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Digital Revolution Threatens Human Workforce: AI/ Robots To Take 5 Million Jobs By 2020, WEF Predicts

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its latest report on the state of the world's worldforce, and it predicts a gloomy future. Artificial intelligence and robotics will take over 5 million jobs by 2020 as the Fourth Industrial Revolution dawns upon us.

Robotics January 19, 2016

Georgia Tech Building New Lab To Offer Researchers Remote Access To Robots

Robots will undoubtedly be part of the future and Georgia Tech is helping pave the way by building a facility that roboticists from all over the United States can access. The Robotarium will be a playground for robots and researchers alike.

Robotics January 16, 2016

Not Quite 'The Jetsons' Rosie But Researchers Are Working On Building Robot Maids Of The Future

'The Jetsons' gave everyone dreams of having their own efficient and charming robot maid. Check out some of the humanoid robots developed that may come close to Rosie.

Robotics January 16, 2016

This Pothole-Repairing Robot Is A 3D Printer On Wheels

A Harvard grad has designed a robot that will be able to fix potholes more quickly than any municipal service — all with the help of 3D printing.

Robotics January 14, 2016

Watch Scientists Make These Microbots Move With A Magnetic Force Field

Like Jedi Knights, researchers at Purdue University are using the force — force fields, that is.

Robotics January 13, 2016

This Tiny FPV Video Drone Can Fit In The Palm Of Your Hand

The smallest first-person view video drone has been created by a company called Axis.

Robotics January 12, 2016

Drinky Is The Robot Drinking Buddy That Makes Sure Users Don't Have To Take Shots Alone

A South Korean inventor came up with the brilliant idea to create a robot that will drink with its user so that they never have to party alone.

Robotics January 12, 2016

Spectacular Intel 'Drone 100' Lit Up The Sky And Broke World Records [Video]

Intel made history after successfully staging a spectacular display of drones in Germany. With 100 small drones involved, the performance earned a new world record title for the ‘Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles airborne simultaneously.’

Robotics January 13, 2016

And Then There’s Laundroid, The Laundry Folding Robot

Because there are still some menial tasks we haven’t managed to outsource to robots just yet.

Robotics January 10, 2016

3DR Announces Software Updates Allowing Multipoint Cable Cam And Free-Look Drone Recording

The updates give pilots even more flexibility in flying their aircraft and capturing breathtaking images and footage.

Robotics January 6, 2016

This Self-Balancing Telepresence Robot Comes With An Attachable Camera

Reminiscent of BB-8 in its movements, Double Robotic's self-balancing two-wheeler telepresence robot, named the Double 2, might look like a simple tablet interface on a stick - but the company's sturdier, upgraded bot might be a design game-changer.

Robotics January 6, 2016

Durable And Swappable MakerBot Printer Head Comes With A Longer Life Expectancy

MakerBot has revealed a printer head that the company promises will streamline the process of manufacturing three-dimensional models and parts, all the while lengthening the period between printer head replacements.

Robotics January 4, 2016

The Uncanny Valley: Why Are Humanoid Robots So Creepy?

The Nanyang Technological University unveiled a social robot closely resembling an actual human on Monday and some are just creeped out by the innovation. Find out why experts are concerned about Nadine's development.

Robotics December 31, 2015

Sorry, Rudolph: Boston Dynamics Robots Can Replace Reindeers To Pull Santa's Sleigh

Google-owned robot maker Boston Dynamics uploaded a holiday greeting featuring robots pulling a sleigh. The robots are no other than the Spot quadrupedal robots that the company revealed earlier in the year.

Robotics December 23, 2015

Researchers Use Fire And Robotic Arm To 3D Print Glass

This system could pave the way for glass being produced by 3D printers on a regular basis.

Robotics December 21, 2015

DJI's First Flagship Retail Store Is Like A Drone Art Gallery And It's Awesome

DJI has launched its first flagship retail store in Shenzhen, China. The 8,500 square-foot building features the company’s full range of consumer products while also offering various areas such as a theater, a flight area, a lounge and a repair counter.

Robotics December 21, 2015

Robotic Glove Will One Day Allow The Blind To See With Their Hands

Engineers from the University of Nevada Reno and University of Arkansas in Little Rock teamed up to develop a robotic arm that will help visually impaired people. Check out what else the team wants to advance with their planned development.

Robotics December 19, 2015

This Robot Makes Cut-Out Snowflakes Just In Time For The Holiday Season

Much like you did in grade school, a robot designed by RE2 Robotics takes a folded sheet of paper, and with the help of scissors and a few precisely-placed cuts, shapes an ordinary page into a unique flake.

Robotics December 18, 2015

Quantum Dots Used To Print The Tiniest Image Ever Printed

Thanks to color-rich quantum dot technology, scientists in Switzerland have created the smallest inkjet image ever printed.

Robotics December 16, 2015

Forward To The Future: DARPA Predicts What The World Will Be Like In 2045

In DARPA's 'Forward to the Future' video series, three researchers shared predictions on what life will be like in 2045. According to their forecasts, advanced AI, nanotechnology and neurotechnology will dominate the future.

Robotics December 17, 2015

This Snake Robot Can Slither Through Pipes And Repair Them With Lasers

A company called TWI has developed a robot snake that makes its way through pipes to repair them with lasers. The robot could be extremely helpful in places such as nuclear plants, where a situation like a cracked pipe could be extremely damaging.

Robotics December 15, 2015

This Security Drone Detects Intruders And Follows Them Around, Taking Their Picture [Video]

Drones are slowly becoming an important part of our lives, which is why in the near future, we're going to have security drones everywhere. Japanese company Secom has already began the charge.

