UK Robots

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...

The Future Is What We Make It: Human vs. Inhuman, It's Our Choice

Dan Machen | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The word technology comes from the Greek 'tekhnologia', meaning either the 'art or craft' through which we move things, or the 'systematic treatment' of things.

'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...

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...

WATCH: 'Cyborg' Drummer Has An Incredible Robot Arm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

We've seen robot drummers before - and we all know you don't need two arms to be a great percussionist. But we haven't seen anything quite like thi...

This Is A Washing Line Nasa's New Robot

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is Nasa's new robot... Oh no wait, this is it... Not much to look at, is it? But the Super Ball Bot is actually a rather clever ...

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...

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...

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...

Robots Versus Humans: The Race for Employment

Chris Jones | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt.

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...

Google's Contact Lens Is Just the First Step in Turning Us Into Empowered Robots

Grant Feller | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

Forgive me for slightly boiling down the reasons for human existence into one pithy sentence but the three base instincts that truly fuel us are to get richer, have more sex and live longer. Or maybe that's just me.

Michael Rundle

Half Of All Jobs Will Be Automated By 2034 | 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 ...

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...

'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...

US Unveils Terrifying 'Roadmap' For Drone Warfare Up To 2035

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The US Department of Defense has released its 'roadmap' for bringing new and ever-more-subjectively-terrifying robots to the battlefield. The 'Unma...

Google Buys Military Robot Firm Responsible For These Crazy Androids...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

Google has bought the military robotics firm Boston Dynamics - and presumably a huge collection of wobbly, but amazing walking androids. Boston Dyn...