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  • Russian Artificial Intelligence Robot Turns Out to Be Fake, Just Like Everything Else

    12/14/2018 7:16:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jim Treacher
    Here's the rule: If something can be automated, it will be automated. If a machine can perform a task more cheaply and efficiently than a human worker, that's what will happen. That's why professions like town crier and rickshaw driver and blogger are no longer in demand. That's why "Please place item in bagging area" is the new "You've got mail." That's why, in the unlikely event that anybody is reading this, you're reading it from a screen instead of a flimsy, disposable piece of pulverized wood that a kid threw on your lawn instead of your porch like you...
  • Here's why a robot is blocking parking spots at Orlando malls

    11/20/2018 8:56:23 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 11-20-2018
    App MyPark allows shoppers to reserve spaceORLANDO, Fla. - There's no need to fight over a parking spot on Black Friday. There's an app -- and robot -- for that.The Miami startup MyPark has created parking space blockers that are used across Florida, including at several malls in Orlando. By using the MyPark app, users can receive a code to lower the blocker and enter the parking space. The service costs about $3 to reserve a spot for two hours.
  • Surgical robot BOTCHES surgery, kills man on operating table while doctors sipped lattes

    11/16/2018 6:14:05 AM PST · by deandg99 · 94 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/16/2018 | Ethan Huff
    In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table. According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organised fashion.” A situation that can only...
  • Finland’s first sex doll brothel opens in Helsinki offering 100 euro robot romps ...

    11/13/2018 7:28:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies ^ | 17:04 / 12.11.2018 SUN | Staff
    FINLAND will be opening its first sex doll BROTHEL later this week as demand for silicone companions blows up all over the world. Russian-owned Unique Dolls will open its doors in Helsinki on Thursday - charging frisky Finns €100 an hour with its demimonde dolls. The silicone brothel is located in a discrete location behind a shopping centre in the Finnish capital. And they say they'll only ever be allowing a maximum of four clients in the building at any one time to keep noise levels at a respectable level. Each of the four models has its own room at...
  • Xinhua's first English AI anchor makes debut

    11/09/2018 2:29:03 AM PST · by Salman · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | New China TV
  • My Experience With a False Allegation by a Woman

    10/01/2018 2:07:24 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 165 replies
    10/1/2018 | MeanWestTexan
    I was falsely accused of having an affair and fathering a child with a woman I never met. A WOMAN I NEVER MET. I am a reasonably locally-prominent person. I had the misfortune of being on the front page of a local paper one day when a lady I'd never met gave birth. I gave a lot of money to a school. She saw me on the paper. She saw I was wealthy and reasonably important. So when the clerk came in with the birth certificate form to fill out, she put my name. She went on welfare and concocted...
  • Calls mount for regulation of sex robots

    09/17/2018 6:59:20 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 17, 2018
    A short drive north of Toronto, $60 buys a half hour alone with a life-sized doll that’s "warm and ready to play.” Customers take rented sex robots to a private room in a warehouse, near an emissions testing center, before returning them for cleaning. The owner of KinkySdollS told the Washington Examiner he will open a second location in Houston this month, with a goal of 10 U.S. locations by 2020. How? Because there's no regulation. "The States is a bigger market, and a healthier market, and God bless Trump," said owner Yuval Gavriel.
  • Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight

    09/13/2018 4:20:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | September 13, 2018
    As in flying insects, the robot's flapping wings, beating 17 times per second, not only generate the lift force needed to stay airborne but also control the flight via minor adjustments in the wing motion. Inspired by fruit flies, the robot's control mechanisms have proved to be highly effective, allowing it not only to hover on the spot and fly in any direction but also be very agile. Apart from being a novel, autonomous micro-drone, the robot's flight performances, combined with its programmability also make it well suited for research into insect flight. To this end, TU Delft has collaborated...
  • Filmmaker Tony Kaye Casts Robot As Lead Actor In Next Feature

    08/15/2018 2:06:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amanda N'Duka
    As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born. Unlike Robin Williams’ 1999 film Bicentennial Man or the Steven Spielberg-directed A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Kaye is aiming to cast a real robot, who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques. The idea, which originated from Kaye and producer Sam Khoze, is to forgo the use of computer-generated effects in favor of...
  • Russia To Send FEDOR Humanoid Robots To Space Station

