Robotics

Robocop Hits Streets Of Dubai

From GulfNews.com: Dubai: Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police on Tuesday unveiled another believed world’s first — autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end. The robotic vehicles will be equipped with biometric software to scan for wanted criminals and undesirables who are suspected or are breaking …

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Crime Fighting Robots May Be Coming to a Mall Near You

From FoxNews: A Silicon Valley startup has developed a robot that may soon replace mall cops. Knightscope, which specializes in fully autonomous security data machines, says it is officially signed up to patrol malls in New York and Massachusetts, with nearly two dozen accounts set up across 16 cities this year. “We’re starting off in the public arena, so we …

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Man arrested for ‘assaulting’ a robot, which called the police itself

Curator’s Note: I can’t believe this is a real article and not from the onion. Welcome to a brave new world. From News.com.au: POLICE have charged a man who drunkenly attacked a robotic patrol droid in a car park in the United States, after the device called them for help. The incident occurred in the car park of technology maker …

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Rise of the machines: Google AI experiment may lead to robots that can learn without human input

Curator’s note: No, we didn’t edit the headline. No, we didn’t replace the featured image.  Seems we’re not the only ones referencing The Terminator series when it comes to these stories. What follows is from The Daily Mail: Machines that can think for themselves – and perhaps turn on their creators as a result – have long been a fascination of …

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Russian Robot “Fedor” Learns To Shoot Using Both Arms!

Humanoid robot F.E.D.O.R., set to fly into space in 2021, is now capable of shooting using both of his arms, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. “The robot of the F.E.D.O.R. platform showed skills of firing using both arms. Currently the work on fine motor skills and decision algorithms is underway,” Rogozin wrote on his Twitter.   Робот платформы F.E.D.O.R. показал навыки стрельбы …

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Artificial Intelligence Programs Exhibit Racial And Gender Biases, Research Reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say From TheGuardian.co.uk:  An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases. The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices being …

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Robots Delivering Meals In DC

From FOX5:   WASHINGTON (AP) – Some hungry customers in the nation’s capital may be surprised to discover a robot is delivering their pastrami on rye. The delivery service Postmates is using knee-high, six-wheeled robots to bring food to customers. The robots can travel up to 4 mph and use sensors and cameras to navigate sidewalks and cross the street. …

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1 in 4 believe robots would make better politicians

From CBR Online:  The impending robot revolution has certainly got people talking – from the workplace to the car and home, robots and AI has really grabbed the attention of the public. However, setting aside Terminator-esque visions of the future, what do consumers really think of the impending AI revolution? Enterprise information management firm, OpenText, went and surveyed 2,000 UK …

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VIDEO: Jeff Bezos looks a little too happy piloting a giant mechanical robot

  @JeffBezos “Why do I feel so much like #sigourneyweaver ?” @amazon #MARS2017 #openpodbaydoors pic.twitter.com/HRRzmQtZbh — Caleb Harper (@calebgrowsfood) March 20, 2017 From The Verge:  Add this to the growing pile of evidence the world is slowly transitioning into a sci-fi dystopia: a billionaire entrepreneur with a sideline in building space rockets has been showing off by piloting a 13-foot-tall …

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Meet the ‘RoboThespian’ – the robot playing a leading role alongside real actors in British theatre

When Judy Norman walks on stage for the play ‘Spillikin,’ she performs beside a somewhat different cast member – a humanoid robot Theatres around the country are preparing to welcome a somewhat different cast member to their stages – a humanoid robot. ‘Spillikin’ features a ‘RoboThespian’ who talks, displays facial expressions, blinks, moves its hands, turns its head, and has …

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