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Adorable robots help travelers at Haneda airport in Tokyo

September 21st, 2016 at 6:31 am » Comments Off

 Hitachi’s EMIEW3 will help travelers find their terminal. Getting lost in an international airport is never fun — but if you’re lost in Japan’s Haneda this month, you’ll at least be able get help from an adorable talking robot. From now until the 14th, Hitachi is testing its EMIEW3 humanoid robot in the airport’s passenger […]



Walmart Patents Robot Carts

September 19th, 2016 at 6:33 am » Comments Off

Can robot carts compete with Amazon? A shopping cart is mostly empty space. At the end of a shopping run, when the cart is brimming with groceries and goods, it becomes fully useful, but it isn’t until that point, and once it’s full, it doesn’t help the person trying to buy two cartfulls of stuff […]



Robots perform surgery inside your eyeballs

September 16th, 2016 at 7:10 am » Comments Off

The R2D2 is magnitudes more stable than the steadiest surgeon’s hand. Doctors at Oxford University made medical history recently by successfully completing the first robot-assisted intraocular surgery. Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at the university, and his team managed to gently peel off a 1/1000th millimeter membrane from the inside of a patient’s eye. To […]



By 2040 Robots ‘will commit more crime than humans’

September 14th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

Researchers have warned that robots and computers will pursue more criminal activities than humans by 2040. Tracey Follows from The Future Laboratory, which helps businesses plan for the future, said: “Once robots can be hacked to become suicide-bombing machines, lone-robot attacks could become rife.”



A robot could be the best boss you’ve ever had

September 14th, 2016 at 6:09 am » Comments Off

Would you like to work for a robot? Although the automation of skilled jobs is a reality, your boss is probably (still) a human. Even though the most optimistic artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast would struggle to persuade us that the technology to create non-human leaders is upon us just yet, robots could be managing people […]



The first AI-judged beauty contest: Robots are racist

September 13th, 2016 at 6:39 am » Comments Off

With more than 6,000 applicants from over 100 countries competing, the firstinternational beauty contest judged entirely by artificial intelligence just came to an end. The results are a bit disheartening. The team of judges, a five robot panel, attempted to pick winners from the submitted photos in hopes that it could determine which faces most closely […]



Machines might replace humans—and might not

September 7th, 2016 at 6:51 am » Comments Off

The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities. As automation technologies such as machine learning and robotics play an increasingly great role in everyday life, their potential effect on the workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a major focus of research and public concern. The discussion tends toward a Manichean guessing game: which jobs […]



Experts warn that Robots could become CRIMINALS

September 5th, 2016 at 5:36 am » Comments Off

Robots are becoming an inevitable part of our future. But questions remain over whether the increased use of artificial intelligence will be a good thing for humanity. Now academics are becoming concerned that autonomous machines will break the law – and we will be powerless to stop them.



Ford Projects A Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021

August 29th, 2016 at 6:37 am » Comments Off

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 – Ford today announces its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. To get there, the company is investing in or collaborating with four startups to enhance its autonomous vehicle development, doubling its Silicon […]



This robot makes sushi in seconds

August 29th, 2016 at 6:17 am » Comments Off

As robots get more advanced, they will likely take over many jobs in the future — including those of sushi chefs. For a sneak peak at this impending automation, look no further than a new creation from robotics manufacturer Kawasaki. The robot can make sushi in under a minute. First spotted by Gizmodo, the video shows a miraculous bot that assembles nigiri, the […]



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