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Self-Driving Trucks Begin Real-World Tests on Ohio's Highways 178 comments
Slashdot Asks: Will Farming Be Fully Automated in the Future? 278 comments
Panasonic Invests $60 Million In World's First Laundry-Folding Robot 139 comments
Why Automation Won't Displace Human Workers 540 comments
Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In Less Than a Second 54 comments
Elon Musk Predicts Automation Will Lead To A Universal Basic Income 426 comments
Scientists Develop Magnetic Ink That Can Self-Heal Gadgets When They Break 52 comments
China's New Policing Computer Is Frontend Cattle Prod, Backend Supercomputer 69 comments
'Armies' of Twitter Bots Bolster Both The Trump And Clinton Campaigns 214 comments
Mines May Eliminate More Than Half Their Human Workers Within 10 Years 231 comments
Harvard Scientists Invent Cigarette-Smoking Robot For Better Lung Disease Research 46 comments
US Police Consider Flying Drones Armed With Stun Guns 163 comments
US Army 'Will Have More Robot Soldiers Than Humans' By 2025, Says Former British Spy 114 comments
Slashdot Asks: Do We Need To Plan For a Future Without Jobs And Should We Resort To Universal Basic Income? 917 comments
Proud Cyborg Athletes Compete In The World's First Cybathlon 19 comments
Talking 'Sofia' Robot Tells 60 Minutes That It's Sentient And Has A Soul 145 comments
Google Canceled the Launch of a Robotic Arm After it Failed the 'Toothbrush Test' 97 comments
Google Releases Open Source 'Cartographer' 26 comments
Toyota's Kirobo Mini Companion Robot To Sell For $400 62 comments
'Transformer' BMW Turns Into A Giant Robot 45 comments
UK Standards Body Issues Official Guidance On Robot Ethics 68 comments
Robot Handcuffed and Arrested At Moscow Rally 46 comments
Robot Snatches Rifle From Barricaded Suspect, Ends Standoff 129 comments
Robots Will Eliminate 6% of All US Jobs By 2021, Says Report 400 comments
Alphabet Partners With Chipotle To Deliver Burritos Using Drones 105 comments
An Algorithm May Soon Cover Your Local Sports Team 53 comments
Pentagon Chiefs Fear Advanced Robot Weapons Wiping Out Humanity 265 comments
Recent College Grads Aim To Land A Robot On The Moon 59 comments
Domino's Will Deliver Pizza By Drone and By Robot 77 comments
Robot Babies Not Effective Birth Control, Australian Study Finds 323 comments
'Octobot' Is The World's First Soft-Bodied Robot 44 comments
Intel Demos A New Robotics Controller Running Ubuntu 21 comments
'We're Just Rentals': Uber Drivers Ask Where They Fit In a Self-Driving Future 367 comments
RealDoll CEO Aims To Make Its Sex Dolls Love You Back Via AI App 201 comments
8 Paralyzed Patients Learn To Walk Again Using Virtual Reality 17 comments
Nicholas Carr Says Tech 'Utopia Is Creepy' 213 comments
The Pill Robot Is Coming 34 comments
Open Source Gardening Robot 'FarmBot' Raises $560,000 80 comments
US Military Using $600K 'Drone Buggies' To Patrol Camps In Africa 60 comments
Judge Rules Political Robocalls Are Protected By First Amendment 191 comments
China Wants To Be a Top 10 Nation For Automation By Putting More Robots In Its Factories 141 comments
MIT's Ori Robotic Modular Furniture Is Designed To Make Small Places Feel More Roomy 68 comments
BuzzFeed and Washington Post To Use Robots For RNC Coverage 80 comments
Robotic Exoskeletons May Become Skintight Suits 33 comments
How President Jimmy Carter Saved The Space Shuttle 237 comments
Parents Upset After Their Boy Was 'Knocked Down and Run Over' By A Security Robot 255 comments
Hostess Saves Twinkies By Automating, Fires 94% Of Their Workforce 474 comments
