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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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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?
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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?

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 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDZzBDL2TTw"
I also followed a link from "http://raspberrypihq.com/how-to-share-a-folder-with-a-windows-computer-from-a-raspberry-pi/"

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

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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
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
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I am creating a Tarining Video for my application . I have tried various Text to Voice solutions but unfortunately none of them have a way of defining emotions and sound very Robotic .

The best solution so far I see from MAC -OS X advanced speech markup and the "Repeat After Me" .Here you can code in Phonetics and expressions

Unfortunately I dont have a MAC and I was wondering if there a Windows equivalent or any FREE ware that does this (Google or otherwise ) .
I'd like to implement a search function on my site that let's people enter their question and then selects the best answer, from those I've put into my database,  according to which of the answers contains the most words from the question.   At least that would be an initial approach to it.

I'm striving for a certain amount of artificial intelligence here so I'm thinking that there may be programs, modules, techniques, etc. already out there that will take this a step farther and make a decision based on criteria more sophisticated than which answer contains the most words from the question. If I can capture the query the user entered into the search engine to reach my page, I could perhaps get some extra context from that.

Thanks for any ideas.
I am working on application that write and read information from/to a PLC.

The problem is that PLC1 read the information from PLC2. The data in PLC2 is written by a robot that is transporting pallets with finish goods. ones the pallets are drop in the new conveyor, the data is writen in PLC2 and the PLC1 read from it. The time to copy this information is really small, the size of this data is 400 kb.

The problem here is that the network is to slow and PLC1 does not have enough time to copied all the data.

I am thinking is delaying the process one second right after the data is writen.

what would you recommend?  timer, counter, process delay?

thank you
I'm writing a mobile robotics application in C/C++ in Ubuntu and, at the moment, I'm using a laser sensor to scan the environment and detect collisions with objects when the robot moves.

This laser has a scan area of 270° and a maximum radius of 4000mm.
It is able to detect an object within this range and to report their distance from the sensor.

Each distance is in planar coordinates, so to get more readeable data, I convert them from planar to cartesian coordinates and then I print them in a text file and then I plot them in MatLab to see what the laser had detected.

This picture shows a typical detection on cartesian coordinates.
Values are in meters, so 0.75 are 75 centimeters and 2 are two meters. Contiguous blue points are all the detected objects, while the points near (0,0) refer to the laser position and must be discarded. Blue points under y < 0 are produced since laser scan area is 270°; I added the red line square (1.5 x 2 meters) to determine the region within I want to implement the collisions check.
So, I would like to detect in realtime if there are points (objects) inside that area and, if yes, call some functions. This is a little bit tricky, because, this check should be able to detect also if there are contiguous point to determine if the object is real or not (i.e. if it detects a point, then it should search the nearest point to determine if they compose an …
I am trying to fully understand the concept , and function MiniMax which is an algorithm used in Game Artificial Intelligence to determine the best move for a player in the game.

I have a very fundamental understanding of it, but want to fully understand this.

The algorithm is widely used in TIC TAC TOE.

Below is WORKING code, using this algorithm. It is flawless. The game is unbeatable.

For this question, here is what I need help with:

I want to strip out all the extras from this code and only have a working console program that will simply show me the next move, using the algorithm, assuming it's the computer's turn.

I have tried, but I ran into all sorts of errors  regarding undefined functions, and variables.

An ideal solution would be to have the bare bones code simply show me the NEXT best move by using the game board state I provide, such as this:

	// Populate Board - In this example, the
	// current state of the board looks like this:
	// X | O | O
	// --+---+---
	//   | X |
	// --+---+---
	//   |   |

	board[0] = 'X';
    board[1] = 'O';
    board[2] = 'O';
    board[3] = 0;
    board[4] = 'X';
    board[5] = 0;
    board[6] = 0;
    board[7] = 0;
    board[8] = 0;

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If I can see this stripped down version of the code, I think I will be able to use my debugger and step through it, to actually SEE how this works.

Please help me to simply use the board I provided, press ANY key, and show an updated board with the computer's next move.

Thank you so much! I am excited to dive in and learn this algorithm!


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I'm developing a mobile robot application and i'm using a high-level board (pandaboard es) which can run linux operating system and a low I/O board to manage the sensors.

These two boards share data over ethernet while the high-level board controls a motor driver by using the USB port.

At the moment, i've installed Ubuntu Maverick on the high-level board and it works great.

The problem is that i'd like to minimize all the operating system functions, to use just the command line (i do not need the X server) and to avoid not-necessary resources consumption.

What i need to do on the high-level board is just to run a C program which takes information from the ethernet, do some calculations and send data over the USB.

So, what i need is:

- use ethernet
- use boost library, multi threading, I/O operations
- read/write on serial port (USB) with termios library
- sometimes, use a remote connection in order to control the system from another pc

Furthermore, i need to let the C program start automatically when the operatin system is powered up.

It is possible to start the C program when the operating system is on?
I have to use a bash script to do this?

Is there any Ubuntu minimal distro which i can use for my purpose?

(This is the board i'm using: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PandaBoard)






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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