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The Future of Violence

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We’re Barreling Toward a Robot-Based Economy Where All Profits Go to the Robots’ Owners

How would you like to live in an economy in which robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 READ MORE



A Robotic Hand Designed to Feel

A Dutch man has a prosthetic connected to his nerves, which allows him to feel pressure; Harvard alumni will have exclusive access to some massive open online courses offered by the university; meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s legacies live on. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 READ MORE


Tiny ‘Terminator’ Cube Robots Are Here (Video)

Scientists at MIT have unveiled cube shaped-robots that can flip, jump and assemble themselves into different shapes, and which they hope will one day be able to “accomplish specific tasks in combat or emergency situations,” the BBC reports.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 READ MORE


DARPA Develops Running Animated Robot Beast

You may think the interests and makeup of America’s current leadership make this an unideal time to develop galloping robots, but the engineers at Boston Dynamics don’t.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Sex With Roxxxy Is Really Robotic

According to a recent survey, 9 percent of Americans would be willing to have intercourse with a lifelike machine. With the creation of Roxxxy the sex humanoid, that may soon be possible.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE



Blame the Robots

Two MIT professors claim that technological advances are the cause of slow employment growth these past couple of decades; dogs are being treated more like children every day; and no matter what Pelé says, Brazil is paying too high a price for hosting the World Cup. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE


How Robots Clean Up an Oil Spill

Those nerds at MIT have come up with something really amazing (not the first time). It’s a swarm of autonomous robots that talk to each other as they make their way around a spill, gobbling up the oil. Why didn’t we think of that?

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 READ MORE


I Am Robama, and I Come in Peace

Number 44 has been spotted in Orlando, in the form of an animatronic addition to Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents. And it speaks with the president’s actual voice. It’s as creepy as it is amazing, and easily worth a quick look.

Posted on Jul 3, 2009 READ MORE


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Robot Insects Spying on Protesters?

It sounds far-fetched, but a number of protesters swear they’ve spotted robotic insects hovering around anti-war rallies. The government denies deploying robot spies, but it’s known that the U.S. military has had robotic flies, such as the one above, since World War II.

Posted on Oct 9, 2007 READ MORE



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‘Scanning’ the Darkness of Our War on Drugs

In this summer’s most talked-about movie, “A Scanner Darkly,” Keanu Reeves stars as an undercover narcotics agent losing his grip on reality in an America that has lost the war on drugs. True, the film is a warning call, but might it also inadvertently channel us toward the very dystopia it is warning against?
This article ran in May, but we’re trotting it out again because the movie just hit theaters this week.

Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


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