Tag Archives: Robots

Sex robots may cause psychological damage

by Pallab Ghosh, BBC News – Science & Environment – 

US researchers have warned that the availability of sex robots with artificial intelligence (AI) poses a growing psychological and moral threat to individuals and society.

They say the technology is escaping oversight because agencies are too embarrassed to investigate it.

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Scientists create robots that can sweat so they don’t overheat

by Amaze Lab, MSN News

Human-like robots are pretty cool, but things just got cooler. Cornell University scientists made a soft robot that sweats to regulate its temperature. The researchers also envision robots that can one day drink to replenish their water supply. Continue reading Scientists create robots that can sweat so they don’t overheat

How Robotic Blacksmithing Could Change Manufacturing Forever

by Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics

It will supersede additive manufacturing and CNC machining for good.

Elon Musk believes that “machines that build the machines” are ultimately more important than whatever it is you’re manufacturing. In his own work with Tesla and SpaceX, it’s clear why Musk says this: He uses less expensive and more scalable processes to build the parts for spacecrafts and cars.

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State police are testing out the use of Spot robot dogs

by Shelby Brown, c|net – 

It brings a whole new meaning to K-9 units.

You might not want to read this if the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead” frightened you the most. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts obtained and shared documents detailing how the Massachusetts State Police has been testing ways to incorporate Boston Dynamics Spot robot dogs. 

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