Topic: Robots

Russia Trains Robot To Shoot Guns: Can Humans Prevent Rise Of Terminator-Like Killing Machines?

Russia's Fedor robot has learned to shoot guns with impressive precision. How do companies like Google, groups and individuals try to stop killer robots from taking over the world?

Space April 17, 2017

Rise Of The Terminator? Russia's Humanoid Robot Fedor Learns To Shoot Guns Using Both Hands

Russia's humanoid robot Fedor, which will be sent to the International Space Station in 2021, is learning how to shoot guns using both hands. Are the Russians creating Terminator-like machines?

Robotics April 15, 2017

Perfect Hotel For Techies: Here Are 5 Of The Most High-Tech Hotels Around The World

Space pods, multilingual robots as hotel staff, keyless room entry - you'll find these features in super high-tech hotels that will easily be paradise for any tech junkie. Check out our top five.

Life & Style April 10, 2017

Jobs At Risk Of Automation: The Likelihood Of Human Workers Being Replaced By Robots In Different Countries (PwC)

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pilots The Giant Robot Method-2, And He Looks Like A Real-Life BattleMech Pilot

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

NASA’s Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Will Be Advance Party For Mars Settlement

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

Scientists Programming Robots To Become 'More Natural Extension Of Us'

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: It's Not Man vs Machine, Say IBM And Google

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 Officially Unwraps Handle, A Robot That Can Go Anywhere (No, You Can’t Run Away From It)

Boston Dynamics rolls out an official video of its wheeled robot Handle. Here's what it can do.

Google February 28, 2017

Level Up! Silver Iodide-Laden Drone Brings Cloud Seeding Higher

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

Get Ready For ‘Project EvE,’ The First Robotic AR Video Game

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

Bots Stealing Human Jobs, Bill Gates Says 'Tax The Robots'

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

This Robot Drone Can Mimic How Bats Fly

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

This Invisible, Water-Powered Robot Snatches Unsuspecting Fish With A Claw [Video]

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

Can Robots Learn Like Human Babies? Researchers Trying To Make It Happen

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are trying to help robots acquire learning skills easily. They are using a novel method whereby bots are taught using adversarial learning techniques, similar to human babies.

Robotics January 27, 2017

DoorDash And Postmates Testing Self-Driving Robots For Deliveries

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

Proposal Seeks Giving Robots Legal Status As Electronic Persons With Rights And Obligations

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

5 Best Smart Home Gadgets At CES 2017: Robots, Smart Garbage Cans, Levitating Speakers And More

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

Inspired By A Caterpillar, This Soft Robot Crawls To Get Around

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

45,000 Robots Keep Things Moving At Amazon Warehouses

Amazon makes packing and shipping items more efficient with the perfect mix of human and robot interaction

Business Tech December 31, 2016

Apple Supplier Foxconn Begins To Fully Automate Factories: Your iPhones Will Soon Be Made By Robots

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

South Korea Has A 13-Foot Robot To Make All Your Manned Mech Dreams Come True

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

WATCH: Could This Giant Humanoid Robot Only Be A Hoax?

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

Lemur-Like African Primate Galago Inspires Design Of Fast Leaping Robot

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 The Single-Player Sequel Fans Have Been Waiting 16 Years For

'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

Reach Robotics Brings Mekamo Spider-Robots To Wage War In Augmented Realty Via Smartphone

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 Can Cut Yard Grass And Get Rid Of Snow Autonomously

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 Cozmo Review Roundup: What People Think Of The Adorable AI-Powered Robot

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

Mars Colony: NASA's Mining Robot RASSOR To Mine Resources On Red Planet

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

Meet Toyota's Kirobo Mini: This $400 Baby-Like Robot Can Respond To Human Emotions

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

Pizza-Making Robots Prepare Fresh Pies That Continue Baking On The Way To Consumers On This New Food Delivery Vehicle

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 The Adorable, Yet Creepy, Animated Robot That Will Watch And Play With Your Family

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

Could Robots Ultimately Replace Restaurant Workers In The Future?

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

DNA Nanobot That Releases Drugs Using Mind Control May Alter Course Of Mental Health Treatment

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's Soft-Bodied Robot Octobot Runs On Hydrogen Peroxide And Can Revolutionize Robotics

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

Researchers Building Robots To Exterminate Lionfish Population

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

Mall Security Robot Runs Over Toddler In Silicon Valley

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

Light-Guided Cyborg Stingray Powered By Living Rat Cells May Lead To Better Artificial Heart

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

Anki's AI-Powered Cozmo Robot Is A Pixar Character In Real Life

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

5 Key Issues In Robot Safety, According To Google Researchers

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

Robot Maids? Elon Musk Wants To Build Domestic Droids To Do Your Chores

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

These Disposable Mini-Robots Can Save Lives

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

FoldiMate Is An $800 Laundry-Folding Robot That Can Make Lives Easier - Sort Of

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 Does Not Want A Robot Apocalypse To Happen, So It's Building A Button To Turn Off AI

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 Unveils Walking, Talking Robot For The Smart Home: Meet ZenBo [Video]

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

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