UK Robots

These Robot Babies Are So Realistic, We're Struggling To Work Out What Is Real

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

With advances across the robotics industry, the last year has seen innovative machines that can weed your garden, park your car, perform brain surgery...

Will Artificial Intelligence Squash Democracy Or Make Elections Fairer?

Catherine Elliston | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech
Catherine Elliston

As the UK prepares for an election on Thursday, we should be alert to the hidden tactics that could influence the result. But it's also damaging to be dystopian. As with many aspects of our rapidly changing world, AI could fundamentally disrupt democracy or bolster it, and the outcome will depend on our actions. It's our responsibility to ensure that the opportunities are maximised just as the risks are minimised.

Rise Of The Robots: Technology Is Moving On But Are Humans Being Left Behind?

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Weir OBE

As the election looms, the familiar education, education, education mantra is loud and proud - promises of more funding for primary schools, grammar schools and the abolition of tuition fees. But as intelligent machines silently march on and integrate discreetly into the fabric of our workplaces, where is the investment for education and skills for our adult workforce?

This Giant Robot Knows You Hate Parking So Will Do It For You

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone hates parking, everyone except Stan that is. Stan is a giant robot, and Stan loves parking. All day, seven days a week Stan pick up your car,...

The AI Intellectual Property Debate

Simon Webster | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Webster

AI remains an area where there is frenetic IP activity. To date this has largely been based around protecting AI systems or applications. But, in a future where machines are deployed to create complex products, the question of IP ownership could become clouded. AI helps solve complex issues simply and elegantly; legal ownership on the other hand may not be quite so simple.

Robocop Is Real And It's Patrolling The Streets Of Dubai

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech

While you might have heard about robots taking on law enforcement roles before it’s unlikely you’ve seen anything like this. Dubai Police have unv...

This 3D Printed Sensor Could Give Robots The Sense Of Touch

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech

Engineers in the US have unveiled a revolutionary technique for 3D printing electronic sensors that could give robots the sense of touch. The team beh...

The Art And Science Of Automation

Tehreem Husain | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Tehreem Husain

It was found that due to the nature of their work and the expected advance of machine intelligence, there is a 95% chance that chartered accountants would be replaced by some form of automation in the course of 20 years.

What Separates Humans From Robots?

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

AI has introduced some useful innovation to the creative industries by making personalised recommendations, based on your behaviour. Amazon will recommend books, Spotify will curate playlists and Netflix will suggest new weekend-stealing boxsets.

What Will Healthcare Look Like In 2027?

Theo Priestley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Understanding the future of a digital, autonomous and patient-first healthcare system is in fact the first step in realising that every industry is ab...

Don't Let Your Children Be Replaced By Robots

Russell Haworth | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Kids of today grow up surrounded by smartphones and tablets, with almost a quarter being given unsupervised access to a device by the age of five, but they need directed learning to equip themselves with the skills needed to survive in the tech-driven future.

Robots: Better Saved For Sci-Fi?

Colin Bull | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

The UK currently has a doom and gloom attitude towards AI, thanks to TV, film, and regular AI failure news stories. To thoroughly ensure the public feel confident and embrace this technology, the businesses which manufacture, sell, use and promote AI must thoroughly test the quality of the software behind all AI devices to protect against hackers, threats or indeed, robots turning on us and destroying human life.

Employees Should Not Worry About 'Beating The Bots'

Paul Roehrig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Roehrig

With AI enhancement comes more efficiency, more productivity, and ultimately, more opportunity for people to do higher-value work with higher-value skills. This is the route to protecting jobs and creating new ones, not destroying them.

This Chinese Courier Company Employ An Actual Robot Army

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

When the robots do eventually take over, remember this moment. While we know that Amazon and other large companies like Ocado already employ robots, t...

Automation Is Here To Stay And Organisations Should Welcome It

Paul Cant | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

The question will be how we prepare the workforce for its arrival. Businesses must now equip their staff with the digital tools and expertise they need to keep pace with these technological advances. Employees are looking to their employers to demonstrate responsible and responsive leadership.

You Can Now Get Your Domino's Delivered By A Robot

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech

Few things are more disappointing than opening up a takeaway pizza box to find that your pepperoni feast is a soggy cold mess. Domino’s has now fo...

This Robotic Sex Doll Isn't Just Looking For A One Night Stand, She Wants To Meet Your Parents

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

In case you were worried that your robotic sex doll was lacking any actual human emotions, not to worry because your prayers have been answered. Sergi...

After 75 Years, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Need Updating

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

With this in mind, a robot could only operate within a very limited sphere and any rational application of the laws would be highly restricted. Even that might not be possible with current technology, as a system that could reason and make decisions based on the laws would need considerable computational power.

It's Time To Embrace AI To Create Smarter Humans

Ather Gattami | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ather Gattami

When AI is applied and integrated intelligently within customer communication channels, it is capable of creating personalised and highly relevant dialogue between brand and consumer. It's about using data to help understand how we as customers behave and react, and then using this insight to adapt and create a better experience.

This Mind-Controlled Robot Corrects Itself When It Senses It's Made A Mistake

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Mind-controlled robots are nothing new, but Baxter is a little different. While most of its rivals require their operators to be trained to think in a...

Is The Robot A Retail Revolutionary? It's More Exciting Than That

James Pepper | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech
James Pepper

When you go online to shop for a new coat the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence means you won't immediately be confronted by a bewildering range that takes hours to trawl through and ends up making you unhappy with your indecisiveness.

This Terrifying Robot Laughs In The Face Of Our Weak Human Feet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

Meet Handle. This is Boston Dynamics’ brand-new robot and if we’re being completely honest it’s probably their scariest yet for a few very simpl...

Where Will The Future Of Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

Vince Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Lynch

Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?

A Chinese Railway Station Now Has Its Own Robot 'Sheriff'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s a vision of the future. In the Zhengzhou East Railways Station in Henan, China, a police robot rolls across the concourse, sniffing out trouble...

Does The Law Think Robots Should Have Human Rights?

Andrew Joint | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Joint

The last question is the latest being asked by the EU Commission in the January 2017 report by their Legal Affairs Committee. They want to push forward the debate on if robots, and indeed other AI technology, should be granted 'personhood' status.