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A recent report has stated that Foxconn has laid off over 60,000 factory workers. This is reportedly to prepare the company for automation, and then introduce robots to do repetitive tasks.
The global pizza chain plans to add delivery bots with a 12 mile range to its list of tech-savvy moves like Cortana integration and ordering via Twitter and SMS. Testing has begun in Australia.
Beset by internal conflicts, the robotics unit is reportedly on the auction block after failing to commercialize its research soon enough. Amazon and Toyota could be interested.
Researchers have created tiny robots that are capable of pulling incredible weights when they work together. The proof comes when the tiny mechanical critters pull a 2-ton car and its owner with them.
Stephen Hawking recently warned that artificial intelligence could end mankind, but a more sensible concern is the fact that robots will instead take our jobs.
Researchers from Harvard have created a robot swarm. Consisting of over 1000 'kilobots' the swarm can assemble itself and achieve tasks without the need for human intervention.
What I thought would be an electronics board with LED control and perhaps FM functionality, unraveled into a world which included Bluetooth, WiFi, displays and controllers as well as advanced robotics
European researchers are working on a project that will allow future robots to communicate and share info between them. They'll also be able to offload most computing to the cloud and enslave us all.
Google has confirmed that it has acquired Boston Dynamics, a company that has gained fame for its four legged automatons that look like they were made for a post-apocalypse sci-fi movie.
Samsung has introduced the 'Junior Software Academy' as an extra-curricular club for students in its home country of South Korea to learn about software development, from company employees themselves.
Somewhere in the San Francisco Bay area, there's a top secret Google research facility working on everything from robots to space elevators. This week's Trivia Tuesday takes a closer look at Google X.
Mann vs Machine, the long-rumored update for Team Fortress 2, has been confirmed to release in just over a day by an official Valve trailer.
Microsoft's Kinect for Windows is being used as the basis for a new student competition called FIRST that will have the Kinect motion gesture device control student-created robots.
The Roomba robot has a new competitor. Meet the Smarbo, made by Toshiba Japan. Those not in Japan are out of luck.
Foxconn, the Taiwan-based company known for manufacturing a number of electronic products such as the iPad, has announced plans to put in as many as 1 million robots in its factories.
At a business event on Friday afternoon, Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple alongside Steve Jobs) claimed that humans would "become the pets, the dogs of the house." Wozniak was speaking to an audience of over...
Denver police swung into action Wednesday afternoon as the city faced a harrowing robot threat that shut part of the city for more than two hours. The Denver Post reports that police were called around 3:30pm...
Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, Dr. Ben Robins and Dr. Ester Ferrari at the University of Hertfordshire's School of Computer Science are partners in the European Sixth Framework funded, €3.22 million Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions...
US researchers from Purdue University, Indiana are developing robots that navigate through unfamiliar surroundings by creating maps of areas they have already explored and then use this information to make predictions. A technique called "simultaneous...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) along with the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same branch of the U.S. military that created the internet, has launched a pair of prototype robots into...
The company on June 20 released a community technical preview or beta of its Microsoft Robotics Studio. The company's robotics software development suite, previewed here at the Robo Business 2006 Conference, is designed to grant...
Inspired by biological systems, scientists have developed miniature robots that can self-assemble using parts that float randomly in their environments. The robots also know when something is amiss and can correct their own mistakes. ...
Humanoid robots, some of which can even walk on two legs, dominate the world's largest robot exhibition, held this weekend in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. The show brings together more than 90...
growing population of mechanical attendees rolls into the second Robodex exhibition. Robots at this year's Robodex exhibition here did get their wires crossed--figuratively rather than literally--but failed to rampage as some observers...
Citing the need to protect its server resources, Google has prevented competing search engines from indexing much of its own Web site, the company confirmed Wednesday. While Google has amassed an index of over...