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From Service Robots to Breathing Phones - Five Tech Trends to Watch

Mark Hawtin | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The gates of Sin City recently welcomed tech fiends to the CES trade show. The sprawling event showcases the best and most exciting new technology developments worldwide, from early prototypes to finished products. Here are the most interesting things we saw:

Robots to the Rescue

Jodie Tyley | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

Whatever the shape or size, the search and rescue robots of the future will accompany and assist humans in dangerous conditions, or may even be able to go it alone, leaving their human operators in the safety of the control room.

So The US Military Are Actually Working On A Way For Cyborg Soldiers To 'Enter The Matrix'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

The US Military's experimental research division DARPA have confirmed that they're to begin work on the world's first human computer interface. This w...

'90s Kids - 'Robot Wars' Is Yours

Thomas Pickles | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Pickles

When Robot Wars hits our screens again, it'll make us children again. It'll be like a shot in the arm against the clogged-up world of adulthood. Smelling salts. A pep-talk. The greatest reality check in history.

Companion Robots Are Winning Hearts and Minds at CES 2016

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Pepper the humanoid robot has been around for a while, and this year she was present at CES in her newest incarnation. For $20,000, all four feet of doe-eyed, glossy white plastic will talk to you, read your emotions, sense when you are sad, dance to music and wiggle its bottom.

Robot Reindeer Are A Glimpse Into The Future Of Santa's New World Order

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech

Robotics company Boston Dynamics would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, but only if you've been good. The Google-owned company has revealed a Ch...

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

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2015 | 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.

Housebound Girl With Incurable Condition Has Princess Robot Go To School For Her

Caters News Agency | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

A housebound girl with an incurable condition has been given a second chance at education thanks to a robot that goes to school for her. Lexie Kind...

Robocar Rises

Mark Hawtin | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The car has come a long way from its original role as the 'horseless carriage' and the next evolution is the driverless car, or 'robocar'. While the lack of a human behind the steering wheel is rather startling, our automotive future is set to be safer in the hands of sensors and software.

Don't Be Fooled By Artificial Conventional Wisdom About Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

It can only be good news that the British public are proving not just to be open-minded, sober and relaxed, but positive and ambitious about AI and the possibilities that AI could bring.

This Robot Might Look Odd But It Can Do Something Incredibly Cool

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Tech

This is Walker 1, a robot that at first glance looks like a box with some stalks awkwardly poking out of it. Visually, that's actually quite a goo...

Yamaha Motors' Bike-Riding Robot Just Issued A Terrifying Warning To Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Yamaha Motors has unveiled a surprisingly capable humanoid robot that has been created to 'surpass' humans. In a video, Motobot can be seen expertl...

Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We to Real AI?

Jodie Tyley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

In spite of most of the general public appreciating the incredible engineering that goes into AI, the technology itself doesn't have the best public image due to the constant threat it represents in sci-fi films. People really are worried that AI will one day take over the world and wipe out the human race.

Finally! A Robot That Washes, Dries AND Folds Your Clothes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

Washing is, and always has been, the bane of our social existence. It's the single most annoying task to do around the home except for maybe emptying ...

Our Robotic Overlords Are Only As Clever As 4-Year-Olds But Just Wait...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial Intelligence can be a subjective term. However, researchers have now quantified just how intelligent machines could be. When scientists ...

If We Get Robots to Make Art, They Won't Bother to Make War

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Tresset

Drawing is definitely one of these activities that we can intimately relate to. It is often seen as an indicator of intelligence that we can trace from prehistoric times. When there is a drawing on a rock or a cave wall, we immediately know that intelligent humans created it.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

AI Robot Says 'F*** You' To Charlie Stayt Live On BBC Breakfast

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Comedy

BBC Breakfast is no stranger to awkward slip-ups, such as Bill Turnbull dropping the C-Bomb and the nation's favourite gardener saying "bastard" live ...

8 Jobs That Robots Will Probably Make Redundant

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

More than a third of jobs in the UK are likely to be automated in the future, according to an Oxford University Deloitte study published this week. ...

If You Have One Of These Jobs, A Robot Could Replace You In 20 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

Robots taking jobs might seem like something out of science fiction but a number of key studies have revealed that nearly half of all US jobs could be...

A Graduate Just Built A Really Cheap 3D Printed Bionic Hand And Dyson Thinks It's Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech

A graduate from Plymouth university has won the prestigious National UK James Dyson award with an invention that could be life-changing for amputees a...

Want Your Very Own Robot Assistant Like Tony Stark's Jarvis? Well Soon You Could...

Alex Longman | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech
Alex Longman

It seems the stakes are genuinely this high in our quest to build super-intelligent machines. Utopia or Annihilation is not an exaggeration. How we go about creating Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have huge consequences for the future of humanity.

Where's the Humanity in Artificial Intelligence? Ask an Echoborg

Charlotte Webb | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech
Charlotte Webb

Currently, many androids are partly operated by humans, who are in charge of their speech and movement. This is because the technologies that orient androids to their environment are not sophisticated enough to make them seem convincingly human.

The Robot Apocalypse Is Back On Track As Google's Human Robot Becomes Scarily Agile

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech

Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics has taken its famous rescue robot ATLAS for its first proper run outside and the results are, well they'...