around 0.8 body lengths per …

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MIT and Ford help delivery robots navigate to their door

The notes can generally be described as "front door" or "garage". As explained by MIT, the robot could be trained to know that a driveway often leads to a sidewalk that is likely to lead to the front door clues that will be identical to those elsewhere, "said Michael Everett, Ph.D. "The world may look a little different, but there …

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OffWorld's intelligent robots could swarm the solar system to help astronauts and settlers

WASHINGTON – Future lunar researchers could have intelligent robots ready to help them, thanks to OffWorld, a company that plans a fleet of industrial machinery for targets throughout the solar system. The California-based company already has some unknown Fortune 500 companies paying to use robots for applications such as mining on Earth. And while the technology is still at an …

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With smart gloves, Mars astronauts can control robots

E Ven astronauts need a helping hand from time to time, and a new innovation in space suit technology from NASA and SETI could be just what they need for successful missions on the Moon or Mars surfaces. [19659002] The group's intelligent glove allows astronauts to navigate remote technologies such as drones with just one touch. Partially developed by Ntention, …

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Amazing "shapeshifter" robots could explore Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's new shapeshifting robots could give us new access to distant parts of the galaxy – including Saturn's moon Titan NASA describes it as an "invention that looks like a drone rolling across the yard in an elongated hamster wheel and then split in half. " The Shapeshifter Concept Will Enable Titan's Exploration of Saturn's Moon at Some Time The …

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EIGHT ways the world could end! How supervolans, robots, and even aliens could trigger an apocalypse

A science journalist has shown eight ways the world could go down, with deadly biotechnology, terminator robots, and nuclear war the biggest threat to life on Earth. Bryan Walsh, 41, a former foreign correspondent and author of Brooklyn, also addressed climate change, super-volcanoes, asteroids, diseases and even aliens in his new book. End Times: A Short Guide to the End …

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