Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
A robot sculpts a recreation of the Ancient Greek work Laocoon and his Sons, which was exhibited in Linz last year.
Artists invented the word 'robot', but now robots are becoming artists, or at least assistants, themselves. As robots get smarter, artists will find more and more uses for them, particularly in sculpture.
Will AI take over the world or lead to a bright future for humanity?
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Not everyone agrees on how artificial intelligence will change the way we live. But it's not all doom and gloom either.
Robots should be empowered to pick the action that most helps humans.
Surgeons admit to unintentional mistakes when performing delicate surgery.
Surgeons say minor unintentional damage can happen during surgery, and much of that goes unreported. They say they would be prepared to use robotic tools if they could be shown to help.
Several methods can teach an algorithm to learn. With more or less important datasets, which are or are not previously labeled and categorized.
A NASA Valkyrie robot picks up an item with its hand.
For robots to be most useful when working alongside humans, we'll have to figure out how to make robots that can literally lend us a hand when our own two are not enough.
Technology can help workers in many ways.
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People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
A noninvasive brain-computer interface based on EEG recordings from the scalp.
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), Photo by Mark Stone
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
University students experiment with human-robot interaction and autonomous manipulation, two elements of manufacturing’s future.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
Humans need greater autonomy than Isaac Asimov's neat science fiction idea permits.
Today's robots and artificial intelligence look very different from the androids conceived by Isaac Asimov.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for possible signs of AI.
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How can you prepare for the coming AI revolution? Here's a handy survival guide.
A new population?
We have long believed ourselves to be the only intelligent beings on Earth – that may soon change and the consequences will be dramatic for law, politics and society in general.
Robots may match humans in recognising different types of emotions in the next few decades.
So I’m going on a big adventure … right?
Could you trade your baby robot in for an upgrade?
Is handing out cash the solution? To what problem?
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The claim: Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. The reality: Productivity will grow, but not idle or leisure time.
Australia ranks 134 out of 138 nations in terms of access to foreign markets.
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Australia's relatively small market size means it must rely more heavily on international markets to innovate.
Robot workforce at the ready.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
Using a robotic video camera to digitally recreate a crime scene could give juries greater insight without the logistical nightmare and potential bias of a physical visit.