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# robots - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 24th 2014, 7:30 PM 17,170 Views 28 Comments

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
# Help
# Help

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

May 13th 2014, 2:45 PM 11,937 Views 38 Comments

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

# robots - Friday 25 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 1:54 PM 3,848 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 10:21 AM 1,902 Views 0 Comments

*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
# Pucking Hell
# Pucking Hell

Hacker turns a 3D printer into an air hockey robot

Feb 10th 2014, 10:55 AM 10,764 Views 10 Comments

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

# robots - Friday 31 January, 2014

Beer 'tasting' robot in Spain drinks lager and pilsner
# Robo-quaff
# Robo-quaff

Beer 'tasting' robot in Spain drinks lager and pilsner

Jan 31st 2014, 1:40 PM 5,967 Views 13 Comments

Probably the best robot job in the world.

# robots - Monday 27 January, 2014

Google steps up AI efforts with $500 million purchase of DeepMind
# Smart Machines
# Smart Machines

Google steps up AI efforts with $500 million purchase of DeepMind

Jan 27th 2014, 9:59 AM 5,727 Views 11 Comments

The startup specialises in developing human-like artificial intelligence for simulations, e-commerce and games.

# robots - Monday 16 December, 2013

Google buys military robotics firm Boston Dynamics
# Robots
# Robots

Google buys military robotics firm Boston Dynamics

Dec 16th 2013, 10:50 AM 8,554 Views 22 Comments

Boston Dynamics is known for developing animalistic robots that are both balanced and quick.

# robots - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Google challenges Amazon drones with its own robots
# Robots
# Robots

Google challenges Amazon drones with its own robots

Dec 4th 2013, 4:18 PM 11,661 Views 34 Comments

Google has bought seven companies over the last six months to help develops its robotics business.

# robots - Friday 29 November, 2013

Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant
# Moon Boost
# Moon Boost

Japanese plan to turn moon into giant power plant

Nov 29th 2013, 1:42 PM 19,584 Views 84 Comments

Robots would be used to build a ‘luna ring’ of solar panels on the surface in an ambitious project.

# robots - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Need a chair? A table? These tiny robots could join together to make you one
# Self-assembly
# Self-assembly

Need a chair? A table? These tiny robots could join together to make you one

Oct 13th 2013, 5:30 PM 6,344 Views 18 Comments

The technology, developed by students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, involves small cubes which can move independently of each other.

# robots - Sunday 11 August, 2013

This satirical sci-fi film predicted a lot of today's technology
# Starship Troopers
# Starship Troopers

This satirical sci-fi film predicted a lot of today's technology

Aug 11th 2013, 11:30 AM 12,647 Views 49 Comments

Tablet computers, robotic surgery, voice recognition, video calls — all of these featured in Starship Troopers before the turn of the century.

# robots - Friday 19 July, 2013

Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout
# Seanad
# Seanad

Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout

Jul 19th 2013, 5:15 PM 8,627 Views 41 Comments

More uproar in the Seanad today…

# robots - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Are humans or robots the future of space travel?

Mar 3rd 2013, 9:15 AM 4,589 Views 24 Comments

“We are a long way from the Terminator, or the Matrix” says Nasa chief historian.

# robots - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 11,182 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# robots - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Disney has a creepy new robot you can play catch with

Disney has a creepy new robot you can play catch with

Dec 1st 2012, 9:45 AM 4,313 Views 7 Comments

He even shrugs if he misses the ball.

# robots - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 8th 2012, 11:00 AM 76 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# robots - Friday 27 April, 2012

'Build me a robot': Irish teen's challenge to tech community
# Technology
# Technology

'Build me a robot': Irish teen's challenge to tech community

Apr 27th 2012, 9:20 AM 4,392 Views 22 Comments

Joanne O’Riordan, who has no limbs, told UN conference that “technology is the limb I never had”.

# robots - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot
# Mind Control
# Mind Control

Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot

Apr 24th 2012, 8:18 PM 3,120 Views 9 Comments

Scientists have shown how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone – a step they hope will eventually allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings via avatars.

# robots - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Creepy Michael Fassbender Robot Viral of the Day
# Prometheus
From The Daily Edge
# Prometheus

Creepy Michael Fassbender Robot Viral of the Day

Apr 18th 2012, 10:52 AM 3,566 Views 11 Comments

No comment.

# robots - Monday 9 April, 2012

In pictures: Old car parts welded into real-life 'Transformers'
# Robots In Disguise
From The Daily Edge
# Robots In Disguise

In pictures: Old car parts welded into real-life 'Transformers'

Apr 9th 2012, 2:22 PM 4,747 Views 5 Comments

The best use for your old banger you’ll see today.

# robots - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Could that special person in your life be a robot?
# ROBOT LOVE
From The Daily Edge
# ROBOT LOVE

Could that special person in your life be a robot?

Feb 14th 2012, 4:11 PM 409 Views 1 Comment

Love isn’t just for humans.