Craig Lauderdale

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: Why robots won't be taking our jobs for hundreds of years

Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley tech icon Steve Wozniak isn't worried that robots will leave us all unemployed, not in the foreseeable future, …

Human Employment In The Robot World: Don't Panic

I am not worried about lack of jobs when the robots do most of the work. That conclusion comes from my analysis of the demand for labor in a robot world, the general price level, and the supply of labor.<p>Let’s consider business demand for workers in a world with many activities performed by robots. …

Robots won’t take your job—they’ll help make room for meaningful work instead

Unencumbered by the prospect of re-election, outgoing presidents tend to use their final speeches to candidly warn against threats they believe to be metastasizing in society. For example, George Washington spoke of the ills of hyper-partisanship and excessive debt. Dwight Eisenhower denounced the …

George Washington

Robots covered in human flesh could soon be a reality

Terminator-style robots covered in human flesh may sound absolutely terrifying, but they could soon be used to improve the lives of injured people in need of tissue transplants, researchers say.<p>Growing tissue grafts on humanoid robots could be a future strategy in regenerative medicine, biomedical …

University of Oxford

Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires

What happens when your power lines get all kinds of trash hanging from them and it’s not safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in …

Does the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Ignore Killer Robots?

Activists want a preemptive ban on technologies that are arguably common.<p>This year, United Nations officials will meet for what could be a historic …

Royal Air Force

A robot that walks like an ostrich designed to “be the standard for legged autonomy”

Cassie is a two-legged robot that walks like an ostrich. It was developed by Agility Robotics.<p>From Quartz:<p>The legs are only the beginning. …

Robotics

Giant Robot Spiders Will Soon Rule Us All

Are you petrified of spiders? Do you constantly find yourself worrying about the inevitable robot uprising? If you answered yes to both of those <i>then</i> …

The Science Museum's Robots exhibition gives some unsettling truths about humanity

Chances are, if you're greeted by a robot it will have large inviting eyes, be able to dance for you and be made of white plastic. As service robots, …

I, for one, welcome our new robotic roti-making overlords

As we carom into the future, eyes blazing with neon heat and our minds racing through millions of permutations as the Matrix embeds itself into our brain stems I think we’re all going to get a little peckish. That’s why you’re going to want a Rotimatic. This $999 robotic roti maker is like the …

Groundbreaking new prosthetic translates spinal cord signals into movement

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed smart sensor technology that allows a robot arm to be controlled via signals from nerves in the …

Imperial College London

Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London – in pictures

A new exhibition opening on 8 February, Robots is a collection of over 100 objects ranging from 16th century automata to cutting-edge ‘emotional’ robots

Science Museums

Leaked video of 'nightmare-inducing' new robot from Boston Dynamics - ExtremeTech

Leaked video of ‘nightmare-inducing’ new robot from Boston Dynamics<p>By on February 2, 2017 at 10:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Will Robotics Save the Manufacturing Industry?

<b>Experts explain how robotics and Industry 4.0</b> <b>will reshape U.S. factories, the manufacturing workforce, and the way that companies do business</b><b>.</b>GM …

NASA Has Found Some of The Biggest And Oldest Black Holes We've Ever Seen

From the early moments of our Universe.<p>NASA has picked up intense gamma ray signals coming from a set of ancient galaxies. The gamma rays are being …

Universe

VR-controlled Robots could save America

Americans could design, build, and then use VR headsets to remotely operate robots that let us do a larger number of jobs better, creating a new …

Robotics

There's something creepy about this 'soft' robot hand that picks fruit without bruising it

Robots are capable of opening doors and teaching other bots to pick-up items, but delicacy is another hurdle.<p>Online food retailer Ocado, along with …

THE EXPANSE Rises to Riveting in Season 2 (Review)

There are innumerable challenges to creating genre TV. That goes double when you’re specifically talking about sci-fi, and triple when you consider …

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i>.<p>The …

The Tiny Robots That Run on Stomach Acid

Researchers have developed ‘micromotors’ that can de-acidify the stomach long enough to deliver payloads of medication<p>The acidic environment of the stomach is useful for digesting food and attacking pathogens, but it can also harm medications, including some antibiotics.<p>Enter the tiny robots. …

Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later - ExtremeTech

By on January 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Fifty years ago today, three …

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

What Happened at the Big Bang?

I had the pleasure earlier this month of giving a plenary lecture at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Unfortunately, as far as I know …

Is This Sewing Robot The Future Of Fashion?

Startup Sewbo has figured out how to get a machine to sew an entire garment, and it may finally push clothing factories to fully automate.<p>Jonathan Zornow got his big idea while watching TV.<p>The former Seattle software developer has an unusual bedtime addiction: Binging on the Discovery Channel show</i> …

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Science

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

The title of the next 'Star Wars' movie is here: 'The Last Jedi'

You no longer have to keep calling the next "Star Wars" "Episode VIII," because Lucasfilm/Disney have finally revealed the title of the movie.<p>The official "Star Wars" Twitter account posted Monday morning saying that the next chapter in the "Skywalker saga" is known as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," a …