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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.

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.

Google acquires military robot maker Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics and engineering company that developed the Cheetah, the world's fastest robot.

Robot handjobs are the way of the future

Last weekend a virtual sex simulator, dubbed the "VR Tenga," debuted in Japan. It's a joint effort from Tenga, an adult toy company, and Oculus VR, a virtual reality pioneer.

Robot band Compressorhead to perform live in New York City

New York - In New York City on November 12, as an extension of its corporate messaging on innovation, General Electric will present a live concert by Compressorhead - a rock and roll band composed entirely of robots.

Minions get past 'Grown Ups 2' while 'Pacific Rim' falters

A repeat winner sits atop the box office heap as the two newcomers couldn't push past those minions. "Despicable Me 2" was able to outlast "Grown Ups 2" and "Pacific Rim."

Watch DARPA's lifelike PETMAN robot test chemical warfare suit

The video shows the PETMAN robot, an eerily lifelike robot created by Boston Dynamics to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The robot is also designed to test other military equipment.

Op-Ed: Will robots replace everyday workers?

"A coming wave of robots could redefine our jobs. Will that redefine us?" It can do if we use a little lateral thinking, and take on board the thoughts of Major Douglas.

Video: In Japan, robots are your friends

Osaka University Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro talks about the importance of robotics in modern day Japanese culture. Ishiguro compares and contrasts robots in regards to western culture vs. eastern culture.

Top sci-fi robots of all time

The science fiction magazine SFX has produced a list of the top 50 robots of all times, drawn from movies and television shows. The list was produced from an opinion poll of readers of the magazine.

Fully automated US-Mexico border station opens at Big Bend Park

The US-Mexico border crossing at the Big Bend National Park, Texas, closed in 2002 will be reopened on Jan. 28 with fully automated facilities. The computerized border station will ease the burden for human agents at the border crossing, officials say.

Video: 'Robotics;Notes' season 2 promotional trailer

The preview for the second season of the ongoing Japanese anime series called "Robotics;Notes" has been made for viewing. Season 2 airs on January 10.

Video: 'Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet' promo trailer

A new trailer has been unveiled for this upcoming anime series called "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" which focuses on a teenage soldier from the future ending on a completely water-covered Earth and struggles to deal with peace.

Video: 'Gundam Online' launch trailer

The launch trailer for "Gundam Online," which is supposed to be the largest Gundam game at the moment, has been made available for viewing.

Video: Official 'Pacific Rim' trailer

The official trailer for the upcoming summer film called "Pacific Rim" has been released for viewing. Everything is explained in the trailer.

Op-Ed: Milli-motein, a real transformer robot! It reshapes itself

Sydney - OK, this one will give the science fiction writers a few things to think about. A real transformer robot has been developed by MIT and friends, and it’s far more flexible than even the cartoon Transformers.

Video: 'Star Driver the Movie' full trailer

Prior for its Japanese theatrical release in February 2013, "Star Driver the Movie" has released a full trailer available for online streaming.

Video: Mind-controlled robots, they somewhat exist now

Researchers from France and Japan have collaborated on creating mind-controlled robots for various medical applications. This is still a work in progress.

Op-Ed: Fighting spam with empathy

The captcha system was first introduced to combat spam. It stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It is in use today on countless websites to prevent the endless spamming of posts and accounts.
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