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Want to experiment controlling a swarm of robots? Georgia Tech is here to help

Access to a fully kitted-out swarm robotics lab is something that only a small number of researchers around the world can dream of having. The …

SpotMini May Be The First Robot That Actually Makes Sense In A Home

You read stories about how robots will save Japan’s aging population, tucking them into bed and doing their dishes. And then you see what those robots actually look like–the equivalent of sticking a mannequin on a remote-controlled car. These robots may be smart or strong, but they simply don’t …

Robotics

Verily Robot Will Raise 20 Million Sterile Mosquitoes for Release in California - MIT Technology Review

Alphabet’s life sciences arm, Verily, says it has built a robot that can raise a million mosquitoes a week and has used it to produce infertile male …

Buques mercantes robot, pronto en su océano

Dentro de muy pocos años podría producirse en el mundo real el legendario enfrentamiento entre piratas y robots tan querido de ciertos rincones de …

This robot makes music as beautifully as a human does. https://t.co/us7waedSjp

We're this close to actually having a smart house! https://t.co/1IOt4iwSw6

Robot priest dispenses binary biblical blessings to human worshippers

According to the website “Will Robots Take My Job?,” there is roughly a 0.81-percent chance of a member of the clergy being automated at some point …

Robots Wielding Water Knives Are the Future of Farming

Just after dawn in the Salinas Valley south of San Francisco, a raucous robot rolls through a field spitting clouds of vapor. It’s cutting lettuce …

Los robots se ponen a leer y escribir

La industria cultural introducirá técnicas de reconocimiento facial antes de lo que sospecha<p>Imagine que entra en su librería de toda la vida y ve una …

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls

Chances are you haven’t heard of Knightscope, a security startup founded way back in 2013. But it won’t be long before you come face to face with one …

Meet the Cute, Wobbly Robot That Started the AI Revolution

Have you ever relied on your smartphone's maps to get around? Asked Siri, Alexa, or Google Home to find you the best dim sum? Let a Tesla ferry you …

Swisscom: Snow Drawings

Using code, autonomous robots and a ton of snow to create an alpine masterpiece.<p>To bring the world closer to the live action at the Alpine Ski …

MIT’s Mind-Reading Robots Understand The One Command That Matters

We don’t need to know why robots make every decision they do, so long as we can stop them.<p>In 1984, a 34-year-old man was crushed by a robot arm. It didn’t matter that he had 15 years of experience in the diecast factory that would take his life, or had received training in operating robotics. At …

A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet.

Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim.<p>But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to automate legal work say the adoption of A.I. in law …

Artificial Intelligence

Este robot desvela quién habla más, si una mujer o un hombre

Un equipo de científicos realizó un experimento mediante el cual un robot llamado Furhat –una cabeza robótica con sombrero invernal- ha determinado …

Logran que un robot auto-corrija sus errores al detectarlos un humano

Puede resultar extraño que un robot corrija sus errores solamente con que una persona los detecte. Pero esto es lo que ha conseguido un equipo del …

Cybersecurity experts paint bleak picture of robot security

Robots are still an uncommon sight in the home, but most tech analysts project a huge increase in the amount of droids deployed to do tasks in the next ten years. It might not be that long before helper robots, picture C3P0 from Star Wars or a Mr. Handy from Fallout, are handling everything from …

Robotics

Boston Dynamics introduces its latest future robot overlord https://t.co/qsFewKiWS2

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues

Number of robots in Amazon warehouses: 2016: 45,000 2015: 30,000 2014: 15,000 2013: 1,000 —@JonErlichman https://t.co/TxZs3ybR4g

Boston Dynamics Has a New “Nightmare-Inducing” Robot - MIT Technology Review

Say hello to Handle, the latest robot to be developed by the Google-owned Boston Dynamics. But unlike its siblings, Handle doesn’t walk: it …

Giving robots ‘personhood’ is actually about making corporations accountable

The European Union is currently considering the need to redefine the legal status of robots, with a draft report last week suggesting that autonomous bots might, in the future, be granted the status of “electronic persons” — a legal definition that confers certain “rights and obligations.” It …

La Unión Europea prepara leyes específicas para los robots

<b>“Personas electrónicas”</b>. Así es como define a los robots la encargada de elaborar el informe que ha solicitado el Parlamento Europeo para <b>crear un</b> …

The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here - MIT Technology Review

Most people don’t buy a jar of relish every week. But when they decide to buy one from Ocado—the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer—they …

The cool factor of proper dialogues... with robots

Chatbots and similar types of applied artificial intelligence are on the rise. Sure, it may feel a bit strange to interact with robots., but most communication attempts actually turn out to be successful.<p>Chatbots came into the scene in 2011 as technology created new ways to provide customer support …

This is the handwriting robot you've always needed https://t.co/3nets2MuEk

Sophia, la primera robot que es capaz de enamorarse

En esta relación he sido yo el que ha dado el primer paso. Yo ya le he escrito. Le he enviado a Sophia a su dirección en <b>Hanson Robotics</b> un detallado …

A robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 637 milliseconds

A robot called the Sub1 Reloaded can unscramble a Rubik’s Cube in 637 milliseconds – considerably less than the fastest human time of 4.9 seconds. The robot, built by self-driving chipmaker Infineon, uses six motors to turn and twist the cube after another computer scans it, solves the puzzle …

Robotics

When Will Robots Take All the Jobs?

There isn’t much evidence from today’s statistics that human workers are on the verge of a historic shift. But just wait until the next recession.<p>There is a contradiction in economic forecasting today that I’ve come to think of as the “robot paradox.” Some people seem confident that automation will …