Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of automated machines known as robots. It also involves the computers systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

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Well my dad has recently bought our Arduino. Yesterday I was exploring the environment I found how to save , open and open the serial monitor.

My problem is that every time I try to upload a project, an exception occurs "programmer didn't respond the command"
I've tried this for about 100-150 times but it doesn't get any better. What should I do?
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windows 10 laptop
I have a quick wifi connection. I do not want to plug into the router.

Sometimes google hangouts / google voice has low call quality.
instead of hearing a word. I can not understand one word in every sentence because there is a robot noise

I looked up downloading hangouts for windows 10 but can not find

Is there any way to increase call quality or is that server side (google)?

I finished our colossal collaboration of a network game with a central server, a while ago. I will convert it to python now that I'm shifting to it as well. Is that unadvisable - python might not be optimal for a game server?

I know that MIT had an RTS AI coding contest, before.
There's also ORTS, open rts
There seem to be many similar links on Google.
The MIT contest was geared to a confusing, un-watchable mess of a game, in my opinion.

Do these types of contests have any traction? now? Any of them non-college?
I have many ideas, some non 3D war.
I'm interested in using Visual Studio in the field of BIG data and artificial intelligence.

At the moment the latest version of Visual Studio is 2017.
When is the next version due out?
What spec machine is needed for it to run smoothly in terms of processor, RAM and diskspace (and anything else that is relevant).
I found that with the Express edition, I could not use the Streamwriter.  Is this expected?
The Robotic Process Automation are fast approaching RPA , any idea how our MS access developed application will be affected ? The RPA will replace many of the jobs that are currently done by human through automation , does it mean that our applications will be redundant if they cannot link with robots?


How should you communicate with robots?

Also with access control don't worry about it right guys?
I downloaded an .AI image from Adobe Stock. But I don't own Adobe Illustrator, so I can't convert it to JPG or PNG to use in PowerPoint. It won't load in Inkscape, either. Is there a free, or at least inexpensive way to convert it?
I have used Python, Natural Language Processing and web scraping technology to do some deep mining of Google's vast warehouses of articles on the web.

Is what I described considered artificial intelligence?

Or, in order to satisfy the requirement of AI must that model also automatically adjust it's algorithms based on the results of the searches? In my case, the adjustments were manual.


We currently have an application called "Support" for mobile devices (runs on iOS/Android). The end user types their issue into the a form and it goes off to the helpdesk, who log a ticket.

To me, this seems somewhat pre-historic.

I was thinking of utilising bots, so that the user could interface with some level of AI which would then at least be able to present solutions

Is this possible? Are chatbots available to understand that the user has written and then point them to a Knowledge Base?

Any way to make this even better?
I got a Cozmo robot recently and I'm trying to write some code for it, it has a python API.

I am new to python and I'm first trying to understand the sample code they gave.
Here is one example:

import cozmo
from cozmo.util import distance_mm, speed_mmps

def cozmo_program(robot: cozmo.robot.Robot):
  robot.drive_straight(distance_mm(150), speed_mmps(50)).wait_for_completed()

The line I am curious about is "cozmo_program(robot: cozmo.robot.Robot):"
So, it's a function call. But what is with the Colon ':' in the param?  " robot: cozmo.robot.Robot".  Does it mean that 'robot' is an instance of cozmo.robot.Robot?

In fact I'm also unclear what cozmo.robot.Robot means. Can someone break down that line and explain please?

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Let's say you comes up with a great new web app but you are unable to host it yourself. So you do what everyone else is doing these days, you put it on the cloud. Is there a way to guarantee that no one at your hosting company peeks at your files?

My Concerns
It seems to me all forms of third party hosting, I.e. traditional web hosting, cloud hosting may not be a good idea for business who want to keep their information secure. If we place all our data on servers controlled by other companies and those companies create AI programmes dedicated to finding useful bits of information; we may soon find ourselves living in a world where before we are able to execute our ideas, some AI programme has already stolen our ideas and those of 10 other persons from the cloud and converted it into the 2045 equivalent of what cell phones are today. We continue to toil at our 9 to 9 jobs (not a typo)

Has anyone seen any solutions to address those concerns?

I have some other questions about AI but perhaps another time.
Hello experts,

I have a Raspberry Pi 3B running with a Pi No IR Camera(with two infrared light sources as comes in the No IR Camera package), and a handful of sensors working on the GPIO Pins. The setup is to be mounted on a base provided with four wheels and two DC motors.. As of now, the Pi and its attachments run from the power socket. However, once it is mounted on the robot base, I will need some kind of portable power source.. Please suggest something that can run the setup for 12 hours at a stretch at least.

I know the question might be vague, please ask for the details that will be needed, and I will provide them..

Thanks in advance..
I'm trying to do a Jframe that is yellow, and has a text area inside it to display results of  my program's calculations.

The JFrame seems to only consist of the JTextArea, even though the size and positioning are clearly within the frame.

