UK Robots

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'...

So, Robots Are Now Making Babies And Creating Their Own Species

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Tech

New research from Cambridge has shown that robots are capable of reproducing and intelligently picking the best of their offspring to start their own ...

MIT's Newest Robot Is Scarily Human And Could Actually Beat You Up

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech

HERMES has to be the ultimate machine -- it has the muscle power of a robot but thinks with the intelligence of a human being. It is currently liv...

So, Religious Robots Could Become An Actual Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech

A group of scholars and thinkers have argued that religion is not off the table, as far as artificial intelligence is confirmed. In article for da...

An Experiment To Prove How Good Humans Are Just Proved We're Actually Terrible Beings

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Tech

HitchBOT was supposed to show us that human kindness really does know no bounds, it was supposed to travel the world highlighting each country's best ...

Are We Destined to Be the House Pets of the Robot Revolutionaries?

Matthew Hynds | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hynds

Let's face the new challenges imposed on us by our own technology with clear vision, and without sentimentality. Because, whatever the intelligence potential lurking within microprocessors, and matter more generally, it is probably of the cool, pragmatic variety.

Sexual Relationships With Robots Could Become Normal in Future

Dr Helen Driscoll | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Helen Driscoll

As virtual reality becomes more realistic and immersive and is able to mimic and even improve on the experience of sex with a human partner; it is conceivable that some will choose this in preference to sex with a less than perfect human being.

Robots Have Their Own World Cup And It's Kind Of Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

Japan has won the RoboCup robot soccer world championship at an event in China. Every year over 40 countries send teams to the RoboCup, the world's...

Robots Have Their Own World Cup And It's Kind Of Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Tech

Japan has won the RoboCup robot soccer world championship at an event in China. Every year over 40 countries send teams to the RoboCup, the world's...

'Humans' - One Step Closer to Love and Sex With Robots

David Levy | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
David Levy

You may well spit your tea out at the prospect of being emotionally intimate with a robot, but If you already behave like Pavlov's dog every time your smart device pings or vibrates, you might already be more than a little bit in love with a robot or 'bot'.

Two Robots Getting Married Might Be The Most Surreal Thing We've Seen This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Tech

It was hard to tell from the groom's eyes what was going through his mind as he watched his bride walk down the aisle. That's probably because ...

These Super Robots Are Going To Go Head To Head And It's Going To Be Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech

Remember Robot Wars? Well, America has gone full scale with this crazy machine challenge. In a summons to Japan, the showdown will feature two huge...

Robot Kills Volkswagen Worker...And Factory Blames 'Human Error'

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Tech

A Volkswagen factory worker has been killed by a robot that 'grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.' The 22-year-old man was setting up the...

When Robots Take Over We'll Become Their Pets Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Tech

Brace yourselves, Apple's co-founder has a theory about what's going to happen to all of us once robots take over the world. Speaking at the Fr...

Amsterdam Is 3D-Printing Bridges In Mid-Air, No Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

Amsterdam is getting its own 3D-printed steel bridge that will be partly suspended in mid-air, once again proving that nothing is off limits in the wo...

These 'Life-Saving' Robots Can Barely Stand, Let Alone Conquer The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

The DARPA challenge is meant to be the ultimate quest for a disaster droid that will save humans from doom, enter dangerous territories, perform life-...

There's A Fake City In The US That's Populated By Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

Out in the middle of a desert a company is building something that at first glance seems utterly pointless: A fake city. Capable of holding an enti...

The Future Of Surgery Is Terrifying Micro Robots Tearing Your Gut Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're squeamish look away now. Scientists at John Hopkins' have come up with an alternative way to perform colon biopsies (as seen in the above...

This Artificially Intelligent Robot Wants To Rule The World...With Hugs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you have no friends, don't like the ones you have or just want to make a new one, Musio the artificially intelligent robot from software company AK...

This Optimus Prime Lookalike Could One Day Save Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

Robots saving our lives from impending doom is the kind of technology that Hollywood loves to play with and for the most part, we've come to accept th...

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 17.06.2015 | 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.