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lionfish robot

Scientists built an armed robot to protect coral reefs from invasive lionfish

August 27th, 2018

Lionfish are incredibly eye-catching creatures, and they’re a favorite of salt water aquarium enthusiasts because they just plain look cool. They’re also an incredibly troublesome species when they are introduced in areas where they don’t belong, and coral reefs in the Caribbean are under serious threat from an invasion. Now, researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic …

Biohybrid Robot Living Tissue

Scientists built a biohybrid robot out of living tissue and 3D printed parts

July 19th, 2016

If you’re already scared of the emergence of robots and powerful artificial intelligence, then you’re not going to like the thought of building machines out of living tissue. Scientists have built a functioning biohybrid robot made of living tissue and 3D printed parts, which is an incredible accomplishment. However, the robot prototype can only move …

Rock Paper Scissors Robot Video

Watch: This amazing robot never loses at rock-paper-scissors

September 20th, 2015

IBM has already built a robot that can school humans in Jeopardy! and now Japanese engineers have built a robot that can best us in another of our most beloved games. The Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory recently posted a video that showed off the latest version of its Janken robot that has been designed to win rock-paper-scissors matches with a 100% …

Why Robots Will Take Over The World

Is it already too late to stop the robot apocalypse?

August 5th, 2015

Look: Worries about the implications of artificial intelligence aren’t just the crazy ramblings of survivalist loons. Some of the world’s smartest people — including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak — have all warned to various degrees that we have to be extremely careful with how far we take A.I. lest we end up …

Robot Cheetah Video

Video: MIT’s robotic cheetah is the scariest thing you’ll see all day

June 4th, 2015

The stuff that’s going on in the robotics world these days is absolutely mind blowing. Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the incredible work being done by Boston Dynamics (now owned by Google), what with their impressive fleet of robotic creations that can walk upright like humans, do pushups, and even reach …