Scientists have already developed strong, capable robots. The next step is creating delicate, nimble robots — and that’s exactly what Colorado researchers have accomplished.
The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store is open to the public Seattle — letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
It was a noble experiment gone awry. A robot was just fired from a grocery store in Scotland for confusing some customers and freaking out others.
Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, accounting for $10 trillion annually, about 13 percent of global GDP.
But while productivity in adjacent industries like petroleum and mining has skyrocketed with the advent of new technologies, productivity in the construction sector has remained flat.
IF YOU THINK shopping is tedious, try juggling 200,000 products in a Walmart. Not literally, of course, but somehow keeping the shelves stocked over an area of tens of thousands of square feet.
Previously, only routine physical work could be automated. However in the past decade, we’ve developed technology that can execute even unpredictable cognitive work, like driving a car or managing a project.
Chinese scientists are desperately seeking government approval to launch a clinical trial for xenotransplantation
In time for the New Year, a nightclub in Prague called Karlovy Lazne Music Club debuted a robot disc jockey named DJ Kuka.
Almost every weekday, some arm of the US government issues some sort of economic statistic. News media and financial analysts review and report it.
On a trading estate outside Oxford some weird science is going on. Behind security doors and “Keep out” signs, red-coated technicians are breeding one of the world’s most prolific killers.
ON NOVEMBER 12th a video called “Slaughterbots” was uploaded to YouTube. It is the brainchild of Stuart Russell, a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of California.