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Robots

robot construction worker

The robots are building things now

October 3rd, 2018

We all know by now that the robot apocalypse is coming. It won’t happen tomorrow, or the next day, or even next year, but at some point in the future we’ll all be slaves to AI-powered bots of our own creation. It’ll be a rough time for humans but it’s not here yet, which means …

robot jellyfish

Robot jellyfish could save the world’s coral reefs

September 18th, 2018

The world’s coral reefs are in dire need of some love. Global warming and ocean temperature spikes have left massive stretches of vital coral reefs damaged, possibly beyond all repair, and if we don’t do something to stop the continuing damage it’s going to cost mankind dearly. But studying coral is no easy task, so …

Disney robots stunt jobs

Robots are coming for the stuntmen’s jobs next

June 30th, 2018

It’s already a lame joke/terrifyingly possible dystopia that robots will have taken all our jobs by 2040, but we often assume that a handful of uniquely skilled humans will continue to find gainful employment. If your unique skills include coordination, love of heights, and embrace of death however, then you’re out of luck. Disney’s R&D …

Disney Stickman Robot

Disney’s acrobatic Stickman robot can do backflips better than humans

May 23rd, 2018

Remember how Google’s Boston Dynamics spinoff created some impressive robots that could pull off a bunch of remarkable movements including backflips? Those robots were are also pretty scary, by the way, and while Google may have sold off the division, SoftBank will undoubtedly continue to evolve them. Boston Dynamics isn’t alone in creating robots capable of some …