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      ‘Eat the future, pay with your face’: my dystopian trip to an AI burger joint

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 11:00

    If the experience of robot-served fast food dining is any indication, the future of sex robots is going to be very unpleasant

    On 1 April, the same day California’s new $20 hourly minimum wage for fast food workers went into effect, a new restaurant opened in north-east Los Angeles that was conspicuously light on human staff.

    CaliExpress by Flippy claims to be the world’s first fully autonomous restaurant, using a system of AI-powered robots to churn out fast food burgers and fries. A small number of humans are still required to push the buttons on the machines and assemble the burgers and toppings, but the companies involved tout that using their technology could cut labor costs, perhaps dramatically. “Eat the future,” they offer.

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      Ce drone se recharge directement sur les lignes à haute tension

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · 6 days ago - 13:28

    Drone Ligne électrique

    Un concept qui pourrait faciliter l'inspection de l'infrastructure électrique et déboucher sur d'autres applications intéressantes.
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      A-t-on vraiment envie d’un robot Apple pour nous tenir compagnie ?

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Thursday, 4 April - 15:07

    Selon Bloomberg, Apple envisagerait de lancer un robot domestique d'ici à quelques années. Une trajectoire étonnante pour une entreprise habituée à se concentrer sur l'essentiel, qui ne perd généralement pas de temps avec des gadgets.

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      Apple a un nouveau projet secret, il concerne la robotique

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Thursday, 4 April - 07:48

    Apple Robot Chatgpt

    Apple serait en train de travailler sur un robot assistant qui pourrait nous aider dans les tâches du quotidien.
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      The best robot to search for life could look like a snake

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 3 April - 19:45 · 1 minute

    Image of two humans sitting behind a control console dressed in heavy clothing, while a long tube sits on the ice in front of them.

    Enlarge / Trying out the robot on a glacier. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech )

    Icy ocean worlds like Europa or Enceladus are some of the most promising locations for finding extra-terrestrial life in the Solar System because they host liquid water. But to determine if there is something lurking in their alien oceans, we need to get past ice cover that can be dozens of kilometers thick. Any robots we send through the ice would have to do most of the job on their own because communication with these moons takes as much as 155 minutes.

    Researchers working on NASA/JPL’s technology development project called Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor (EELS) might have a solution to both those problems. It involves using an AI-guided space snake robot. And they actually built one.

    Geysers on Enceladus

    The most popular idea to get through the ice sheet on Enceladus or Europa so far has been thermal drilling, a technique used for researching glaciers on Earth. It involves a hot drill that simply melts its way through the ice. “Lots of people work on different thermal drilling approaches, but they all have a challenge of sediment accumulation, which impacts the amount of energy needed to make significant progress through the ice sheet,” says Matthew Glinder, the hardware lead of the EELS project.

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      Robot Dreams review – bittersweet buddy movie is one of the best animations in recent years

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 24 March - 08:00 · 1 minute

    A lonely dog buys himself a robot companion and learns to see the world in a joyous new light in Spanish director Pablo Berger’s exquisite, Oscar-nominated film

    It’s an almost entirely dialogue-free animation, captured with pleasingly simple, almost naive 2D character design. The warm and disarming storytelling is bolstered by the film’s unassuming use of humour. But come to Robot Dreams well stocked with tissues: Pablo Berger’s exquisite, bittersweet, Oscar-nominated buddy movie about the bond between a dog and a robot matches Spike Jonze’s Her as one of cinema’s most devastating and profound studies of loneliness and the fragility of emotional connections. If any further evidence were needed to support the theory that we are enjoying a new boom time for quality animation, then this is it.

    The appealingly clean, uncomplicated character design is based on that of the source material, a graphic novel by American author and illustrator Sara Varon. She has made something of a career from exploring odd-couple relationships: one of her other books, Bake Sale , is about the friendship between a cupcake and an aubergine. Another, Chicken and Cat , is playfully referenced in Robot Dreams , namechecked on the buzzer for the apartment below that of Dog.

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      La Lune pourrait avoir son propre réseau de chemin de fer

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Friday, 22 March - 12:34

    Train Lune

    Construire des trains sur la Lune pourrait permettre de transporter des astronautes et de grandes quantités de ressources, afin de faciliter la colonisation de notre satellite.
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      Nvidia announces “moonshot” to create embodied human-level AI in robot form

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 20 March - 20:21 · 1 minute

    An illustration of a humanoid robot created by Nvidia.

    Enlarge / An illustration of a humanoid robot created by Nvidia. (credit: Nvidia)

    In sci-fi films, the rise of humanlike artificial intelligence often comes hand in hand with a physical platform, such as an android or robot. While the most advanced AI language models so far seem mostly like disembodied voices echoing from an anonymous data center, they might not remain that way for long. Some companies like Google , Figure , Microsoft , Tesla , Boston Dynamics , and others are working toward giving AI models a body. This is called "embodiment," and AI chipmaker Nvidia wants to accelerate the process.

    "Building foundation models for general humanoid robots is one of the most exciting problems to solve in AI today," said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang in a statement. Huang spent a portion of Nvidia's annual GTC conference keynote on Monday going over Nvidia's robotics efforts. "The next generation of robotics will likely be humanoid robotics," Huang said. "We now have the necessary technology to imagine generalized human robotics."

    To that end, Nvidia announced Project GR00T, a general-purpose foundation model for humanoid robots. As a type of AI model itself, Nvidia hopes GR00T (which stands for "Generalist Robot 00 Technology" but sounds a lot like a famous Marvel character) will serve as an AI mind for robots, enabling them to learn skills and solve various tasks on the fly. In a tweet , Nvidia researcher Linxi "Jim" Fan called the project "our moonshot to solve embodied AGI in the physical world."

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      Nvidia: what’s so good about the tech firm’s new AI superchip?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 19 March - 15:11

    US firm hopes to lead in artificial intelligence and other sectors – and has built a model that could control humanoid robots

    The chipmaker Nvidia has extended its lead in artificial intelligence with the unveiling of a new “superchip”, a quantum computing service, and a new suite of tools to help develop the ultimate sci-fi dream: general purpose humanoid robotics. Here we look at what the company is doing and what it might mean.

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