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What technologies will be required for the robots of the future?

May 19th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

It might sound like science fiction, but someday, thanks to creative scientists and engineers, our world may contain autonomous or semi-autonomous robots working with people, helping us do tasks that are better suited for machines.  

New factory with 100 printers, only 3 employees

May 11th, 2015 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Last week, CloudDDM revealed a first-of-its kind, fully-automated 3D printing factory right in the heart of UPS’ worldwide hub in Louisville, Ky, that will be able to use the tie-in to UPS to ship its products quickly.  

This is probably the fastest quadcopter you’ve ever seen

May 11th, 2015 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Don’t blink when you watch the video below, because the Quadmovr is one of the fastest, most nimble drones you’ll ever see.  

Growth statistics are being infiltrated by Robots

May 10th, 2015 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

Think tank Third Way published in early April, research by Henry Siu and Nir Jaimovich that attributes to robots and automation the fact that routinized jobs have all but vanished from the economic recovery.  

Japanese sexbot apocalypse ?

May 1st, 2015 at 2:55 pm » Comments Off

As you might imagine, there are interesting cultural differences between Americans and Japanese.  For example, Americans fear the Terminator movie scenario of a robot or Artificial intelligence apocalypse, while Japan is facing sharp population decrease from lowering birth rates which could be accelerated with more realistic sexbots that extend the Japanese sex doll industry.  

Matternet to test drone delivery system in Switzerland

April 28th, 2015 at 7:49 pm » Comments Off

Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems, will be helping the Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, in attempting drone deliveries for the first time ever.  

Cops arrest robot that bought ecstasy with Bitcoins

April 28th, 2015 at 7:42 pm » Comments Off

Last year a group of Swiss artists thought it would be cool to program a bot to scour the “dark web” and buy $100 worth of random goods each week using a regular Bitcoin allowance.  Items purchased by the robot include a Hungarian passport, a baseball hat that had a hidden camera installed, someone’s entire Lord of the Rings eBook collection, and some ecstasy […]

Why tech leaders are really scared of A.I.

April 24th, 2015 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

Is artificial intelligence really an “existential threat” to humanity?  Some very smart people: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Sam Altman and particularly Oxford ProfessorNick Bostrom, really think so.  

Robot hands to help in the kitchen

April 20th, 2015 at 5:49 pm » Comments Off

Having long been relegated to harsh environments like deserts and nuclear waste dump, robots will not hit the harshest environment of all: your kitchen.  

Will your insurance company use drones to check up on you?

April 16th, 2015 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Last week, insurance giant American International Group, announced it has won approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones.  That means AIG could potentially speed up the process of cutting reimbursement checks to homeowners and businesses hurt by floods or hurricanes by getting to disaster-stricken towns in the US more quickly by deploying unmanned aerial vehicles.