Tag: robotics

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MIT Creates Transformers Robots Using Flexible Exoskeletons

A team of researchers is developing a transforming robot, which is exactly as cool as it sounds. Will this be revolutionary tech of the future, or just a novel drone? With the advent of Industry...

Are you Human? Giving AI a Human Face

What makes us human? We consider this question firmly from the Uncanny valley.  Join us in the uncanny valley. If the figure pictured here acts human, looks human, and interacts with humans, is she human? Replicants,...
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Robot Arms: One Step Closer to a Mech Suit Exoskeleton

We don’t have Tony Stark, but thanks to a number of compelling robotic arm developments in the robotics world, we may have Iron Man soon. It all starts with the smallest of ripples. In this...
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Suicidal Robot Tries to be too Human

Due to unknown reasons, an autonomous patrol robot in a DC office building drove itself into a shallow fountain. One of the main characters in Douglas Adams’ saga, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is...
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Elon Musk Leads Coalition Asking UN to ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Over 100 AI and robotics experts have signed a petition, calling the United Nations to ban future, lethal autonomous weapons and prevent an unmanageable third age of warfare. Elon Musk, as a futurist tech luminary,...
brain-to-brain communication

Scientists Theorize Brain-to-Brain Communication for the Near Future

Some would say that communication is the basis of connection, interaction, and progress. Written, verbal, non-verbal--even Emoji--communication plays an integral part in day-to-day activities. Consequently, when communication doesn’t happen or goes awry, catastrophe can strike. What if...
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Can’t go to School? No problem–Send the No Isolation Robot in Your Place!

Robots are an undeniable part of our reality in 2017. From the viral videos from Boston Dynamics to concerns over jobs in the future, robots are increasingly common in everyday life. What if a robot could...

How to Feel Empathy for Something That’s not Alive

Empathy and compassion are increasingly valued traits. Employers value emotional intelligence. Friends need people to vent to. These empathetic impulses also get extended to non-human creatures. Animals, cute critters in Disney films, and sometimes brave...
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Elon Musk Urges Caution With AI Software

Elon Musk is known for being a thought leader and entrepreneur in the tech world. After giving us groundbreaking technology in the form of Tesla and supporting interstellar exploration with SpaceX, the technological wunderkind moved...
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Researchers can now Inject Nanobots Into Your Veins

Chinese researchers have successfully developed injectable nanobots, and of course, we started thinking about what will be swimming around in our veins next. Cyberpunk animes ask the questions we want to know the answers to--most notably...