Posts tagged "tech"

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Just a quick note that the 3rd annual Robot Film Festival is happening this weekend in San Francisco. You know you’ll have to sit through their films anyway after the impending robot uprising, might as well get started now.

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Researchers at Cornell University are teaching robots to perform a variety of tasks, like serving up an ice cream treat. Hope you weren’t counting on holding onto that summer job at Dairy Queen much longer!

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Robots learn faster with a little help from online friends

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Good to see Japan is keeping its edge in creepy robot technology with Kodomoroid and Otonaroid at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. 

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Researchers in Canada are running an experiment to see if people will stop and give their hitchBOT a lift across the country. But what happens if it meets one of Google’s self-driving cars along the way? (Answer: Robopocalypse!)
You can follow hitchBOT’s journey on the web, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Researchers in Canada are running an experiment to see if people will stop and give their hitchBOT a lift across the country. But what happens if it meets one of Google’s self-driving cars along the way? (Answer: Robopocalypse!)

You can follow hitchBOT’s journey on the web, Instagram, and Twitter

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You Should Learn to Trust Robots. It’s for Your Own Good | Enterprise | WIRED

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Turing test beaten for first time by virtual 13-year-old boy

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Pepper is an emotionally-aware robot available in Japan next year for under $2,000

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Apparently our new robot overlords will welcome us by transforming into furniture. 

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This robot baby dinosaur is amazing and adorable but where could this kind of technology take us? That’s what makes it super creepy at the same time.