We're trusting robots with more and more these days: Our luggage
, our meals
-even our lives on the road
. Why not add finances to the list? Bank of America is joining several other banks that want to do just that.
As the automation era unfolds around is, it's becoming increasingly apparent that no jobs are safe-not even those belonging to dogs. Introducing Swagbot, the world's first herding robot.
Developed by the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney, SwagBot proved
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Go almost anywhere these days and they're out there, lurking. At our festivals
. By our pools
. Even in our prisons
. Drones have now infiltrated just about every area of human society, as a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony learned recently when a quadcopter
Image: APMachines are taking over the world, and some members of the European Parliament aren't very happy about it. Robots in the EU soon be classed as "electronic persons" if the Parliament adopts a new set of rules on robotics.
The drafted motion would mean that
Imagine a world where robots creep up on you: Electric motors just a gentle whir, hard shells changing color to blend in with their surroundings. Well, there's no need to imagine-it's happened.
Researchers form the Guoping Wang of Wuhan University in
Do you remember American Sci-Fi sitcom Small Wonder? The storyline revolved around V.I.C.I., an android in the form of a 10-year-old girl. Back then, many of us fostered a dream of having robot as our companion. Amongst the already existing humanoids like Mark 1,
Bleecker Street Media Military drones can kill enemies from miles above in the sky-but they can also kill innocent civilians. The people controlling these weapons are often continents away, and a new movie shows us the agonizing decisions that these people face.