This Terrifying Robot Laughs In The Face Of Our Weak Human Feet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

Meet Handle. This is Boston Dynamics’ brand-new robot and if we’re being completely honest it’s probably their scariest yet for a few very simpl...

This Astonishing Robot Has Set A Rubik's Cube World Record

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

An electronics company has done what seems like the impossible: solved a Rubik’s Cube in the blink of an eye. The machine, “Sub1 Reloaded” was a...

Toyota Has Built A 'Baby' Robot To Stop You From Feeling Lonely

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Tech

Toyota have unveiled their weapon against loneliness, it’s a tiny robot called Kirobo Mini. The palm-sized robot is just 10cm high and has been desi...

Robots Will Take Over And Kill Us All, Terrified Britons Believe

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

A robot apocalypse might be the domain of films and TV shows for now but a study has found that Britons are terrified of the day when it becomes a rea...

Is Siri Racist? Why Virtual Assistants Can't Understand Accents

Philip Ellis | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

It's a common enough complaint about smartphones. For all the wonderful things they can do, for all the ways they make our lives easier -- all too often they can't understand a word we're saying.

This Japanese Robot Is Proof That Mankind Is Doomed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech

Japanese scientists have managed to create the world’s creepiest robot, able to make decisions completely of it’s own accord without any human int...

This Robot With Human-Like Muscles Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech

In the hunt to create the ultimate cyborg researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have unveiled a robot which uses human-like muscles to move...

Anki's Adorable New AI-Powered Robot Just Wants To Be Your Friend

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

Meet Cozmo, a tiny robot packed with enough artificial intelligence to melt your heart. Developed by Anki, the same company which created Anki Drive, ...

Rolls-Royce's Future: A Fleet Of Drone Ships Controlled By Augmented Reality

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Tech

When you think of the word drone it's probably a fair assumption that two images will pop into your head. The first will inevitably be the quadcopters...

Don't Do The Housework, Let Boston Dynamics' New Robot Dog Do It For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech

Alphabet might have put Boston Dynamics up for sale but that hasn't stopped the robotics company from coming up with some new creations. This is SpotM...

This Could Revolutionise Surgery As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

This week, a robotic operation to remove a patient’s rectal cancer was streamed live to surgeons, believed to be the first time ever via satellite. ...

Robotic Suit Will Help Children With Muscular Atrophy Walk For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers in Spain have created the world's first child exoskeleton which will enable children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy to walk, in so...

Woah. Robot Completes Surgery Unmanned For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time, an unmanned robot has successfully performed surgery on pigskin as a replacement for soft tissue. Surgeons and scientists from Sh...

Google's New Robot Is Scarily Good At Everyday Tasks You Can't Do

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech

Google has unveiled a bipedal robot that is scarily adept at doing a number of tasks that we humans might find difficult. The machine was able to effe...

This 3D-Printed Robot Can Walk Itself Straight Off The Production Line

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Tech

This is no ordinary robot. You see rather than using 3D printers to build the individual parts of a robot, MIT have been able to print the entire robo...

Looking To Waste Time? This Poetry-Spitting Robot Is A Good Place To Start

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Tech

If you're looking to maximise your time, don't read this article. Someone has created a website that will turn anything you say into a poem. You can ...

Dad's Invention Makes Long-Distance Parenting Easier

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who lives in a different country to his kids has made sure nothing will stand in the way of them spending time together. Matt Walker, who now...

Robots Will Cut Out the Middleman - Oops, That's Us!

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Michael Mercieca

The endgame of robotics is to achieve the so-called 'Technological Singularity'; that's the moment when artificial intelligence can truly think for itself, redesign itself, improve itself or build other robots that are better than itself, on its own, without human assistance.

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ellie Widdowson

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.

This Robot Will Apply Your Makeup For You

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

Remember this? That, for real: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria design students Maya Pindeus and Johanna Pichlbauer creat...

Everyone's Favourite Robot Dog Is Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

Kofuku-ji temple chief priest Bungen Oi is offering a prayer for the thousands of AIBO robots around the world that are now without a lifeline. Son...

Woman 'Eaten' By Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

An unfortunate woman in South Korea was left in ‘agony’ after being partially eaten by a robot vacuum cleaner. The Guardian reports that the wo...

The Robot Can Draw Better Than You Can

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The news that roughly a third of all jobs in Britain will be automated within 20 years had one sliver of positivity: creative jobs can't be automated....

This Robot Cheetah Bounds Just Like A Real One

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an algorithm for bounding that they've successfully implemented in a robotic cheet...

Octopus Robot Blurs Line Between Fake And Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

A robotic octopus has been successfully tested in open water by utilising life-like swimming techniques which help it not only move quicker but blend ...