Using a Bomb Robot to Kill a Suspect Is an Unprecedented Shift in Policing 983 comments
Robot Stingray Is Powered By Rat Heart Cells 35 comments
Entire Federal Government Exempt From Robocall Laws, FCC Rules 188 comments
Uber Hires a Robot To Patrol Its Parking Lot and It's Way Cheaper Than a Security Guard 263 comments
Rolling Drone Delivery Robots Have Arrived 65 comments
Facebook Messenger Now Has 11,000 Bots 43 comments
Satya Nadella Explores How Humans and AI Can Work Together To Solve Society's Greatest Challenges 120 comments
Artificially Intelligent Russian Robot Escapes...Again 89 comments
Robot Pizza Company 'Zume' Wants To Be 'Amazon of Food' 208 comments
Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Is All Electric, Agile, and Has A Capable Face-Arm 36 comments
Europe's Robots To Become 'Electronic Persons' Under Draft Plan 262 comments
Elon Musk's Open Source OpenAI: We're Working On a Robot For Your Household Chores 64 comments
Twitch Brings CFAA and Trademark Claim Against Bot Operators 43 comments
It's Happening: A Robot Escaped a Lab In Russia and Made a Dash For Freedom 81 comments
Walmart Experimenting With Robotic Shopping Cart For Stores 117 comments
Programmer Automates His Job For 6 Years, Gets Fired, Realizes He Has Forgotten How To Code 210 comments
Autonomous Robot Intentionally Hurts People To Make Them Bleed 186 comments
Siemens Now Commands An Army Of Spider Robots 119 comments
New Swiss Robot Assists Travelers with Luggage 40 comments
Bill Gates: AI Is The 'Holy Grail' 260 comments
Google's 'Project Magenta' Art Machine Composes Its First Song 72 comments
ASUS Unveils $599 Home Robot 'Zenbo' 39 comments
Ray Kurzeil's Google Team Is Building Intelligent Chatbots 98 comments
Adidas To Sell Robot-Made Shoes In Germany 166 comments
Researchers Teaching Robots To Feel and React To Pain 63 comments
Former McDonald's USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour 1023 comments
Foxconn Cuts 60,000 Jobs, Replaces With Robots 415 comments
Real-Life RoboCop Guards Shopping Centers In California 100 comments
AI Will Create 'Useless Class' Of Human, Predicts Bestselling Historian 414 comments
Humanoid 'Pepper' Robot Needs US Android Programmers 29 comments
Google's Tensor Processing Unit Could Advance Moore's Law 7 Years Into The Future 86 comments
Google Unveils 'Gigapixel' Camera To Preserve and Archive Art 71 comments
Ingestible Medical Robots Could Remove Batteries From Stomachs 65 comments
Professor Surprises Students With AI Teacher Assistant 85 comments
Hyundai's New 'Wearable Robot' Gives You Super-Strength 21 comments
Creators Of Siri Demo Their Next AI Assistant Viv, It's Far More Open Platform 53 comments
Lego Robots Crack Gesture-Based Security 13 comments
Robot Stitches Tissue By Itself Without A Real Doctor Pulling The Strings 53 comments
Elon Musk Open Sources New 'AI Gym' 44 comments
Robots Battle In 25th Annual FIRST Competition 26 comments
Chinese Security Robot Draws Dalek, Terminator Comparisons 111 comments
Zero Zero's Camera Drone Could Be A Robot Command Center In The Future 31 comments
Drone Fire-Fighting Tested in Nebraska 38 comments
MIT Reveals AI Platform Which Detects 85 Percent of Cyberattacks 44 comments
Autonomous Robots Begin Testing For New Delivery Service 63 comments
Sharp Unveils Cute Robot Phone At A Not-So-Cute $1,800 Price 21 comments
DARPA's Latest Chip Is Designed To Be Bad At Arithmetic 192 comments
New Bipedal Robot Demoed by Google X Company 42 comments
IBM's Watson AI Implanted Into a Robot, Evolves, Can Now Sense Emotions 168 comments
Chat App Kik Beats Facebook To Launching a Bot Store 69 comments
