The concept of robots aren’t new. We see them in factories where they help to make all kinds of products, but they are exactly common outside of those settings. Sure, you might see a couple if you go to Japan or Korea, but like we said, it’s not very often that you would encounter a robot in a home or in a shop.
Right now, the pandemic is still going on all over the world. While the vaccinations have already begun, it is still generally advised that we should maintain social distancing. To help limit the amount of human-to-human interactions, and possibly to show off its technology, Hyundai has rolled out its DAL-e robot which they will begin piloting at the Hyundai Motor showroom in Seoul, South Korea.
There is something very attractive about robotic vacuuming and mopping because it’s clearly something that no one wants to do. Over the years, we’ve tried quite a few and have kept an eye on the industry ever since.
If you’re really into robots, then Boston Dynamics is most likely a company that you’ve been following. The company has made some pretty impressive strides over the years with its development on robots, and to end the year, the company has released a new video that shows off its robots dancing.
One of the problems that EV owners face right now is the lack of dedicated EV chargers. Unlike gas stations that are ubiquitous, EV charging stations still lack that kind of coverage, which means that drivers need to plan their routes and hope that there’s a spot available. However, Volkswagen is hoping to address part of that problem.
Flying a drone does take some skill, and we’re sure that many drone pilots at the start probably encountered a mishap or two. That being said, sometimes those accidents can be recovered from, but other times, you might have an incident where for whatever reason, your drone is lost during the flying process.
While consumer drones might not have been regulated at the start, they are now by various governing agencies around the world. The laws will vary from country to country, where in some places like the US, drone owners are required to register their drones (unless it weighs under 0.55 pounds) with the FAA.
If you were hoping to get your hands on a new DJI drone in the future, that might be tricky because the US government has since placed DJI on its Entity List, the same list that Huawei is currently on. This spells trouble for the drone maker as they might have some issues finding parts for its products.
As humans start to encroach more into the wild and start building and developing, it starts to displace animals from their natural habitat, which is why we’re seeing more instances of wild animals making their way into urban populations as a result. To help combat this problem, a town over in Japan has decided to employ the use of robot wolves to help deter and scare away these animals.
When it comes to drones, it’s safe to say that DJI is pretty much the default choice for the most part. The company has created drones with built-in cameras that allows users to capture interesting videos and photos from new heights and perspectives, but it looks like DJI is about to get some stiff competition from Sony.
One of the reasons why robots are preferred over humans for certain tasks is because they don’t necessarily need to take breaks the same way humans do. They don’t get “tired” in the conventional sense, don’t call in sick, and always do what they’re told. This is why they’re perfect for manufacturing, and also why they might be perfect for the army.
Consumer drones for the most part aren’t very big, which is a good thing in terms of portability. However, they are still big enough where it isn’t as simple as you packing them into a backpack and calling it a day, but if you are after something that small and portable, you might be interested to learn that DJI has since unveiled the DJI Mini 2.
While robots might be getting better at mimicking the actions of humans, one thing it lacks is in the eyes. While one could create artificial eyes for robots, they tend to look lifeless. This is rather important as the eyes can sometimes be expressive themselves, and you can sometimes tell what a person is feeling based on their eyes.
Usually when a building is built, its location is more or less permanent. You might be able to relocate it, but that is typically an arduous task that involves taking it apart and reassembling it at its new location. However, it seems that over in China, engineers have managed to relocate a building by giving a set of robot legs.
One of the advantages of using robots to perform certain tasks is that for certain tasks that are repetitive, having a robot ensures consistency and also the fact that robots don’t need to rest. It seems that White Castle’s experience with Miso Robotics’ Flippy ROAR has proven to be a good one, so much so that the company plans to expand the robots to 10 more locations.
Sometimes in our pursuit of knowledge and progression of society as a whole, it can have negative consequences. For example, when researchers go deep underwater, they use robots and pods that while it makes sense for them to use such devices, their rigid structure could result in the harming of sea life and the environment like corals.
The problem with the vast majority of drones is that they don’t last particularly long in the air. For regular users, it might not be that big of a deal, but when it comes to military usage, battery life could pose a bigger problem as it could affect things like surveillance missions and so on, but that’s something the US Army wants to change.
Due to the fact that home security cameras are becoming cheaper, easier to install, and easier to use, it’s not surprising that more people are starting to use them. For the most part, they get the job done, but who’s to say that it cannot be improved upon? That’s what Amazon is trying to do with its latest Ring home security camera.
The concept of drones raises mixed feelings in people. For some, drones are viewed as recreational devices where they can be used to take photos and videos, while others view drones as an invasion of privacy and also where they can be used in warfare to conduct surveillance on the enemy and also launch attacks.
We’ve all seen the movies where robots patrol compounds. The thing about robots is that they don’t tire and they also can “see” more than humans and could spot things a human might otherwise miss due to fatigue or just outright laziness. So it doesn’t really come a surprise to learn that the US Air Force has tested out using robot dogs to help protect their bases.