Robotics December 16, 2015

Federal Aviation Administration Announces Mandatory Drone Registration

A federal law ordering drone registration takes effect Dec. 21, with the FAA giving owners of unmanned aircraft systems up until Feb. 19, 2016, to officially register.

Robotics December 14, 2015

XPrize Announces $7M Reward For Best Tech To Map the Ocean Floor

XPrize has announced its latest entrepreneurial tech competition, and whoever can design the best bathymetric map could win millions of dollars.

Robotics December 14, 2015

Robot Revolution Prompts Scientists To Launch AI Advocacy Group

Robot revolution is here and some scientists are becoming increasingly worried. A group of experts formed an advocacy group that aims to promote ethics as artificial intelligence continues to emerge.

Robotics December 15, 2015

Pepper The Humanoid Robot Gets New Job At France Train Station

The humanoid robot Pepper will start working at French train station to welcome travelers.

Robotics December 11, 2015

Panasonic Is Developing A Robot That Can Pick Tomatoes

Panasonic has announced a slew of new robots, one of which can lend a hand to farmers and pick tomatoes. Using sensors and image processing technology, the robot can 'see' the color, shape and size of fruit.

Robotics December 11, 2015

This 3D-Printed Adidas Sneaker Is Made Entirely From Ocean Garbage

Adidas has released a prototype for a pair of sneakers made entirely out of ocean waste.

Robotics December 11, 2015

This Artificial Intelligence System Passed The Turing Test

It's the tale of John Henry for a new generation - with a bit of a twist.

Robotics December 11, 2015

Google's Verily Already Has A Robotic Surgery Company Spinoff Called Verb Surgical

In collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, this new company seems to be aiming toward advances in the operating room.

Robotics December 11, 2015

Tokyo To Deploy 'Interceptor Drone' To Fish Out Rogue Drones In A Net

The Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo aims to rid the country of suspicious-looking drones in a bid to promote security. The MPD launched the so-called “interceptor drones” that would fly above key facilities such as the office of the country’s prime minister located in Tokyo.

Robotics December 12, 2015

This Tiny Robot Is Inspired By The Locust And Can Jump 11 Feet In The Air

Researchers in Israel have developed a robot that is inspired by the locust and can jump a massive 11 feet in the air. The robot uses a mechanism that is similar to how real locusts jump.

Robotics December 11, 2015

Adidas Will Produce 500 Pairs Of Shoes From A German Factory Run By Robots

To cut down costs and bring its factories closer to home, the Germany-based shoe manufacturer Adidas will produce 500 pairs of its brand-name sneakers at a domestic factory almost entirely run by robots.

Robotics December 10, 2015

China Aiming To Replace Millions Of Workers With Robots

People's Republic of China vice president, Li Yuanchao, made that known during the recent World Robot Conference in Beijing.

Robotics December 7, 2015

Fleye Is A Flying Robot That Claims To Be The Safest Autonomous Drone In The World

Belgium startup Fleye says that the drone it's working on is the 'world's safest drone.' The flying robot looks pretty much like a floating sphere, putting away the usual harmful propellers of most drones.

Robotics December 8, 2015

This Telepresence Robot Can Be Navigated Via Mind Control

Scientists from Italy and Switzerland have designed a telepresence robot that can be controlled with only brain signals - and it may have a significant impact on the daily lives of people with limited motor function.

Robotics November 30, 2015

Zano Drone Maker Apologizes For Collapse Of $3.5M Kickstarter: Where Did All That Money Go?

Torquing Group, the company behind the collapsed Zano project, apologized to the project's backers. The Kickstarter campaign raised $3.5 million, and the company explained where all the money went.

Robotics November 28, 2015

World's Sexiest Robot Geminoid F Unveiled At World Robot Exhibition In China

In the World Robot Exhibition 2015 held in China, all eyes turned to a woman-like robot named Geminoid F. With a tall physique, dark locks and feminine figure, it has been dubbed the world's sexiest robot.

Robotics November 30, 2015

This Samurai Robot Wants To Help Humans Instead Of Slice Them Up

Japanese researchers have developed a robot that looks like a samurai. Instead of sword fights, though, this robot is aimed at helping humans and interacting with them.

Robotics November 27, 2015

Spencer The Friendly Robot Will Help Travelers Get To Their Flights On Time

Amsterdam's international airport is introducing Spencer, a navigation-savvy robot that can help travelers find their way around traffic-heavy terminals.

Robotics November 27, 2015

DJI Boasts $15000 Agricultural Drone For Spraying Crops To 'Open The Next Chapter Of Agriculture'

The use of drones in agricultural industry could earn huge potential growth. DJI is launching an eight-rotor model designed to spray seven to 10 acre-wide of crops land initially in China and Korea before launching in other markets.

Robotics November 28, 2015

Always Getting Lost In Airports? Spencer The Robot Is Here To Help

Researchers have developed a robot called Spencer to assist lost passengers in airports. Spencer will be tested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport from Nov. 30.

Robotics November 27, 2015

Humai Wants To Download Your Consciousness And Transfer It To A New Body So You Can Live Forever

Humai is developing a technology that can make lives last forever by 2045. The Australian startup's technology will be able to download a person's 'data' and transfer it to an artificial body.

Robotics November 27, 2015

Chinese Firm Introduces Anti-Terror Robots Amid Increasing Terror Attacks Worldwide

Three robots specializing in reconnaissance, armed attack, and disposing small explosives were launched at the Beijing World Robot Conference. They are aimed to serve anti-terrorism efforts, with China also on heightened alert after the Paris attacks.

Robotics November 27, 2015

Researchers Teach Robots How To Say No To Human Orders, But Is It Safe?

Robots defying human orders? It will happen, but probably not in ways that will bring forth the robot apocalypse. Allowing robots to reject human orders is very necessary.

Robotics November 26, 2015

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