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How AR technology can help farmers stay relevant

Augmented reality(AR) and robotics are closely related . Both model their environment to some degree. Robotics uses that model to guide the behaviour of a machine , whereas AR uses it to provide an enhanced sensory experience to a human.   The exact nature of that enhanced experience is bounded only by available sensory, computational, and display (audio, haptic) hardware, and by how the data gathered can be usefully transformed into overlays that argument the natural perception of the human user. What is useful is a function of both the content of those overlays and the latency, how much lag…

Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That’s OK: Federico Pistono at TEDxVienna

Federico Pistono is an author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, blogger, and aspiring filmmaker. He is author of the book Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy, which explores the impact that technological advances have on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. He is Co-Founder of WiFli, a benefit corporation that seeks to provide universal access to information and knowledge via the Internet, for every person on the planet, focusing on the disenfranchised in emerging economies. He has…

How artificial intelligence will make technology disappear | Rand Hindi | TEDxÉcolePolytechnique

When is the last time you had dinner with someone without checking Facebook or Instagram on your phone? With smartphones and connected objects invading our everyday lives, it is getting harder and harder to connect with people nowadays. Rand Hindi astounds us by proposing a solution to this problem that might just change our lives.  

The Next Great Era: Envisioning A Robot Society: Robin Hanson at TEDxTallinn

Robin Hanson is a Professor of Economics at the George Mason University in the US and a researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He is an expert on prediction markets and the social implications of future technologies, e.g. artificial intelligence and nano-technology and their influence on the economy and society. Politically he supports futarchy — a society where policy decisions are made based on open prediction markets.   Robin has a diverse background: he has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in physics but a PhD in social sciences. Robin has researched the artificial intelligence and Bayesian…

Robots, Emotions & Empathy | Angelica Lim | TEDxKL

How do we co-exist with robots? What will robots with empathy be like? A computer science graduate from Simon Fraser University, Canada, Angelica completed her doctorate in Kyoto University, where she built a new breed of robot emotion system, based on the knowledge of human infant development.   She was the first employee at Aldebaran Japan working on the new humanoid robot, Pepper. Also part of the Okuno Speech Media Processing Lab in Kyoto University, she has won awards for her work, including signal processing and entertainment robotics, and aims to develop human-inspired models of emotions and intelligence in robots….

The next frontier in robotics: social, collaborative robots | Andrea Thomaz | TEDxPeachtree

Roboticist Andrea Thomaz gives us an under-the-hood peak at what is coming in the field of Robotics where robots will eventually be able to function and collaborate with humans as naturally as humans do with each other in social situations.   Andrea Thomaz knows robots. Her work developing robots that don’t need programming to perform every task and that can collaborate side by side with humans as assistants, domestic help, etc. has been recognized by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Her work with social robots “Simon” and “Curi” has been featured in the New York…

The power of robots with a face | Tony Belpaeme | TEDxPlymouthUniversity

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Professor Tony Belpaeme – In his talk Professor Belpaeme describes the awesome power of how humans can project personality onto inanimate objects. Tony shows us how by harnessing this aspect of human nature we may be able to do incredible things with the robots of the future.   Professor Tony Belpaeme – Tony Belpaeme is Professor of Cognitive Systems and Robotics at Plymouth University. His research include social systems, cognitive robotics, and artificial intelligence in general.   About TEDx, x = independently organized event In…

Why Every Kid Should Build A Robot | Mark McCombs | TEDxJacksonville

All 21st-century students deserve a role in engineering the future. McCombs will give a first-person account of what happens when children are given an opportunity to see what they are capable of in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). He believes that hands-on, mentor-driven robotics education contributes to a sense of self-efficacy, which may be the one of the greatest advances we can see this generation make.   Over the past twelve years, Mark McCombs has been a part of FIRST Robotics as a student on a high school team, as a college mentor, a head coach,…

A robot that runs and swims like a salamander | Auke Ijspeert

Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process of creating these robots leads to better automata that can be used for fieldwork, service, and search and rescue. But these robots don’t just mimic the natural world — they help us understand our own biology better, unlocking previously unknown secrets of the spinal cord.   TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers…

Maybe the best robot demo ever | Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)  

Mind Control Device Demonstration – Tan Le

Tan Le, co-founder and president of Emotiv Systems, gives a live demo of a mind control device that uses a person’s thoughts to input computer commands. EG is the celebration of the American entertainment industry. Since 1984, Richard Saul Wurman has created extraordinary gatherings about learning and understanding. EG is a rich extension of these ideas – a conference that explores the attitude of understanding in music, film, television, radio, technology, advertising, gaming, interactivity and the web – The Entertainment Gathering Tan Le is an Australian telecommunications entrepreneur, businesswoman and the 1998 Young Australian of the Year. She is president…

What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?    

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