Around 5,000 nursing-care homes across the country are testing robots.
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Would you date a robot? More than a quarter of millennials say they would replace a human lover with a DROID
A new report suggests that over a quarter of 18-34 year-olds will feel it’s normal to form friendships and even romantic relationships with robots in the future.
Soft robotics has made leaps and bounds over the last decade as researchers around the world have experimented with different materials and designs to allow once rigid, jerky machines to bend and flex in ways that mimic and can interact more naturally with living organisms. However, increased flexibility and dexterity has a trade-off of reduced […]
Computer-based technologies in the workplace are suggested to be causing a reduction in the total amount of work available.
Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, they’re still stationary speakers whose defining expression is a light that turns on when you speak.
The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.
Machines have been displacing humans on job tasks for several centuries, and for seventy years many of these machines have been controlled by computers.
Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the Puma 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa’s robo-butler. Just barely. The Puma was nevertheless revolutionary. It was the very first mechanical operator, progenitor to steady-handed robo-surgeons like the DaVinci system. But in the near future, robots will no longer […]
If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?
Rich people are going to find it easier to adapt to automation.