UK Robots

Don't Be Fooled By Artificial Conventional Wisdom About Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

It can only be good news that the British public are proving not just to be open-minded, sober and relaxed, but positive and ambitious about AI and the possibilities that AI could bring.

This Robot Might Look Odd But It Can Do Something Incredibly Cool

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Tech

This is Walker 1, a robot that at first glance looks like a box with some stalks awkwardly poking out of it. Visually, that's actually quite a goo...

Yamaha Motors' Bike-Riding Robot Just Issued A Terrifying Warning To Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Tech

Yamaha Motors has unveiled a surprisingly capable humanoid robot that has been created to 'surpass' humans. In a video, Motobot can be seen expertl...

Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We to Real AI?

Jodie Tyley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

In spite of most of the general public appreciating the incredible engineering that goes into AI, the technology itself doesn't have the best public image due to the constant threat it represents in sci-fi films. People really are worried that AI will one day take over the world and wipe out the human race.

Finally! A Robot That Washes, Dries AND Folds Your Clothes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech

Washing is, and always has been, the bane of our social existence. It's the single most annoying task to do around the home except for maybe emptying ...

Our Robotic Overlords Are Only As Clever As 4-Year-Olds But Just Wait...

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Tech

Artificial Intelligence can be a subjective term. However, researchers have now quantified just how intelligent machines could be. When scientists ...

If We Get Robots to Make Art, They Won't Bother to Make War

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Tresset

Drawing is definitely one of these activities that we can intimately relate to. It is often seen as an indicator of intelligence that we can trace from prehistoric times. When there is a drawing on a rock or a cave wall, we immediately know that intelligent humans created it.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

AI Robot Says 'F*** You' To Charlie Stayt Live On BBC Breakfast

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Comedy

BBC Breakfast is no stranger to awkward slip-ups, such as Bill Turnbull dropping the C-Bomb and the nation's favourite gardener saying "bastard" live ...

8 Jobs That Robots Will Probably Make Redundant

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

More than a third of jobs in the UK are likely to be automated in the future, according to an Oxford University Deloitte study published this week. ...

If You Have One Of These Jobs, A Robot Could Replace You In 20 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

Robots taking jobs might seem like something out of science fiction but a number of key studies have revealed that nearly half of all US jobs could be...

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'.