January 28, 2013

A Glimpse of Our Robot Future

Carla Diana, New York Times

AP Photo

Look closely, and robots are in more of our products than you think.

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October 23, 2013
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Not Going Well
Brian Merchant, Vice
Earlier this month, the US military invited robotics companies out to Fort Benning to demonstrate the latest robotic warfare tech. The star attraction was a wheeled, remote-controlled, machine gun-toting robot that could use... more ››
October 23, 2013
Will Machines Ever Think?
Lisa Jardine, BBC News
In the early 1950s, "machine intelligence" was a favourite topic among those who wanted to put the war years behind them and look forward to a sparkling science-led future. From robots to electronic brains, the idea was that... more ››
October 21, 2013
The Robot That Will Kill Starbucks
Christopher Mims, Quartz
Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its... more ››
October 19, 2013
Building the Robots of Mars
John Timmer, Ars Technica
After getting off the subway at 34th Street, I headed west past Macy's and continued walking as the storefronts gradually gave way to office towers. As the Hudson came into view, I stepped into a generic office building and... more ››