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Jack Ma: In 30 years, the best CEO could be a robot

Even top tech executives think they could be replaced by robots one day.<p>Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, the man Fortune Magazine just named one of the world's great leaders, predicts that technology will make many CEOs irrelevant in the not-too-distant future.<p>"In 30 years, a robot will likely …

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These robotics students were told 'to go back to Mexico.' The taunt only fueled their success.

Just a few months ago, not many knew about these five fourth-graders from a low-income community in Indianapolis.<p>But now, the Panther Bots, a thriving robotics team at Pleasant Run Elementary School, have become the face of a success story about a group of kids who were taunted with racial slurs …

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Xiaomi's Mi Robot vacuum finally has an English language pack

Xiaomi's Mi Robot gets much-needed functionality with recent update.<p>One of the main drawbacks of Xiaomi's Mi Robot vacuum cleaner was that the user …

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UK’s first sex robot brothel could open soon

<b>A sex robot brothel could soon be setting up business in the UK.</b><p>It has only been a few months since Lumidolls set up its first doll brothel in …

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China is a gold mine for innovation, says head of Chinese robot firm

China holds excellent opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation, according to Yu Zhichen, CEO of Turing Robot, a firm looking to make it big …

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I Talked to Four Humanoid Robots and They’re Mostly Dumb as Doornails - Vice

Over the last 18 months, I've found myself in the strange habit of hanging out and interviewing English-speaking humanoid robots. I was able to chat with four machines, each which possessed some level of artificial intelligence. Even though none of them could fully carry on normal conversations, …

ABB names Chun-Yuan Gu president, AMEA, and Frank Duggan president, Europe

ABB today announced that Chun-Yuan Gu, managing director of ABB China, will become president of the AMEA region. He takes over from Frank Duggan, who …

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Sarcos Unveils Revolutionary Robotic Mobile IoT Platform for Global Industrial and Public Safety Markets

SALT LAKE CITY & BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Sarcos® Robotics, a leader in dexterous, tele-operated robots designed for use in unpredictable …

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Robo Revolution: A Factory Cut Labor Costs in Half, Thanks to Tiny Robots

Rising Automation<p>For any manufacturer, one of the biggest overhead costs to consider is labor. But in China, which has been particularly aggressive …

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How Tarzan the swinging robot is useful for farmers

The arm-swinging robot is designed to move with the economy of a sloth.<p>This robot named Tarzan looks nothing like its fictional namesake. Its comical …

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A robot-delivery startup helped write state laws that are locking out competition

New robot laws are popping up across the country.<p>Two U.S. states — Virginia and Idaho — have now passed laws to allow delivery robots to operate statewide.<p>The new laws, both of which were passed this year, were written with the help of Starship Technologies, a delivery-robot company based in …

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Engineers made a robotic arm for this girl to play the violin

A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergraduates at George Mason …

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Controlling Robot Swarms With Augmented Reality

While robots are getting increasingly more capable and autonomous, they may still require our help to carry out tasks in real-world environments. …

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Future Robots In The Workplace: 3 Ways Technology Is Helping Humans In The Labor Force

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from …

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Latest 'Doctor Who' Robots Have Something in Common With This Asimov Story

Killer robots are nothing new in science fiction, but killer robots who murder with good intentions are rarer. And the latest confused murderous bots …

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Robots are like babies – as they learn from us they start teaching themselves

Predictive intelligence is learning from our every move - and figuring out how to enhance them<p><i>Waze</i>, the traffic and navigation app owned by Google, …

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‘Doctor Who’ recap: ‘Smile’ brings the Doctor and Bill to a city where emojis can kill

“Doctor Who” returned last week for its 10th season in the modern era, and the Doctor (<b>Peter Capaldi</b>) wasn’t sure he wanted to bring along another …

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AI now and tomorrow: Robots can handle a third of our workplace tasks, study finds

SAN FRANCISCO -- Human workers are far from obsolete, but robots are ready to give us a run for our money.<p>Amid the global proliferation of artificial …

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Please stop saying I'll be replaced by a robot

April 23, 2017 5:00 AM<br>I suppose I could sit here and fret over a day in the not-too-distant future when a robot powered by artificial …

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This humanoid robot has a starring role at IndyCar's race Sunday

Forget celebrities or legendary former drivers. The grand marshal for this weekend’s IndyCar race is going to be a robot.<p>Yes, ahead of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in Birmingham on Sunday, Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO (pronounced ah-see-moh) will give the famous command, “Drivers, start …

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10 Innovative Chinese Products At CES 2017

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AI now and tomorrow: Is your job robot-ready?

TOKYO -- Robots are making people redundant, and you may be next.<p>Once a flight of fancy, we are now in an age where workers of all stripes, including …

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No 'mechanical issue' for Dyson; 'Am I a robot? Do I have screws and stuff in me?'

Photos: Elvis delivers, Nick Martinez rock solid in spot start as Rangers take 3rd straight from KC<p>The Rangers placed Dyson on the disabled list …

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Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”?

When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all boats” instead of leaving large swaths of …

Innovation

9 innovative gadgets that will make cleaning your home so much easier

Like working out, cleaning often feels more rewarding <i>after</i> than <i>during</i> the act itself. In fact, studies have even shown a link between clutter and elevated stress levels.<p>So if you can't motivate yourself to start, or if you're overwhelmed from cleaning advice like this three-wave system or this …

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The Roomba for Lawns Is a Yard Work Game-Changer

The Honda Miimo even returns to its charger when it's out of juice.<p>It's the latest domestic chore to die at the hands of technology: Lawn-mowing can officially be filed under "chores you never have to do again if you don't want to."<p>Robotic lawn mowers like the Honda Miimo ($2,499); Robomow ($1,299) …

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Chatbots Have Entered the Uncanny Valley

When virtual assistants almost pass as human, they only seem more robotic.<p>When a robot almost looks human—almost, but not quite—it often comes across as jarringly fake instead of familiar. Robots that are clearly artificial, like WALL-E or R2-D2, don’t have this problem. But androids like this one …

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A cut above the rest: The 5 best robotic lawn mowers

It’s no real secret at this point: In the future most of our precious jobs will be automated. While the pessimists routinely tout automation as the …

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Two words: Lawn Roomba

Robot servants are already mastering food delivery and fashion, and now there's a new way for you to sit on your butt while robots do the hard labor—<i>lawn Roombas</i>. While not technically Roombas, they work in the same way as the robotic vacuums/cat cars. Products like the Robomow and Honda's Miimo, …

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The offside algorithm

The first robots v humans football match is scheduled for 2048. Should human players be worried?<p>In the summer of 1998 I went to the world cup in …

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