Millions of workers could lose their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence in the future, with some more at risk than others. Roughly 38 percent of U.S. jobs might be at risk of automation, a new PwC report reveals.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
At Amazon's annual MARS 2017 event, CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to show off the giant robot Method-2, with him riding in the cockpit.
Geek March 20, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about NASA’s Valkyrie R5. How will these humanoid robots be of help to the human quest to colonize the Red Planet?
Robotics March 19, 2017
Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL and Boston University have created a system which will enhance the usage of robots. Electroencephalography caps are being used to control machines with the help of the human mind.
Robotics March 7, 2017
Artificial intelligence is here to help and not undermine the importance of human intelligence, say IBM and Google. This message reaffirms the necessity of collaboration and suggests relying on robots could improve human performance.
Apps/Software March 4, 2017
Boston Dynamics rolls out an official video of its wheeled robot Handle. Here's what it can do.
Google February 28, 2017
Unmanned aircrafts find its new use in pulling out water from sky. Flying unmanned and at an altitude of 400 feet above icy mountains and dangerous terrains, it eliminates the risk of manned aircraft in conducting cloud seeding operation.
Robotics February 28, 2017
Robotics video game company ATAT Tech announced its first augmented reality game code-named ‘Project EvE.’ No release date and other details have been revealed.
Video Games February 28, 2017
As fears of robots replacing human labor grow, Bill Gates has expressed that like their human counterparts, bots should also be liable to pay income tax. Gates believes that companies should be ready to face repercussions of such moves.
Robotics February 18, 2017
Bats have sophisticated flight mechanisms that are difficult to incorporate into robotics. In a new study, however, researchers create a robot design that can mimic how these mammals fly.
Robotics February 6, 2017
MIT scientists have developed an invisible robot that can swim and snatch fish effectively. It is made of interlocking hydrogel cubes that can inflate themselves when pumped up with water.
Robotics February 2, 2017
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are trying to help robots acquire learning skills easily. They are using an novel method whereby bots are taught using adversarial learning techniques, similar to human babies.
Gadgets January 27, 2017
Self-driving robots from Starship Technologies will soon start making deliveries for Postmates and DoorDash. The robots from the startup are currently undergoing tests for delivery purposes.
Gadgets January 20, 2017
The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs voted in favor of a draft report that proposes to give robots legal status. The report calls for giving the machines rights, obligations, and kill switches to prevent dangerous damages.
Robotics January 13, 2017
CES 2017 showcased many new smart home gadgets to innovate one's living spaces. Check out the best smart home devices -- from robots to levitating speakers to smart garbage cans -- which will transform your house today into a smart home of the future.
Smart Home January 8, 2017
Researchers take inspiration from caterpillars to help develop better control over their soft robot's body movement. Their invention can inch and crawl on various surfaces by deforming each of its four body sections using sensors and motors.
Robotics January 7, 2017
Amazon makes packing and shipping items more efficient with the perfect mix of human and robot interaction
Business Tech December 31, 2016
Foxconn, a prominent Apple supplier, is ramping up its efforts to fully automate its factories. Upon the completion of the initiative, factories will only have a minimal number of human employees.
Apple December 30, 2016
A South Korean robotics company revealed a 13-foot robot which was created in collaboration with Vitaly Bulgarov. The robot already benefits from a tremendous popularity, as well as interest from a wide array of industries.
Robotics December 29, 2016
Could this giant mech robot piloted by a human only be a hoax? The company building the robot does not have an online presence.
Gadgets December 25, 2016
The galago, a lemur-like primate found in Africa, inspired the designs of the new robot named SALTO. What are the abilities and potential applications of this new robot?
Robotics December 7, 2016
'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries' is officially under development, and after 16 years of waiting, fans will finally see the single-player sequel that follows 'MechWarrior 4: Vengeance' in 2018.
Video Games December 4, 2016
Augmented reality is being used for a lot of things, but it has never been used to play video games with real spider-robots in the living room. This new robot could be the first of many; however, the experience is going to cost a lot of money for early adopters.
