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Soon Robots Will Have More Rights than Humans

Soon Robots Will Have More Rights than Humans

Will robots and artificial intelligence entities of the future have more rights than flesh and blood humans? Jake Anderson believes in the future, the evolution of artificial intelligence will be so dramatic and rapid that we will scarcely be able to identify the point at which strong artificial intelligence surpasses human cognition.

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FDA Approves First Robotic Doctor For Use In Hospitals

Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
FDA Approves First Robotic Doctor For Use In Hospitals

A robot, called RP-VITA, that allows patients to communicate with doctors via a telemedicine system and can move around on its own has just received clearance by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

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Advanced Humanoid Roboy to be ‘Born’ in Nine Months

Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Science with 0 Comments
Advanced Humanoid Roboy to be ‘Born’ in Nine Months

15 project partners and over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings (robots usually have their motors in their joints, giving them that “robot” break-dance look), so it will move almost as elegantly as a human.

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Breakthrough: Scientists Create Electronic Sensor as Sensitive as Human Skin

Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
Breakthrough: Scientists Create Electronic Sensor as Sensitive as Human Skin

Laura Shin (SmartPlanet) We can all tell whether something is pressing down on our skin, brushing it or twisting against it — but it’s not so easy for a robot or other inanimate objects to figure these things out. A recent breakthrough could make that possible, however. A new type of hairy electronic skin could soon make robots adept at feeling a slight breath of air or the faint beatings of a heart.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape Our Lives

Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape Our Lives

Matthew Malone (Smart Planet) If the brains behind a scientific initiative known as Russia 2045 are to be believed, life is about to get very, very interesting. The promotional video for the group, which aims to create technology that can “download” the knowledge in a human brain, is like a trailer for a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster — the booming intonations of a British announcer, dramatic, synthesized music and shots of the cosmos that make you feel like you’re entering hyperspace in the Millennium Falcon.

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Garbage Drone Could Clean Up Oceans

Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
Garbage Drone Could Clean Up Oceans

Christina Ortiz
Discovery News

From solar-powered underwater research bots to ones that tweet about California water quality, robots are becoming water-friendly devices. The Marine Drone is the latest among these, designed to search and destroy garbage in the ocean.

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Scientists Control ‘Avatar’ Robot by Thought Over Long Distance [VIDEO]

Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Control ‘Avatar’ Robot by Thought Over Long Distance [VIDEO]

We’ve just come one step closer to making “Avatar” a reality.

(Huffington Post) Scientists with the international Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-embodiment project have, for the first time, enabled a person to control a small automaton thousands of miles away using nothing but thoughts.

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A Robot Controlled By Thought Alone [VIDEO]

Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
A Robot Controlled By Thought Alone [VIDEO]

It has been said that the human brain is the most complex computing instrument on the planet, so wouldn’t it make sense to use it to power a robot? What if that robot was across the country or on the other side of the world? Recent technology has shown that it is now possible to type by just thinking, so the use of thought to control a robot seems inevitable. The video seems like a scene out of Avatar but in it’s first stages of the technology.

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Liquid-Filled Robot Finger More Sensitive Than a Human’s

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
Liquid-Filled Robot Finger More Sensitive Than a Human’s

Researchers have designed a robot finger that can outperform humans in the basic yet complex sensory task of touching.

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Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

With the help of human instructors, a robot has learned to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors.

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Robotic Fish to Patrol for Pollution in Harbours

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
Robotic Fish to Patrol for Pollution in Harbours

(BBC) In the shallow waters of Gijon harbour, in northern Spain, a large, yellow fish cuts through the waves. But this swimmer stands apart from the marine life that usually inhabits this port: there’s no flesh and blood here, just carbon fibre and metal. This is robo-fish – scientists’ latest weapon in the war against […]

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Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Technology with 1 Comment
Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

(CBS News) Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatars. Similar experiments have taken place in the United States and Germany, but they involved either able-bodied patients or invasive […]

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CIA’s Youtube Reveals ‘Insectohopter’ and ‘Robo-fish’ Videos

Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Agencies & Systems with 0 Comments
CIA’s Youtube Reveals ‘Insectohopter’ and ‘Robo-fish’ Videos

Watch the videos to see a robotic lifelike fish and a conceptual video of a dragonfly spy coming to a picnic near you.

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