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Google Surgery Robot

The first Google robot worth truly getting excited for

March 27th, 2015

It’s not a secret that Google is interested in robotics and that’s developing its own robots with technology purchased from no less than eight robotics companies. Various video clips have already shown the advancements made by the company but the search giant has an even more interesting robot in the works that could be a literal …

Blizzard Snow-Shoveling Robots

You’ll want one of these toys for your next terrifying blizzard experience

January 26th, 2015

The Northeast is preparing to be hit by what may become one of the worst blizzards in the history of the region, with warnings already issued for New England, New York and New Jersey. Heavy snow is expected and dealing with all that snow may become a daunting task in the following days. However, instead of shoveling snow …

MIT Robot Cheetah Running

Video: Watch this incredible robotic cheetah run around untethered

September 16th, 2014

Remember Boston Dynamics’ robot cheetah that can run at speeds topping 28 mph on a treadmill indoors, and which now belongs to Google? Well, that’s not the only robot cheetah in town, as MIT also has developed a similar robot, MIT News reports. And as seen in an awesome new video, this crazy robotic cheetah can now …

SoftBank Pepper robot

The affordable robot assistant of the future is already here

June 5th, 2014

SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has become something of a maverick. He said he bought Sprint because “I am a man, and every man wants to be number one, not number two or number three.” He also convinced Steve Jobs to give him exclusivity for the iPhone in Japan before Apple had even announced the …

Toyota Car Factory Robots

Here’s one place where humans are coming to steal robots’ jobs

May 7th, 2014

Man bites dog, human steals robot’s job? That’s sort of the story in Japan, where SingularityHub reports that Toyota is temporarily replacing robots with human workers so they can figure out what the robots can do better and thus build more efficient robots. Essentially, Toyota has found that you can’t rely entirely on robots to …

Will Robots Steal Our Jobs

Here’s how likely you are to lose your job to a robot

May 1st, 2014

While increased automation will make our economy much more productive, it will also put a lot of people out of work. With this in mind, Quartz has taken data from a recent study conducted by the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University and has made it into a handy chart that will show you exactly …

Coolest Robots Ever SAFFiR

Meet the robot that might someday replace your entire fire department

March 31st, 2014

Firefighters are our heroes… until we figure out how to replace them with robots, at least. Discovery News points us to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s newest robot robot called SAFFiR (short for “Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot”) that can walk right into deadly fires that are two intense for human firefighters to handle.