robots

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Robots let doctors ‘beam’ into remote hospitals

Terence Chea | Shaw Media Global News | November 18, 2013

Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. Read More »

Seven Ways 3D Lidar Is Transforming Our Physical World

Lauren Orsini | Say Media Inc. | October 15, 2013

Picture a technology that creates perfect 3D replicas used for archeological discovery, crime-scene investigation and virtual-reality entertainment—and I'm not talking about the Enterprise Holodeck. Far from science fiction, it already exists and it's called lidar. [...]

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Softbank’s Humanoid Robot Will Be Great For Tending To Japan’s Elderly

Adam Pasick | Quartz | June 5, 2014

The Japanese telecoms firm Softbank has unveiled a humanoid robot named “Pepper,” promising that it will be able to read and express emotions, and eventually serve as a medical worker, party companion, or even a babysitter...

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Support Material: How One Company Built The 3-D Printer Market Layer By Layer

Joseph Flaherty | Wired | May 14, 2013

Upstart 3-D printer companies have captured the attention of makers, but a 30 year old company called 3D Systems is having a record year on Wall Street. The company just announced an 81 percent increase in sales of their 3-D printers, catapulting their market capitalization over $4 billion. [...] Read More »

The U.N. Will Not Stand For Killer Robots

Alexander Abad-Santos | Nextgov | May 31, 2013

President Obama may have finally clarified the U.S. position on armed assassins in the sky, but the next wave of drone controversy may now center on whether robots on the field of battle are smart enough to gun down human beings... Read More »

Those Ocean-Going Robots We Told You About Just Got Smarter

Todd Woody | Quartz | April 8, 2013

What could be cooler than solar-and-wave-powered robots that roam the oceans collecting data for climate scientists and oil companies while performing top-secret missions for the military? Here’s what: Ones that can think for themselves. Read More »

Wanna Build A Rocket? NASA's About To Give Away A Mountain Of Its Code

Robert McMillan | Wired Enterprise | April 3, 2014

Next Thursday, NASA will release a master list of software projects it has cooked up over the years. This is more than just stuff than runs on a personal computer.

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Zombie Machines Take Over Health Care

Jaan Sidorov | The Health Care Blog | July 9, 2013

Remember that chilling scene in the movie Terminator when a stone-faced Arnold Schwarzenegger chronicles how Skynet’s machines take over the world? There’s also the morbidly fascinating futuristic sci-fi book Robopocalypse that describes how self-aware computers attack their robot-dependent masters. In both instances, humans disregard early evidence of silicon sentience until it’s too late. Read More »