CES 2018: This bizarre sexbot can actually swap faces

Though still nascent in terms of sheer numbers, sex robots have increased in popularity in recent years, with Abyss Creations’ ‘Harmony’ RealDoll arguably the most famous one. Creator Matt McMullen has taken Harmony one step further, giving the robot another face, dubbed Solana.

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How social robots will invade our homes … and what we can do about it

I’m not sure how I feel about social robots. The idea is to have a bot that talks to you, recognizes your face and voice, and can take family photos on cue. But it also feels like your home has been invaded by an alien — one that might be recording everything you say.

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Secret agent fish? Robot infiltrates aquatic schools, influences their behavior

Researchers have developed a robotic spy fish. By designing robots to integrate with animal communities, the roboticists hope to unravel these animals’ behavioral and social structures by learning more about how they communicate.

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Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years, tech exec says

The Japanese tech exec thinks robots will not just outsmart humans, but will have an IQ of 10,000 in the next 30 years.

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AUSA 2017: This military ATV can 'think' and drive itself

Robots will soon be serving alongside soldiers in the U.S. Army, but not the sort of humanoid robots seen in “Terminator” – these robots could be more like “thinking” ATVs.

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Sonic weapon knocks drones right out of the sky

LAS VEGAS — Smartphones, virtual-reality headsets, toy robots, quadcopter drones and self-balancing scooters can be hacked by powerful sonic blasts, a team of Chinese researchers demonstrated at the Black Hat security conference here last week.

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Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy


Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its own life in a DC water fountain, possibly thwarted from rescuing itself by its inability to navigate stairs or lift its own body.

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These robots at MIT can teach one another

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are developing robots that can teach each other learned skills.

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These robots can talk to one another to 'see' around factory corners

Locus Robotics’ autonomous warehouse robots just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to a new software update that allows them to talk to each other on the warehouse floor. Here’s how they work.

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Machines have only completely stolen one US occupation since 1950

While there’s a lot of worry about robots replacing American workers, a paper by Harvard economist James Bessen found automation has made humans obsolete in just one job over the past 67 years.

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This giant manned robot might patrol the North Korean border

Robots can be terrifying all on their own, but stick a human being inside and give them control of the mechanical muscles that provide superhuman strength and you’ve got a recipe for a horror movie.

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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which robot do you let into your life?

When the robots turn against us, I’ll likely regret saying this but… you should make a talking speaker part of your family.

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