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Synthetic skins could lead to touchy-feely robots

A new development in "smart" synthetic skins has been reported. The innovation should allow robots to detect and interpret more accurately and sensitively what is around them.

Chinese restaurants fire robot workers

Guangzhou Shi - Restaurant wait and kitchen staff likely needn't concern themselves with being replaced by robots any time soon after a trio of Chinese restaurants that tried just that have announced plans to abandon the practice.

Op-Ed: UBI and the zenith of Capitalism

The zenith of Capitalism is on the horizon now that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots are set to take up countless jobs and Universal Basic Income (UBI) is proposed to unconditionally distribute the wealth.

Will robots take away your job? Special

In the classic sci fi film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a robot vaporizes anyone standing in its way. In reality, though, it’s not people that robots are vaporizing, it’s their jobs.

10 ways robotics is transforming the healthcare industry

Robots are becoming more mainstream, especially in the healthcare industry. From helping the elderly to assisting with dental care, robotics is fast becoming a hot trend affecting millions. Here are 10 things you should know about robotics and healthcare.

Why R2D2 is one of Star Wars' most beloved characters Special

On Dec.18, we’re getting another taste of the Star Wars franchise, so it only seems appropriate to revisit one of the series’ most beloved characters, R2D2, from the robotics experts who created him in 1977.

Target is planning to test robot workers

Target is focusing on technology. The retailer has teamed up with startup Techstars to improve the shopper experience, according to Fortune.

Humans are far superior to robots in one key area

Some scientists have predicted that almost half of all jobs done by humans could be replaced by robots within the next 10 years. A new study shows, however, that humans do have one defense: their social skills.

HitchBOT meets untimely end in U.S., traveled Europe and Canada

HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot that had traveled across Canada and Western Europe, enjoyed an exciting life on the road. Unfortunately, that road came to a premature end near Philadelphia, the so-called city of brotherly love, when HitchBOT was vandalized.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

Paris - A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.

World's first robot-staffed hotel opened in Japan

Nagasaki - The Hen-na, meaning "weird hotel" in English, opened in Japan on Friday. It's the world's first robot-staffed hotel, featuring eerie human-like androids and a talking dinosaur.

Programmable robots can swim through arteries

Researchers have developed tiny robots (‘nanobots’) that can swim through clogged arteries, carrying out lifesaving medical procedures.

One day robots may give super strength to factory workers

A robot exoskeleton that will help factory workers lift heavy equipment is getting closer to completion. The device would provide workers with super strength.

Using robots to search for new antibiotics

Roskilde - The search for new antibiotics is a matter of global importance. To help with the research for new compounds, scientists have created two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines.

Experts say robots will take 30 percent of our jobs by 2025

There's a BakeBot robot whipping up fresh cookies at MIT; hospitals are now employing medical robots to assist their doctors; and a robot named Baxter can beat any human at the popular logic game Connect Four, among many other tasks.

Tiny bio-robots used to fight assess humidity

Scientists have developed an electromechanical device (a type of humidity sensor) placed on top of a bacterial spore. This nanobot is a form of robotic germ and it could play role in assessing food storage conditions.

SXSW anti-robot protesters call for 'morality in computing'

Austin - Anti-robot demonstrators took to the streets of Austin, Texas during the popular South by Southwest culture and technology festival to protest the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and call for what they called "morality in computing."

'Smart' Mario and robots learning to cook by watching YouTube

Researchers at the University of Maryland recently published findings in a paper entitled "Robot Learning Manipulation Action Plans by 'Watching' Unconstrained Videos from the World Wide Web" after, well, teaching a robot how to cook by watching YouTube.

Teaching robots to see

A computer scientist is close to completing a system that will allow robots to “see” still objects in a way that is similar to how people might view them.

Uncanny human-like robots debut in Japan, pose ethical questions

Tokyo - Are you a receptionist, bartender or newscaster? If so, you might want to start training for a new job if Japanese robotics experts have their way. Japan recently debuted uncanny human-like android robots that may be taking your job in the future.

Stiglitz: The robots are coming for our jobs

Nobel prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz has a new NBER paper out that comes to a worrying conclusion — the robots really are coming for your job.

Sneak Peak of LA’s STEAM Carnival will be at a Hacker Preview Day

Los Angeles - An entertainment engineering company called Two Bit Circus will hold the world’s 1st “Carnival from the Future.” A Hacker Preview day will be held beforehand to show what types of experiences will be seen at the carnival.

Robot shows how sidewinders climb dunes

A robot has been developed to explore how "sidewinders" (rattlesnakes) climb sand dunes. The exact mechanism previously flummoxed scientists.

Elon Musk: Robots could delete humans like spam

Elon Musk took to the stage Wednesday night at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit to warn attendees that advanced artificial intelligence could spell the end of humanity.

Robots, quadcopters, and electric skateboards shown at IEMMF Special

Riverside - Vocademy is a 15,000 square-foot makerspace that contains high-tech tools where anyone can create just about anything. With their 1st year anniversary a few days away, they held an event that brought together makers of all kinds.

Robots cook, serve food at restaurant in China

No, it's not in a science fiction movie or an old Jetsons cartoon. If you go to one restaurant in China your food will be prepared and served by robots.

Op-Ed: Robotic Reflections

When asked to write an Op-Ed on the subject of robotics, one over-arching thought came to mind: The robots are coming, people — get on board or get left behind.

Bringing a robot romance to life Special

Toronto - DJ Kid Koala returns to the Luminato Festival in Toronto for a second consecutive year, this time with a live version of his graphic novel, 'Nufonia Must Fall.' The performance will integrate music, puppetry, and a live filming, projected for audiences.

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Kinshasa - Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?A small cooperative, which developed the novel solution and is testing two robots at key intersections, thinks ...

Introducing Cubli, a 'walking,' jumping, balancing cube

A video demonstrating the power of Cubli, a cube capable of balancing on edges and vertices, jumping into an upright position and even "walking," has quickly gone viral.
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