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Future of Data Science: Machine Learning or Artificial intelligence

Image by: javapointWhen we think about the future of AI, we could picture highly sophisticated robots that can imitate humans so effectively that they are indistinguishable from people. True, artificial intelligence’s capacity to swiftly learn, process, and evaluate data in order to make choices is a significant attribute.However, what most of us think of as AI is actually a subdiscipline known as machine learning. Artificial intelligence has become a blanket phrase encompassing a variety…… Read more...

Wild Lego-Bot Pronks About Your Patio

Legged robots span all sorts of shapes and sizes. From the paradigm-setting quadrupeds built from a pit-crew of grad students to the Kickstarter canines that are sure to entertain your junior hackers, the entry point is far and wide. Not one to simply watch from the sidelines, though, [Oracid] wanted to get in on the quadruped-building fun and take us all with him. The result is 5BQE2, a spry budget quadruped that can pronk around the patio at a proper 1 meter-per-second clip.

Without a tether, weight becomes a premium for getting such a creature to move around at a respectable rate.… Read more...

Hackaday Podcast 138: Breakin’ Bluetooth, Doritos Rockets, Wireless Robots, And Autonomous Trolling

Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys peruse the great hardware hacks of the past week. There’s a robot walker platform that wirelessly offloads motor control planning to a computer. We take a look at automating your fishing boat with a trolling motor upgrade, building the Hoover dam in your back yard, and playing Holst’s Planets on an army of Arduini. Make sure you stick around until the end as we stroll through distant memories of Gopher, and peek inside the parking garages of the sea.

Take a look at the links below if you want to follow along, and as always, tell us what you think about this episode in the comments!… Read more...

Why Make A Combat Robot That Walks?

If you watch it on TV or see clips on YouTube, you’ll notice that most combat robots have wheels, which would make sense. They are simple, work well, and if designed right they can take a bit of a beating. So why did [Luke] design his 12-pound bot with no wheels, or any locomotion system for that matter? You can find out more about this peculiar bot in his build report with more than 130 images.

[Luke’s] bot, called Kitten Mittens, is a gyro walker combat robot. This means that instead of traditional tank treads or wheels to move about, [Luke] navigates by angling his bot’s weapon and using the angular momentum to lift up one side of the bot to “walk” forward.… Read more...

Project HERMITS Robots Mimic Crabs With Mechanical Shells

Hermit crabs are famous for being small critters that, from time to time throughout their lives, abandon one shell carried on their back to pick up a new one. Project HERMITS by [Ken Nakagaki] is inspired by this very concept, and involves table-top robots that dock with a variety of modules with different mechanical mechanisms.

As shown in the project video, the small robots augment themselves by interfacing with attachments referred to as “mechanical shells.” They variously allow the robot to move differently or interact in a new way with the world.

One shell allows the robot to activate a small fan, while another lets it rotate arrows in various directions.


It’s Wildcard Time, Your Last Chance To Enter The Hackaday Prize!

The final entry round of the Hackaday Prize begins today, and the theme is… anything! While we’ve guided you through work-from-home, robots, displays, and supportive devices, there are countless great ideas that don’t fit in those boxes. So for this round, just show us what you got!

Entering the Reactive Wildcard round is easy. Publish a page about your project over on Hackaday.io and use the left sidebar “Submit-to” menu on that page to add it to the Hackaday prize. The point is to build a better future, and we can’t wait to see what you think that looks like. Need some inspiration?


Computer Vision in Agriculture – KDnuggets

Deep Learning in the Field: Modern Computer Vision for Agriculture

In today’s fast-paced world of city living and stressful work-life imbalances, especially on the (hopefully) tail-end of a year of pandemic quarantine measures, many young workers are yearning to get closer to nature and family. In the face of re-emerging commutes and the push-and-pull of back-to-the-office versus hybrid or fully-remote working, many young robots would rather ditch the status quo and return to the countryside to scratch a living from the land like their ancestors before them. And they’ll bring lasers, too.

Of course, we’re not talking about the weary office drones being herded back to the office after a year of blissfully working at home, but of robots armed with deep learning computer vision systems and precision actuators for a new breed of farming automation.


3D Printed Research Robotics Platform Runs Remotely

The Open Dynamic Robot Initiative Group is a collaboration between five robotics-orientated research groups, based in three countries, with the aim to build an Open Source robotics platform based around the torque-control method. Leveraging 3D printing, a few custom PCBs, and off-the-shelf parts, there is a low-barrier to entry and much lower cost compared to similar robots.

