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Armed Russian robocops to defend missile bases - 23 April 2014 - New Scientist
"Last month, Dmitry Andreyev of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces announced that mobile robots would be standing guard over five ballistic missile installations. These robots can detect and destroy targets, without human involvement. Russia, it seems, is taking the lead in a new robotic arms race."
robots  war 
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
BBC News - 'Killer robots' to be debated at UN
"Autonomous weapons systems cannot be guaranteed to predictably comply with international law," Prof Sharkey told the BBC. "Nations aren't talking to each other about this, which poses a big risk to humanity."
robots  war 
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
Robots take over
"Recently, the global financial market experienced a series of computer glitches that abruptly brought operations to a halt. One reason for these "flash freezes" may be the sudden emergence of mobs of ultrafast robots, which trade on the global markets and operate at speeds beyond human capability, thus overwhelming the system. The appearance of this "ultrafast machine ecology" is documented in a new study published on September 11 in Nature Scientific Reports."
money  net  robots  algo 
september 2013 by warrenellis
Japan robot suit gets global safety certificate
"A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide rollout."
robots  med  bodymod 
february 2013 by warrenellis
Astrobotic Technology assembles prototype of lunar water-prospecting robot
"Astrobotic Technology Inc. has completed assembly of a full-size prototype of Polaris, a solar-powered robot that will search for potentially rich deposits of water ice at the moon's poles. The first of its kind, Polaris can accommodate a drill to bore one meter into the lunar surface and can operate in a lunar regions characterized by dark, long shadows and a sun that hugs the horizon."
space  robots 
october 2012 by warrenellis
DARPA's Cheetah Bolts Past the Competition - YouTube
@grantimahara: IT BEGINS. Robot runs faster than fastest human in the world. RT @DARPA Cheetah bot sets new record. VIDEO http://t.co/2RXkvhxj http://twitter.com/grantimahara/status/243504176301219840
robots  video 
september 2012 by warrenellis
Children perceive humanoid robot as emotional, moral being
"But they were less agreeable about allowing Robovie civil liberties, like being paid for work. The children also said that the robot could be bought, sold and should not have the right to vote. "
robots  social  culture 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Japanese scientist unveils 'thinking' robot
In a world first, Osamu Hasegawa, associate professor at the Tokyo Insitute of Technology, has developed a system that allows robots to look around their environment and do research on the Internet, enabling them to "think" how best to solve a problem.
robots  tech 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Technology monitor: Joining the drones club | The Economist
Ravens are now being upgraded to use a communications system that provides enough bandwidth for 40 of them to fly in the same area, instead of the current four. This digital upgrade also turns the drones into networked devices that can communicate with other robots and systems. 
tech  war  comms  robots 
august 2011 by warrenellis
BBC News - Robots to get their own internet
"Robots could soon have an equivalent of the internet and Wikipedia. European scientists have embarked on a project to let robots share and store what they discover about the world. Called RoboEarth it will be a place that robots can upload data to when they master a task, and ask for help in carrying out new ones. Researchers behind it hope it will allow robots to come into service more quickly, armed with a growing library of knowledge about their human masters."
robots  net  comp 
february 2011 by warrenellis
ancient robots (19 Jan., 2011, at Interconnected)
"Around 450 BC, the ancient Greek island of Rhodes was so well known for its robots that the poet Pindar wrote..."
history  tech  robots 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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