Robots

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The most threatening letter of the alphabet is now the new name of Google’s quasi-secret moonshot lab: Google X is now just “X.” Hear that? That’s the sound of paranoid …

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There is something eerie about dark silhouettes of four musicians standing against the backdrop screens of bomb blasts, set to slow motion. But from the moment Romy Croft plucks out …

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With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or …

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As robots get larger, smarter, faster, stronger, and more agile, there’s good reason for humanity to be a little worried about the day they eventually turn on us. Unless all …

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Image: Australian Science Media Center One might think that caring for a robot baby-one that cries and sleeps like a regular human baby-might discourage teenage girls from getting pregnant. According …

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Researchers have developed a wireless brain interface that allows monkeys to control the movements of a robotic wheelchair using their thoughts alone. The breakthrough suggests that similar interfaces could allow …

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The Knightscope K5 security robot (image: Knightscope) A 300-pound security robot at at the Stanford Shopping Center knocked down and ran over a 16-month-old boy. The parents of the injured …

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According to new research from professors at Tel Aviv University, robots must learn the right “social cues” and polite mannerisms in order to be able to successfully interact with human …

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No, I didn’t get to play Halo 5 in virtual reality. I wish. But I sure as heck just stepped into a sci-fi video game dreamland at E3 2015, thanks …

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iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaners are about the closest thing you can get to having a real Star Wars droid at home. In fact, many Roomba owners are happy to pretend …

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