We saw pole-dancing robots at CES and it changed everything

January 15, 2018

Image: mashable/ Bridget Bennett On Monday, the world’s largest piece sorority — Sapphire Gentleman’s Club — became something else: The most incendiary prowes show in Las Vegas. All week, in Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show takes over the city. CES is the biggest tech trade picture of its first year — a veritable debutante dance for electronics brands, and whatever they’re reeling out to the public( and the press) that…

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Sony’s new, smarter Aibo robot dog is too cute to resist

January 12, 2018

Sony's robotic Aibo dog shown off at CES 2018.Image: raymond wong/mashable Sony surprised everyone last fall when it announced the return of the Aibo robot dog. We’ve finally seen it in person, and it’s just as cute and cuddly as it looks. Revamped for the connected era, the new Aibo has more points of articulation, more intelligence thanks to smarter AI and voice controls, and OMFG, just look at its…

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These are the Star Wars gifts you’re looking for

December 4, 2017

Soon, we’ll all get at spend 192 minutes watching debate scenes a galaxy far, far away. But for most of us, that ultra-long Star Wars: The Last Jed i run time still won’t slake our need for all things Star Wars. SEE ALSO: Daisy Ridley amazes John Boyega with epic video content request So, bring on the talents. A Star Wars-themed Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanza present is as close as…

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Are robots coming for your job? Yes, but there’s reason to be optimistic.

October 27, 2017

Image: Getty Images/Westend61 We’ve all heard that the robots are coming to take our jobs—especially considering the imagined futures in movies like “I, Robot” and TV shows like “Westworld” and “Humans.” While that’s not entirely true—life does not imitate art in this instance—automation will dramatically change the job landscape. To navigate this unfamiliar terrain, the workers of the future will need to adapt to remain valuable. The state of automation…

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Would you want a robot to be your childs best friend?

October 5, 2017

As toys reach new levels of sophistication, how concerned should we be about our children playing with artificial buddies that appear to have feelings? The little robot on the table wakes up. Its eyes, a complex configuration of cyan dots on a black, rounded screen of a face, sleepily open and it lets out a digitised approximation of a yawn. A compact device that looks like a blend of a…

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Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

August 28, 2017

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Googles Mustafa Suleyman suggests UN to obstruct exploit of destructive autonomous artilleries to prevent third age of war Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are announcing on the United People to restricts the proliferation and use of executioner robots. Tesla’s Elon Musk and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman are leading a group of 116 specialists from across 26 countries who are…

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The Dangers Of Automation: The Nations Eye-Candy Pool Boys Are Struggling To Compete With More Efficient, Sexier Pool-Cleaning Robots

August 8, 2017

Technological progress often comes at a price, especially when it comes to automation. More and more people are being put out of work with each new advancement in the field, and it seems like automation may now be pushing yet another time-honored industry to the brink of extinction, as an increasing number of Americas eye-candy pool boys are losing their jobs to sexier, more efficient pool-cleaning robots. Wow. This truly…

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Sex robots promise ‘revolutionary’ service but also risks, says study

July 5, 2017

Androids could offer important help to the elderly and disabled but may lead to the increased objectification of women Foundation for Responsible Robotics( FRR) report, published under Wednesday, believe they could portend a coup in gender, helping people who would otherwise find it hard to have intimate relationships. But they likewise raise concerns that fornication robots could increase the objectification of women, alter the concepts of authorization and be used…

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RE2 is making bomb-defusing robots as intuitive to control as your own hands

June 14, 2017

Within a few minutes, Ive got one hand grasped gingerly on the zipper. The other is holding the bags handle in place. I unzip it slowly, as if performing surgery. Theres none of the pressure of a real life battlefield, but the potential humiliation of having to start all over again in front of the film crew is enough motivation to it right this time. RE2 Robotics (pronounced Re-Squared) control…

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