News tagged with intelligent machines

Pepper the emotional robot may just make you angry

Softbank, a Japanese telecommunications giant, is selling what it is calling "the world's first personal robot that reads emotions". Pepper is designed to be a highly interactive household companion and was developed by Aldebaran, the company behind the succes ...

Jun 16, 2014 3 / 5 (7) 2

Humanoid robot that sees and maps

(Phys.org) —Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the ...

Jul 02, 2013 5 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast

Robots are narrowing the gap with humans

Robots are gaining on us humans. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power -- which is roughly doubling every two years -- robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like flesh-and-blood people.

Apr 22, 2009 3.9 / 5 (15) 10

Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming "science fact."

Aug 29, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 15