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  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by wetwilly87
    +26 +1

    Humanity is well on its way to a real-life Terminator uprising

    The recent release of Terminator: Dark Fate saw both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprise their iconic roles and James Cameron's return as a writer and producer. While the sentient killing machines depicted in the Terminator franchise are comprised of CGI and Hollywood special effects, plenty of real world research is going into developing robots with similar capabilities, just without the murderous intent (we hope).

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by takai
    +13 +1

    Did This Golfing Robot Hit a Hole-in-One?

    With advancements in robotics and computer generated images, it can be difficult to tell what's real and what's not.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +21 +1

    AI technology transforming recycling industry

    In recent years, the recycling industry has taken a big hit. John Griffith with GFL Environmental in Denver, Colorado says the cost to recycle has gone up, and there’s more pressure to make sure what’s being recycled isn’t contaminated with trash. “We process probably 30 tons an hour,” Griffith said.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +15 +1

    A robot and a Westworld actor who plays a robot walk into a bar...

    If you wish to rest uneasy about the combined future of humans and humanoid robots, take a moment to study Sophia's smile. Evan Rachel Wood (who plays the robot Dolores on HBO's Westworld) knows exactly what I'm talking about. Wood and Sophia, an unsettling human-like machine created by Hanson Robotics, co-star in a short film called SophiaWorld released on Wednesday by Futurism Studios.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +23 +1

    Brain-computer interface will make people telepathic, scientists say

    Neural interfaces that link human brains to computers using artificial intelligence will allow people to read other people’s thoughts, according to leading scientists. A new report by the Royal Society outlines the benefits of such technology but warns that there could be severe risks if it falls into the wrong hands.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by aj0690
    +21 +1

    Japan roboticists predict rise of the machines

    Set in 2019, cult 80s movie "Blade Runner" envisaged a neon-stained landscape of bionic "replicants" genetically engineered to look just like humans. So far that has failed to materialise, but at a secretive research institute in western Japan, wild-haired roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by baron778
    +14 +1

    The Three Laws of Robotics Have Failed the Robots

    Prolific science and science fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) developed the Three Laws of Robotics, in the hope of guarding against potentially dangerous artificial intelligence. Jonathan Bartlett, Brendan Dixon, and Eric Holloway discuss what went wrong.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by spacepopper
    +19 +1

    Robot learns to deliver packages, plus other news

    BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

  • Image
    5 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +18 +1

    The Ten Weirdest One-Off Work Vehicles

    In 1968, Hungarians had to engineer something quickly to kill a massive gas fire. Pictured above, the 'Big Wind' is a T34 tank with twin MiG-29 jets pushing out a mixture of 1,585 gallons of steamed water and oxygen-poor air every minute. It's pretty bizarre, but here are ten even weirder machines.

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by messi
    +22 +1

    Killer Robots Could Be More Humane than Humans

    Today at the United Nations in Geneva, dozens of nations from around the world and the top minds in robotics are trying to figure out what we should do about the specter of killer robots.

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by KondoR
    +18 +1

    Canada's Hitchhiking Robot Completed Its Trip Without Getting Murdered

    On July 27, a brave robot named hitchBOT bid goodbye to its creators on the shoulder of a highway in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With limbs made from pool noodles, a beer-cooler body, and legs clad in Wellington rain boots, this adorable hodgepodge of a robot was ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It raised its best hitchhiker’s thumb, and waited to be picked up by its first benefactor in its 6,000-kilometer road trip across Canada.

  • Video/Audio
    4 years ago
    by TNY
    +3 +1

    Got some trees to clear? You need this....

    Tree gone in 3....2....1...... Source: DAH Shots – Excavator Mulcher

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by manix
    +18 +1

    Robots learn to evolve and improve

    Engineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance. A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively better at moving without any human intervention. The ultimate aim of the research project is to develop robots that adapt to their surroundings. The work by teams in Cambridge and Zurich has been published in the journal PLOS One.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by hxxp
    +22 +1

    The DC Snow Monster

    Crews removing snow from the streets following Snowzilla.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by tukka
    +2 +1

    The Surgeon Will Skype You Now

    The surgeon, who has spent 15 minutes gently tearing through tissue, suddenly pauses to gesture ever-so-slightly with his tiny scissors. "Do you see what's on this side? That's nerves." He moves the instrument a few millimeters to the right. "And on this one? That's cancer." Ashutosh Tewari is the head of the urology department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is in the process of removing a patient's cancerous prostate, the walnut-sized...

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by hxxp
    +30 +1

    Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

    Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence’s threat to the economy should not be understated. Expert Moshe Vardi told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by rawlings
    +25 +1

    Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm

    A Japanese company is to open the world’s first “robot farm”, as agriculture joins other sectors of the economy in attempting to fill labour shortages created by the country’s rapidly ageing population. Spread, a vegetable producer, said industrial robots would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands of lettuces it produces each day at its vast indoor farm in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture, starting from mid-2017.

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by aj0690
    +26 +1

    Watch 100 Grams Of Robot Pull 1800 Kilograms Of Car

    The latest battery of experiments at Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab dealt with harnessing the power of ants in robot form — specifically, researchers hoped to replicate ants’ ability to work together to haul very heavy objects. In the experiments, robots that jump or walk with a quick, jerky force were quickly determined to be inefficient in groups, while the μTugs won out due to the longer duration of pulling force they were able to create...

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Chubros
    +32 +1

    ​Companies Want to Replicate Your Dead Loved Ones With Robot Clones

    In 2003, the wife of a 55-year-old Vietnamese carpenter named Le Van died. Heartbroken, he dug up her grave, cast her body in clay and slept next to "her" for five years. The story is unsettling, but there’s also something universal about his struggle to let go. Many grieving people feel an emotional connection to things that represent dead loved ones, such as headstones, urns and shrines, according to grief counselors.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by hxxp
    +23 +1

    This Is What It Feels Like When A Robot Takes Your Job

    For about a year, Sam Fox-Hartin had worked for an on-demand concierge startup called GoButler as a "Hero," the company's term for employees who field users' requests, via text message, and then complete tasks such as booking tables at restaurants, scheduling appointments, or ordering food for delivery on their behalf. Most of these tasks, like the ones I watched Fox-Hartin maneuver when GoButler invited me to...