Robots

Drones delivering your pizza; humanoid robots nursing your grandmother; factory-sized robots displacing millions of workers—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of robots.

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https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/robot-revolution-raises-urgent-societal-issues-not-yet-addressed-by-policy-1.533269
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8m_XURNbKY
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Marriott's latest hotel in New York will be constructed with modules prefabricated in Poland. For more by The B1M subscribe now - http://ow.ly/GxW7y Read the...
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https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150715-killer-robots-the-soldiers-that-never-sleep
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A South Korean company has designed a robot that could shoot and kill from four kilometres away. Who will teach these machine soldiers the rules of engagement?
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-lower-paid-workers-the-robot-overlords-have-arrived-11556719323
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It’s time to stop worrying that robots will take our jobs. But as millions of low-paid workers’ lives are increasingly governed by software, it may be time to start worrying that robots will determine who gets those jobs.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-switzerland-robotbuilder-idUSKCN0SF1BU20151021
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Zurich-based architects and roboticists have created the In-situ Fabricator, an autonomous construction robot capable of laying bricks into pre-programmed structures. Designers at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication laboratory believe...
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https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/11/ai-is-esports-newest-weapon/
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We’re only just scratching the surface of what AI can do to improve the performance of high-end gamers
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https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/ai-journalism/
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AI journalism: Press Gazette investigates how newsrooms are using AI as three out of four journalists see robots as a threat.
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https://shift.newco.co/2016/08/24/The-real-reason-this-elephant-chart-is-terrifying/#.n7jnrgsfl
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This is the second in a series to show why it’s so essential for all of us to understand the implications of exponential technologies, and why we’re hosting the SingularityU New Zealand Summit in November. The first was an introduction to exponential technology in comic form. This one’s a bit more intense. Enjoy! I give…
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https://www.factor-tech.com/robotics/4301-robot-nanny-to-be-sold-in-japanese-stores-from-2015/
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http://www.glitch.news/2015-10-26-construction-workers-to-be-replaced-by-robots-that-create-entire-buildings-without-needing-a-break.html
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The days of laying down brick may soon be over for several construction workers. Zurich-based architects and roboticists have developed In-situ Fabricator, an autonomous robot that can lay bricks into pre-programmed structures. Designers at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication laboratory believe the future of construction will consist of self-designing [&h
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/value-unmanned-aircraft-expendability
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Unmanned aerial vehicles can perform important tasks while limiting political consequences and avoiding risks for pilots.
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https://medium.com/swlh/ai-and-the-end-of-truth-9a42675de18#.gvrvaghwp
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For starters, 2016 was the year when the filter bubble popped and the fake news controversy shook the media industry. Following the US elections, Facebook came under fire as having influenced the…
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https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/04/18/french-army-eyes-robots-change-in-force-size-as-it-prepares-for-future-wars/
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Innovation and a sufficiently populated Army are key factors in whether France will be prepared for a high-intensity conflict, say the military’s strategic thinkers.
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https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/06/whats-next-for-the-u-s-drone-market/
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Following a major milestone for the domestic drone industry last week, industry insiders are expecting a big uptick in dollars invested in U.S. drone-tech companies — just maybe not an immediate one. As we previously reported, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration implemented Part 107, or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems rules, […]
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https://techcrunch.com/2015/11/09/basic-income-createathon/
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In the face of rising U.S. income inequality and concerns about job loss to automation, some of Silicon Valley’s best-known names including Y Combinator’s Sam Altman have spoken up in favor of a universal basic income that would give people a baseline standard of living in an economy that may not be able to produce […]
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https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/human-machine-life-like-android-robots-japan-show-glimpses-future-1453992
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A new exhibition in Tokyo called \"Android: What is Human?\" is showcasing the world\'s most advanced android robots.
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https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/04/pentagon-investing-space-robots-repair-satellites/156426/
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The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45400144
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It's come close to cancellation several times, but could the successor to the Hubble telescope make the greatest ever discovery?
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https://www.zdnet.com/article/robot-love-why-romance-not-just-sex-with-machines-is-a-foregone-conclusion/
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Sex robots are sold for physical pleasure, but emotionally fulfilling relationships with machines is closer than you may think.
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https://thehustle.co/robot-pet-therapy
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Spending thousands on robot pets for therapy seems like waste of money. We put robot pets to The Hustle's cool or douche test.
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https://curiousmatic.com/2016-bionic-olympics-worlds-first-competition-augmented-humans/
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The bionic Olympics provide an event for athletes with prosthetic limbs, exoskeletons and performance-enhancing tech to compete.