People Feel Weird About Touching Robot Butts, Researchers Find 162 comments
Futuristic Suit Lets You Feel What It's Like To Be An Old Man 222 comments
Man Builds 'Scarlett Johansson' Robot From Scratch 158 comments
Sony Fixes Flubbed Dash Download 39 comments
Layoffs Reflect New Turbulence At High-Flying 3D Robotics 19 comments
How Uber Turned Carnegie Mellon Into a Minor Nursery For Its Research Division 51 comments
Apple Unveils Liam, An iPhone Recycling Robot That Salvages Parts 70 comments
Could You Fall In Love With This Robot? 127 comments
Workers In China, India, USA Believe AI and Robots Will Replace Them 126 comments
Fast-Food CEO Invests In Machines Because Regulation Makes Them Cheaper Than Employees 954 comments
Facebook's Messenger Bot Store Could Be Most Important Launch Since App Store 60 comments
Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up For Sale In Robotics Retreat 95 comments
6 Tiny Robotic Ants, Weighing 3.5 Oz. In Total, Pull a 3900-lb. Car 130 comments
FDA Approves Indego Exoskeleton For Clinical And Personal Use 20 comments
HPE's Haven OnDemand Offers 'Machine Learning As a Service' 13 comments
Contradictory Understandings of "Robot" Sow Confusion In US Law 100 comments
First Bionic Fingertip Implant Delivers Sensational Results 26 comments
BMW Showcases Self-Driving Concept Car 99 comments
Stretchy Squid-Inspired Skin Glows In Different Colors 26 comments
Robots May Soon Put Surgery Into the Hands of Non-Surgeons 82 comments
People Will Follow a Robot In an Emergency - Even If It's Wrong 172 comments
Mercedes-Benz Swaps Robots For People On Assembly Lines 156 comments
Linguistics Could Help Future Driverless Cars Cooperate Better 27 comments
Boston Dynamics' Next-Gen ATLAS Sheds the Tether 200 comments
Robots Could Learn Human Values By Reading Stories, Research Suggests 85 comments
A 19-Year-Old Made A Free Robot Lawyer That Has Appealed $3M In Parking Tickets 156 comments
Wearable Third Arm Gives Drummers Extra Robotic Rhythm 77 comments
Cheap At $40,000: Phoenix Exoskeleton Gives Paraplegics Legs to Walk With 37 comments
World's First Robotic Farm To Produce 11 Million Heads of Lettuce Per Year 161 comments
Let's Tear Down a Kiva Bot! 22 comments
High-Speed Firms Now Oversee Almost All Stocks At NYSE Floor 138 comments
To Solve a Rubik's Cube In 1 Second, It Takes a Robot 100 comments
A.I. Startups Building Bots For Businesses 25 comments
The BBC Announces Robot Wars' Return To TV 77 comments
Sensors Designed For Prosthetic Hands Could Lead To New Textile Standards 21 comments
Nadine the Robot Receptionist 46 comments
Robot Mule Put Out To Pasture By Marine Corps 153 comments
NSF and Federal Partners Award $37M To Advance Nation's Co-robots 13 comments
NASA Looks To PlayStation VR To Train Space Robot Operators 13 comments
Take a Visual Tour of CyberKnife Radiosurgery 36 comments
Father of Robotics, Joseph F. Engelberger, Dies At Age 90 20 comments
Swarm Robotics Breakthrough Brings Pheromone Communication To AI 31 comments
NASA Selects Universities To Develop Humanoid Robot Astronauts 21 comments
MIT Helping NASA Build Valkyrie Robots For Space Missions 35 comments
The Next Gold Rush Will Be 5,000 Feet Under the Sea, With Robot Drones 129 comments
Louis Friedman Says Humans Will Never Venture Beyond Mars 378 comments
Bank of England's Andy Haldane Warns Smart Machines Could Take 15M UK Jobs 291 comments
Even the CEO's Job Is Susceptible To Automation, McKinsey Report Says 176 comments
The Dawn of the Robotic Chef 50 comments
Google's Robotics Group Lacks Leadership 43 comments
