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Empathy
Empathy

How AI Can Help Us Understand Pain and Suffering

Pixar technical director Alonso Martinez sees AI as a tool for empathy.
Michael Byrne
1.29.18
physical AI
physical AI

How Funny Robots Can Help Stall Dementia

What the uncanny valley offers that VR doesn't.
Michael Byrne
1.26.18
All Fronts
All Fronts

How Russia Says It Swatted Down a Drone Swarm in Syria

"As both Islamic State and Amazon have shown, small drones are an efficient way of carrying a payload to a target."
David Axe
1.12.18
Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Watch These Robots Work Themselves to Death in This Sci-Fi Short

'Vicious Cycle' is a look at mindless work and automation.
Caroline Haskins
1.11.18
sexbots
sexbots

Does Anyone Really Want a Male Sex Robot?

Realbotix told Motherboard these robots are launching "this year."
Samantha Cole
1.11.18
robots
robots

This Machine Is Designed to Grow Internal Organs

Robotics might be the future of surgery.
Rebecca Flowers
1.10.18
robots
robots

What Makes a Job Vulnerable to AI Automation?

Economics researchers lay out a new set of criteria.
Michael Byrne
12.21.17
robots
robots

This Slightly Haunting Childlike Robot Has Helped Scientists Crowdsource Research for Over a Decade

It’s called iCub and is able to do some pretty amazing feats.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
happy holidays
happy holidays

Watch This Humanoid Robot Doing Pushups and Crunches and Reckon with Your Own Mortality

Researchers say the robots will help with the development of prostheses.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
DARPA
DARPA

Should Robots Have Legs? An Investigation

Arguably, for most applications we might imagine, wheels are the way to go.
Michael Byrne
12.13.17
robots
robots

Watch Our New Documentary on the Two-Legged Robots of Tomorrow

Cassie is steppin' out.
Motherboard Staff
12.4.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

These Roboticists Want to Take Over the World With a Pair of Legs

Agility Robotics does one thing really well, but is that enough?
Jordan Pearson
11.30.17