Artificial Intelligence and the future of work

In the wider world, there is a big debate on the likely effects of artificial intelligence ( AI) and robotics. There is a fear that robots will replace not just manual labour but a lot of brainwork as well. There are scenarios being painted where no human being may be needed for any paid work and robots will do … More details

Conférence sur « l’intelligence artificielle » à l’INESG : Garantir la souveraineté technologique

artificielle, a mis en exergue la nécessité de garantir la souveraineté technologique en Algérie, à travers la mise en fonction des infrastructures consacrées à l’intelligence artificielle, précisant qu’un nombre important d’étudiants «terminent» leur parcours à l’extérieur du pays. C’est pourquoi il est … Plus de details

Watch This Robotic Intestine Puke Rocket Fuel

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency may start to manufacture solid rocket fuel with puking robot intestines Image: Kazumichi Moriyama via YouTube This is literally a robotic intestine puking rocket fuel. It’s being developed in Japan, by roboticists from Chuo University and JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. You’ll be relieved to learn that it’s a robotic intestine puking rocket fuel with a purpose: It’s designed to replicate the peristaltic motion of a real intestine in order to gently mix ingredients to make solid rocket fuel. The researchers say their machine is safer than conventional mixers because the fuel doesn’t experience high shear stress inside the undulating rubber tubing and is never in contact with metal, avoiding the risk of fire and explosions. The idea is to turn the solid rocket fuel manufacturing process into a continuous operation rather than a discrete one, replacing rocket fuel mixing bowls that give you Continue reading Watch This Robotic Intestine Puke Rocket Fuel

Intelligence artificielle: l’Algérie appelée à se préparer aux métiers d’avenir

“L’Algérie devrait se préparer, dés aujourd’hui, aux métiers d’avenir liés à l’intelligence artificielle, car c’est une exigence pour le développement économique et sociétal du pays et un investissement d’avenir”, a soutenu la Directrice du Laboratoire de recherche en intelligence artificielle à l’Université … Plus de details

Cheetah III robot preps for a role as a first responder

If you were to ask someone to name a new technology that emerged from MIT in the 21st century, there’s a good chance they would name the robotic cheetah. Developed by the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Biomimetic Robotics Lab under the direction of Associate Professor Sangbae Kim, the quadruped MIT Cheetah has made headlines for its dynamic legged gait, speed, jumping ability, and biomimetic design. The dog-sized Cheetah II can run on four articulated legs at up to 6.4 meters per second, make mild running turns, and leap to a height of 60 centimeters. The robot can also autonomously determine how to avoid or jump over obstacles. Kim is now developing a third-generation robot, the Cheetah III. Instead of improving the Cheetah’s speed and jumping capabilities, Kim is converting the Cheetah into a commercially viable robot with enhancements such as a greater payload capability, wider range of motion, and Continue reading Cheetah III robot preps for a role as a first responder