ABC's 'BattleBots' Reboot Will Come Back For a Second Season 37 comments
Ocean-Mapping Robots Could Help Uncover Mysteries of the Deep Blue 21 comments
Self-Driving Delivery Robots To Hit Sidewalks of London In 2016 98 comments
Farmer Coalition Offers $250K Prize For Blueberry Picking Robot 112 comments
Robots Teach Each Other New Tricks 27 comments
China Looks To Deep Space Missions, Including More Lunar Landings and Robot Ants 65 comments
Replacement of Writers Leads Gartner's Predictions 113 comments
NASA Targets Venus, Asteroids With Potential Missions 47 comments
How Amazon's Robots Move Everything Around 177 comments
Russian Scientists Create Cockroach Spy Robot 50 comments
Robots' Next Big Job: Trash Pickup 112 comments
The Lessons Learned From Emergency Robot Deployments 12 comments
Robotics Researcher Starts Campaign To Ban Development of Sexbots 536 comments
Can High-Tech Academia Survive Silicon Valley's Talent Binge? 137 comments
Morphological Computation: The Hidden Superpower of Soft-Bodied Robots 51 comments
Hedgehog Rovers Hop and Tumble In Microgravity 31 comments
Robot Submarine Poisons Sea Stars To Save Coral Reefs 106 comments
Magnet-Steered Nano-Fish Could Deliver Drugs and Sweep Body Toxins 37 comments
More From Tim O'Reilly about the 'WTF?!' Economy (Videos) 61 comments
Robots Are Coming For Our Jobs, Just Not All of Them 319 comments
HooperFly is an Open Source, Modular Drone (Video) 24 comments
How Long Until We Have a Home Robot That Lives Up To the Hype? 114 comments
Evolutionary Robotics 30 comments
Robotic Lawn Mower Gets Regulatory Approval 75 comments
Buzz: a Novel Programming Language For Heterogeneous Robot Swarms 30 comments
MIT Researchers Develop 'Real Steel' Robot With Human-Like Reflexes 38 comments
Real-Time Control of a Humanoid Robot 36 comments
Philadelphia Hackers and Others Offer Brotherly Love To Fallen Robot 142 comments
Hitchhiking Robot's Cross-Country Trip Ends In Philadelphia 224 comments
Answering Elon Musk On the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence 262 comments
NASA's Drone For Other Worlds 30 comments
A Robot That Can Walk and Jump On Water 39 comments
Robots Must Be Designed To Be Compassionate, Says SoftBank CEO 112 comments
Beyond Safety: Is Robotic Surgery Sustainable? 54 comments
Musk, Woz, Hawking, and Robotics/AI Experts Urge Ban On Autonomous Weapons 313 comments
MIT Is Improving Object Recognition For Robots 9 comments
When Do Robocars Become Cheaper Than Standard Cars? 252 comments
18th Annual International RoboSub Competition Happening Now In San Diego 6 comments
Tallying the Mistakes and Malfunctions of Robot Surgeons 64 comments
Robot-Staffed Japanese Hotel Opens 56 comments
Robots Appear To Raise Productivity Without Causing Total Work Hours To Decline 391 comments
Learning Simple Robot Programming With a 'Non-Threatening' Robot Ball (Video) 29 comments
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Was a Bust; Let's Try Again 35 comments
Japanese and US Piloted Robots To Brawl For National Pride 107 comments
How To Design Robot Overlords For "Robot Overlords" 17 comments
Volkswagen Factory Worker Killed By a Robot 342 comments
Foxconn CEO Backpedals On Planned Robot Takeover 45 comments
Making a Birdhouse is Like 'Hello World' for a Versatile Factory Robot (2 Videos) 24 comments
Robot Swarm Behavior Suggests Forgetting May Be Important To Cultural Evolution 37 comments
The Death of Aibo, the Birth of Softbank's Child-Robot 152 comments
More Warehouse Robots Coming To Market As Softbank Invests $20M In Fetch 38 comments
Soft Robot Tentacle Can Lasso an Ant Without Harming It 49 comments
