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In Japan, a Buddhist Funeral Service for Robot Dogs - National Geographic Australia

2 hours 42 min ago

National Geographic Australia

In Japan, a Buddhist Funeral Service for Robot Dogs
National Geographic Australia
A dog-shaped robot—as opposed to say, a dish on wheels with a built-in vacuum cleaner—represented a focus on entertainment and companionship. When Sony released the AIBO (short for "artificial intelligence robot") in 1999, 3,000 units—the greater ...

Battle Of The Cleaning Robots: iRobot Braava 380T Vs. Deebot Ozmo 601 - Forbes

4 hours 12 min ago

Forbes

Battle Of The Cleaning Robots: iRobot Braava 380T Vs. Deebot Ozmo 601
Forbes
During an online search for the best robot cleaners, iRobot and Ecovacs–respectively the number one and two in global sales–will almost certainly top most lists. In fact, the tech website Wirecutter (a Forbes partner) last year picked from a selection ...

Disney built a back-flipping, headless robot and it's putting acrobats to shame - Mashable

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:26pm

Mashable

Disney built a back-flipping, headless robot and it's putting acrobats to shame
Mashable
Disney built a back-flipping, headless robot and it's putting acrobats to shame. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter. Maria Dermentzi 8 hours ago. Disney Research Hub developed a back-flipping robotic stick that emulates the stunts of human acrobats.

Creator of lifelike robot thinks humans will marry droids by 2045 - New York Post

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:01pm

New York Post

Creator of lifelike robot thinks humans will marry droids by 2045
New York Post
Humans are already making love to sex robots in 2018. But Hanson believes that humans will soon be able to marry their amorous androids, too. According to the robotics expert, androids will get the same civil rights as humans by the year 2045.

Robot wranglers unite - taosnews

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:48pm

taosnews

Robot wranglers unite
taosnews
Taos robot makers from elementary school grades on up are on the rise. Four Taos schools - Anansi Charter School, Taos Charter School, Taos Academy and Ranchos Elementary - sent 22 teams and four coaches to the RoboRAVE International competition ...

'Lost in Space': How They Made the Scene-Stealing Robot the Highlight of the Reboot - IndieWire

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:35pm

IndieWire

'Lost in Space': How They Made the Scene-Stealing Robot the Highlight of the Reboot
IndieWire
The original design of the Robot was done by VFX house Rhythm & Hues, and then the bulk of the animation was done by Image Engine (“District 9”) in Vancouver (with R&H, Trickster, and Futureworks pitching in for their sequences). He comes in two forms: ...

Photographer's 'Robot Next Door' Series Is A Striking Look At Our Future - HuffPost

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:17pm

HuffPost

Photographer's 'Robot Next Door' Series Is A Striking Look At Our Future
HuffPost
When we think about humans and robots comingling, it's usually from a more heightened romantic or dystopian view. Rarely do we consider our possible cybernetic future as it relates to the humdrum of everyday life. Nicolas Bigot, a digital photographer ...

Chart: Why Industrial Robot Sales are Sky High - Visual Capitalist (blog)

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:37pm

Visual Capitalist (blog)

Chart: Why Industrial Robot Sales are Sky High
Visual Capitalist (blog)
The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Industrial robots have come a long way since George Devol invented “Unimate” in 1961. After pitching his idea to Joseph Engelberger at a cocktail party, the two soon saw their new ...

Uber chose to disable emergency braking system before fatal Arizona robot car crash, safety officials say - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:45pm

Los Angeles Times

Uber chose to disable emergency braking system before fatal Arizona robot car crash, safety officials say
Los Angeles Times
Uber did that whenever its own driverless robot system was switched on — otherwise, the two systems would conflict. However, Uber also disabled its own emergency braking function whenever the test car was under driverless computer control, “to reduce ...
Internal Uber email announces shutdown of Arizona driverless car testingArs Technica
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Uber shutting down self-driving operations in Arizona after fatal crashAZCentral.com
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Robot worries could cause a 50000-worker strike in Las Vegas - MIT Technology Review

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:56am

MIT Technology Review

Robot worries could cause a 50000-worker strike in Las Vegas
MIT Technology Review
Members of the Culinary Union, who work in many of the city's biggest casinos, have voted to approve a strike unless a deal is reached soon. Some background: On June 1, the contracts of 50,000 union workers expire, making them eligible to strike.

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Check out Disney's robot acrobat - Boing Boing

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:52am

Boing Boing

Check out Disney's robot acrobat
Boing Boing
At the same time, robots have started to become more mobile and autonomous and can begin to imitate these stunts in dramatic and informative ways. We present a simple two degree of freedom robot that uses a gravity-driven pendulum launch and produces ...

Robots: A Revolution In Child's Play - Forbes

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:22am

Forbes

Robots: A Revolution In Child's Play
Forbes
As a researcher and writer on the intersection of happiness and technology, I often talk to parents who are concerned about their children's welfare in the digital era. “Electronics are destroying our children's imagination,” they say. And I get it—I ...

Robot submarine finds the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' - Press Herald

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:36am

Press Herald

Robot submarine finds the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks'
Press Herald
Enter a tiny submersible robot named Remus 6000 – packed with sensors and cameras and capable of diving 4 miles underwater – that has discovered the centuries-old final resting place of the sunken ship. The unmanned underwater vehicle, operated by ...
A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks.' It's worth billions.Washington Post
Robot submarine finds "holy grail of shipwrecks" with up to $17 billion in treasureCBS News
This Woods Hole robot submarine found a 300-year-old Spanish galleon that may contain billions in treasureThe Boston Globe
Stuff.co.nz -Globalnews.ca -Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution -Wikipedia
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I, Mail Robot: An Ode to The Americans' Most Unlikely Hero - Vanity Fair

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:23am

Vanity Fair

I, Mail Robot: An Ode to The Americans' Most Unlikely Hero
Vanity Fair
After six seasons, The Americans will conclude at the end of May—but the show's most beloved character will live to beep another day. That would be the mail robot, the rectangular relic that charmingly and inefficiently roams the halls of the series's ...

Apple's Robot Cars Are Driving In the Slow Lane - Washington Post

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:14am

Washington Post

Apple's Robot Cars Are Driving In the Slow Lane
Washington Post
A few years ago, I chatted to a senior Volkswagen AG manager who'd been involved in discussions with Apple Inc. about teaming up on autonomous vehicles. In essence, he said, Apple had asked the German autos giant to give it a stack of vehicle and ...

Give the Robots Electronic Tongues - WIRED

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:00am

WIRED

Give the Robots Electronic Tongues
WIRED
By creating advanced robots, humans have invented a new kind of being, one that can theoretically sense a far greater range of stimuli. Which is presenting roboticists with some fascinating challenges, not only in creating artificial senses of touch ...

Sophia the robot's creator says humans will MARRY droids by 2045 - The Sun

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:04am

The Sun

Sophia the robot's creator says humans will MARRY droids by 2045
The Sun
But he warns that humans will still try to treat robots like second-class citizens, even if they're as intelligent as us. "Lawmakers and corporations in the near future will attempt legal and ethical suppression of machine emotional maturity, so that ...

At least The Americans' beloved Mail Robot might survive in real life - The A.V. Club

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:09pm

The A.V. Club

At least The Americans' beloved Mail Robot might survive in real life
The A.V. Club
For those unfamiliar with the series, the Mail Robot is a long-running obsession for both the show's fanbase and its creators, a reference to a sort of real-world proto-Roomba that used to roam the halls of the FBI, ostensibly to deliver letters to ...

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