Gadgets November 19, 2016
Kobi the robot wants to take away all the backbreaking yard work from our lives, and it intends to begin down that line by cutting grass and sweeping up snow. All you'll need now is $4,000 to get your own yard-clearing bot.
Smart Home October 19, 2016
Anki's AI-powered smart toy Cozmo won the hearts of many with its Pixar-esque sensibilities when it was first shown off in June. Now, reviews have started coming in for the adorable toy, garnering near-unanimous acclaim for its charm and personality.
Gadgets October 15, 2016
Building a sustainable human colony on Mars would require the ability to mine resources already available on the Red Planet. NASA's RASSOR mining robot can scoop soil on Mars, which can then be extracted for resources needed to produce commodities.
Space October 5, 2016
Toyota is planning to release the Kirobo Mini, a baby-like humanoid robot, into the market early next year. The $400 robot is said to be capable of responding to human emotions, while animatedly engaging in conversations.
Robotics October 3, 2016
Zume Pizza launched the first-of-its-kind Food Delivery Vehicle service that has robots working alongside humans. The robots are tasked to prepare pizzas that continue baking on the vehicles en route to the customer.
Business Tech September 29, 2016
Moorebot is an interactive robot that can entertain and monitor the entire family. The personal assistant is being funded via an Indiegogo campaign.
Smart Home September 6, 2016
With workers protesting for an increase in minimum wage to $15, and companies unwilling to play nice, we could see a world where fast food restaurants have been taken over by robot employees instead of human.
Robotics August 30, 2016
A DNA nanobot can release drugs when it is heated using electromagnetic energy. How can it change the way mental health problems such as schizophrenia are treated?
Neuroscience August 28, 2016
Harvard researchers have created a soft robot whose design is inspired by the octopus. Octobot uses hydrogen peroxide as source of power and can potentially change the course of robotics.
Robotics August 27, 2016
The lionfish is an invasive species in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Florida. Researchers are currently testing a robot that can exterminate the species in order to protect the marine ecosystem in these waters.
Robotics August 27, 2016
Knightscope’s K5 robot used for security in a Silicon Valley mall ran over a toddler causing minor injuries on Thursday.
Security July 17, 2016
The toenail-sized robotic stingray is powered by genetically-altered rat cells so that it follows a light source. How can this cyborg pave the way for better artificial hearts?
Biotech July 7, 2016
Cozmo is a tiny robotic companion animated by machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence. The little robot is so powerful, its makers claim it can process more data than all of the Mars Rovers combined.
Robotics June 30, 2016
How does one ensure AI safety and avoid the dangerous, unintended consequences of robots' actions? Google released a new technical paper on this specific concern on artificial intelligence.
Robotics June 23, 2016
Robots could someday be programmed to perform basic household chores and many more. Tech genius Elon Musk and his non-profit OpenAI plans to accomplish this feat.
Robotics June 22, 2016
Take a look at these disposable mini-robots developed by UC Berkeley researchers that can prove useful in search and rescue operations — at a small size and even cheaper costs.
Robotics June 16, 2016
A startup from California has a new appliance dubbed FoldiMate Family that could potentially make life easier for people. The FoldiMate Family is bot that can fold and de-wrinkle the laundry in a matter of seconds!
Smart Home June 9, 2016
Google, one of the companies at the forefront of artificial intelligence development, was involved in a study that looks to build an off button for the technology. The switch would allow humans to take control over misbehaving robots.
Google June 4, 2016
Asus expanded its field of interest into robotics and smart homes, and showcased ZenBo at the Computex 2016. The quirky device hosts a myriad of features and costs about as much as a premium smartphone.
Smart Home May 30, 2016
Developers in Germany have created an artificial nervous system that would teach robots to feel and react to pain. Is this a good idea?
Robotics May 29, 2016
Google is close to a deal to sell robotics division Boston Dynamics to Toyota. Alphabet executives did not believe that Boston Dynamics will be able to create a consumer product within the next few years, prompting the sale.
Google May 29, 2016
Plunging deep into industrial automation, Apple supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 workers in one of its factories with robots. The robots will be doing repetitive tasks, while humans will handle the more complicated parts of the manufacturing line.
Business Tech May 26, 2016