Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Walker is one of the newest robots from UBTECH Robotics. Below is just a few of the features and technologies used in its development. 1.Flexible walking on complex terrain: With gait planning and control, Walker can achieve stable walking on different surfaces including carpet, floor, marble, and more.
Walker is your agile smart companion—an intelligent, bipedal humanoid robot that aims to one day be an indispensable part of your family. Standing 4.75 feet (1.45 m) tall and weighing 170 lbs (77 kg), the new version of Walker is more advanced than ever, including arms and hands with the ability to grasp and manipulate objects, a refined torso with improved self-balancing, smooth and stable walking in difficult environments, and multi-modal interaction including voice, vision, and touch. Walker has 36 high-performance actuators and a full range of sensing systems that work together to insure smooth and fast walking.”There are a few things to keep in mind here. Walker seems to walk fairly well on a smooth surface free of obstacles, and doesn’t fall over, but that may or may not be a reasonable representation of how Walker would perform in an environment that is even slightly different. The piano playing is decent, but the fingers don’t appear to be actively actuated, at least in that version of the robot. I do like the box tracking and handoff, and it’s nice that Walker can sense and react to external forces, though I’m not sure we could say it is completely safe for human-robot interaction. It’s also worth pointing out that the push recovery, at this point, is very much best-case scenario: Walker is being pushed from the side while its near foot is planted; if pushed from the front or from behind while stationary, it may not fare so well.

I’m certainly excited to see what Walker becomes capable of as UBTECH continues its development, and it’s great that a consumer robotics company is investing in a humanoid like this. As we well know, building bipedal humanoids that can do useful things is very, very hard, and Walker is impressive even in its current state. Still, it’s important to be clear about what the capabilities and limitations of the robot actually are, especially when UBTECH suggests the robot “has the intelligence and capabilities to make a helpful impact in any home or business in the very near future,” and that it will “one day be an indispensable part of your family.”

Sunday, 23 June 2019

InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot. Replicable on any 3D printer with a 12x12x12cm area, it is conceived as a development platform .

Gael Langevin is the man behind this robot. He is a French sculptor and designer. His workshop is located in Paris, and he has been working for the biggest brands for more than 25 years. 7 years ago, January 2012 he started getting into robotics. The InMoov robot was born as a prosthetic hand project after he bought his first 3D printer for his work. After he released it to the public as open source, the feedback from the community helped and motivated him to continue with the robot.

This way InMoov was born as the first open source 3D printed life-size robot. The idea behind the design of each piece is to be able to print it in a small 3D printer with a 12x12x12 cm printable area, conceived as a development platform for universities, laboratories, hobbyist and makers. This system, based on sharing through a community gives him the honor to be reproduced in countless projects throughout the world. An estimation made by Gael himself numbers the amount of InMoov robots being built across the world at about 150 at different stages of the process. The feedback also helps in order to improve already existing parts of the robot, by either suggesting the improvements on the official InMoov website ( or by going a step further and designing the parts themselves with the appropriate modifications.
The project itself it’s still an unfinished work, since Gael wants to finish the whole robot adding legs to it, and the ability to walk. This will be the trickiest part of the robot design and functioning. Gael himself didn’t know anything about robotics before starting with this project, he has been learning about it as he was working on this project. Before starting the InMoov, he had already designed some robotic parts although they were never really functional, but just aesthetic. In the designing of this robot he has gone a step further having to think about all the parts involved in giving it the functionality and movement he was looking for. As this is being written there are already 228 different pieces designed for the robot, and more to come. All of its functions are controlled using a software called MyRobotLab, a package developed by Greg Perry and the community.
All the downloadable parts from the official InMoov website are designed by Gael himself using and open source software called Blender. After finishing each part, is released under a License CC BY-NC 3.0 (Creative Commons attribution-non-commercial) so “InMoov” is a trademark. This design is based on a human figure to make sure it stays in the lines and shapes, although it’s a secret on whom is based

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Mr.Aliriza Abdul Gafoor - Founder,Chairman and CEO of Flewup Technologies has participated in Ai Everything summit held in Dubai.Dubai is the host of the inaugural ‘AI Everything Summit,’ an event organised by the UAE National Program for Artificial Intelligence in strategic partnership with Smart Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, the summit took place from April 30 to May 1, 2019, at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Opened by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World, the AI Everything Summit seeks to promote initiatives, collaborations, partnerships, and breakthroughs in the field of AI and harness its positive impact for governments, businesses, social enterprises, and people in general.
Smart Dubai’s role as strategic partner for the summit is part of its efforts to build interactive international platforms to explore leading global trends in advanced technologies, enhancing the emirate’s status as a hub for technology, innovation and for building the smart cities of tomorrow.
The event explored AI-based innovations across various sectors, including government, the creative economy, social enterprises, education, energy, finance, healthcare, transport & logistics, travel & tourism, retail, security and telecommunications.

“It is clear that Artificial Intelligence has grown into a bona-fide sector of its own – and a rapidly expanding one at that. AI is gaining tremendous momentum around the world. Recent studies have predicted that AI will account for 45% of the world economy’s total gains by 2030 – that’s $15.7T – and as much as $122B to our GDP here in the UAE by 2030,” said Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr.
“We are here today at the AI Everything 2019 Summit to find the ideal formula for all of us to work together and launch initiatives, R&Ds, and partnerships with AI at their core. Our shared objective is to affect positive change and support governments and businesses to embrace technology for the good of mankind,” Her Excellency concluded.
H.E. Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of Smart Dubai and CEO of the Dubai Data Establishment, co-chaired a workshop at the summit titled ‘Data Governance & Ethics,’ in addition to attending the launch of 2 new reports, the first of which, ‘Convergence in the Smart City’, explores how the convergence of emerging technologies (Blockchain, IoT, AI, etc.) necessitates the creation of a new decentralised web.
The second report, compiled by Smart Dubai, The Economist Intelligence Unit and Google, examines the potential economic impact of AI. His Excellency also gave a presentation exploring data and the ‘X Factor’ to powering Artificial Intelligence.
H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment, took part in a panel discussion titled ‘Welcome to The Future City of AI,’ which evaluated the concepts of applied Artificial Intelligence, AI for social good, and ‘augmented humanity,’ while Hessa Al Balooshi, Smart Dubai’s Director of Smart Services, took part in a panel discussion titled ‘The Secret Sauce in Successfully Implementing your AI Program.’
Smart Dubai used the forum to shed light on its forays into the Artificial Intelligence sector, showcasing the Ethical AI Toolkit, launched in January 2019 to set clear guidelines on the ethical use of the technology. It aims to prevent a fragmented, incoherent approach to ethics where every entity sets its own rules and to serve as a blueprint for governments to draft AI laws and regulations.
Smart Dubai also highlighted its AI Lab initiative, established in March 2017 in collaboration with multinational giant IBM, to harness the power of machine learning and produce practical solutions that enhance the lives of residents and visitors in Dubai.
Fundamental to its operations is the AI Roadmap, designed to integrate AI across all smart city services. Since its inception, the AI Lab has partnered with 13 government departments to identify more than 43 use cases that are currently being developed into pilots and live productions.
Smart Dubai also showcased its ‘Rashid’ initiative at the summit. Launched in October 2016, the AI platform puts the technology at the disposal of the community, offering official and reliable answers to their questions, procedures, documents and transactions – all according to the extensive database of Dubai’s Department of Economic Development.
The service was latterly upgraded with the ‘Living in Dubai’ feature to provide residents and visitors with access to the information they need to lead happy lives in the city and to complete transactions in a seamless and straightforward fashion