GPU-Accelerated Robot Wins Amazon Warehouse Challenge

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Nadeem Mohammad, posted Aug 16 2016

Teams worldwide competed in the Amazon Picking Challenge, held at RoboCup 2016 in Leipzig, Germany, to see who’s robot can autonomously recognize objects and pick, and stow, the desired targets from a range of unsorted items. Working in collaboration with Delft Robotics, the team from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands won the competition

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Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Remembers Anything For You

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Nadeem Mohammad, posted Aug 15 2016

A new bot called Wonder will remember anything you want, and then return the information you need via a text message. Once you enter your phone number on the Wonder website, the bot will send you a text explaining how it works – and then you just reply back with the information you want it

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Advanced Real-Time Visualization for Robotic Heart Surgery

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Nadeem Mohammad, posted Aug 12 2016

Researchers at the Harvard Biorobotics Laboratory are harnessing the power of GPUs to generate real-time volumetric renderings of patients’ hearts. The team has built a robotic system to autonomously steer commercially available cardiac catheters that can acquire ultrasound images from within the heart. They tested their system in the clinic and reported their results at

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Facial Recognition Software Helping Caterpillar Identify Sleepy Operators

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Nadeem Mohammad, posted Aug 11 2016

Operator fatigue can potentially be a fatal problem for Caterpillar employees driving the massive mine trucks on long, repetitive shifts throughout the night. Caterpillar recognized this and joined forces with Seeing Machines to install their fatigue detection software in thousands of mining trucks worldwide. Using NVIDIA TITAN X and GTX 1080 GPUs along with the

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