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# robots - Thursday 13 February, 2020

From shoes to prosthetic arms, there is a growing appetite for personalisation in medtech
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

From shoes to prosthetic arms, there is a growing appetite for personalisation in medtech

Feb 13th 2020, 4:09 PM 237 Views 0 Comments

The Irish manufacturing industry is using new tech to develop ‘batch-of-one’ processing.

# robots - Friday 20 December, 2019

Work-It: Are robots really going to steal your job?
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Work-It: Are robots really going to steal your job?

Dec 20th 2019, 11:38 AM 180 Views 0 Comments

With tech’s rapid development, are we really at the mercy of machines or is it all just hype?

# robots - Friday 25 October, 2019

An Irish robot called Stevie made the cover of Time magazine
# Hot Or Bot
# Hot Or Bot

An Irish robot called Stevie made the cover of Time magazine

Oct 25th 2019, 11:14 AM 20,043 Views 15 Comments

The robot was built and designed in Trinity College Dublin.

# robots - Monday 9 September, 2019

Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?

Sep 9th 2019, 9:22 AM 19,284 Views 80 Comments

Two out of five Irish jobs are likely to be “substantially impacted” by automation, according to new research.

# robots - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Robots to take 20 million jobs in the manufacturing industry by 2030
# Dey Took Our Jerbs
# Dey Took Our Jerbs

Robots to take 20 million jobs in the manufacturing industry by 2030

Jun 25th 2019, 10:40 PM 15,212 Views 57 Comments

Robots have already taken over millions of manufacturing jobs.

# robots - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining

Jan 17th 2019, 10:06 AM 393 Views 0 Comments

At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.

# robots - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried a robot could take your job?

Dec 30th 2018, 9:40 AM 21,900 Views 117 Comments

The Taoiseach has said “almost anyone in employment at all levels” could be affected.

Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs
# Mr Roboto
# Mr Roboto

Varadkar warns that robots and artificial intelligence pose risk to people's jobs

Dec 30th 2018, 8:05 AM 42,416 Views 76 Comments

The Taoiseach has said many professions could be affected, meaning people will need to upskill and retrain.

# robots - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway

Mar 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 63,289 Views 41 Comments

Oh, and… hello flying robots.

# robots - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Would you buy a coffee from this robot? It just started working at Japan's 'strange cafe'
# Thanks A Latte
# Thanks A Latte

Would you buy a coffee from this robot? It just started working at Japan's 'strange cafe'

Feb 3rd 2018, 10:30 AM 13,049 Views 31 Comments

A coffee will cost you about €2.50.

# robots - Monday 21 August, 2017

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

Aug 21st 2017, 8:44 AM 20,110 Views 38 Comments

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

# robots - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week
# Real Talk
# Real Talk

Two robots casually debated the future of humans in Hong Kong this week

Jul 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 14,858 Views 22 Comments

One “joked” that he thought the robots’ goal was to take over the world.

# robots - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns
# AI
# AI

Sex robots could help elderly, disabled but may lead to more objectification of women, study warns

Jul 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 28,236 Views 70 Comments

A new report examines the implications of sex robots going mainstream in the next 10 years.

# robots - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Are robots going to take all of our jobs?
# Automatic For The People
# Automatic For The People

Are robots going to take all of our jobs?

Apr 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 11,799 Views 87 Comments

Maybe.

# robots - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Robots should be given legal status as 'electronic persons' and fitted with 'kill switches' - EU
# Rise Of The Machines
# Rise Of The Machines

Robots should be given legal status as 'electronic persons' and fitted with 'kill switches' - EU

Jan 12th 2017, 4:55 PM 14,104 Views 66 Comments

An EU committee has made a raft of recommendations about the future of AI.

# robots - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?
# Self Drive
# Self Drive

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?

Dec 31st 2016, 1:00 PM 11,503 Views 70 Comments

“Data is the new oil,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said last month.

# robots - Monday 3 October, 2016

Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness
# Faithful Companion
# Faithful Companion

Meet Kirobo, Toyota's new friendly robot that could cure your loneliness

Oct 3rd 2016, 9:06 AM 11,632 Views 13 Comments

The ‘companion robot’ keeps you company but is far from smart.

# robots - Friday 24 June, 2016

Fancy having your portrait drawn by three robots called Paul in Dublin?
# Seeing Is Believing
# Seeing Is Believing

Fancy having your portrait drawn by three robots called Paul in Dublin?

Jun 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 8,261 Views 2 Comments

The opportunity is part of a new exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery.

# robots - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Tech billionaire believes robots will reduce us to the role of a 'house cat'
# Who's A Good Boy
# Who's A Good Boy

Tech billionaire believes robots will reduce us to the role of a 'house cat'

Jun 2nd 2016, 10:06 AM 16,905 Views 44 Comments

And that’s the good scenario.

# robots - Friday 8 April, 2016

Think Google's robots are weird? You ain't seen nothing yet
# Never Skip Leg Day
# Never Skip Leg Day

Think Google's robots are weird? You ain't seen nothing yet

Apr 8th 2016, 6:53 PM 20,343 Views 17 Comments

These two-legged robots are the latest creation from one of Google’s robotics labs in Japan.

