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As the UN delays talks, more industry leaders back ban on weaponized AI

Two years ago, the Future of Life Institute presented an open letter at the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) urging the United Nations to ban the development ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Video Friday: AI vs. Dota 2, Cassie gets Bored, and Georgia Tech's Robotarium

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Fri 18 Aug 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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New soft rubber for creating self-healing robots

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Brussel has developed a type of rubber that can be used with robots to allow them to self-heal when cut. In their paper published in ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from TechXplore

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Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

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Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US

Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming conveyor belts that zip ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from

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From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.

Wed 16 Aug 17 from

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Six-legged programmable robot is a technical toy for tinkerers

Parents wanting to get their kids into coding from an early age are spoiled for choice, with toys like Vortex, Codeybot, Photon and Cozmo, but there aren't many gadgets for an older ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Robot shelf-stack fail suggests they won't take our jobs just yet

Boston Dynamics demo clip shows we are not quite living in an i, Robot future just yet – even if robots can skate better than you canTechnology baron Elon Musk is scared of AI, warning of visions ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from

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Smarter robot vacuum cleaners for automated office cleaning

Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from

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$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Still Can’t Make Pizza

Rodyman, the pizza-making robot, is having trouble with his pizza, despite four years of work. Will the robot be ready to make dough in time for the Naples Pizza Festival in May 2018? The post ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from Extremetech

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