UK Robots

Google's Unleashing An Army Of Robot Cars

PA | PA | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech

Google's purpose-built driverless cars have been given the green light to drive on public roads for the first time. Until now they have been limite...

What Will the World Look Like in 2045?

David Emm | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Robots already exist; indeed, they are playing an increasing role in society. It's likely that in 30 years there will be billions upon billions of robots, particularly for manual labour, but also for use in environments in which it would be dangerous for humans to operate safely.

Google Takes One Step Closer To Robot Army With New Patent

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google is either being incredibly sinister or it's just looking out for our best interests. Either way, the company has just secured another patent --...

That Cute Little Droid From Star Wars Isn't CGI, It's Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech

Have you seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Good, we thought so. Well if you're as excited as we are then one of the reasons is alm...

Google Wants To Build Robots With Personalities

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google has just been awarded a patent that gives the company the ability to implement 'methods and systems for robot personality development'. In othe...

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

Can Robot Elephants Replace Circus Animals?

Douglas McPherson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Douglas McPherson

In an increasingly sanitised and digitalised age, the interaction of trainer and animal in the sawdust circle provides something real and raw that no other form of entertainment can offer. Rather than demeaning animals, it impresses all ages with their skill and intelligence, and enhances our relationship with nature.

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...

What Will Driverless Cars Do to Our Society?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Eleanor Moss

Whilst Volvo envisions us all owning our own car, just like we do now, Google and other companies envision using driverless vehicles as a form of public transport, using Uber-like technology to hail a vehicle directly to our location.

Games Arcade Spurs Robot Evolution

George Zarkadakis | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

The "good feeling" of success is called in neuroscience "dopamine reward system", and it reinforces neural successful connections: we thus become better, smarter, and faster, at solving problems.

Louise Ridley

'This Is The Best Economic News In Human History'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

An MIT director and business expert has revealed “the best economic news in human history,” claiming that we're on the brink of the possibility of...

No One In Britain Trusts Our Future Robot Overlords

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

The majority of people are unwilling to succumb to the inevitable domination of humanity by robots -- or, to put it another way, to consider using rob...

Japan's New Robot Polar Bear Is Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech

An alternately terrifying and adorable robotic bear has been launched in Japan as an aid to the elderly. ‘Robear’ developed by Riken Institute ...

This Robot Is An Incredible Violinist

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech

The list of tasks at which robots can match, or beat, humans has taken another step towards completion. The latest of these to fall comes via Seth Gol...

This Is Japan's Insane Bicycle Storage Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

As cycling gets increasingly popular in London and around the UK, all eyes should be focused on this incredible bicycle storage system from Japan. ...

Eaten by Robots

George Zarkadakis | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

Given the risk of being devoured, or otherwise exterminated by the conscious robots of the future why do we persist in developing ever more intelligent computer systems, and ever more agile robotic technologies?

Robot Fights Kittens In Epic Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech

ROBOTS! KITTENS! This video has it all. While many argued that Transformers would have been markedly improved with the addition of kittens, Michae...

The Awesomeness of Lego

Adam Hamdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

When the screening started, our three children were so excited, they were flung into the first episode on a tidal wave of expectation. And they weren't disappointed. The show has everything a kid could want; action, intrigue, laughs, robots, magic and ninjas. And, of course, Lego.

Why Does Everyone Keep Kicking This Robot Dog?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

The Google-owned, maybe-terrifying Boston Dynamics robotics lab has a new automaton it’s kicking around the office. Literally. ‘Spot’ is a...

You Can Control This Robot Over The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

There are lots of cool ways to make furniture: you can burn it with a laser, or smash a box with a hammer until it’s comfortable. You could also get...

If The US Navy's Scary Firefighting Robot Went All 'Terminator' It Would Drown Us All

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

A prototype robot that uses sensors to put out fires has been showcased by the US Navy's Office of Naval Research. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefig...

The Rise of the Robot

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Tech
Emma Louise Thompson

Today, robots are being designed to work in close proximities with humans, fulfilling more important job roles in public places.

Robot Surgeons Are Not The Future, They Are Now The Present

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Tech

A surgical robot fitted with multiple arms has carried out its debut operation in England, in a technology breakthrough which will make new treatments...

Welcome the Mechasexual

George Zarkadakis | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Tech
George Zarkadakis

What about artificial sexual partners who actually look and behave like humans? We will fall in love with them, like Caleb or Pygmalion.

Waiting for the Robots

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Awareness should be a prelude not just to consideration, but engagement, and later at to thoughts of action. In that sense, technology should remain a tool with which we make not just our lives better but ourselves better.