The eagle-eyed will note that this is only a development platform, and all of the higher level control is off-machine, hosted by a separate PC. What’s interesting here, is just how low-level the robot actually is. The motion hardware is purely a few BLDC motors driven by field-orientated control (FOC) driver units, a wireless controller and some batteries.


Tiny BEAM Robot Smiles Big At The Sun

What have you been working on during the Great Chip Shortage? [NanoRobotGeek] has been living up to their handle and building BEAM robots that are smaller than any we’ve seen before. What are BEAM robots, you say? Technically it stands for Biology Electronics Aesthetics and Mechanics, but basically the idea is to mimic the movement of bugs, usually with found components, and often with solar power. Here’s a bunch of tutorials to get you started.

The underbelly of what might be the world's smallest BEAM robot.
This was before the large, flat storage capacitor came and covered everything up.

This here is an example of a photovore or photopopper — it moves toward light using simple logic by charging up a capacitor and employing a voltage monitor to decide when there’s enough to run two tiny vibration motors that make up its legs and feet.


Final Weekend Of Robots In The Hackaday Prize

This is the final weekend to enter your robot project in the 2021 Hackaday Prize.

The Redefine Robots challenge is looking to you for great ideas in making robots part of modern life. For too long, it’s been the vision of what these machines will look like in the future. But what should they look like right now? Sure, that might be C-3PO, but isn’t it more likely that your robot assistant lives on a smart watch, or that labor saving droid helps by passing the butter when limited mobility makes that a challenge for someone. Where are the everyday things that would be better with just a bit of clever technology?


‘Randy’ sex robots ‘could attack owners’ who don’t consent after advances in AI

Sex robots could end up attacking their owners after repeated breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, an expert has claimed.

Academics have long debated the issues of robot rights, and whether such machines can properly give consent.

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Humans and AI: Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

Could you do your job without a computer? As a child in the 1970s, I was told that computers would take all of our jobs. Yet here I am, working in a career that wouldn’t exist without computers. Most modern jobs require computers for emails, report writing, or videoconferences. Rather than replacing our jobs, computers have created new jobs and made existing jobs more human-centric, as we delegate tedious mechanistic tasks to machines.

I love watching the movie Hidden Figures, showcasing the social and technological revolutions of the 1960s. During the movie’s early moments, we are introduced to three computers: Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan.… Read more...

Why there won’t be a robot uprising any time soon

When you read the word ‘robot’, what comes into your mind?

Most people think of a ‘metal man’, a large humanoid figure with a square head, rather like the Tin Man in the film The Wizard of Oz or R2D2 in Star Wars.

But if you ask people whether they have come across a robot in their own lives, they will usually describe a robot vacuum cleaner, or lawnmower. A small, single-minded cylinder, slowly covering the ground. Less impressive, but much more useful. Successful robots keep it simple.

Robots lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners are really not amazingly intelligent. The grass-cutter needs an edging-tape to stop it wandering off the lawn.


Robots aren't taking our jobs – they're empowering us – BusinessCloud BusinessCloud – BusinessCloud


‘Robots threaten 15m UK jobs’ – back in 2015, this was just one of the sensational headlines as the Bank of England warned of the potential impact of increasing automation on the labour market. 

At a time when the Daily Mirror saw fit to run the story with a picture of a Terminator, you might have been forgiven for being a little worried by the new age of machines. 

Fast-forward six years and the news agenda has moved on somewhat – first Brexit then a global pandemic saw to that – but rapid gains in artificial intelligence capability have continued regardless. 


Line Following Robot uses PID for Speed

While a line-following robot may not be the newest project idea in the book, this one from [Edison Science] is a clean build using modern components and gets a good speed thanks to PID control feedback instead of the more traditional bang-bang control you see in low-end robots.

Of course, PIDs need tuning and that seems to be the weak link — you’ll have to experiment with the settings. The sensors also require calibration, but we bet both of those issues could be fixed pretty easily.

If the idea of PID is new to you, the acronym stands for porotional, integral, and derivative.


View: Are our fears of artificial intelligence justified?

A problem well-diagnosed is a problem half solved. Considering all the breathless hype we hear about Artificial Intelligence (AI) today, it is easy to overlook the arguments people have raised against it.

