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Fetch Robotics Unveils Warehouse Robots 49

Posted by samzenpus
from the lift-bots dept.
gthuang88 writes: Warehouse automation has become a big business, with Amazon's Kiva robots leading the way. Now a startup called Fetch Robotics is rolling out a pair of new robots that can pick boxes off of shelves, pass them to each other, and carry the goods to a shipping station. Fetch, led by Willow Garage veteran Melonee Wise, is competing with companies like Amazon's Kiva Systems, Rethink Robotics, and Harvest Automation to develop dexterous, mobile robots for retail, distribution, and manufacturing.

Comment: Re:Windows !!! (Score 1) 93

by cheater512 (#49556031) Attached to: Buggy Win 95 Code Almost Wrecked Stuxnet Campaign

You are clearly clueless about how Linux does it, and yes Windows can not do it.

On my servers, the DNS server runs under it's own user. It can't touch anything it isn't supposed to. The mail server runs under it's own. The web server runs under it's own. Hell even the server monitoring software runs under it's own user.

This is by default with nothing further to do - No service can muck with stuff it isn't allowed to, and even if there was autoplay on USB sticks, nothing on that USB stick could touch any of the services.

How does Windows compare again?

Comment: Re:Gosh, really? It's a privacy concern? (Score 1) 73

by cheater512 (#49433477) Attached to: Phone App That Watches Your Driving Habits Leads To Privacy Concerns

There is a situation where this sort of this is worth, and the base concept is sound (cheaper premiums to verifiably safer drivers).

You'd need a not for profit organisation to actually collect the data. The insurance industry should fund it but have no direct control over it. The organisation would then set out stringent privacy controls and only give the insurance companies a score and no real data.

In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.