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Let's Watch A Golf-Playing Robot Hit A Par 3 Hole-In-One

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

It’s been just shy of two decades since a young Tiger Woods unleashed one of his trademark fist pumps at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale...

Artificial Intelligence: Stop or Go?

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Robert Rosenkranz

In this historic moment, many are skeptical, if not outright afraid of what is next. Remarkable innovations like AlphaGo scare enough people that there is a legitimate debate about whether the risks of artificial intelligence could outweigh the rewards.

Now Robots Can Compare Apples To Oranges

Reuters | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology

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Are Robots Not Coming for Your Job After All?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.20.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Whilst numerous reports have painted a doom-laden picture in recent years about the number of roles that will be impacted by automation, the study suggests the reality will be altogether less bleak.

Rise of the Chief Robotics Officer

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

With robots and other automated services becoming an increasing presence in the workplace, it begs the question of how long before this automated workforce is represented at board level.

Iron Man vs Invisible Chairs: Fighting for the Future of Robot Exoskeletons

Inverse | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By John Knefel Human bodies are frail machines contrived of snapping sinew and breakable bones. We kn...

Drones, the Robot Revolution and a Star Wars Society

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Amy Dardashtian

Our strictly controlled airspace will soon become a society in the sky. Much like Star Wars, there is already a battle between the good and the evil, as the feds and the states try to police and regulate drones.

Drinking Whiskey With Henry, a Quadriplegic: How Technology Is Changing Lives and Breaking Down Barriers

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Gore

When we think about technology this holiday season, we need to be thinking beyond our next tablet, smartphone and laptop purchase. Let's think about mind-blowing technologies that are really saving and improving life for people who need it most.

The Robots are Coming! Will the American Economy Produce Enough Jobs?

FIXCapitalism | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
FIXCapitalism

by Philip Kotler Look at the picture below. What do you see? A manufacturing process, with no workers in sight. We humans have been replaced by...

This Robot Of Leonardo Da Vinci Is Disturbingly Realistic

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology

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Exclusive: The Man Behind the Robot That Delivers a TEDx Talk

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Li

The humanoid robot avatar could help people communicate more effectively. In the future, we might see a event called TEDRobots, where people use robots with different looks and personalities to deliver talks.

Robot Cheerios-Feeder Makes Breakfast Funniest Meal Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Comedy

Watch Simone Giertz's Cheerios-feeding robot arm struggle to get the job done. Maybe it should try serving toast instead.   Giertz h...

We Need More Philosophers and Fewer Welders

David Rodin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
David Rodin

Of course the value of the humanities cannot be reduced to their instrumental or economic value. But neither should the likely trajectory of their economic value be ignored. The Osborne and Frey study puts the likelihood of higher education professors being replaced by machines at 3 percent.

Slap-Your-Face Alarm Clock Is A Wake-Up Call For Masochists

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy

Robotics enthusiast Simone Giertz has taken the next logical step in alarm clocks. Well, it's logical if you like being slapped silly as you g...

Humans Don’t Want A Robot That Is Too Perfect

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

Flawed robots have been the stuff of human nightmares at least since HAL 9000 killed off the astronauts in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Spac...

Driverless Cars and the Myths of Autonomy

David A. Mindell | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
David A. Mindell

Every robot, like every person, is autonomous within a social setting, and must navigate its relationships to others. Working in isolation is conceivable, indeed appealing to a certain mindset, but unrealistic in the human world.

These Creepy-Cool Robot Sculptures Will Take You To Church

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts

Quiet. Then the hiss of robotic arms pistoning. Metal limbs squeak and clank as they beat on two rudimentary drums. A motor buzzes shrilly. The Robot...

What This Robotic Baby Can Teach Us About How Infants Communicate

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.28.2015 | Science

When cognitive scientist Dr. Javier Movellan watched his three-month-old baby Marina smile, he wondered if she was trying to communicate with hi...

Pope Francis and 6 Things You Need to Know About the Catholic Church in the U.S.

David Briggs | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In a country where segregation is often said to be most evident on Sunday mornings, it is the Catholic Church that is not only one of the most racially and ethnically diverse religious groups, but the changing face of America is also being reflected in its pews.

Should We Ban Autonomous Killing Robots?

Christoph Adami | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Christoph Adami

I find the concern about the use of autonomus and intelligent technology well-meaning, but working in the field I also find it naïve, as well as potentially disruptive to our attempts to drive the field of Artificial Intelligence forward. Let me explain.

Helping Challenged Youth Turn Into Socially Conscious Leaders Through Engineering

Mohamad I. Alameh | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Mohamad I. Alameh

The Mechanical Engineering Club's first project was simple electrical board game. I challenged my students to create a game that lights up a bulb when a match is made between two items in the game (for example, an organ in the human body and its name). To accomplish this, each student had to both research the topic he'd chosen for his game, and figure out the necessary mechanics. As they worked, I discovered that my students were motivated to learn more engineering terms than were required -- current and voltage, electrons and electrical loads.

They're Coming for Our Jobs

George Heymont | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Numerous articles have recently raised concerns that robots will soon be taking over everyone's jobs. Nowhere is this more evident than in hospitals and nursing homes, where artificial intelligence and automation have led to increasing levels of productivity from robotic devices.

Prankster's Robot Driver Freaks Out Drive-Thru Workers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weird News

It's hard enough sometimes to handle humans at the drive-thru. But these fast-food workers have way more to deal with -- a robot in the...

Meet RoboDoc: Could Robots Make Doctors Obsolete?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

If you've ever felt the first twinge of a headache and immediately headed over to Google to look up your symptoms and find a potential treatment, you could be inadvertently contributing to a vision of the future. One where our regular GPs are replaced with automated diagnosis and robots.

Artificial Intelligence Loves Natural Naiveté

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

The military was excited about these for many more reasons though: smart mines can hop and sense, and therefore the government could argue they're not land mines, they're smart robots. That means they aren't subject to the international anti-personnel landmine treaties. And since they can move, they're much harder to find and disarm. Great for war. Not so great for cleaning up after war.