# robots - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Turns out real dogs don't really like Google's robotic dogs
# Stand Your Ground
# Stand Your Ground

Turns out real dogs don't really like Google's robotic dogs

Mar 1st 2016, 2:13 PM 10,540 Views 8 Comments

Even when it’s controlled by a human, they’re still not keen on them.

# robots - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Watch Google's robot be bullied and terrorised by its creators
# So Mean
# So Mean

Watch Google's robot be bullied and terrorised by its creators

Feb 24th 2016, 9:24 AM 15,269 Views 47 Comments

Smacking boxes out of its hands, and pushing it face-first onto the ground are par for the course when testing a robot.

# robots - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Soon robots will be able to see the world the same way we do
# Say What You See
# Say What You See

Soon robots will be able to see the world the same way we do

Dec 3rd 2015, 10:14 AM 5,685 Views 11 Comments

Recognising objects and figuring out if you’re happy or not will soon be the norm, and companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are pushing it forward.

# robots - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Robot owners told not to have sex with them
# Good Advice
# Good Advice

Robot owners told not to have sex with them

Sep 26th 2015, 9:51 AM 19,459 Views 37 Comments

Want to grab some Java?

# robots - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour
# Ladies And Germs
# Ladies And Germs

Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour

Aug 11th 2015, 10:30 PM 6,949 Views 18 Comments

It’s to help The New Yorker sift through entries for its caption competition, but there’s a bigger reason behind it.

# robots - Monday 3 August, 2015

Beloved robot hitchhikes around the world, gets destroyed after two weeks in America
# This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
# This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Beloved robot hitchhikes around the world, gets destroyed after two weeks in America

Aug 3rd 2015, 3:21 PM 26,499 Views 31 Comments

“WAAAALL-E?”

# robots - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Some of the world's top scientists think it's judgement day in the battle against robo-killers
# Taking No Chances
# Taking No Chances

Some of the world's top scientists think it's judgement day in the battle against robo-killers

Jul 28th 2015, 8:00 PM 12,622 Views 24 Comments

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak are all on board.

# robots - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world
# Future
# Future

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

Jul 19th 2015, 5:30 PM 40,967 Views 49 Comments

Many of the devices that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.

# robots - Saturday 30 May, 2015

These are the 20 jobs most likely to be taken over by robots
# Robot Overlords
# Robot Overlords

These are the 20 jobs most likely to be taken over by robots

May 30th 2015, 10:00 PM 41,703 Views 82 Comments

Is yours one of them?

# robots - Friday 29 May, 2015

This four-legged robot can jump over walls without breaking its stride
# No Escape
# No Escape

This four-legged robot can jump over walls without breaking its stride

May 29th 2015, 1:27 PM 13,025 Views 37 Comments

In the future, hiding behind a small wall isn’t going to help you.

# robots - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Watching Google's new robot dog get kicked is oddly unsettling
# Impending Doom
# Impending Doom

Watching Google's new robot dog get kicked is oddly unsettling

Feb 10th 2015, 8:30 PM 21,173 Views 29 Comments

‘Spot’, the latest four-legged robot from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, is able to regain its balance after being kicked or shoved.

# robots - Friday 2 January, 2015

Russia is training killer robots, as you do
# Putin The Boot In
# Putin The Boot In

Russia is training killer robots, as you do

Jan 2nd 2015, 6:11 PM 12,987 Views 44 Comments

Should we be alarmed?

# robots - Monday 1 December, 2014

Amazon has an army of robots helping it send gifts on their way
# Little Helpers
# Little Helpers

Amazon has an army of robots helping it send gifts on their way

Dec 1st 2014, 11:39 AM 10,807 Views 25 Comments

The company has deployed more than 15,000 wheeled robots to travel around its biggest warehouses and help deliver goods to employees.

# robots - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence
# AI
# AI

Google working on quantum computing chip that will help develop artificial intelligence

Sep 3rd 2014, 10:11 AM 5,156 Views 27 Comments

The aim is to develop a chip that will allow machines to one day think like humans.

# robots - Monday 25 August, 2014

What happens when a robot doesn't know something? It just goes on the internet
# Deep Learning
# Deep Learning

What happens when a robot doesn't know something? It just goes on the internet

Aug 25th 2014, 11:31 AM 4,804 Views 9 Comments

The Robo Brain system will allow robots to use the internet to learn about objects and how they’re used, along with human language and behaviour.

# robots - Sunday 10 August, 2014

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack
# Man V Machine
# Man V Machine

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

Aug 10th 2014, 2:17 PM 13,606 Views 11 Comments

It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.

# robots - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

'Automation is Voldemort': tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI
# Robots
# Robots

'Automation is Voldemort': tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI

Aug 6th 2014, 5:23 PM 7,346 Views 17 Comments

“What are people for in a world that does not need their labour, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?’”

# robots - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?
# Terminator
# Terminator

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

Jul 27th 2014, 5:30 PM 13,149 Views 56 Comments

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

# robots - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 8th 2014, 10:58 PM 16,109 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots

NASA's space robots are getting Google smartphones
# Navigation
# Navigation

NASA's space robots are getting Google smartphones

Jul 8th 2014, 5:13 PM 3,896 Views 1 Comment

The Project Tango devices would allow the robots to sense sharp angles inside the space station and create a 3D map that would allow them to navigate the space station.

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