Robots you can't outrun

By Andrew Milmoe | Roombas and Asimos are cute and all, until they run faster than you.

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Here's the tiny drone the US Army just purchased for soldiers

The US Army is getting tiny personal surveillance drones as part of a $2.6 million contract with Flir, a thermal imaging and technology company.<p>The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System is the world's smallest combat-proven nano-drone, according to the company. The US Army has ordered the …

Drones That Kill on Their Own: Will Artificial Intelligence Reach the Battlefield? - OpenMind

On a stage and addressing a crowded auditorium, an executive unveils an amazing advance: a tiny drone endowed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) that …

SpotMini Autonomous Navigation

Getting some air, Atlas?

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'Killer Robot' Lab Faces Boycott from Artificial Intelligence Experts

The artificial intelligence (AI) community has a clear message for researchers in South Korea: Don't make killer robots.<p>Nearly 60 AI and robotics …

Don’t Bother Trying to Outrun This Creepy Spiderbot That Transforms Into a Rolling Wheel

If the only thing more terrifying to you than a spider is a spider chasing you, you’re not going to want to watch this video of Festo’s latest …

Super-Fast Robot Arm Can Catch Whatever You Throw At It

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Watch a Human Try to Fight Off That Door-Opening Robot Dog

Hey, remember that dog-like robot, SpotMini, that Boston Dynamics showed off last week, the one that opened a door for its robot friend? Well, the …

Putin Says Russia’s New Weapons Can’t Be Beat. With AI and Robotics, They Can.

Instead of single interceptors rising to meet an enemy missile, think about swarms of sub-launched UAVs armed with explosives, sensors, and</b> …

Robot ANYmal Dancing to Live Music

This 5G humanoid assistant robot could complete dangerous tasks for us in the future — here's how it works

Japanese companies NS Solutions and NTT Docomo showcased their 5G humanoid assistant robot at Mobile World Congress 2018.<p>The robot mimics the moment of a human operator via a 5G network carrying signals from sensors all over the operator's body.<p>The creators hope that the robot could be used to …

We are doomed

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

CES Was Full of Useless Robots and Machines That Don’t Work

There’s a woman in Sweden named Simone Giertz who makes a living building shitty robots. Her well-intentioned creations fail comically at waking her …

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I played ping pong with a robot and lost

If you're still unsure if robots really are taking over, CES 2018 serves as a good reminder that our future is both robot-flled and mildly terrifying.<p>…

The Year Robots Backflipped Their Way into Our Hearts

Robots may take over, but they’ll look cool doing it.<p>A robot revolution has begun. Intelligent machines now routinely patrol malls, hospitals, and …

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Black Mirror creator explains that 'Metalhead' robot nightmare

<b>Note: This story discusses story elements of the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead.”</b><p>We’ve all seen movies and TV shows about killer robots. But until …

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

GARPENBERG, Sweden — From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job here at the New Boliden mine.<p>He’s fine with it.<p>Sweden’s famously generous social welfare system makes this a place …

Robots are replacing humans in the world's mines. Here's why.

Technology<p>One day the world's mines may be operated almost entirely by machines.<p>Even in our digital age, some jobs remain almost as dirty and dangerous as ever. Mining is a prime example — with miners facing risks ranging from fire to falling rock and entrapment — but this industry is beginning to …

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Forget Bans: UN Stuck on Defining Killer Robots

A United Nations meeting on lethal autonomous weapons ended in disappointment for advocates hoping that the world would make progress on regulating …

Can We Trust Robots? Futurists Share Provocative Insights

How can we coexist and work with robots in the future? Should robots be employed at all? If so, which jobs should go to robots? What can robots tell us about ourselves and how we value human life?<p>These are just some of the questions that were explored by noted futurists <b>Kai Goerlich</b>, Chief Futurist, …

San Francisco Just Put the Brakes on Delivery Robots

San Francisco, land of unrestrained tech wealth and the attendant hoodies and $29 loaves of bread, just said <i>whoa whoa whoa</i> to delivery robots.<p>The SF …

Turning workers into 'super workers' with robotic suits

<b>If you've watched the Iron Man film franchise, you'll know that a powered suit gives inventor Tony Stark superhuman strength to fight the bad guys.</b><p>But away from the the fictional world of blockbusting movies, robotic exoskeletons offer more prosaic and useful help for humans.<p>The military has been …

Meet the Chinese Robot Destined to Dance in Millions of Living Rooms

Baidu’s interactive home robot is a sign of China’s growing interest in AI hardware.<p>Baidu announced a smart speaker and a cute-looking interactive …

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NASA raced a Google-funded robot drone against a world-class human pilot—here's what happened

Drone racing is a booming business. So who makes a better drone racer? A robot or a human?<p>NASA tested exactly that on October 12 and Tuesday …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

Boston Dynamics CEO: Robotics will become "bigger than the Internet"

by Dom Galeon November 15, 2017 Robots & Machines 11055<p>A Great Disruption<p>In the world of ever-advancing artificial intelligence (AI), robotics …

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Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing …