UK Robotics

This Little 'Walking' Printer Is Adorable, And Genius

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

One of the many, many problems with modern day printers - beyond the cost of ink, the fact they always break and are all hideously ugly - is that they...

This Robot Mannequin Is Helping The UK Test Futuristic Battle Armour

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Tech

A new robot mannequin that will help test the next generation of chemical and biological protective suits for the UK's armed forces has been unveiled....

These Robots Are Real, And They're Fighting Fires On US Navy Ships

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US Navy is testing a new fleet of humanoid robot fire-fighters in its latest push to introduce more mechanical 'personnel' to the military. The...

'Blurred Lines' Robot Is The Most Terrifying Automaton Ever Created

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

Robots are already terrifying. So is Robin Thicke's controversial and inexplicable hit 'Blurred Lines'. Combine them and you have something truly horr...

The Effects of Technology in Jobs

Daniel Kendal | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Kendal

As technologies become ever more sophisticated, companies have an increasing demand for highly skilled workers. Of course, higher skill levels equate to higher pay so throughout the UK many industries are experiencing widespread salary hikes.

Super-Intelligent Computers Could Enslave Humanity Says Oxford University. (Or They'll Just Kill Us.)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

Artificial intelligence poses an "extinction risk" to human civilisation, an Oxford University professor has said. Almost everything about the deve...

Table Tennis Match Between Robotic Arm And Tim Boll Bodes Well For Humanity. For Now.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

Rest easy humanity, the machines aren't taking over - yet. A highly anticipated match between top table tennis player, Timo Boll, and a KUKA roboti...

Robots Got Synthetic Emotions

Jose L. Salmeron | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech
Jose L. Salmeron

For robots to make highly specialized tasks, sometimes it is needed to embed affective behaviour that have not been associated traditionally with intelligence. Indeed, emotions play a critical role in human's way of reasoning and its decision-making activities. In other words, emotions have a critical impact over intelligence.

Robots 'More Intelligent Than Humans In 15 Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

Normally predictions of robots becoming sentient beings more intelligent than humans can be dismissed as wishful futurology speak. But when the per...

So Google's Next Phones Will Map The Inside Of Your House

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech

Google has announced a new project to develop phones which will map the inside of your house, automatically. 'Project Tango' is intended to give ph...

This Robotic Lawn Mower Is Powered By Grass

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Tech

If there's one substance that it seems like a good idea to use as fuel for an automatic lawn mower, it's grass. So goes the argument by EcoMow Tec...

All-Robot Band To Release Debut Album On Warp Records

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech

In the 1990s we had Blur versus Oasis. Now it's 2014 - aka the future - so we have Compressorhead versus Z-Machines. Both of whom are made up enti...

Meet The Robot Construction Crew Inspired By Termites

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

Inspired by the mound-making abilities of termites, a team of clever Harvard folk have created a team of self-organising robots that can build constru...

Sir James Dyson Says The Future Is Robots That Can See

PA | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Tech

Inventor Sir James Dyson has said "previously unthinkable technologies" could be possible if robots could see what was happening around them. The e...

Now You Can Visit The Tate Britain At Night, Via Robots

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Tech

It will soon be possible to explore the halls of the Tate Britain at night - thanks to a new fleet of robotic tour guides. The idea - 'After Dark' ...

This Robot Eats Cars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

Robots: we give them (all of the) jobs. We let them direct our traffic. We teach them to swim through the air like jellyfish. Then they turn around...

LOOK: There Is A Giant Robot Directing Traffic In Congo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

A city in Congo has come up with a pretty novel solution to traffic congestion: massive, nightmarish robots. Kinshasa, Congo's Capital, has install...

The Scientists Have Got Their Priorities Wrong - We Need Fewer Death Robots and More Hoverboards

Matt Lacey | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Next year we'll reach the year in which Back to the Future is set, and though there's a disappointing lack of hoverboards around, a number of their other predictions proved to be fairly prophetic.

This Is Why Your First Robot Butler Will Probably Have Whiskers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Your first robot will probably have whiskers. That's our recklessly optimistic conclusion after learning that researchers are using carbon nanotubes t...

Michael Rundle

Half Of All Jobs Will Be Automated By 2034

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Almost half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and "no government is prepared" for the tsunami of social change that will ...

Robotic Fingers Can Play Piano Faster Than A Human

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

It won't win any classical awards or play the Royal Albert Hall but these maggoty-looking robotic fingers can actually play the piano faster than a hu...

WATCH: This Flying Jellyfish Robot Literally SWIMS Through The Air

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A "flying jellyfish" machine that swims through the air has been developed by scientists who believe it offers an alternative strategy for getting off...

This Is RoboSimian. He's Awesome

YouTube/JPL | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Although he has a silly name and looks like a spider with not enough legs, RoboSimian has been showing off his skills at the DARPA Robotics Challenge...

Watch A Computer Program (Hilariously) Teach Itself To Walk

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers have developed a computer program that can learn to walk - and not only is it impressive it's utterly hilarious too. The 'Flexible Musc...

'GrillBot' Is A Robot Designed Just To Clean Your Barbecue

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Among all of the gadgets unveiled at CES, good and tragic, none immediately grabbed us as something that could directly improve our ability to grill m...