UK Robots

Witness An Orchestral Performance Conducted Completely By A Robot

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech

If robots are planning to take over the world, we’re certainly making it pretty easy for them, after a humanoid robot was invited to replace the con...

Can Robots Love Us?

James Young | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
James Young

Technology has shaped society in unforeseen ways. In the early nineteenth century, curious human beings began meddling with electrical current, passing it through wire and carefully noting the effects. One of the observed effects was magnetism, and through a cascade of experimentation and developments, electrical motors were created.

Rise Of The Robots

John Gilbert | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Tech
John Gilbert

As we increasingly see robots enter into our private and public lives and hear dramatic projections of mass automation, it's worth remembering that they have long been a reality in the world of manufacturing. Since the 1960s, large, industrial robots have been used in industries such as automotive, to speed up processes and relieve humans from more strenuous tasks. These gains inevitably led to growth, which in turn created more jobs.

Jobs Of The Future - Can Our Schools Help To Prepare Our Kids?

Christopher Cederskog | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech
Christopher Cederskog

It can seem a bit trite to say that we live in changing times; after all, times are always changing, but it could be argued that with advancing technology our changes are happening faster than most. As computer automation and robotics play a greater role in day to day working practices, it raises the question of what this will mean for the future face of employment.

Don't Be Alarmed But Robots Can Now Crack Safes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

You would think that a safe is just about the last haven on Earth that’s safe from hackers, well you’d be wrong. A team from the electronics compa...

Why Robots (Not Human Moderators) Should Be Filtering Out Child Pornography

Richard Pursey | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Pursey

Humans (moderators and innocent users) should never be asked to see harrowing and disturbing content. AI will make manual moderation a thing of the past and if this means letting the robots take our jobs then for once, this is surely a good thing.

Japan's New Space Robot Brings Us One Step Closer To HAL 9000

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

While robots down on Earth are revolting against their human masters, another robot has just started a PR mission in space. This is the Int-Ball which...

A Security Robot Drowned Itself After Realising The Soul-Destroying Monotony Of Its Existence

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

Let us all take a moment to think about the Washington Harbour shopping mall’s resident security robot which sadly took its own life by terminally b...

Staying Safe And Healthy In This Automation Age: Best Tips And Practices

Segun Onibalusi | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Segun Onibalusi

Hooray, the world is currently experiencing a revolutionary innovation where robots get to tackle all the stressful activities like driving, manufacturing, and so on -- what a time to be alive.

The US Military Unveils Plan To Plug A Human Brain Directly Into A Computer

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Tech

DARPA, the US Military’s ultra-secretive research agency, has unveiled a $65 million dollar plan to plug a human brain directly into a computer and ...

The Computer Augmented Surgeon

Roger Smith | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Smith

But most people do not realize that the role of robotic assistance in surgery and other forms of medicine is just beginning. The da Vinci was the first robot to significantly impact hundreds of thousands of cases per year, but it is the forerunner of a wave of assistive devices that will be entering the market and the hospital.

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...