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Autonomous Robots

Reigning in the Killer Robot? The DoD's Directive on Autonomous Weapons

Heather Roff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Heather Roff

As many have worried over the attribution of responsibility for autonomous weapons systems in the case of what the report titles "unintended engagement," Directive 3000.09 is a welcomed first step. Unfortunately, it only fosters more questions and worry.

Liquid Robotics to Usher Era of Smart Oceans With Autonomous Robots

XPRIZE | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

When Liquid Robotics' Ed Lu dreams, he sees thousands of his firm's Wave Gliders blanketing the sea--a smart grid for the ocean. It may yet be a dream, but Lu's vision isn't terribly far fetched.

WATCH: Flying Robots Will Build Enormous Art Piece

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

The time is fast approaching when artists who have an actual hand in the creation of their work may be obsolete. Who's going to do the work? Not inter...