The pace of development of these new-world technologies has attracted a fair amount of criticism. There are opponents of AI around the world who are scared of these rapidly developing technologies.

Many thinkers have been vocal in sharing their concerns about various dangers associated with AI. From robots controlling the world to lack of employment, concerns about these technologies have people wringing their hands.

The heat of this criticism has now reached some of the world’s most known entrepreneurs too.

Advantages of Using Trading Robots on Quantitative Hedge Funds

“The time will come when no human investment manager will be able to beat the computer,” David Siegel (co-founder Two Sigma)

Generally, hedge funds engage in investing for the long term rather than day trading. In that context, the investment requires developing a macro or microeconomic thesis, understanding the market, and utilizing this perception to employ a vision, building a position, and then comes the part of holding and managing that position for a while, for a few days to often months.

A quantitative analyst explores hundreds of different pieces of information to predict an eligible output to recognize and measure attractive long-term or short-term positions in the market.


5 Ways AI Is Transforming The Manufacturing Industry

Gone are the days when manufacturing was all about tedious and mind-boggling operations. With advancements in the digital era, many new technologies came into existence, and is one of them. Today, in manufacturing has become a trending aspect of the global market.

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-powered analytics, robots, and for quality analysis, all these aspects have significantly facilitated manufacturing automation in the past few years. But, what does the future hold for in manufacturing? Will it grow exponentially with the great advancements in , or will it have stagnant growth?

Well, if you are also looking for answers to similar questions, then you are certainly at the right place!


Pandemic Gives Passersby a Window on Cyborg Control

What’s this? Another fabulous creation from [Niklas Roy] and [Kati Hyyppä] that combines art and electronics with our zeitgeist and a lot of recycled bits and bobs? You got it. Their workshop in eastern Berlin used to be a retail shop and has a large display window as a result. This seems perfect for a pair of artists in a pandemic, because they can communicate with the community through the things they display in the window. Most recently, it was this interactive cyborg baby we are choosing to call Cybaby.

You might recognize Cybaby as one of the very hackable Robosapien robots, but with a baby doll head.


Tiny ESP32 Strider Walks The Walk

Wheels might be the simplest method of locomotion for robots, but walkers are infinitely more satisfying to watch. This is certainly the case for [Chen Liang’s] tiny Strider walker controlled by a ESP32 camera board.

The Strider mechanism might look similar to Strandbeest walkers, but it lifts its feet higher, allowing it to traverse rougher terrain. [Chen]’s little 3D printed version is driven by a pair of geared N20 motors, with three legs on each side. The ESP32 camera board allows for control and an FPV video feed using WiFi, with power coming from a 14500 LiFePO4 battery. The width required by the motors, leg mechanisms, and bearings means the robot is quite wide, to the point that it could get stuck on something that’s outside the camera’s field of view.


Technology jeopardising Islamic beliefs – Kashmir Reader

It is needless to mention how technology has entered many spheres of our lives, changing the lens through which we look at the world. The swift growth in technological advancements has made it hard for us to take a pause for comprehending its implications and to wonder where it all will lead.
Humans should, however, ponder on whether it just a set of commands given to a system in the form of a program, or could the system have its own intelligence, the so-called “artificial intelligence”? Would a robot then be considered equivalent to human beings? Should Muslims believe in something like this?


Egyptian Sci-Fi Film 'Mousa' Explores How Robots Can Make Humans Be More Human – Egyptian Streets

Egyptian Sci-Fi Film ‘Mousa’ Explores How Robots Can Make Humans Be More Human

‘Mousa’ might seem like a typical superhero movie at first. But it represents a new chapter in Egyptian cinema that leans more into creative storytelling and science fiction, allowing audiences in the region to become more prepared for what might come to exist in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and tech-driven future.

Directed and written by Peter Mimi, who is also known for other recent successes including Kalabsh, Casablanca, and Harb Karmouz, the film features renowned stars Karim Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Eyad Nassar, and Asmaa Aboulyazid.


Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Machine Learning In 2022

Pursuing a career in machine learning is the best idea to become a part of the digital revolution.

Machine learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world right now. As per the reports, machine learning engineers are in high demand. All ventures currently have a huge number of utilizations in artificial intelligence, which is the essential motivation behind why there is an appeal for jobs in that field. If you are still confused with so many career options, this is high time for you to think about seeking a career in machine learning.

Why Pursue a Career in Machine Learning in 2022?