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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  



Russia is planning a “ground force” of armed military robots

April 1st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

WAR MACHINE BattleBots The Russian military’s research division is working to develop ground-based, combat-ready robots to assist its infantry. The heavily-armed robots, first displayed in a state-produced video last month, resemble miniature tanks that can be deployed alongside infantry or swarms of quadrotor drones — either of which, according to C4ISRNET, can send targeting information […]



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