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Hanns Tappeiner types a few lines of code into his laptop and hits "Return." A tiny robot sits beside the laptop, looking like one of those anthropomorphic automobiles that show up in Pixar's Cars movies. This is Cozmo, an artificially intelligent toy robot unveiled late last month by San Francisco...
With every passing day, it feels like the robot uprising is getting a little closer. Robots are being beaten down by their human overlords, even as we teach them to get stronger. A robot in Russia escaped from a research lab in the town of Perm on June 15, reports the...
Across the manufacturing belt that hugs China's southern coastline, thousands of factories like Chen's are turning to automation in a government-backed, robot-driven industrial revolution the likes of which the world has never seen. By the end of this year, China will overtake Japan to be the world's biggest operator of...
At the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, at least four panels so far have focused on technology taking over markets to mining, and most importantly, jobs. "Most of the benefits we see from automation are about higher quality and fewer errors, but in many cases it does...
It may look like a huge duffel bag, but EMILY will surprise you. This Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard is a state-of-the-art, tough-as-nails robotic lifeguard, with some pretty impressive missions under its belt. The 25-pound, four-foot-long EMILY device is made of a high-tech core surrounded by a bright, buoyant jacket. Inner workings made...
In 2014 alone the sales of robots spiked to 229,261 units, up 29%. It was a record jump from year-to-year, and much the same is expected when data becomes available for 2015 and 2016. In 2014 alone, China accounted for 25% of global market share, and recent figures have expanded that lead dramatically. These...
A group of scientists in Europe want to know if electronically enhanced humans have an unfair advantage over regular people - beyond night vision and a skeleton made of steel of course. The cyborg Olympics, or Cybathlon as it has been dubbed, will take place in Zurich this October. Its...
How would you feel about being served food by a robot ? One restaurant in China has done exactly that - swapping a human waiter for a 140cm-tall robot counterpart. Using a battery, the robot is capable of serving diners at a restaurant in Shenyang, capital city of China's Liaoning Province,...
The South Korean government announced Thursday it would spend 1 trillion won by 2020 to boost the artificial intelligence industry. "Once the private companies set up the research institute, the government will provide financial support for core R&D projects," the ministry said. The envisioned facility, tentatively named the Intelligence Information Technology...
A new restaurant chain called Eatsa is unlike any fast-food chain we've seen before. The restaurant is almost fully automated, functioning like a vending machine that spits out freshly-prepared quinoa bowls. When customers enter Eatsa, they order their food at an iPad kiosk. Hidden behind the wall of cubbies, kitchen staff prepare...

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