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    Robot Chameleon Tongue catches Bugs Scientists have developed a robot tongue that can catch bugs. This is critical for future androids to pass uncanny valley and become believable companions for us...
  2. J

    Robots Are Going To Kill Us All!

    I wonder how far off we are from this? Edit - Full video below and it's pretty funny ;)
  3. AlphaAtlas

    WPI Develops Autonomous Fish Hunting Robot

    Students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing an autonomous, underwater robot capable of hunting and harvesting Lionfish. Robots designed to hunt invasive species are nothing new, but up until now, they've all required a tether with a human operator on the other end, limiting their...
  4. DooKey

    AI leaders Pledge Not to Develop Killer Robots

    A group of more than 170 companies and over 2,600 individuals have signed a pledge not to develop killer robots. One of the noteworthy members of this group is Elon Musk and he has long warned of the dangers of AI to humanity. However, while it's a good first step it's just a drop in the bucket...
  5. DooKey

    The U.S. Army Is Turning to Robot Soldiers

    Bloomberg is reporting that the U.S. Army is going to spent almost $1B over the next few years to buy robots that will complement human soldiers on the battlefield. For the most part that means robots that detect NBC agents, scout, and take care of IED duties. However, the Army's project manager...
  6. R

    South Korean University Developing the Robots That Will Kill Us ALL!

    The Guardian is reporting that artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. KAIST has been in partnership with defence manufacturer Hanwha Systems to develop autonomous weapons. The boycott stems from a report...
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    Robots Want Bitcoins Or They Will Kill Us All!

    In an interesting blog post from IOActive, they have created a proof of concept ransomware attack on robots. Robots are getting more and more common, in businesses, homes, and schools. The SoftBank Pepper robot has over 20,000 units in use in businesses, and the NAO has over 10,000. These robots...
  8. R

    Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek and Destroy Tumors

    It is being reported by ScienceDaily that scientists at Arizona State University, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their...
  9. DooKey

    Robots Keep the Homeless Away in San Francisco

    The SPCA in San Francisco noticed that many homeless were setting up encampments around their campus and the area was being contaminated with used needles and other refuse. In order to do something about this they put security robots to work that patroled the area and notified authorities if...
  10. DooKey

    Researchers Train Robots to See into the Future

    Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a system that lets robots interact with things they've never seen before. Visual foresight is the technology and it allows robots to visualize how their actions will affect the world around them. In a nutshell, they want the robot to learn like a human...
  11. DooKey

    You Might See Lots of People Wearing Robots in 2018

    Exoskeleton robots are fast becoming a reality and many companies are starting to adopt them for use. Greg Nichols, over at ZDNet, believes we're going to see a lot of them in 2018 and that the market will continue to grow year-over-year. I believe he's right because there are a lot of jobs...
  12. DooKey

    Robots are Coming for Our Jobs

    According to a report by McKinsey & Company, robots (WARNING auto play video) may take upwards of 800 million jobs from human workers by 2030. Some of the jobs hardest hit are going to be machine operators, fast-food workers, and back-office employees. However, all is not lost because there...
  13. DooKey

    Researchers Developing Autonomous Snake-Like Robots to Support Search-and-Rescue Teams

    The good folks at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate more naturally and easily through rubble and other debris left in the aftermath of a disaster. A robot like this would be amazing and would probably save many lives after an...
  14. FrgMstr

    Bangin' Robots Responsibly

    The Foundation for Responsible Robotics has published a paper (PDF) that looks at some of the questions that we are hearing more about when it comes to sex robots in our world, and that is surely something that is coming. The only real questions I have are, "How is the wife going to respond?"...
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    SoftBank Buys Boston Dynamics

    The mech future is steadily approaching. Alphabet Inc, parent company of Google, has agreed to sell two of its firms, Boston Dynamics and Tokyo-based Schaft. Both are in the business of designing and manufacturing robots that simulate human movement. The venture is being backed by Vision fund, a...
  16. Zarathustra[H]

    Robots are Going to... Hug us All?

    Disney has reportedly filed for a new patent for robotic versions of its animated characters, presumably to replace those pesky humans in suits at theme parks. The robots are intended to have a "posing interface, providing soft collisions, and facilitating hugging (or soft human interaction)"...
  17. Zarathustra[H]

    Robots Really Are Going to Kill us All!

    Here's a fresh one from the "Robot's are Going to Kill us All" desk. These videos have always been cool, but this is the first one I've seen that ACTUALLY gives me that cinematic "murderous robot from the future" feel. Thanks to forum user Dekoth-E- for the find!