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Friday Nite Videos | January 1, 2021

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All the Ways Georgia Is Suppressing the Vote. The 2020 Song - A Year in Review | We Didn't Start the Fire Parody. Bernie Sanders Slams Mitch McConnell on $2,000 Stimulus Checks. What $1.7 Trillion in Student Debt Looks Like. Do You Love Me?

Do You Love Me?

They may not have soul, but they've definitely got moves. The Boston Dynamics menagerie lightens up the New Year.

Beyond the Waterfront!

Peter Olney The Stansbury Forum
Port of LA containers yard As I was sitting down to read Peter Cole’s ...book, a dispute broke out in the Port of Los Angeles over automation and future of work. I couldn’t avoid commenting on that dispute and much of my review examines the challenges facing the ILWU.

The Rise of the Robot Farmer

John Harris The Guardian
Tiny automated machines could soon take care of the entire growing process. Fewer chemicals, more efficient – where’s the downside?

Friday Nite Videos | August 3, 2018

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Thank You, Koch Brothers! Prophets of Rage | Who Owns Who. Learning Dexterity. Movie: BLACKkKLANSMAN. Fact Check: Collusion Is A Crime.

Learning Dexterity

OpenAI's robot Dactyl learns how to do new tasks from experience rather than by custom programming. Here is a demonstration of Dactyl manipulating a block into a desired orientation.

Friday Nite Videos -- February 3, 2016

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Resist: How to Triumph in Trumpland. Batbot Flies Just Like a Bat. Trump's Second Week Is as Chaotic as His First. Neruda | Gael García Bernal Movie. Decoding Kellyanne Conway.

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With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time

Jesse McKinley NY Times
Robotic milkers not only do the milking - like the machines that have been around for decades - but they do away with the need for farmers to connect and disconnect the machines to and from their cows' utters. These machines permit the cows to decide when they want to be milked - the "milkbot" does the rest.
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