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Robots Can Now Teach Other Robots, Thanks To The Robo Internet

Robots are now learning from each other, even tasks that haven’t been programmed–a sign that they could soon take on bigger jobs. A demo conducted this morning shows how it works.<p>Robots are getting quite a bit smarter: Earlier today, in a mocked-up hospital room in the Netherlands, one robot taught …

Robotics

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

These Drone Concepts Could Save People From Burning Buildings And Avalanches

With the unveiling of four new unmanned aircraft concepts, the industrial design team at frog is looking to clean up the drone's image.<p>"They can go places that we can't easily or safely go. The vantage point they can get as an extension of our field of view is something that's very valuable in …

Drones

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An …

10 Robots to Watch in 2014

Think of it as Fashion Week for robots. As robots continue their journey towards more intelligent, human-like behavior, they show off their individual sense of style. Here are 10 head-turning robots that do everything from entertain, to vacuum, from propel a paralyzed human, to navigating places …

Robotics

Race Alongside the Machine

The inevitable tension between human intuition and the harsh light of data.<p>If there was one thing that kept coming up at this week’s O’Reilly Strata conference, it was the inevitable tension between human intuition and the harsh light of data. It informed everything: Wide-ranging, speculative …

Big Data Debates: Machines Vs. Humans

Are machines better than humans at making decisions? Andrew McAfee has formulated in the <i>Harvard Business Review Blog</i> yet another M-Law for the big …

Valkyrie, el robot de la NASA que luchará contra compañeros en la DARPA Robotics Challenge

No hay año en que no pasemos un buen rato revisando y quedando boquiabiertos con las propuestas de diferentes empresas, organismos y Universidades …