Artificial Intelligence Comes to Life

In 2013, a robotic arm rang the closing bell on the Nasdaq. This was done to celebrate the launch of the Robo Global Robotics & Automation ETF (ROBO). The bell-ringing by the first non-human was made possible by a 3-D tablet touchscreen. That same year, Alphabet’s Google’s X division (as it’s now known) bought robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics. One of their projects was to create a “humanoid” robot — one that’s aware of its situations and can adapt to them. And this week, they unveiled a video of “Atlas” — a robot who stands at 5’9″. But this robot isn’t standing around much. Rather, this 180-pound wonder was seen taking a stroll in the snow, lifting boxes and solving problems. You can click on this link or on the…


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