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technology.timesonline.co.uk/

 Advances in artificial intelligence promise many benefits, but scientists are privately so worried they may be creating machines which end up outsmarting — and perhaps even endangering — humans that they held a secret meeting to discuss...

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Wired

For years, science fiction author Issac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics were regarded as sufficient for robotics enthusiasts. The laws, as first laid out in the short story “Runaround,” were simple: A robot may not injure a human being or allow one to come to harm; a robot must obey orders given by human beings; and a robot must protect its own existence. Each of the laws takes precedence over the ones following it, so that under Asimov’s rules, a robot cannot be ordered to kill a human, and it must obey orders even if that would result in its own destruction.

But as robots have become more sophisticated and more integrated into human lives, Asimov’s laws are just too simplistic, says Chien Hsun Chen, coauthor of a paper published in the International Journal of Social Robotics last month. The paper has sparked off a discussion among robot experts who say it is time for humans to get to work on these ethical dilemmas.

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YouTube

Hubo FX-1 by Humanoid Robot Research Center of South Korea. HUBO-FX1 is the human-riding robot having 12 DOF. The development concept is that the robot can walk naturally with carrying a person or a load of 100kg

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Newsmax.com

The location of a protein in the brain may indicate depression, and whether SSRI drugs can help or are working. How long until this test is required to attend school, get insurance, or apply for a job?

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AFP

Increasingly autonomous, gun-totting robots developed for warfare could easily fall into the hands of terrorists and may one day unleash a robot arms race, a top expert on artificial intelligence told AFP. "They pose a threat to humanity,"

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ExtremeTech

Bikes can really be made to do anything. In fact, a young man echoed this exact observation as he strolled by a self-flagellating contraption with a short leather whip affixed to the rear wheel that would "spank" its rider vigorously the fa

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LiveScience.com

Microsoft has posted its Microsoft Robotics Studio (MRS) online where anyone willing to undertake a 54-megabyte download can have it free of charge. The latest version, posted this month, is 1.5. Famous for its Roomba robot floor vacuum cleaner and v

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Jen Gerson - The Toronto Star

For baby boomers, who will soon be requiring quality nursing care and will also have the added income to purchase help around the house as they age, the picture of a human-friendly robot can't come soon enough.

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By Salamander Davoudi in London

“If we make conscious robots they would want to have rights and they probably should,” said Henrik Christensen, director of the Centre of Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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