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A Robot Is Not A Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Karah Preiss | Posted 08.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


A New Robotic System Could Soon Grow Food For You

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2016 | World

What if you could grow food in your backyard with little to no understanding of gardening? A new robotic system may make this a reality for everybody....

The 'Affectionator' Machine Lets Your Dog Pet You

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Weird News

People with pets love to say that really, their animals own them, not the other way around. But this contraption, which allows dogs to “pet” their...

This Adorable Robot Could Save Your Grandma's Life

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology

For the price of an iPhone, you'll soon be able to buy a robot to help around the house. Computer manufacturer Asus on Monday introduced a walking, t...

Submarine Robot Deployed in Search of Missing Flight EgyptAir MS804

Harold Stark | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

Bound for Cairo in Egypt to the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, EgyptAir's Flight MS804 lost contact with the aviation authorities on 11 pm this Wednesday, 10 miles into Egyptian airspace. It disappeared from the radar at a height of 37,000 feet, and with nothing but speculation to guide their search, the authorities began a gruesome expedition to track the fate of the missing airplane.

Varoufakis: Swiss Basic Income Vote Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.26.2016 | World

Robots are replacing jobs everywhere at an ever faster rate -- and Yanis Varoufakis sees Switzerland as the first country with a practical proposal to...

Python Bites Penis Of Man On Toilet And Doesn't Let Go

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.25.2016 | Weird News

A Thai man's routine visit to the bathroom turned into a terrifying fight with a giant snake. Atthaporn Boonmakchuay was doing his business on a toile...

Here’s What A Robot Learned After Binge-Reading Romance Novels

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts

Romance novels aren’t known for their fresh metaphors. The genre is meant to be palatable and easy to enjoy even if your critical thinking skills ar...

Machines Won’t Replace Us, They’ll Force Us To Evolve

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

Something big is happening in design and engineering. For all of human history, we have created tools that help us do what we want to do — faster, b...

Hair-Washing Robot Is Head And Shoulders Above The Routine

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Comedy

Robotics enthusiast and funny person Simone Giertz returns so we can once again laugh at the takeover of the machines. This time, Giertz has built a h...

These Nanomachines Could Drive A Medical Revolution In The Future

Singularity University/The Conversation | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

A group of physicists recently built the smallest engine ever created from just a single atom. Like any other engine it converts heat energy into move...

Robot Swarms Could Help Solve Our Lead Pollution Problem

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Science

Vast swarms of miniature robots are coming -- and they might be the answer to scrubbing our waters clean of lead. "Microbots" smaller than the width o...

The Benefits Of Being A 'Dumb' Girl In Computer Science

Catherine Clennan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology
Catherine Clennan

Exposing my vulnerabilities publicly and confidently gave that girl the strength she needed to participate. That's when I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life -- I want to use computer science to inspire other women to explore computer science.

The Dark Meaning Behind The Word 'Robot'

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.09.2016 | Technology

Robots have arrived. They're sorting your packages, deciding what you see on Facebook and might be coming for your job. But have you ever wondered w...

Guy Builds 'Hollywood Star' Robot And It Looks Like ScarJo

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Weird News

HONG KONG, April 1 (Reuters) - Like innumerable children with imaginations fired by animated films, Hong Kong product and graphic designer Ricky Ma gr...

From iRobot to HEXA: Are Robots the Next Home Appliance?

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology
Brett Murphy Hunt

The other day, I was in one of my student's homes. Noticing the lack of dust--really, the house is always clean--I joked to her, "Is it you or your pa...

A 3-D Printing Robot Could Soon Assemble Structures In Orbit

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

Historically, the only way to get anything into orbit has been by rocket; a process that is massively expensive, cumbersome, and presents a slew of co...

Bearded Human Bullies Poor, Defenseless Robot

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology

A new video from Boston Dynamics shows a defenseless robot being taunted and knocked to the ground by a bearded human. The video begins with the robo...

Self-Driving Cars Could Save Millions Of Lives -- But There’s A Catch

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.18.2016 | Technology

Will the rise of intelligent machines transform our lives for the better -- or push us into the abyss? It depends on whom you ask. Some people say sel...

Meet The Only U.S. Presidential Candidate Promising Immortality

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.01.2016 | World

This is Episode 5 of Real Future, Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society. Previous episodes available at If you...

Four-Legged Ninja Robot Will Be Your New Bodyguard

Reuters | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Weird News
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Quadruped robots could soon be an important tool for replacing humans in dangerous situations. The maneuverability of advanced four-legged robots mean...

What Happened When A Robot-Loving Toddler's Birthday Wish Came True

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

Melody had just one wish for her third birthday: To eat cake for breakfast with a robot. Her parents, Melissa and Jared Wright of Tucson, Arizona, wa...

Should Surgical Robotic Systems Be Completely Autonomous?

Natalie Kalin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

It has been 31 years since the PUMA 560 robot, one of the original robotic surgical systems, was first used to place a needle for a brain biopsy in 19...

Designing Robots That Learn As Effortlessly As Babies

Singularity University | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.14.2015 | World

A wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked, babbling human baby hardly looks like the ultimate learning machine. But under the hood, an 18-month-old can outlearn any s...

'Webbmedia Group' Tickles Our Fancy With 2016 Trend Report"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...