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What I Learned This Summer – WILTW #7

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Well well well, time flies. WILTW #6 was published at the very beginning of July. Nearly one month, one pertussis, and one failed vacations (thank you whooping cough) later, 92 articles are starred in my Feedly, impatiently waiting for the debrief. I wasn’t expecting summer to be so interesting in term of news and announcement – july and august proved ... Read More »

Back to the future: get a glimpse of Yumi, the collaborative robot from ABB, back in 2011

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(English version below) Je viens de tomber sur cette vidéo, qui est le concept de robot collaboratif FRIDA par ABB. Quelques pensées qui s’entrechoquent : Yumi est sorti presque 4 ans plus tard, ce qui donne une idée du temps qu’il faut à un groupe ayant d’énormes ressources pour industrialiser un prototype. Le prototype avait l’air déjà fonctionnel du côté ... Read More »

Why I won’t support the UBTECH Alpha2, a supposedly “humanoid robot with social skills” on Indiegogo

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A few weeks ago, I received in my mailbox a shiny newsletter announcing that UBTECH is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. For their Alpha2 Robot. Today, they raised more than 1 Million $. ONE. MILLION. *breathing heavily* Here’s what Alpha 2 will be capable of doing for you, according to the press release: Managing weekly calendars and provide verbal reminders ... Read More »