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Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone

If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On …

America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.<p>Finally, let the robot wars begin! MegaBots is laying the foundation for what could be the prequel to the giant mech vs. giant monster flick " …

Robotics

Terminator: Meet the organisation trying to stop killer robots

Forget the battling T-800s of "Terminator: Genisys" -- the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns that the lethal machines of the future are more frighteningly close to home.

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An Incredible Gripping Bionic Robot Arm Directly Inspired by the Design of an Octopus Tentacle

The German robotic company Festo has created the “Octopus Gripper“, a flexible bionic pneumatic arm that can grab ahold of objects in all sorts of …

Robotics

How My Vacuum Cleaner Helped Me Stop Worrying

There is a unique kind of modern-era rage that erupts when you call your credit-card company because you don’t recognize a charge on your bill. Maybe …

University of Oxford

Virginia becomes the first state to permit delivery robots on sidewalks and crosswalks

Virginia has become the first state in the US to permit delivery robots to traverse its sidewalks and crosswalks, thus opening the door for all sorts …

Do robots deserve rights if they achieve consciousness?

A new video by Kurzgesagt explores the question of machine’s rights. Do machines deserve rights? Perhaps not right now, but what about if they …

How Robots And AI Could Save American Water Utilities Half A Trillion Dollars

HiBot USA’s technology combining robots, big data, and AI could upend the way municipalities replace aging water pipes.<p>The future of your drinking water may depend on databotics.<p>That term, which should be retired by now, is nevertheless at the heart of new technology from HiBot USA, a combination …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots and drones: Coming soon to a construction site near you

The construction industry is turning to technology in a big way to enhance building processes.<p>Advancements in the robotics field are helping to …

Wearable Tech

This Burger-Flipping Bot Is Actually Great AI Design

As Don Norman recently wrote, machines should master the repetitive tasks we’re not good at. Meet “Flippy.”<p>From the The Peach Pit on <i>Bevery Hills, 90201</i> to <i>All That</i>‘s Good Burger, the fictional burger joint is a favorite trope of movies and TV series with teenage stars. It’s a convenient hangout …

UC San Diego

Automating security? Robots can't replace humans in decision loop

While technology can be used for malicious purposes, such as hardware used for DDoS attacks, it's the human that crafts the malware, determines the …

San Francisco

Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years.<p>That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.<p><b>Singularity Is Coming</b><p>“By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence,” Kurzweil said in an interview at the SXSW Conference with Shira Lazar and Amy …

Singularity