UK Robots

Welcome the Mechasexual

George Zarkadakis | Posted 27.01.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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...

Girls' Lives Matter - India Bring Back Our Girls

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

One million girls being disappeared only because they are girls is a gendercide. And it's an annual occurrence in the world's largest democracy that will happen again in 2015, and perhaps grow in numbers by 2016 and future years without pressure for change. So here's a hashtag to start a conversation: #Indiabringbackourgirls

Amazon's Installing An Army Of Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech

This is the Kiva. It's a robot. And it's better at picking your Amazon order than a human. When it comes to distribution, it seems, humans are not....

The Robot Revolution Has Started

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech

A restaurant owner in China has replaced his human staff with robot waiters in a bid to cut costs and draw in more customers. The restaurant in Zhe...

Competing With the Robots Is Not for Everyone

John Watson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
John Watson

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1960163/thumbs/s-ROBOT-USING-PHONE-small.jpg It is the combination which is striking. On the same day last week (11 Novembe...

Robots Could Take 'One In Three' British Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

Robots and automated computers could replace one in three British jobs within 20 years, according to a major new study. The prospect of widespread ...

Robots. Fighting. With Swords.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Tech

You would think it might be difficult to contain an accurate prediction of humanity's future and its past in a single 90s second video. But then you s...

John Oliver Hates Robot Store Assistants

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

Last Week Tonight has, quite frankly, taken over our evenings. As if The Bugle and the Daily Show weren't enough, John Oliver has created another outl...

Just Look At This Robot Penguin. Just Look At It.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech

In what might be the cutest experiment ever, researchers have introduced a baby penguin to a robot penguin, just to see what happens. The robot is ...

This Startup Wants $1.8M To Build A Robot Fighting League

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

As modern sports go, NFL is pretty dramatic, F1 is high-tech and there's nothing quite as flowing and elegant as the beautiful game - by which we mean...

Elon Musk Is Scared Of AI, Thinks We Should Be Too

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Tesla boss and Space X founder Elon Musk has given his most dire warning yet about artificial intelligence describing it as 'summoning the demon'. ...

This Robot Can Pick Up An iPad Using Just Static

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

This is a robot with a difference. Rather than simply using large claws, or power-hungry suction pads, Grabit's robot can pick up objects using nothin...

Dogs Vs. Robots: The Endless Battle Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

Dogs are capable of bring best pals with almost anything. But they are not best pals with robots. This picture from Reddit and Imgur perfectly i...

Against All Sense And Judgement, This Drone Has Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

This drone has arms. Literal arms. Please, people inventing drones, stop giving them arms. What possible good can come of this? Arms. Arms...

This Slithering Robot Is Fascinatingly Gross

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech

MIT has been cooking up some of the world's most innovative machines for a long time - and their latest project is no different. Developed by docto...

MIT's New Robot Is Seriously Strong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

MIT has released footage showing its ATLAS robot dragging an enormous metal frame as if it were made from paper. The robot in question is called AT...

Dyson's Robot Vacuum Is Real, And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech

Dyson has unveiled its first robot vacuum cleaner, the 360 Eye. The key feature of the robot is in the name: a large 360-degree panoramic camera 'eye'...

Dyson's Going To Launch Its Own Robot

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

Dyson's next big product could be a robot vacuum cleaner after the company uploaded a mysterious teaser trailer onto YouTube. The trailer is from t...