UK Robots

Can Robot Elephants Replace Circus Animals?

Douglas McPherson | Posted 25.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 10.03.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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.

This Robot Could Save Your Life One Day

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

In the field of robotics - despite the best efforts of thousands of innovators - our imagination still outstrips reality. We want (or fear) walking an...

This Robot Traffic Warden Might Be A Touch Too Aggressive

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

Bristling with metal armour, huge yellow-black boots and piercing purple eyes, it stands in a classic pose of aggression and strength. It must weigh t...

Your Computer Knows You Better Than Your Mother

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

A computer can be a better judge of character than an individual's parents or close friends, research has shown. All it needs is the right input da...

This Robot Will Serve You An Ice Cream

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

America might have a robot capable of rolling around on the surface of Mars and looking for life. China has a robot that can serve you ice cream. ...

NASA's Next Mars Rover Might Have A Nissan Logo

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

NASA is actually pretty good at building cars for use on other planets. Take the Opportunity rover currently trundling about on Mars: it was suppo...

This 'Robot Geisha' Is Horrifying In Person

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

Toshiba have made a bid for the 'most horrifying new tech' award at this year's CES, by unveiling a robot geisha. The android - pitched as a way to...