Some of the machines acquired recently by Google represent a giant leap forward for robot-kind.
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Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.
It used to be too dangerous to have a person work alongside a robot. But at a South Carolina BMW plant, next-generation robots are changing that.
New humanoid robots will compete in a contest designed to test the ability of machines to take on extremely dangerous and high-stakes human jobs.
A computer can learn to recognize, and respond intelligently to, users’ emotional state.
With security, reliability, and legal issues yet to be resolved, the first self-driving vehicles will perform only specific tasks.
A video shows hurricane taking out communications as it makes landfall.
Smarter, safer robots could expand automation to new areas of production work and help many manufacturers regain a competitive edge against those using low-cost labor.
Gesture control, devices that recognize different people, and tricks to make a screen feel as if it has physical buttons could be coming to your gadgets.
The British anthropologist's pioneering research on human social behavior has shaped business theory, military planning, and social-network design.