UK Robots

This Robot Won't Stop Asking People To 'Get Naked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

A new humanoid robot developed in Japan has a unique strategy for making friends. It wants you to take off your clothes. The Andrew WK-style adv...

This Stealth Attack Drone Is Terrifying, British ... And Invisible

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

BAE has in its possession one of the single coolest and most terrifying pieces of advanced military hardware in the world: the Taranis stealth drone. ...

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already bei...

Robot Valet Parks Cars For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Ray, the world's first completely automated car park. You simply drop your car off, Ray then picks up your car and slots it into one of the em...

After 30 Years, This Next-Gen AI Might Be Ready For Prime Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

Artificial intelligence is one of those futuristic sci-fi ideas that seems to trickle along just underneath the public consciousness. Then all of a su...

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

These Robots Are Powered By Real, Living Muscle Cells

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed "a new generation" of tiny robots powered by living muscles. The ridiculously small robots are as biological as they are ...

Toys and Robotics Working Together

Huw Davies | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Mission is off to a great start in sunny San Diego. My main highlight from day one was seeing the presentations from leading robotic technologists at the UCSD/Qualcomm Robotics Laboratory.

Michael Rundle

British Robots Invade America (In A Polite Sort Of Way)

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

A team of British superhero robots has invaded America. There's MapleBird, one of the smallest unmanned vehicles in the world. There's the four-le...

This Giant Robot Can Juggle CARS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

A former jet technician for NASA has designed a giant robot that will juggle cars. If that sentence wasn't enjoyable enough then how about the news th...

Japan Has Robot Newsreaders

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Fans of Edward R. Murrow look away now as the modern day newsreader could soon be replaced by super-realistic robots. Unveiled at the National Muse...

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

The Mars Curiosity Rover Took An Incredible Picture Of Itself

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Mars Curiosity rover is by far everyone's favourite space-exploring drone, but the Martian landscape has taken its toll and as this incredible new...

Terrifying Diamond Robot Cuts Through Marble Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

When robots eventually become sentient (and they will) this is the robot we'll need to make sure is well and truly locked away in a giant vault made o...

John Oliver 'Will Be Killed By Robots' Says Stephen Hawking

The Huffington Post UKr | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

John Oliver's list of enemies keeps growing. Last week he risked the ire of global mega evil conglomerate and sporting federation FIFA. This week, it'...

Guy Posts Incredible Photos After First Day at NASA

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech

It's your first day at the Johnson Space Center, you're being given the induction tour where you'll see some of the incredible technology that NASA is...

Kittens VS Robots Video Is Technically Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Krzysztof Smejlis has posted videos on YouTube of his two kittens Bobo and Nikita taking on a couple of Hexbug Scarab robots. So when robots inevi...

AI and EG: Why You Shouldn't Believe the Reports on Eugene Goostman

Thom James | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Thom James

Most articles that have been written in the past few days have referred to Eugene Goostman as a "supercomputer", or a highly complex form of AI that we have never seen before. Something that will truly advance technology. Something that essentially, is smarter than a human being. They are wrong.

Engineers Create Robot Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Engineers have created a robot sperm that can be controlled using something as simple as a fridge magnet. The minuscule robot is made using a super...

SoftBank Builds Robot That Knows When You're Sad

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

This is Pepper, it's a robot that can tell when you're sad. It can also help around the house or work in customer service. Created by SoftBank, Pep...

Robot Comedian Actually Feels Shame When Its Jokes Aren't Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Presumably, comedians have looked on smugly as factory workers, checkout assistants and other professions are slowly replaced by robots. No one cou...

Vatican Votes To Outlaw Killer Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech

It's a question you've probably asked yourself many times: If the robots do take over where's the safest place to hide? Turns out you can do worse ...

Phew: Scientists Say It Is Impossible To Build A Conscious Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech

There is good news today in humanity's struggle to avoid a nightmarish robot dystopia. Scientists have determined that it is probably mathematicall...

Should Robot Cars Be Programmed To Kill You If It Will Save More Lives?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

A curious thought experiment has made a lot of people nervous about the possibility of travelling in self-driving cars. More nervous than, you know, j...

This Robotic Arm Is Better At Catching Stuff Than You Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

This rather funky looking mechanical arm is leading the way in the field of robotic catch. Developed by EPFL researchers, it is capable of tracking...