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Robots to steal 20 million factory jobs by 2030
Published in News


Poor humans will be exterminated

Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while increasing total economic production, a new study shows.

Robotic companies – don't box us in!
Published in AI
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:48

Robotic companies – don't box us in!


Mike Magee's Rave: Blatant disregard of Isaac Asimov's law of robotics

Earlier this week I had a missive from a large energy company which I won't name.  Oh, I may as well.

Amazon boss wants to put Alexa into a robot
Published in News


It would help if it could get out more

Amazon’s head boffin Rohit Prasad said that the bookseller’s personal software assistant Alexa would be far smarter if it had a robot body and cameras to move around in the real world., Addressing the assorted throngs at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference in San Francisco Prasad said: “The only way to make smart assistants really smart is to give it [sic] eyes and let it explore the world”.

FedEx asked Segway inventor to come up with a delivery robot
Published in Transportation


SameDay Robot will be on the streets this summer

FedEx will test a six-wheeled, autonomous robot called the SameDay Bot in Memphis, Tenn. this summer.

Sex Robots could be hacked to become killers
Published in AI
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10:15

Sex Robots could be hacked to become killers


What a way to go

Sex robots could be hijacked by hackers and used to cause harm or even kill people.

Men more at risk during the robotic revolution
Published in News


Robots will not dare take on women

A new study from the Brookings Institution has found that automation will impact men at a higher rate than women.

Robot hotel fires half its robot staff
Published in AI
Thursday, 17 January 2019 11:23

Robot hotel fires half its robot staff


We should never have allowed the AI to watch Apprentice 

The world’s first hotel “staffed by robots” has fired half of its robot employees, because they annoy the guests and are not that good at their job.

A robot is the new super-hod
Published in IoT
Friday, 16 November 2018 11:58

A robot is the new super-hod


Can build a house in three days

The days of skilled brick-layers making a fortune are coming to a close after a bricklaying robot named Hadrian was described in 2015 by Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics as capable of building the brick shell of a house in a matter of days, and it has now managed to complete the task.

British Army tests new tech
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:58

British Army tests new tech


But still using Windows ME

The British Army is carrying out a test of military robots and drones over the next month.

MIT creates mass production process for cell-sized robots
Published in IoT


Looking for micro-sized Sara Conners

Boffins at MIT have announced a discovery that could allow mass production of self-powered robots that are the size of cells.