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Teen Engineers Build Robot Arm To Rescue Puppy Trapped In Well

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Weird News

A puppy in Istanbul escaped death this month thanks to the innovative work of a crew of teen robotics enthusiasts. The 4-month-old canine, identified ...

Bots_Alive Review, A Hack To Bring Hexbug Spiders To Life?

Dan Nessel | Posted 01.26.2017 | Technology
Dan Nessel

The Robot uprising has started! Bots_Alive is bringing Hexbug Spiders to life. Resistance is futile. Okay, for now "coming to life" is making Hexbu...

Do we need a kill switch in robotics and AI ? the EU debate

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The recent debate by the European Commission is seeking to establish EU rules in the fast-growing field of robotics, particularly around the areas of ...

When Robots Take Our Jobs

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Dr. Michael Laitman

Is there anything more demeaning than to be degraded to the level of a robot and be bullied for being unable to perform like one? On December 21st, P...

Three Not-Laws of AI

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 12.25.2016 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

AI has taken the stage explosively. I am getting notifications of lectures, breakfast sessions, think tank charters and meetings on AI and the future ...

A Look Ahead to Talent Acquisition in 2017

Paul Modley | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Paul Modley

If our world is defined by the climate of our politics, there's no denying that 2016 was a tumultuous year. Tensions are rising between global superpo...

Complexity shapes the future. How will we prepare our kids?

Jason Moriber | Posted 12.12.2016 | Business
Jason Moriber

"Smart" toys for the next generation hold the key to the business world's bright future Out of a former post office tucked away in an industrial s...

The Future, Jobs, and Work

Terry Newell | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Terry Newell

Jobs matter. One candidate just lost an election in part because of the perception she didn't care about those without them, and another won on the ...

A Roadmap For Robotics

Adi Gaskell | Posted 11.28.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Robotics as an industry has been around for approximately 50 years now, but it's perhaps fair to say that the last few of these have seen a tremendous...

"The wall won't keep out Robots" - How the Web Summit 2016 reacted to Trump's victory

Simon Goodall | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Simon Goodall

Nearly every speaker at this year's Web Summit in Lisbon promised not to talk too much about the Trump election victory; nearly every speaker then proceeded to talk about it at length. The news hit early on day 2 and was impossible to ignore.

Factory Floors -- Don't Fear The Robots

Mona Bijoor | Posted 10.28.2016 | Technology
Mona Bijoor

"Made in the USA" is a label I haven't seen on clothes since the early 90s. With the exception of brands who enthusiastically advertise their domestic...

Making Collaborative Robotics Safer

Adi Gaskell | Posted 10.18.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Central to the paper is a system whereby three robots can work successfully together to ensure items are delivered accurately in an unpredictable environment.

Six Ways Technology Is Changing Health Care System As We Know It

Toby Nwazor | Posted 10.18.2016 | Technology
Toby Nwazor

Several leaps have been made in our health care industry over the last two decades and technology is considered to be the driving force behind most of these improvements.

What Robots Are Doing to the Financial Sector - And Where It Goes From Here

Jayson DeMers | Posted 10.17.2016 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Automation, artificially intelligent algorithms, and even human-like interfaces are starting to become the new normal.

Using Technological Innovation to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Rachel Wolfson

While these ideas may seem "out of reach," new developments in the fields of AI, robotics, digital medicine, 3D printing and more are transforming the way we live to ensure a better future.

How Robots Could Destroy Our Economy - And How They Could Save It

Jayson DeMers | Posted 10.11.2016 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Our robot overlords are coming, but will they be a boon for our economy, or herald its destruction?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here

Craig Zamary | Posted 10.11.2016 | Education
Craig Zamary

Everything is changing each day and humans are making decisions that affect life in the future for generations to come.

CHiP Robot Dog Review, Should Real Dogs Be Worried?

Dan Nessel | Posted 10.03.2016 | Technology
Dan Nessel

Dog, man's best friend. According to the Oxford Dictionary, that phrase has been around since 1841. Fine, we know the phrase is old, but is it accura...

Beyond Killer Robots

Flynn Coleman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Flynn Coleman

This past April, experts from 87 countries gathered for a summit in Geneva on "Killer Robots." These state party representatives to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons were there to discuss whether these robots, more formally known as "lethal autonomous weapons," should be regulated or restricted to operating only under "meaningful human control," which would require humans to retain control over the critical functions of weaponry, such as the selection and engagement of targets

Zoomer Chimp, The Robotic Chimp That Dances...And Farts

Dan Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Dan Nessel

I have conflicted feelings about chimps. Sure, they look cute and seem plenty smart, but every now and then a pet chimp goes bananas and starts rippi...

'What Do You Think?' - A Simple Question that can Transform Your Teaching

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Photo by Tom Zasadzinski. Elementary school students showing off their sumo robots You are a teacher, and you are excited about your upcoming class. ...

Robotics as a service and the future of healthcare

Adi Gaskell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

On the surface, you would perhaps imagine that healthcare is a peculiar place for robotics to take off. After all, caring for someone is one of the m...

Telepresence Robots Break Down Barriers For Those With Physical Disabilities

NationSwell | Posted 08.08.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Ron Carrico began Kavita Krishnaswamy's private tour of the San Diego Air & Space Museum near a replica of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, de...

Are Businesses Preparing For Automation?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

I'm not entirely sure it's wise to be quite so blasé about things, it does only represent one side of the coin. Are employees similarly unimpressed by the potential impact automation could have?

5 Reasons Why Sex Robots Are Years Away

Inverse | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Mike Brown In the future, it's entirely possible that we'll all be having sex with robots. But d...