Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it somewhere else in an assembly line. More ...
A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.
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The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a UN ban on the same, is misguided and perhaps even reckless.
Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.
There are now over 2,400 artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers who have signed an open letter calling for autonomous weapons – often dubbed "killer robots" – to be banned.
Robotic underwater Seagliders used by the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science have now gathered the equivalent of five years of oceanographic data, most of which was collected in the past 18 months.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Levent Burak Kara and his Ph.D. student Ersin Yumer at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new method for exploring shape design and product customization.
Try on any virtual reality headset and within a few minutes the sense of wonder might wear off and leave you with a headache or a topsy-turvy stomach.
The autonomous killing systems of the future are already here, they're just not necessarily weapons – yet
When the discussion of "autonomous weapons systems" inevitably prompts comparisons to Terminator-esque killer robots it's perhaps little surprise that a number of significant academics, technologists, and entrepreneurs including ...