What is going wrong below? Thanks

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.*;

import javax.swing.*;

public class FFframe extends JFrame{

	JTextArea ta;
	public FFframe() {
		this.setSize(900, 900);
		this.setLocation(0, 0);
		ta = new JTextArea();
		ta.setLocation(500, 500);
		ta.setSize(200, 200);
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		new FFframe();


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If I consider doing a fantasy football choosing AI,
I know that one Draft-kings / FF site / whatever has a file / link that all the stats / players and attributes can be gleaned from.
Which system is that?
I am using draft Kings.

Is this a neural net thing, or just a set of rules to churn over the available players?
I am thinking..Treat it like a real occurrence of a game. Who benefits from someone else's good play?
- Not to choose the defense your QB is playing against.
- At least 2 receivers on your QB's team, if not always the Tight End or Running back (random? - for some of his wideouts included?)

Should I make a dropdown with some no-questions choices for certain players that week? Should all injured players be avoided, no questions?
Should I factor in player stats?

I have created Project Management apps and database search engines to find, print and download documents quickly via ColdFusion.  Future prospects of improvement has to include AI; Echo, Siri, Cortana, and Google now. Voice command boxes are the wave of the future removing the clutter of multiple apps on our devices and will transition into businesses in the near future.
Some ideas how we can utilize AI:
Project Management: Notify you when an e-mail from a customer has been received for a hot project
Project Management: Notify you when a project is over budget and suggest solutions
Database Search Drawings: Ask AI: How many drawings do we have for the downtown project?
Database Search Drawings: Ask AI: Download all the drawings for the Mr. Smith project to my thumb drive
Is there anybody thinking/implementing this new technology?
Any public API's we can use with our proprietary software’s?
How do you see the future of business regarding this new technology and not get left behind?

I am accessing my Raspberry Pi 3 from my WIndows 10 Laptop through VNC/RDP.
Now, I installed Samba in RPi. I am following a tutorial for that in the following link ""
I also followed a link from ""

What I have done till now:

1. I installed Samba in RPi
2. I created a Folder Named PiShare in RPi.
3. I checked the following lines in

workgroup = WORKGROUP
wins support = yes

 comment=Raspberry Pi Share
 only guest=no
 create mask=0777
 directory mask=0777

4. I created a shared folder in RPi with following command
                  mkdir PiShare
                  sudo chmod +777 PiShare/

5. Now when I want to see that folder from Win10 Laptop I am getting the following screen. Neither RPi nor PiShare folder is visible in my network location.

Please help


i am very novice in raspberry pi.

i purchased a raspberry (screen shot attached here) pi 3. i installed raspbian there. i can connect that with my laptop (headless installation). for that i opened command.txt and put an extra parameter as "ip=". until this it worked as through PuTTY i can connect.

problem occurs after this. i needs to use "sudo apt-get update". but without internet in raspderry i can not update. i have an wifi router. how can i use that internet access in raspberry pi? or is there any way to use my laptop internet to raspberry?

i am using windows 10 in my laptop through which i connected raspberry.

I can't get numbers on their sites, other than syllabus,
but might anyone give me an idea of the size of MIT and UC Berkley Artificial Intelligence programs - Masters, PHD's, undergraduates?
What is the premier AI institute? Is it in the USA? Gaming AI? NLP? Stock Market analysis?

Is Java the most often used language when it comes to AI research?

Which is the best software tool to automate tasks taking the inputs from desktop to citrix environment.

example i have my files (excel/pdf) in local environment, data needs to be copied and pasted in applications (SAP, JDE, Oracle apps etc.,,) hosted in citrix environment

thank you
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I am not sure if this is a good place for this question but I thought I would ask.  Some parents in the community are putting together an afterschool program for grade schoolers to learn different things such as programming, robotics and such.  We want to set up Minecraft on about 10 to 12 ipads (they were donated from a local business :D)

Can anyone give me an idea if 100mbps business internet hookup will handle 10-12 kids doing Minecraft at the same time?  Is it too much, too little?

Hi Experts,

I had searching for programming (VBA) on Google & I found one article which says "Sanskrit is the most convenient language for computer software programming".

How much truth in this?  Sanskrit

from a scientific point of view, how long do you think before robots can have very significant role in human every day lives.. is that realistic .. the below gave something to think about?

are there more adventurous robot projects compared to the above, in existence today?


Looking for a robotic solution that will copy DVD's and CD's contents to the local hard drive. For example, I have 100 or possibly 1000 disks that I want to get data off and extract to folders on my hard drive or preferrably networked drive. Is there such a solution?? I know they make CD duplicators and robotic DVD scribes but looking for the opposite of that solution...

Instead of a human person telling a story, a 3D animation (puppet, robot) is used to render the sign language on screen for deaf  pepole,  - and without human intervention -

i know that the The program should be a combination of translation software, and conversion software

i need steps to understand more or tutorial so i can understand the problem or
link for peaper to know the steps
Hi guys, i'm developing a robotics project

I need to control my robot from a pc inside the robot.

so far i have found controllers online, but i rather them be connected into the pc, which is housed inside the robot itself.

The programming will be done in .net


and, NO.. I don't want to go the easy way and avoid this






Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of automated machines known as robots. It also involves the computers systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

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