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In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots
Far Out Tech

In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots

Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.
Geoff Weiss
Bill Gates Is Skeptical of AI. But After This Little Robot Left *Me* a Personal Love Letter, I Can't Help But Disagree.
Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates Is Skeptical of AI. But After This Little Robot Left *Me* a Personal Love Letter, I Can't Help But Disagree.

Desktop personal assistant Cubic has raised more than $100,000 on Indiegogo -- and found a brilliant way to pitch a reporter.
Catherine Clifford
Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding
Robotics

Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding

The Cambridge, Mass., Indiegogo darling is another major money step closer to making its 'friendly' family robot a reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Rise of the Robotic Co-Worker
Robots

The Rise of the Robotic Co-Worker

By assuming core processes in factories, labs, hospitals, offices, will machines make people irrelevant or unemployed? Consider this argument that humans partnered with such machines will give rise to efficiency, customer service and innovation.
Alastair Bathgate
Meet Dash and Dot, Robot Toys That Teach Kids How to Code
Robots

Meet Dash and Dot, Robot Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

A crowdfunding success story, Wonder Workshop makes robots that teach coding lessons through music, mazes, paths and puzzles.
Nina Zipkin
Instagram Just Murdered All of Its Robots
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Instagram Just Murdered All of Its Robots

That's why your follower count just went down.
Laura Entis
Google Says R.I.P. to CAPTCHA (Sort Of)
Security

Google Says R.I.P. to CAPTCHA (Sort Of)

Instead of struggling to decipher a distorted series of characters, you'll now be asked to tick a box that reads 'I'm not a robot.'
Laura Entis
Google Rents NASA's Historic Silicon Valley Airfield
Google

Google Rents NASA's Historic Silicon Valley Airfield

The tech giant plans to use the facility to develop new space and robot technology.
Katrina Bishop
The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine
Far Out Tech

The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine

Ever wish you could heal yourself like a superhero? The government is making it happen. Sort of.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City
Internet of Things

Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City

Given the costliness and fragmentation of the smart home market, Verizon Wireless has its sights set on a loftier prize.
Geoff Weiss
People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows
Productivity

People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows

A recent study from MIT took a look at the efficiency of robot/human team work.
Nina Zipkin
This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting
Far Out Tech

This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting

A California hotel recently hired a new high-tech employee: a robot butler named A.L.O.
Emily Price
Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.
Far Out Tech

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.
Nina Zipkin
This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025
Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025

While there's opinions differ over whether the net effect will be positive or negative, most respondents agree that artificial intelligence's impact on the future of work will be significant.
Laura Entis