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#robots

# robots - Thursday 17 January, 2019

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

Oh, and… hello flying robots.

# robots - Saturday 3 February, 2018

# robots - Monday 21 August, 2017

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“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

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

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

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

# robots - Sunday 23 April, 2017

# robots - Thursday 12 January, 2017

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

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?

“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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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'

And that’s the good scenario.

# robots - Friday 8 April, 2016

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Robot owners told not to have sex with them

Want to grab some Java?

# robots - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour

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

# robots - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

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

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

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

Is yours one of them?

# robots - Friday 29 May, 2015

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

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

‘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

Should we be alarmed?

# robots - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

# robots - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

NASA's space robots are getting Google smartphones

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.

# robots - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Japan has unveiled android 'news readers' and they're extremely creepy Paranoid Android

Japan has unveiled android 'news readers' and they're extremely creepy

These are not the droids we were looking for. At all. Ever.

# robots - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The United Nations are trying to stop the killer robots before it's too late

Unsurprisingly, campaigners are worried that robots that can kill people might be a bad idea.

# robots - Friday 25 April, 2014

From The42 Oh nothing, just Barack Obama playing soccer with a Japanese robot Future President

Oh nothing, just Barack Obama playing soccer with a Japanese robot

The US President is currently on a four-day tour of Asia.

From The Daily Edge You can finally have the pet dinosaur you've always wanted* En-raptored

You can finally have the pet dinosaur you've always wanted*

*OK, it’s a robot toy. But it’s still VERY cool.

# robots - Monday 10 February, 2014

Hacker turns a 3D printer into an air hockey robot

The robot is programmed to move and return pucks with enough speed and precision to present a challenge.

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