articles tagged: robots
wowt explains: what is automation?
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wowt explains: what is automation?

Few topics today are as relevant and impactful as automation, changing the fortunes of developing nations and deeply reshaping the economies of politics of wealthy ones.

how old macdonald’s farm might just get automated
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how old macdonald’s farm might just get automated

Robots are now making their way to one of the oldest and most important human occupations: farming. And further automation of agriculture will have serious consequences.

did electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, just strike the adult industry in spain?
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did electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, just strike the adult industry in spain?

Did a real robot brothel quietly open in Barcelona? Well, that depends on your definition of robot...

why autonomous killer robots are inevitable and why we should be pretty worried about them
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why autonomous killer robots are inevitable and why we should be pretty worried about them

Let's not surgarcoat this. We will build autonomous killer robots because we have every incentive to. So let's make sure we get them right.

welcome human, may we compute your order?
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welcome human, may we compute your order?

Satirical articles about restaurants operated entirely by robots are starting to hit way too close to home...

no, we can’t just explore space with more robots
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no, we can’t just explore space with more robots

Robotics researcher Srikanth Saripalli advances a bizarre argument against human spaceflight and in favor of sending a robots we haven't invented yet to distant worlds.

why you can’t marry a robot, or, electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, revisited
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why you can’t marry a robot, or, electrogonorrhea, the noisy killer, revisited

Tech pundits keep pitching anatomically correct robots built to be interactive sex toys as a solution for many societal woes despite a lot of red flags that it won't work.

are new computers really after your desk job?
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are new computers really after your desk job?

Don't worry about most white collar office jobs being replaced by machines. At least not yet...

how intelligent can we make our space probes?
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how intelligent can we make our space probes?

We can make our space rovers and probes much smarter than they are today. But we have to get innovative to protect them from alien environments.

teaching robots to walk, the evolutionary way
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teaching robots to walk, the evolutionary way

The best way to make robots move may be to just let them figure out how to do it.

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