UK Robots

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.

Google Takes One Step Closer To Robot Army With New Patent

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google is either being incredibly sinister or it's just looking out for our best interests. Either way, the company has just secured another patent --...

That Cute Little Droid From Star Wars Isn't CGI, It's Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech

Have you seen the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Good, we thought so. Well if you're as excited as we are then one of the reasons is alm...

Google Wants To Build Robots With Personalities

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

Google has just been awarded a patent that gives the company the ability to implement 'methods and systems for robot personality development'. In othe...

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

Can Robot Elephants Replace Circus Animals?

Douglas McPherson | Posted 24.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 18.04.2015 | 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?