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Bill Gates Is Concerned About the Rise of the Machines, and Why the Hell Aren’t You?

Bill Gates Is Concerned About the Rise of the Machines, and Why the Hell Aren’t You?

By Josh Wolford January 28, 2015

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about technology, is concerned about the day when our artificial intelligence gets a little too smart for its own good and decides it probably doesn’t have to listen to the …

Google Robot 'Cujo' Carries Weapons For The Marines Google Robot 'Cujo' Carries Weapons For The Marines

Back in the Winter, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm known for a number of nightmare-inducing robot models, and for working with DARPA. The New York Times reported at the time that Google said it would honor existing military …

Google's Robots About To Get Even Scarier Google's Robots About To Get Even Scarier

Last year, Google bought Boston Dynamics, the robot makers who created such nightmare-inducing machines as this: …and this: …and this: Now, the company is working with researchers from MIT to add some more flexibility into the mix (via 9to5 Google): …

Zuckerberg Hastens Arrival of Our Robot Overlords Zuckerberg Hastens Arrival of Our Robot Overlords

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 …

Roboy Is Back And He's Still Dangerously Cute Roboy Is Back And He's Still Dangerously Cute

In early 2013, the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab started work on the next generation of robotics. Its vision was to create a small robot boy that perfectly replicated how the human body works by creating joints that more …

Foxconn Reportedly Looking To Use Google's Robots Foxconn Reportedly Looking To Use Google's Robots
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Google has been acquiring robotics companies with plans to implement robots in manufacturing settings (among other places), and as it turns out, the company has already been working with one well-known manufacturer to do just that. The Wall Street Journal …

NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could
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NASA has one of the most advanced robotics labs on the planet where the agency builds the next-generation of space faring robots. It’s latest – RoboSimian – is a robot monkey that can get around like the animal it’s based …

This Robot Has Its Very Own Death Laser This Robot Has Its Very Own Death Laser
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After years of appearing in science fiction, lasers that can actually cause harm to humans are finally small enough to be held. Now one laser aficionado has combined two sci-fi nightmares into one by giving a robot a laser. In …

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 …