Robotics

Roomba's Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple …

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Roomba vacuum maker iRobot betting big on the 'smart' home

The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt.<p>That data is of the …

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New warehouse robots will "pick up" objects

U.S. warehouses have added 262,000 jobs over the past five years as retailers ramp up the capacity to distribute the growing number of goods bought …

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Will Robots Steal Your Day Job? McKinsey Thinks So.

McKinsey & Company estimates that automation could take over as many as half of the roles performed by humans around the world. Who will be safe when the robots come knocking?<p>Automation is making it easier than ever to perform tasks more precisely and efficiently than any human could hope to …

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We need robots to have morals. Could Shakespeare and Austen help?

Using great literature to teach ethics to machines is a dangerous game. The classics are a moral minefield<p>• John Mullan is professor of English literature at University College London<p>When he wrote the stories in I, Robot in the 1940s, Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots do all humanity’s …

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10 Jobs That Robots Can't Do, Yet

You may have seen movies like <i>iRobot</i>, <i>Blade Runner</i>, and even <i>Star Wars</i>, and wondered if the future of employment looks bleak for humans. Indeed, it …

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This chart shows where robots are going to replace humans on Wall Street

• <b>Automated technologies could have a big impact on 60% of Wall Street jobs, according to a new report by McKinsey, the consulting firm.</b>• <b><br>Integration of</b> …

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IoT Sleepbuddy, the robotic babysitter

You’re watching the new episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and suddenly you hear your children, up and about after their bedtime! Now you’ll probably miss a …

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Robots overhyped, overfeared

We are in a robot-and-artificial intelligence bubble, and experts are starting to push back. Among their gripes: over-the-top hype of AI's …

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Future of Work

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In Fukushima Milestone, Underwater Robot Likely Finds Melted Nuclear Fuel

This discovery could mark a turning point in the complicated cleanup of the nuclear facility.<p>In a potentially major milestone in the cleanup effort of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, an underwater robot has captured what’s believed to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel inside one of the …

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Warehouse Picking Bots Could Soon Replace Expensive Humans

As the consumer demand for e-commerce grows, retailers are counting on robotics to lend a hand. Robotics companies and researchers are working on …

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Your Next Online Order Could Be Picked Out by a Robot

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A recycling robot named Clarke could be the key to reducing waste

Why it matters to you<p>We all know that it's important to recycle, but that's sometimes easier said than done. Luckily, Clarke the robot is here to …

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Automation Nation: Amazon's Brampton facility putting robotics to the ultimate test

BRAMPTON -<p>It’s called a fulfillment centre, built to ship thousands of Amazon orders a day. But what it is really fulfilling is the dream of the …

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Robots Rise Up In 'Westworld' Season 2 Trailer

The robots fight back<p>HBO finally released the second season trailer of Westworld at Comic Con, and it's pretty freaking iconic. All set against the cheery backdrop of the song “I Gotta Be Me” by Sammy Davis Jr., we see a new level of slaughter as the robots fight back against the humans who have …

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Hong Kong's automated-sushi restaurant: An attempt to not interact with any humans

Workers are frequently told robots are coming for their jobs, while fast food employees are already starting to see automation creep into their …

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Robots Are the Future: Amazon Machines Are Just the Beginning

Robots don't require vacation time, sick leave, lunch breaks or health insurance.

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This Amazing Robot Moves Like a Giant Snake

Footage of an amazing robot that mimics the flexibility of a snake. The OC Robotics Series II – X125 system can reach into confined and hazardous …

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I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential Angst

Support the news<p>Some of the best minds of our times, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have warned that human beings may invent intelligent …

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Automation: This Byte’s For You

Writing for <i>City Journal</i>, Mark Mills warns that the robots (to use the shorthand) will be gnawing their way far higher up the food chain than we have …

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Robots Are Moving in on E-commerce Packing

Packing online orders into boxes for shipping—so-called picking—has been a major area of job growth in recent years. Warehouse fulfillment now …

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Cheer On Australia's Robot Soccer Champions In The World RoboCup

Image: Supplied<p>Australia's five-time world champions of robot soccer, UNSW's <i>Runswift</i> team, head to Japan this weekend to try and recapture the …

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噴水で溺死した警備ロボット「スティーブ」の勤務先に献花あつまる

嫌になるほど暑かったんだね...。<p>ワシントンDCにある複合ビル「Washington Harbour」には警備ロボットが配備されていました。顔認識システムや高画質ビデオ撮影、赤外線、超音波センサーを搭載したこのパトロール用自律ロボットはスタートアップ「Knightscope」によるもの。このロボットが先日、<b>突然噴水の中に飛び込み</b>、Twitterで話題になりました。スティーブと名付けられていたこのロボットが水に沈んだ姿はなんとも無残でちょっとした可笑しさもあります。<p>Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned …

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Incredible Self-Folding Robots Work Without Batteries Or Wires

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art of origami, self-folding robots can go places and do things traditional robots cannot. A major drawback to …

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Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play

By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting to get a clearer picture. <i>Bisnow</i> has learned that the robot, a …

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How Smarter Robots Will Revolutionize Industrial Jobs

Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass …

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This swimming robot is exploring a failed nuclear reactor in Fukushima

Toshiba has designed a swimming robot to make its way through deadly radiation in one of Fukushima's flooded and failed reactors. The radiation there is so powerful that a previous robot's camera shut down. If you were to jump into the water, you'd die within seconds.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

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Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup

A student walked up to me at an event following Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge. “I have a question for you,” he said, adding that he was a few months away from becoming a college senior. “How do I launch a successful startup?”<p>I explained that I might not be the person at the show …

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Leeds army surplus store home to early British robot

<b>What is thought to be one of Britain's first robots now lives in an army surplus store in Leeds.</b><p>Tinker the Robot was built in the 1960s by Dennis Weston and was used to carry out daily tasks like cleaning, vacuuming and washing the car via remote control.<p>After Dennis' death, his friend Barry …

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