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The potential for robots to perform human jobs

Here's a game to play over dinner. One person names a profession that they believe can't be taken over by a machine, and another person has to make a case why it's not so future-proof. We played this game ...

dateApr 20, 2015 in Robotics
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At IDF: Wake up, spiderbot, the wristband said

There they stood, silent, motionless, a quartet of machine spiders, waiting for their cues, like a dancer troupe waiting for curtains to rise on opening night. At Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, earlier this week, their "director" was not to disappoint the audience and the show was on. Intel CEO did the directing, p ...

dateApr 10, 2015 in Robotics weblog
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Automating logistics for the factory of the future

Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual ...

dateApr 20, 2015 in Robotics
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Developing a robotic therapist for children

In collaboration with other national institutions, researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are designing a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children. In this project, an interactive ...

dateApr 20, 2015 in Robotics
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A robot prepared for self-awareness

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Robotics
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Future US Navy: Robotic sub-hunters, deepsea pods

The robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea, with underwater spy "satellites," drone-launching pods on the ocean floor and unmanned ships hunting submarines.

dateMar 28, 2015 in Robotics
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