The government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda seems to be taking no account of coming automation.
Robot pets are marketed as substitutes for living animals. Rather, we should use existing technologies to design robots that provide other services, like health care and lifestyle support.
At building collapse sites, aerial drones and ground robots can extend the eyes and ears of search and rescue personnel to places people can’t go – above and inside the rubble pile.
Autonomous robots hold great promise for the agricultural sector, but it’s vital that the public gets a say in their creation.
Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
Custom fabrication involves taking measurements, choosing tools, deciding on sequences of steps and ordering from a menu of materials. AIs under development promise to take humans out of the loop.
Fictional screen robots have long represented our fear of technology. A new animated family film combines this trepidation with many parents’ fear of losing offline connection with their kids.
Robots are taking jobs, but they’re also saving lives … should we fear them and their capabilities?
This robot can learn how to traverse unforeseen terrain by changing the length of its legs.
As the use of robots and autonomous machines increases across industries, governments need to have a strategy in place. The labour force will transition out of automated tasks into new jobs.
Robots and humans can be friends – but not in a way that would win Aristotle’s approval.
Our children should no longer be taught formulaic writing. Writing education should encompass skills that go beyond the capacities of artificial intelligence.
The robots are ‘born’ via 3D printer, and recycle themselves upon their ‘death’.
The revolution in AI harbours dangers for humanity – here’s why.
In the future, tiny robots will inspect pipes for blockages and leaks.
The 1921 play R.U.R. introduced the world to the word ‘robots’. Its plot is remarkably similar to robot stories told today.
Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.
Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?
AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.
Using robots to provide companionship is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from human interaction.