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Manna: A Short Story of Robotic Takeover

Manna: A Short Story of Robotic Takeover

Depending on how you want to think about it, it was funny or inevitable or symbolic that the robotic takeover did not start at MIT, NASA, Microsoft or Ford. It started at a Burger-G restaurant in Cary, NC on May 17.

And so begins MannaMarshall Brain‘s tale of robotic takeover. I won’t spoil the fun and just say it reads like a Kafkaesque nightmare. Enjoy!

Understanding our Future with Robots: ABB Frida and the Bot & Dolly IRIS

Understanding our Future with Robots: ABB Frida and the Bot & Dolly IRIS

Whether you’re a fan of R2-D2, Wall-E, Robocop, or the Terminator, one can imagine a future where we co-exist with intelligent machines. ABB’s FRIDA (Flexible Robot Industrial Dual Arm) and Bot & Dolly’s IRIS Robotic Platform are at the forefront of a new generation of industrial machines that illustrate the fascinating potential of articulated robots. FRIDA is designed to work alongside humans in a factory while IRIS is spending its time making movies.