Posts Tagged ‘robot’

Contact Tracers of the Future? DARPA Funded Robot Now Enforcing Social Distancing

By Spiro Skouras It’s been said the cure must not be worse than the disease. I have said from the beginning of this outbreak that I am much more concerned about the government’s response to the virus and the public’s reaction to it in the form of a mob mentality than I am of the […]

“Metalhead” DARPA Robot Enlisted by Police to Enforce Social Distancing

By Nicholas West The move toward using robots in law enforcement, private security, and even to scare away the homeless, has been a decade-long trend that is now becoming much more prevalent in everyday life in the wake of COVID-19. Where people were once appalled that drones went from “search and rescue” duties to surveillance, […]

Release the hounds! Singapore deploys ROBOT DOG to help enforce social distancing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Beginning on Friday May 8, the robot dog, creatively dubbed ‘Spot,’ will monitor the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in the city-state.  It is the first trial of a new initiative to help manage and enforce social distancing in the Singapore’s parks, gardens and nature reserves, all managed by the National Parks Board. The motorized mutt […]

Florida 21-Year-Old Man Killed Dog To See Inside Of It Believing It Was A Robot

In West Palm Beach, Florida, a 21-year-old man has been accused of killing a neighbor’s dog. On Friday, Scott Mills was arrested on charges of animal cruelty. According to WearTV, West Palm Beach police officers responded to a resident stating they thought Mills had killed their dog named Max. When police searched the suspect’s backyard, […]

Burger Robot to Replace Fast Food Workers With a Wage of $3 an Hour

By Aaron Kesel If your job is working at a restaurant flipping burgers you may soon find yourself replaced by a robot that works for only $3 an hour. The new robot named Flippy developed by Miso Robotics costs less to employ than a minimum-wage worker. Currently, Miso Robotics charges an up-front fee of between […]

Top 10 Things That Robot Can Never Do

Science has made impossible things possible for a man making his life most comfortable. We have been gifted by science with various technologies and developments through which we can enjoy the luxuries. Fans, Air conditioners, refrigerators, computers, laptops, and many more gadgets serve as oxygen in our routine life. We cannot even imagine our survival […]

‘Neither robot nor animal’: Scientists develop the ‘Xenobots,’ 1st robots constructed completely from LIVING CELLS (VIDEO)

These millimeter-wide “xenobots” were designed on a supercomputer using an evolutionary algorithm to create thousands of candidate designs. The winning designs can propel themselves toward a target and deliver a payload, and can also heal themselves when torn apart. The xenobots are constructed using stem cells harvested from the embryos of African frogs, the species […]

Uran-9 Combat Robot Deployment In Syria: Results, Issues And Prospects

…from SouthFront In late 2019, photos and footage showing Russia’s Uran-9 combat robot deployed in Syria appeared online. They became a rare visual evidence of the Uran-9 combat deployment in the war-torn country, which, according to official sources, took place in 2018. The Uran-9 multipurpose unmanned ground combat vehicle was officially unveiled by Russian military […]

US Police Have Quietly Brought a “Terrifying” Robot Dog Into Their Ranks

(TMU) — Police in the United States have quietly begun integrating advanced robots into officers’ ranks, raising alarm among civil liberties advocates and police watchdogs in the country. Video of Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, carrying boxes, and doing basic parkour have long circulated around the internet, creeping out viewers with the lifelike motion of its humanoid […]

Israel Has Built A Robot Army — and It Should Scare The Sh*t Out of You

As Israel prepares for yet another war directly on its border, the truth about Israel’s vast military capabilities has been largely absent in the corporate media. However, if one were to be fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be able to travel to Israel’s border with Syria in the north and the Gaza strip in the south, […]

Robot sex & the city: An affair heading for disaster

In hindsight, we shouldn’t be surprised by humans getting a rise out of robots. Hollywood has been pumping and priming us for the big nuptials between man and android for many decades now. Consider, for example, James Cameron’s 1991 box office hit ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’ Aside from being the highest-grossing film of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s […]

WATCH small doglike Italian robot tow 3-ton aircraft across airfield

A video shared by the Dynamic Legged Systems lab (which is run by the Genoa-based Italian Institute of Technology), starts with scientists carefully attaching a rope to the doglike robot’s backside. The other part of the rope was attached to the aircraft’s chassis. The plane did not seem to budge at first. Yet, as the […]

Swedish feminists up in arms over ‘dangerous’ sex robot brothels

Sex robot gets 92 Tinder matches in 2 hours Writing in the Expressen newspaper on Wednesday, the heads of three Swedish feminist organizations argued that the appearance and attributes of today’s sex robots bore the same “objectifying, sexualized and degrading attitude” that was found in mainstream pornography. The organizations behind the letter were the Sweden’s Women’s Lobby, the National […]

First Iranian surgeon robot showcased in ‘Made in Iran’ exhibition

IRNA – Sina Surgery Robotic System (Flex model) was unveiled on Tuesday for the first time in the venue of Tehran’s permanent International exhibitions. [First Iranian surgeon robot showcased in ‘Made in Iran’ exhibitionThe robot, which is the result of a 15-year effort of Tehran University of Medical Sciences’ specialists at the Biomedical and Robotics […]

Amazon warehouse robot pepper sprays 24 employees, sends them all to the hospital, one in critical condition

(Natural News) An unfortunate “robot mishap” was behind a bear repellant spray incident at an Amazon warehouse that sent dozens of workers to the hospital. The accident comes at a time when many Amazon warehouse workers are already on edge as they see robots increasingly taking over their tasks and threatening their […]

24 Amazon Workers Hospitalized After Robot Punctures Bear Spray In Warehouse

Twenty-four workers in an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey were hospitalized on Wednesday morning after a robot punctured a can of bear spray. One worker was in critical condition, ABC News reported, and 30 more were sickened and treated on the scene. The primary cause for hospitalization was difficulty breathing, according to NBC New […]

Robot Janitors Are Coming to Mop Floors at a Walmart Near You

Robot Janitors Are Coming to Mop Floors at a Walmart Near You December 3rd, 2018 Via: MSN: Robots are coming to a Walmart Inc. near you, and not just as a gimmick. The world’s largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in […]

Japan has made child robot faces more realistic and it’s weird AF (VIDEOS)

Researchers from Osaka University have come up with a way to identify and evaluate facial movements in their robot child head, named Affetto. In doing so, they have created a version of Affetto that’s far more expressive than the first generation model which was created in 2011. So much so that it’s a little bit […]

Surgical robot BOTCHES surgery, kills man on operating table while doctors sipped lattes

(Natural News) In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table. […]

Sophia The Robot That Wanted To “Kill All Humans” First Machine Granted Visa

By Aaron Kesel The robot named Sophia that once creepily responded it wanted to “destroy all humans,” will take its place as the first robot to be granted a Visa, Yahoo reported. Sophia traveled to Azerbaijan as part of a world tour promoting robotics and met the country’s president, Ilham Aliyev, who greeted the droid. Sophia’s […]

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