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We're Running Out of Time to Stop Killer Robot Weapons
Science & Tech  (tags: robotics, artificial intelligence, weapons, war, violence, peace, technology )

- 457 days ago -
It's five years since the launch of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a global coalition of non-governmental groups calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons.
NASA Funds Project to Study Feasibility of Using Robot Bees to Study Mars From a New Perspective
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, robots, robotics )

- 466 days ago -
NASA's rover project has by all accounts been a massive success, but it has had one limitation - the rovers all travel very slowly on land. Swarms of robot bees could fan out and explore the surface from a wide range of perspectives.
Self-Driving Uber Kills Arizona Woman in First Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian
Science & Tech  (tags: cars, transportation, robotics, artificial intelligence, AI, deaths, dangers )

- 481 days ago -
An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.
Security Robot Terminated After Being Accused of Harassing Homeless People
Science & Tech  (tags: robotics, artificial intelligence, California, civil rights )

- 576 days ago -
A security robot has been pulled from the streets amid claims the machine was harassing homeless people.
Police Use of Drones Is Guaranteed to Have Costly Consequences
Science & Tech  (tags: drones, robotics, artificial intelligence, police, law enforcement, privacy, civil rights, human rights )

- 587 days ago -
Drone technology has gone from a novelty of war overseas to a part of an increasingly militarized domestic police toolbelt, and the fear of mission creep is growing.
'Slaughterbots' Video Depicts a Dystopian Future of Autonomous Killer Drones
Science & Tech  (tags: robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, dangerous technology, violence, videos )

- 598 days ago -
A graphic video posits a scary future in which swarms of killer microdrones are dispatched to kill activists and lawmakers. Armed with explosive charges, the palm-sized drones use real-time data mining and artificial intelligence to find their targets.
The Israeli Robots Are Coming to Herzliya
Science & Tech  (tags: Robotics, international conference, Israel )

- 1190 days ago -
Largest robotics conference to attract top experts and investors, securing Israel as a top contender in high-tech automation. 120 presentations by top robotics experts in the world
Scientists Are on the Cusp of These 15 Discoveries That Will Transform the World
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, power, energy, robots, robotics, food production, agriculture, disease, cybercrime, cybersecurity, space exploration )

- 1295 days ago -
Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.
This Robotic Bee Just Took Flight, To Pollinate Crops And (Maybe) Spy On You
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, NewTechnology, computer, concept, design, interesting, research, bee colony collapse, scary, robotics )

- 1411 days ago -
Yikes!! The quarter-sized RoboBee looks like a fly, designed to save us from colony collapse disorder. If the bees die, we have a robot backup. Not science fiction, I wish it was. If Monsanto unleash a "franken"ant to pollinate crops there is this!!
Man Gets First Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel
Science & Tech  (tags: prosthetics, bionics, hands, robotics, cybernetics, cyborgs )

- 1980 days ago -
Nine years ago, Dennis Aabo Sørensen severely wounded his left arm in a fireworks accident, and had to have it amputated. Now, a bionic hand has restored his ability to feel, the first time this has been reported in a scientific journal.
Killer Robots: If No One Pulls the Trigger, Who's to Blame?
Science & Tech  (tags: robots, robotics, ethics, warfare, military )

- 2019 days ago -
On Saturday at a NASCAR track in Florida, a humanoid robot named SCHAFT, created by a team of engineers from the University of Tokyo, performed a series of emergency tasks including using a hose, drilling a hole into a wall, walking through doors...
Robot Falcons Used as Pigeon Deterrents Are as Rad as They Sound
Science & Tech  (tags: robots, robotics, birds )

- 2305 days ago -
Robot falcons. Bam. That was the sound of your head exploding because of how cool that is. Sadly, they're not exactly the screeching machines of death from above we've been envisioning (and secretly raising funds for) for years, but they are pretty cool.
The Growth of Robotics in the IT Field
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, robotics )

- 2720 days ago -
Everyone knows that technology has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, but the robotics industry has been making huge strides right along with it. In fact, some strides have been so large that people like Farhad Manjoo wrote an article in Slate
Caterpillars Crawl Like None Other
Science & Tech  (tags: locomotion, caterpillars, Caterpillars, Robotics )

- 3280 days ago -
Biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences studying crawling caterpillars have reported a unique "two-body" system of locomotion that has not previously been reported in any animal.
Robot to Lead Fish From Danger | Video |   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Maurizio Porphiri and team, research, robotics, animals, mathematics, robot technology, robot fish, robot fish lead.from danger, NYU Polytechnic U )

- 3285 days ago -
Luring fish out of danger zones like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could one day be the job of a robotic fish, according to a New York researcher. Ben Gruber reports.

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