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Robots

Robots For Sale

The future is now: 5 robots you can already buy today

December 24th, 2015

Beware the robot invasion! Ok, so robots aren’t currently something we need to fear. Actually, today’s consumer-friendly robots are often fun and useful little gadgets that can potentially make our lives a bit easier. While robots are still often thought of as futuristic contraptions, there are actually several different types of robots that are already …

Boston Dynamics Robot Reindeer Christmas Video

These Google-owned robotic reindeer are freaking out the Internet

December 23rd, 2015

Google in recent years has bought up a lot of different robotics firms and one of the most impressive of the bunch is Boston Dynamics, which has made a name for itself developing powerful robots that are capable of navigating over rough terrain and could thus be used in ground-based military operations. The company this week sent …

Consumer Robots 2015

The robot invasion has begun, but big barriers block progress

December 15th, 2015

Some day, lifelike robots similar to Ex Machina’s Ava may walk among us, though the film paints a frightening picture of a future where robots have become too realistic. While technology that might enable a robot like Ava is still decades away, the robot invasion has already begun. A new report from British market research firm …

Robots Take Half Japanese Jobs

Robots could take half of all Japanese jobs within 20 years

December 4th, 2015

We know that our economy is going to become more automated in the coming years but in Japan automation could account for half of the work done within 20 years. According to a new study from the Nomura Research Institute (NRI) “up to 49 percent of jobs” in Japan “could be replaced by computer systems” by …

Finally, a robot that anyone can build

November 13th, 2015

A team of researchers has come up with a system that allows anyone to make a walking robot using only a 3-D printer and an off-the-shelf motor. The robot, which has four legs and is about the size of an adult hand, doesn’t do much more than walk across a tabletop. Users, though, can specify …

Harvard RoboBee

Harvard researchers create insect-sized robot that can both fly and swim

October 29th, 2015

Sorry MIT, but you’re not the only university in Massachusetts bringing sci-fi technology to reality. Recently, researchers from Harvard’s microrobotics lab showed off the world’s first insect-sized robot that can not only fly, but swim. Dubbed the ‘RoboBee’, the miniature device is smaller than a paperclip and is just as adept at flying through the air as …