Robotics

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.<p>If only it were as simple as that.<p>The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his …

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The Robot Who Wants to Destroy Humanity Isn’t So Good at Sentences Yet

Sophia netted a lot of press coverage for her Uncanny Valley face and somewhat coherent threat to destroy mankind. She’s currently too busy …

Robots

The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions

Let's count the ways robots failed to deliver at CES 2018<p>It wasn't a great showing for robots at this year's CES.<p>Things got off to a rocky start when …

Robots

Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

Book a night at LAX’s Residence Inn and you may be fortunate enough to meet an employee named Wally. His gig is relatively pedestrian—bring you room …

Robots

Federer urges players not to act like 'robots' with the media

Roger Federer has urged his fellow professionals to act themselves and not as robots during media interviews to keep tennis interesting for the …

Roger Federer

Microdrones That Cooperate to Transport Objects Could Be Future of Warehouse Automation

Last month, we wrote about autonomous quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania that use just a VGA camera and an IMU to navigate together in …

Robots

Please Send Help, Because These Robots Are So Hilariously Bad And I Can't Stop Laughing

More like LOL-bots. H/T r/shittyrobots

Robots

Japanese Firm Develops Robot that Can Read Body Language

Japan’s Omron company has developed a robot, FORPHEUS, that can read body language and even play table tennis.<p>The Phys.org website cited Omron’s …

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Sphero’s iOS/Android-controlled Ollie Darkside bot from $65 (Reg. $100+)

ThinkGeek is offering the Sphero Ollie Darkside for <b>$64.99</b>. Shipping is free in orders over $75. This iOS/Android-controlled bot goes for $130 on Amazon, $100 at Best Buy and this is the best price we can find. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds.<p>Sphero Ollie Darkside:<p>Devious. Defiant. Diabolical. …

Robots

Evil Robot Kids and Egg Drones: The First-Annual Ringer Robot Awards

A sizable portion of this year’s CES show floor was dedicated to robots, those potent symbols of automated domesticity, digital companionship, and of …

Robots

How robot math and smartphones led researchers to a drug discovery breakthrough

Robotic movement can be awkward.<p>For us humans, a healthy brain handles all the minute details of bodily motion without demanding conscious attention. …

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exotic electronics as robot strippers premier at CES 2018

jan 12, 2018<p>strictly limited to a run of 250 cars, british-automaker lyonheart cars builds a modern iteration of the classic jaguar 'e-type' from the …

Robots

Soft material inspired by grasshoppers for better electrode adhesive

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new type of health-monitoring electrode that exhibits optimum adhesion to skin and can record high quality …

Science

Transgender sex robots could be coming soon (armed with clip-on penises)

The sex robot revolution shows no sign of slowing down, with the leading sex droid company saying that transgender sex robots could be on their way …

Robots

Japan's love affair with vending machines

Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita in the world. They play a key role in Japanese culture and society, and not just in …

Japan

Robot Strippers Worked The Poles At Vegas Strip Club During CES 2018

A strip club in Las Vegas hosted a performance by two “strippers” who just happen to be robots. The performance took place at the Sapphire Nightclub …

Technology

Spider-Man fans rejoice! You may soon be able to climb up walls like him

Get your spider-man suits ready, it's time to climb the walls. Scientists reveal the details.<p>While spiders and lizards easily crawl up the walls and …

Robots

The robots of CES 2018

Robots of all shapes and size have been competing for attention at the annual CES show in Las Vegas.<p>From pole dancing art installations, to robots who clean and some who just refuse to respond.

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This creepy robot baby is here to show new parents just how dirty their homes really are

Your carpet is disgusting, and this disturbing robot baby is here to show you just how bad it really is<p>As with almost everything in the world, there …

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Record Indian Stock Rally Must Price Risk From Robots, UBS Says

Robots will eat into any economic boost India receives from its young population and markets aren’t pricing in these risks, says UBS Group AG.<p>Stocks …

Business

Will a post-Brexit economy swap workers for robots?

Financial innovation, perhaps. Deep sea oil mining maybe. Formula One engineering, probably.<p>But there is one sector where the UK is an indisputable …

Brexit

SoftBank to IPO part of its mobile business: Report

The Japanese corporate giant is reportedly set to part with a third of its mobile business.<p>SoftBank Group will list approximately one third of its …

Robots

Greg Gutfeld Has a Theory: Robots Can Help America Win the Universe Insider

<b>Pirro Blasts De Niro, Sean Penn: Anti-Trump 'Hatred Like This Puts Us in Danger'</b><p><b>MLK's Niece: 'Outrageous' That Critics Are 'Unjustly' Calling Trump Racist</b><p>Greg Gutfeld said Saturday on "The Greg Gutfeld Show" that an accelerated domestic robot development program could help America in future …

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Robot Strippers Perform at Las Vegas Strip Club During International Tech Show

If the typical strip club vibe, featuring women and men performing erotic dances, isn’t quite your thing, there’s now a new option to choose from: …

Robots

Dyson launches London High Court case against US vacuum rival Shark

UK vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson has launched a High Court case against US rival Shark over which company produces the vacuum cleaner with the …

Robots

3 Stocks That Would Have Doubled Your Money

It only took three years for shareholders to earn a return of more than 100% with these stocks.<p>If you invested $100 in a broadly diversified index …

Stocks

Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child

Scientists have built a tin-foil robot baby that is capable of crawling just like a real-life child.<p>Professors from Purdue University in Indiana …

Robots

A robotic maid takes us one step closer to 'The Jetsons'

By Peter Holley<p>The Washington Post<p>Imagine this: You're rushing to get ready for work -- juggling emails, kids and lunches -- and your home is a …

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Pizza Hut says driverless delivery will create more jobs

Earlier this week, Pizza Hut unveiled plans to launch a fleet of driverless delivery vans – a sign that automation has reached the world of greasy …

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Photos: LEGO robots take over Iowa State

James Kraft, 11, of Mondamin, wears a Lego mask as he and his team prepare for competition in the robot battle during the 2018 LEGO League at Iowa …

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