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Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

Mark Zuckerberg Hastens the Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

By Josh Wolford March 21, 2014

If you’re impatiently waiting for computers to actually start thinking, reasoning, and feeling like humans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of other high-profile investors have decided to help speed up the process. Zuckerberg, alongside Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Here's A 3D Printed Robot That Can 3D Print Objects Here's A 3D Printed Robot That Can 3D Print Objects
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In 2013, we saw the rise of the 3D printed robot. Now students are looking to complete the cycle by making a 3D printed robot that can double as a 3D printer. A group of students in San Francisco have …

Will Google's Robots Change Business? Will Google's Robots Change Business?
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What many of us have anticipated and joked about (uneasily) for years is now coming to fruition. Google is quickly assembling an army of robots. The company has acquired eight robotics companies (that we know of), and is using them …

10 Shiver-Inducing Robots From Boston Dynamics 10 Shiver-Inducing Robots From Boston Dynamics
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Late on Friday, news came out that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, makers of some of the scariest-looking robots you’ve been watching on YouTube over the past few years. You know the ones: WildCat, LS3, Atlas, Petman, Cheetah, BigDog, SandFlea, …

The Google Robots Are Coming (Really) The Google Robots Are Coming (Really)
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The Google robots are coming. It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Speaking with former Android chief Andy Rubin, The New York Times revealed that he is now leading a secretive robotics lab at the company, and has …

Will Amazon's Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks? Will Amazon's Drones Be As Normal As Mail Trucks?
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Are you ready for a future in which unmanned drones come from the sky to deliver you products you ordered less than a half hour ago? I hope so, because that future is very close. At least Amazon hopes it …

Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus
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If you have a 3D printer, you can create a maker space. Private entities and public institutions are opening them all over the country to encourage others to express their creativity through 3D printing and other rapid prototyping tools. Now …

You Can Now Build Your Very Own 3D Printed Robot You Can Now Build Your Very Own 3D Printed Robot
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Are you lonely? Can’t find a partner and/or pet to make the journey we call life more bearable? Would a humanoid robot buddy make living less of a chore? If so, you can now build your own with a 3D …

MIT Researchers Produce Transformer Robots MIT Researchers Produce Transformer Robots

The days of watching Transformers on television and reveling in the movie franchise may soon find added real world joy. Researchers at MIT have created real world transformers. The Massachusetts Institution of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence laboratory has …

This 3D Printer Can Print On Any Surface This 3D Printer Can Print On Any Surface

Despite being around for over two decades, the 3D printer hasn’t really changed all that much. You still have an extruder that moves in straight lines across a bed to create a 3D printed object from the bottom up. What …

The Future of The Battlefield has Robots with Legs The Future of The Battlefield has Robots with Legs

Imagine a battlefield. Your back is pressed against the wall of a crumbling and shaking building, dust collects in your face, and your ears ring from repetitive explosions that never stop. As you tuck your head in from the bullets …

Boston Dynamics’ WildCat Is Another Galloping Terror Boston Dynamics’ WildCat Is Another Galloping Terror
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Boston Dynamics, the company that’s singlehandedly trying to hasten the fall of humankind with its incredible robot technology, has just unveiled the WildCat – the next generation of its Cheetah robot. “WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run …

That Cheetah Robot Is Back With No Wires Attached That Cheetah Robot Is Back With No Wires Attached
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In September of last year, DARPA introduced the world to its cheetah robot. It can run at speeds up to 29 MPH, but it posed no threat to humanity as it was confined to a treadmill and the connecting wires …

DARPA's Atlas Robot Gets A Training Montage DARPA's Atlas Robot Gets A Training Montage

Remember Atlas? The robot that can walk like a man and withstand being hit with 20 pound weights is back and better than ever. In fact, Atlas is now hard at work training for the annual DARPA Robotics Challenge. In …

Prosthetic Legs Are Becoming Even More Incredible Prosthetic Legs Are Becoming Even More Incredible

Prosthetics are slowly but surely moving into the world of robotics. Earlier this year, a man was able to control a robotic hand by simply using his mind to send it commands. Now the same feat has been accomplished with …

First Talking Robot In Space Sends Earth A Message First Talking Robot In Space Sends Earth A Message
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Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon will forever be taught in history books around the world. Will history be as kind to the first talking robot in space? You may recall that the University of Tokyo and Toyota …

Watch This Robot Perform Stand-Up Comedy Watch This Robot Perform Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-up comedy is an art form that not many people will ever perfect. For every Louis C.K., there’s a thousand Last Comic Standing rejects. That’s why it’s all the more impressive that a robot can not only do stand-up comedy, …