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Travellers in Canada may have some unusual company on the highway this summer as a Wellie-wearing, social media-savvy robot hits the road on a mission to hitchhike its way from Halifax to Victoria.
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The computer Deep Blue defeating world chess champion Garry Kasparov at his own game in 1997 was one thing but when a team of humanoid robots defeats the world's greatest soccer players it will be something else altogether.
Over the past few years, technology has advanced in countless ways. There are now higher-quality LIDAR sensors that can detect movement more precisely, better motors that can replicate human expressions on a skin-like face, and software routines that can parse human speech more effectively.
The Society of Women Engineers showcased the talents of an all female robotics team of middle school students with a synchronized dance robot recital.
Chinese People's Liberation Army cadets shout, holding bayonet at the PLA's Armored Forces Engineering Academy Base, on the outskirt of Beijing, China Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
It's not just tech companies and factories that employ robots. You'll also find them on the job at "Conan," at least in a new sketch cooked up for the late night show.
Inspired by the recent influx of robots into the economy, Conan O'Brien decided to give viewers a look at his late show office's own autonomous tech team, all of whom have mastered the tasks essential to a productive work environment: Facebooking, watercooler gossiping, long, loud personal calls and copious amounts of porn.
Without thinking, humans tend to mimic the facial expressions of others. When other individuals smile, people smile and feel warmth.
I moved back to New York from Cairo in January of 2014, and among the biggest culture shocks was American Tinder.
Tasmanian farmers are future-proofing their industry by embracing drones, robots and other high-tech devices to help boost production.
What an interesting topic! It's funny how Healthcare is probably one of the greatest/most important ways that technology affects our day-to-day lives, and yet the one we're most likely to not know something about.
Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark.
BUFFALO, N.Y. Will every household soon have a 3-D printer? How does origami lead to safer airbags and other innovations? Will robots do more than vacuum your home? Technological advancements plus investment is pushing robots from niche industries into everyday life.
The closest to that I've seen is a camera swallowed to view the lower GI tract. I think something the size of a grain of rice moving through the body to remove tumors is a big leap from a robotic arm that can cauterize.
Zeynep Tufekci's scathing response to the establishment consensus that tech will create new jobs to replace the ones we've automated away makes a lot of good points.
Researchers have developed a device that allows multiple robotic platforms to follow the path of certain odors.
Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2014 08:31 am
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