articles tagged: robots
robots just might take your job. and keep it.
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robots just might take your job. and keep it.

Being replaced by machines at work is no longer a utopian prediction. It's a grim reality for which our leaders haven't even tried to prepare.

the technical trouble with humanoid robots
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the technical trouble with humanoid robots

The robots who may assist us and take care of our basic needs in the future don't have to be humanoid to be useful. It may even be better if they're not.

tau zero and the bis aim for the stars, literally
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tau zero and the bis aim for the stars, literally

The Tau Zero Foundation has a radical plan for exploring interstellar space with an extreme spaceship. Problem is, it might not be radical enough.

why a.i. needs to be a little less human…
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why a.i. needs to be a little less human…

Computers and robots are probably not going to be our friends or act like anything other than our helpers and tools in the real world. And that's ok.

presenting the amazing evolving automatons
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presenting the amazing evolving automatons

Small, simple robots are making amazing leaps and bounds in evolving behavior similar to that of living things. But why? And how?

having fun with a glimpse of the future
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having fun with a glimpse of the future

Intel gives us a humorous peek at a surprisingly plausible future of robotics with its "Lunch Room" ad.

the people vs. killer robot #567-b?
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the people vs. killer robot #567-b?

UK academics want to know if a sufficiently advanced robot goes on a killing spree should also stand trial for its crimes.

oops, had this thing set to kill all humans…
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oops, had this thing set to kill all humans…

We're inching closer and closer to armies of killer robots ready to do out bidding. Their code better be up to par.

where no robot has gone before…
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where no robot has gone before…

Before we explore the universe, robots will have to lead the way. And for them to find the best places to colonize will be to become self-sustaining.

evolution’s cybernetic helpers
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evolution’s cybernetic helpers

Making robots compete for survival like living things shows us how some complex behaviors like altruism and parasitism might have evolved.

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