Do Robots Need Passports? Should They? 164 comments
Why So Many Robots Struggled With the DARPA Challenge 44 comments
Robotic Assistive Devices For Independent Living 17 comments
Robots Compete In Navigating Simulation Of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Plant 64 comments
First ISS-To-Earth 'Handshake' Demonstrates Space-to-Ground Remote Control 21 comments
Building Amazon a Better Warehouse Robot 108 comments
Carnegie Mellon Struggles After Uber Poaches Top Robotics Researchers 234 comments
Untethered Miniature Origami Robot That Self-Folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades 27 comments
Florida Hospital Shows Normal Internet Lag Time Won't Affect Remote Robotic Surgeries 125 comments
MIT Trains Robots To Jump 62 comments
New 'Deep Learning' Technique Lets Robots Learn Through Trial-and-Error 65 comments
Cute Or Creepy? Google's Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear 102 comments
Here Comes the Keurig of Everything 270 comments
Mark and Joel Make Autonomous Drones in Their Spare Time (Video) 17 comments
Robots In 2020: Lending a Helping Hand To Humans (And Each Other) 46 comments
Oculus Rift-Based System Brings True Immersion To Telepresence Robots 34 comments
Fetch Robotics Unveils Warehouse Robots 49 comments
Researchers Mount Cyberattacks Against Surgery Robot 55 comments
Robots Step Into the Backbreaking Agricultural Work That Immigrants Won't Do 285 comments
Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carrying More Than 100 Times Their Weight 19 comments
Learn About FIRST's New Embedded Linux Controller (Video) 26 comments
Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers 289 comments
Drought and Desertification: How Robots Might Help 124 comments
John Hawley Talks About UAV Controls (Video) 20 comments
Embedded Linux Takes to the Skies (Video) 26 comments
Killer Robots In Plato's Cave 91 comments
Transforming Robot Gets Stuck In Fukushima Nuclear Reactor 99 comments
eBay Sales Patterns Show That the Maker Movement is Still Growing (Video) 24 comments
Man-Shaped Robots Harass Britain Once Again 54 comments
Robots4Us: DARPA's Response To Mounting Robophobia 101 comments
Future Firefighters May Be Guided By "Robots On Reins" 30 comments
Festo Reveals New Robotic Ants and Butterflies 19 comments
Robobug: Scientists Clad Bacterium With Graphene To Make a Working Cytobot 41 comments
Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation 56 comments
Do Robots Need Behavioral 'Laws' For Interacting With Other Robots? 129 comments
Bring On the Boring Robots 112 comments
ATRIAS Bipedal Robot Can Take a Beating and Keep Walking 31 comments
SXSW: Do Androids Dream of Being You? 80 comments
Why It's Almost Impossible To Teach a Robot To Do Your Laundry 161 comments
'Chappie': What It Takes To Render a Robot 44 comments
Robocops Being Used As Traffic Police In Democratic Republic of Congo 39 comments
Drones Underwater, Drones on Wheels (Video) 18 comments
Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More Robots 187 comments
Machine Intelligence and Religion 531 comments
5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken 257 comments
Should a Service Robot Bring an Alcoholic a Drink? 162 comments
Only Twice Have Nations Banned a Weapon Before It Was Used; They May Do It Again 318 comments
Delivery Drones: More Feasible If They Come By Truck 129 comments
What To Do After Robots Take Your Job 389 comments
Drone, Drone, Everywhere a Drone -- at CES (Video) 37 comments
Boston Dynamics Introduces Their Newest Four-Legged Robot, 'Spot' 63 comments
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