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Boston Dynamics’ first consumer product might be a battle bot

June 15th, 2019 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

Boston Dynamics’ faintly terrifying quadruped dog robot—SpotMini—was first announced in 2016 and is expected to go on sale later this year. The robot has a whole lot of whizzy sensors and cameras, spindly mechanical legs, a creepy grabber arm that opens doors, and mind-bogglingly impressive robotics technology. (It’s expected to carry a five-digit price tag—a […]

At these factories, robots are making jobs better for workers

May 7th, 2019 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

A worker leads a large industrial robot at the BMW Group Plant Regensburg, Germany. Any minute now, some speculate, workers around the world will be asked to make way for robots. Their arrival may be welcome in some cases. Our latest research suggests that when robots—or automated manufacturing technology—take over jobs that are oriented around […]

Expert warns against forming emotional attachments with robots

April 29th, 2019 at 1:40 am » Comments Off

   Faking It No matter how cute present-day robots are designed to look, no matter how smiley their virtual faces and chipper their beeps and boops, they will never love you back. The stories of people mourning robots like Jibo, a smart home assistant that announced its own “death” when its servers were scheduled to […]

Watch 10 Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs pull a truck in a slightly terrifying display of raw power

April 23rd, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

How many robot dogs does it take to pull a massive truck? Apparently 10. Boston Dynamics Boston Dynamics is back with another bizarre video starring its animal-like robots. The latest video features 10 of the dog-like “SpotMini” robots pulling a truck across the company’s parking lot. Unlike some of the sillier videos from Boston Dynamics, […]

The campaign to ban killer robots before they become a reality

April 16th, 2019 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

Killer robots are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Mary Wareham is part of the fight to stop them before it’s too late. Via Newsy  

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