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Men are More likely to Lose Their Jobs to Robots

Some people, probably men, have been thinking about how robots and AI and the general trend of automation will affect the UK job market, finding that as many as 10 million jobs might go off to robotic methods within 15 years. So those shiny metal arseholes had better start paying their taxes. Read More >>

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Rapping Robots Prove at Least One Job is Safe From the Coming Android Apocalypse

Every day there’s a new robot with improved capabilities that promises to eventually take over yet another job. But if you’re heading off to college soon, and want to ensure you’ve selected a career path that’s safe from robo-replacement, this agonisingly awkward video seems to confirm that rapping is not something robots will be good at for a long time. Probably ever, actually. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos, Aspiring Supervillain, Tests Out Gigantic Robot Suit

What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that’s the impression you might get from the photos and video taken yesterday. Read More >>

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Alexa Combined With an Animatronic Skull Is a Very Creepy Hack

What’s even more unnerving than an artificially intelligent Big Mouth Billy Bass telling you about the weather? That’s easy. It’s an artificially intelligent animatronic skull telling you about the weather through a set of clacking teeth. The roving eyeballs are the creepiest part. Read More >>

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You Can Shame This Robot With Your Mind When It Screws Up

Like a dog obsessively watching its owners for signs it’s a good pup, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University are now using mind-mapping techniques to help train robots to perform tasks correctly. Read More >>

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Robot Wins World Record For Solving Rubik’s Cube Faster Than You Can Do One Twist

The relentless efforts of robots to make us feel inferior at absolutely everything continues with the news that a robot was awarded a Guinness World Record over the weekend for solving a Rubik's cube faster than most humans can make one twist. Read More >>

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Boston Dynamics’ Newest Robot Moves Like a Donkey on Rollerblades

We got our first glimpse of Boston Dynamics’ newest robot about a month ago after footage leaked from a presentation given by Marc Raibert, the company’s founder. But today we finally have the first official reveal of Handle, and the new video will make you wish you also had wheels instead of feet. Read More >>

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Creepy Teardown Reveals What’s Inside a Robot Designed to Spy on Nature

In an effort to capture never-before-seen footage of animals in their natural habitats, the BBC’s Spy in the Wild series created robotic versions of meerkats, monkeys, and other creatures designed to blend in with their real-life counterparts. The robots are remarkably lifelike, until you remove all of their fur and reveal their inner workings. Read More >>

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Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs. But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around. Read More >>

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Donald Trump Has Never Publicly Shaken Hands With a Robot

Today, the Associated Press captured a photo of French President Francois Hollande shaking hands with Leenby, a Cybedroid robot. Hollande, like so many politicians around the world, has been captured on film shaking hands with many robots over the years. And I used to think this was simply a way to appease our future robot overlords. But I have a new theory: Robots don’t like the West’s new nationalists. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Wants To Tax Those Job-Stealing Robots

The world's richest man and quite possibly the world's first trillionaire Bill Gates reckons the robots that will eventually steal your job should pay tax for the privilege. Read More >>

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Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires

What happens when your power lines get all kinds of trash hanging from them and it’s not safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in the drones. Specifically, the drones that shoot fire. Read More >>

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This Piano-Playing Computer Makes Me Feel Less Lonely But Also Really Weird Inside

Most people, with the exception of those who live beneath the subway grates and Ted Cruz, don’t like to be alone for too long. We need — nay, crave — the attention of others. When that attention comes from an intelligent piano-playing machine, however, shit gets weird. Read More >>