Sounds painful, but it might be better than drilling.
Elon Musk just got biblical on the topic of artificial intelligence. In fact, he called it "our biggest existential threat". This from a man working hard to make it possible for you to take a snooze behind the wheel during your morning commute.
A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the fast-arriving, long-overdue future of artificial intelligence.
A rover built for the Google Lunar X Prize competition could let astronauts do their job from Earth.
Robots can already vacuum your house and drive your car. Soon, they will be your companions.
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Dozens of robots will descend upon the Back Bay for the RoboBusiness conference in Boston this week. A few of them may even try following you home.
Tesla and SpaceX C.E.O. Elon Musk said he was worried that people didn't understand how fast artificial intelligence was progressing, and expressed his concern that, in a worst-case scenario, a "super-intelligent" machine might decide to destro
The fast food industry is toying with a new idea. Now, with so many workers clamoring for higher pay, many executives in the fast food market are looking toward ROBOTS as their next new-hires. The burger-making robot will cost millions to develop
No on-board crew members required
Rolls-Royce is set to join the race to delete the driver – and the chauffeur too.
Maritime smugglers will often hide contraband in false hulls or propeller shafts within their boats.
Artificial intelligence programs may already be capable of specialized tasks like flying planes, winning Jeopardy, and giving you a hard time in your favorite video games, but even the most advanced offerings are no smarter than a typical four-year-o
The Internet is only one flying robot away.
The "Crab Walker" is digging in to fire at the enemies of China.
Earlier this year Rolls Royce outlined a future where giant robot cargo vessels ply the world's sea lanes without a human crew on board.
Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson just made it official on Monday that he became the latest investor in 3D Robotics, a commercial drone company founded by ex-Wired Magazine chief editor Chris Anderson.
Not creepy at all.
Dr. Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.
A new three-finger "extensor" will help divers manipulate objects as easily in water as in air. Just like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Tomorrow's Congressional hearing will discuss the exploitation of a new frontier
A new three-finger "extensor" will help divers manipulate objects as easily in water as in air. Just like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Jibo, the "world's first family robot," hit the media hype machine like a bomb.
Industrial robots, whose market in China is showing promising signs as workers get replaced due to higher labor costs.
Two years ago, Boston Dynamic's four legged Big Dog robot was recruited as the U.S. Army's Legged Squad Support System (LS3) tech demonstrator.
After 16 years of tinkering and experimentation, Dyson is releasing its first robotic vacuum cleaner, the Dyson 360 Eye.
China's first industrial robot production line is expected to start operation in the northeastern city of Shenyang this month.
A research team at the University of Tokyo has unveiled one of the fastest two-legged robots in the world that can reach speeds up to 4.2 kilometers per hour (2.6 mph).
Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named "Pepper" at Sprint Corp. (S) stores in the U.S. by next summer, part of SoftBank Corp.'s push to take the technology beyond factory floors.
Robots and humanoids to take over classrooms at private school