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|7/13/2013 - "President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents." (McClatchey News)
In 1959, two friends of mine, Carl and Michael,...|
|5/10/2013 - It's been more than a decade in the making, but now Harvard University researchers have developed a tiny flying drone that is barely larger than a quarter.
Robotics researchers at the Ivy League school have achieved a first, reports Forbes: the creation of robotic insects that are capable of flight....|
|4/8/2013 - Watch the video embedded below: It reveals the "Petman" humanoid robot funded by the Department of Defense. Like something ripped right out of a sci-fi movie, the robot sweats to regulate body temperature, and it can be dressed in chemical suits, camo or other uniforms to resemble humans. The picture...|
|4/3/2013 - The so-called "service industry" - which includes restaurants, entertainment outlets, retail stores and hotels, among other businesses - has traditionally been one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, even in a struggling U.S. economy. But its workforce could be decimated in the...|
|3/10/2013 - The European Union has approved funding for a project designed to build a robotic brain, the first stepping stone toward constructing robotic humans (androids).
"Robots will challenge the way we feel about machines in general," said robotics researcher Danica Kragic of KTH Royal Institute of Technology...|
|3/8/2013 - It's not a zombie apocalypse but it could be the next best - or worst - thing, depending on your point of view, but one thing is for certain: The robots are coming, and with them new laws that will undoubtedly be utilized to protect them.
According to the Chillicothe Gazette, a Gannett-owned Ohio...|
|12/5/2012 - In a Navy-funded study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have successfully designed robots that are capable of deception. The study is part of a wider trend toward smarter and more autonomous battlefield robots. It was published in the journal IEEE Intelligent Systems.
|11/7/2012 - It can be a difficult decision as to what step to take next when our older loved ones begin needing assistance in their daily lives, but a recent study from the Georgia Institute of Technology may make the choice easier. The idea of adding a robot to someone's household might seem far-fetched or futuristic...|
|9/25/2012 - According to U.S. News & World Report, there will be as many as 30,000 drones patrolling American skies in a few years. The Feds claim these unmanned planes will perform border security, disaster relief and, of course, search for supposed terrorists. But they will also be looking down on people and...|
|9/30/2011 - Robotics is used in surgical procedures, now even for cosmetic dermatology. Concerned about balding? Hair transplant procedures have been revolutionized to take less time, less medical staff, less cost, and without stitching or sutures. Now all you need to do is trust a robot for your hair transplant...|
|11/26/2009 - Controversy erupted when reports emerged that the Pentagon was close to completing a robot designed to forage for its own fuel by consuming "biomass in the environment," raising concerns that the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) might be intended to fuel itself from the bodies of the dead.
|8/16/2008 - An artificial intelligence professor has warned that the trend toward creating autonomous killer robots for battlefield use poses "a threat to humanity."
Noel Sharkey of the University of Sheffield said that military leaders in several countries "are quite clear that they want autonomous robots as...|
|9/25/2007 - The new Roomba 500 series robotic vacuums are, its manufacturer says, the best robotic vacuums ever made. We decided to buy a Roomba 530 and put it to the test, and today we bring you the results in an exclusive NaturalNews Photo Tour available at http://www.NaturalNews.com/phototour_roomba_530_1.html
|3/30/2007 - The pharmacy at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, England, has installed a robot to fill patients' prescriptions for them. According to hospital officials, the robot -- which not only fills prescriptions but keeps records as well -- will save the hospital money and its employees time.
|1/11/2007 - The robot-maker iRobot, perhaps best known for its Roomba autonomous vacuum, is giving students and hobbyists the chance to order around their own robots with the programmable "Create."
The Create is based on the aforementioned Roomba -- and its floor-mopping cousin Scooba -- and thus comes equipped...|
|12/14/2006 - While civilian consumers can get a taste of the Jetsons' lifestyle with iRobot's Roomba vacuuming, floor washing and floor sweeping robots, the military is also taking advantage of the company's technology, but not to clean the barracks.
The iRobot line of military robots includes scout robots that...|
|12/6/2006 - As a CNET photo caption pointed out, the machine-gun-toting sentry robot recently unveiled by Samsung's Techwin division is the antithesis of Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics.
The Intelligent Surveillance and Guard Robot is a stationary unit armed with a 5.5-millimeter K3 machine gun and a second...|
|12/4/2006 - Robots have been a part of research labs and automated factories for quite some time, but now some of them are playing hide-and-seek with scientist Alan Schultz.
Teaching this robot named George to find a place to hide and then hunt for a human playmate is a new level of human interaction rarely...|
|8/22/2006 - In the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence will advance to the point where robots can perform useful functions in our everyday lives. But it's not just artificial intelligence that needs to advance in order to enable useful humanoid robots; we also need major advancements in portable power,...|
|6/22/2006 - PITTSBURGH (June 20, 2006) -- Today at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2006, Microsoft Corp. showcased the community technology preview (CTP) of a new Windows®-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotic applications for a wide variety of computing...|
|8/19/2004 - The same company that makes those cute little household vacuuming robots now has a military robot that is equipped with a pump action shotgun capable of firing shotgun rounds and presumably killing enemy combatants (or anyone who happens to be standing in front of the 'bot). The robot is called the...|
|8/7/2004 - Surgeons in Australia are excited over new surgical robots they are using to perform surgical operations on patients. These new robots allow surgeons to perform operations with improved precision in a way that reduces post-operative complications and actually requires less staff during the surgical...|
|7/22/2004 - In the future, you may be able to walk right up to your local library robot and tell it what book you want. It will shuffle off, locate the book, lift it off the shelf, and bring it back to you. That's the dream of robot engineers in Spain who are working on developing robots that retrieve books from...|
|7/14/2004 - Practical robots offer tremendous potential for enhancing the quality of life for humans everywhere. The robotics industry is emerging now, and progress is steady. The world leader in robotics is Japan, which has invested heavily in social robots -- robots that interact with people.
The United States,...|
|7/13/2004 - If you enjoy the thought of having a military robot running around your house, go buy a new Roomba. It uses the same technology found in the manufacturer's military robots that are right now helping the U.S. military function as more efficient killing machines in the Middle East. Althought I own an...|
|10/21/2003 5:23:45 PM - Japan will be cashing in on the robot crazy of the 21st century. We'll have robots mowing our lawns, doing our dishes, sweeping our floors and even preparing our food. Advanced models might even be able to handle tasks like folding clothes and scrubbing kitchen sinks.
And you know who will be making...|
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