Posts Tagged ‘robots’

500+ combat robots set to strengthen Indian Army defenses in Kashmir – media

The Defense Ministry is looking for around 550 “robotic surveillance units,” each with a 25-year lifespan, according to Indian media, citing military sources. “These robots should be capable enough for water fording with minimum 20cm depth,” an unnamed officer told Livemint. READ MORE: India’s quest for military upgrade: Modi’s big geopolitical challenge for years to […]

The Rise Of Robots Is Crippling Jobs In The Already Recessionary Auto Industry

By Tyler Durden It’s no longer a question of “if” we’re going to all eventually be replaced with robot overlords in the workplace, it’s a question of “when”. The nuances of how this is going to occur – like which industries are likely to see to the most disruption from automation – were the topic of […]

Academics want sex robots capable of withdrawing consent. Even our fantasies aren’t safe from the virtue police

Suggesting sex bots can be used to “help nudge users towards virtuous (or vicious) behavior,” university researchers Anco Peeters and Pim Haselager have called for the robots designed solely to fulfill human fantasies to come with built-in safeguards to ensure those fantasies don’t exceed the bounds of social decency. Let your imagination run wild – […]

“Dramatic Change” Ahead: Robots Are Coming For 200,000 US Banking Jobs

By Tyler Durden A new report by Wells Fargo & Co. warns that nearly 200,000 US banking jobs are at risk of being displaced by robots. As we’ve explained in the past, accelerating technological advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have the potential to reshape the world in the 2020s through 2030. The […]

Robots face ‘sabotage’ from human co-workers fearing they will be replaced. But is that a surprise?

British healthcare workers are hostile to their robotic co-workers, committing “minor acts of sabotage” such as standing in their way, according to a recent study by De Montfort University, which chided the humans for “not playing along with” their automated peers. The researchers contrasted the “problematic” British attitude with that of Norwegian workers, who embraced […]

Ex-Google Engineer Fears AI ‘Killer Robots’ Could Perpetrate Unintended Mass Atrocities

The Facts: The US Navy has acknowledged footage showing multiple UFOs that was released a couple of years ago by the To The Stars Academy. They’ve recently confirmed that the videos are indeed real. Reflect On: Why is all of this mainstream UFO disclosure happening when we’ve had years of secrecy? Is the mainstream establishment […]

Big Tech, Russia and U.S. Under Fire for A.I. Warfare; “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots” Doubles in Size

August 26, 2019 By Nicholas West Renewed attention over artificial intelligence for use in warfare (“killer robots”) is being brought to the forefront with the recent Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) held this past week in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting coincidentally comes just one day after a Dutch NGO, Pax for Peace, released a […]

US Air Force Can Now Turn Small Planes Into Robots

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) and DZYNE Technologies completed a two-hour test flight of a new robot plane Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. “This flight test is a testament to AFRL’s ability to rapidly innovate technology from concept to application in a […]

A Cafe Run By Robots Is Opening In Dubai 

A cafe in Dubai is embracing automation technologies, including humanoid service robots that use artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to serve humans food. Based on what we’ve gathered, the new cafe is called RoboCafe, will have no human workers, and is expected to open its doors imminently (sometime in August) in Dubai’s Festival City. […]

CNN Suggests People Might Be Racist to Non-White Robots

CNN has published an extraordinary article claiming that people might be racist towards non-white robots. “Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots?” the CNN report asks in all seriousness. According to researcher Christoph Bartneck of New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, people react differently to black robots because they “show racial bias towards them.” […]

Spying Police Robots (Daleks) Coming To A City Near You

By MassPrivateI Six years ago, I predicted that Knightscope robots (Daleks) might replace police officers, and it appears that I was right. According to CBS Los Angeles, the Huntington Park Police Department is using a Knightscope K5 robot to patrol public areas like parks and city buildings. The Huntington Park Police robot, dubbed “HP Robocop” comes equipped […]

The most inspiring and lifelike humanoid robots we’ve created so far

Ai-Da The aforementioned robot painter, affectionately named after the mathematician Ada Lovelace, wields a pencil grasped delicately in her robotic arm to draw what it sees with the camera in its eye, though she also dabbles in a spot of painting and sculpture “As an AI robot, her artwork uses AI processes and algorithms,” Gallery […]

The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs. It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power

The Problem Isn’t Robots Taking Our Jobs. It’s Oligarchs Taking Our Power Above Photo: From thenextsystem.org Each week workers are confronted with yet another article touting the threat of technology wiping out their jobs. A recent “60 Minutes” segment featured venture capitalist and author Kai-Fu Lee predicting that advances in artificial intelligence would “in 15 years displace about 40 percent […]

Amazon Starts Testing ‘Scout’ Delivery Robots Near Seattle

Amazon Starts Testing ‘Scout’ Delivery Robots Near Seattle January 24th, 2019 Via: Bloomberg: Amazon.com Inc. will use robots to deliver packages in the suburbs north of Seattle, its latest experiment to automate the last-mile of delivery that’s a labor-intensive and costly component of buying […]

Robots Already Replacing Bank Tellers, Drivers, News Anchors, Restaurant and Warehouse Employees. Will Your Job Be Next?

November 27, 2018 By B.N. Frank On Sunday night, I watched 60 Minutes because there was a segment about very expensive robots being created to clean up nuclear waste in Japan.  Despite the fact that the first robot failed within minutes of operation, robots cleaning up toxic waste isn’t necessarily a bad idea.  However, it […]

Tomorrow’s homes to be built by robots that will be maintained by human workers

(Natural News) Just like everyone else, the construction industry is turning to automation. A new report on Bloomberg.com notes that modular factories are saving American developers both time and money while filling in the labor gap. An example the authors of the article give, is Baltimore-based Blueprint Robotics which builds homes on […]

Police drones: Coppers to use flying robots to track offenders back to their homes

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is establishing a drone unit with officers trained as pilots for the unmanned aerial vehicles. They aim to identify criminals by taking images of alleged offenders, all the way to their homes if necessary – in a bid to make communities safer, the Manchester Evening News reports. Superintendent […]

Robots Are Coming for Europe’s Jobs

Robots Are Coming for Europe’s Jobs November 12th, 2018 Via: Bloomberg: Robots are coming for people’s jobs in Europe, and the countries in the ex-communist east are particularly vulnerable. With the use of industrial robots rising globally, the average worker in Slovakia — the […]

A Start-Up Company Has Created The World’s First Warehouse Run By Robots

By Aaron Kesel Mujin, a start-up out of Tokyo University, has developed artificially intelligent robots that can fully automate entire warehouses in China and is pushing for the tech in the U.S., CNBC reported. “Lifting heavy boxes is probably the most backbreaking task in warehouse logistics,” said Mujin’s American co-founder and CTO, Rosen Diankov. “A […]

Mars mine craft: NASA robots could dig for fuel on Red Planet (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The US space agency is one of a number of international actors with designs on colonizing the Red Planet. However, one of the main problems of maintaining people on the planet, besides the lack of water, shelter, oxygen and perhaps other things that will kill you, is fuel. How do you bring enough fuel there […]

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