    07/22/2018 5:36:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 22 July 2018, 6:57 am EDT By | Allan Adamson
    Besides the ability to shoot guns, the Fedor robot was also trained to lift weights, operate a drill, do push-ups, screw light bulbs, walk upright, insert keys into a lock, open doors, and drive. The robot was initially developed for rescue work but engineers have suggested military uses for i Space agencies including NASA have been working on robots designed for a space mission. In 2015, the U.S. space agency sent a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 aboard the ISS. It was the first dexterous humanoid robot to be sent into space. In June, SpaceX's 15th cargo mission to the...
  • The dating swamp: How finding love in DC may be impossible for young Trump and GOP staffers

    07/22/2018 3:29:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/21/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Trying to find love in D.C. can be tricky. If you’re a young Trump administration staffer, it might be near impossible. GOP employees and other right-wingers have been complaining that dating in one of the most Democratic cities in America is a political minefield. They’ve been called out, flipped off and told they are personally responsible for the death of democracy. One 29-year-old lobbyist told Fox News that learning to date in a Trump world is “absolutely insane.” “It’s getting so bad,” the lobbyist, who asked to remain anonymous because she works with the administration, said.
  • What could go wrong? IBM sending real-life HAL robot to International Space Station

    06/28/2018 2:06:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies ^ | June 27, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    A round, basketball-shaped autonomous assistant that is supposed to help astronauts with their space work. Sounds a lot like HAL-9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey," right? CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) won't say, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that," but the first-ever flying, autonomous, artificial intelligence-based robot is slated to head to the International Space Station (ISS) later this week. With any luck, CIMON will stay there for the foreseeable future. ..." "What we're trying to do with Watson AI services is imitate a human," Biniok said, adding that CIMON has a digital "mouth" and can express...
  • Tomorrow's Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots

    06/11/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 June 2018 | Jane Wakefield
    It is a terrifying vision of the future - a robot police officer with dark eyes and no discernible mouth that can identify criminals and collect evidence.
  • Now Cropping Up: Robo-Farming

    06/01/2018 1:26:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | June 1, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET | By Vibhuti Agarwal
    Agricultural-equipment makers gear up driverless tractors, combines in quest to produce more food, more sustainably The bright red, driverless tractor drags the tiller in a perfect line in a south Indian field, makes a turn at the edge of the property, encounters a test dummy and then stalls, not knowing what to do. India’s Mahindra & Mahindra , one of the biggest suppliers of smaller tractors to the U.S., and other manufacturers are racing to develop what they see as the future of farming: robo-tractors and other farming equipment to help produce more food, more sustainably at a lower cost....
  • This $25,000 robot wants to put your Starbucks barista out of business

    05/08/2018 7:30:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 8, 2018 | David Hochman
    The robot revolution is here, at least for your morning caffeine fix. Cafe X Technologies is a new, $25,000 automated barista designed by the award-winning team behind Dr. Dre's Beats headphones and speakers: the Ammunition Group. The Jetsons-style coffeemaker can sling 120 cups of joe per hour at specs that satisfy finicky roasters (and project partners) like Intelligentsia, Ritual and Equator. The robo unit is essentially a fully operational café beneath a six-axis animatronic arm. Customers place orders on a kiosk touchscreen or via the Cafe X app and receive a text when the drink is ready, after around a...
  • In Japan, Aibo robots get their own funeral

    05/01/2018 7:41:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | May 1, 2018 | Miwa Suzuki
    In Japan, Aibo robots get their own funeral by Miwa Suzuki AFP-JIJI ISUMI, CHIBA PREF. – The robot dogs lined up in their dozens last Thursday in Chiba Prefecture were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being honored with their own traditional “funeral.” In some respects, it was a funeral like any other in Japan, with incense smoke wafting as a priest chanted a sutra, praying for the peaceful transition of the souls of the departed. But the departed were 114 of Sony’s old generations of Aibo robot dogs, each wearing a tag to show where they...
  • It looks like a fish, but it’s not. Meet the robot built to spy on ocean life

    03/21/2018 7:06:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    L A Times ^ | Mar 21, 2018 | 11:00 AM | By Deborah Netburn
    It is the first robotic fish to contend with the currents and pressures of an actual ocean setting for an extended period of time. In a study published Wednesday in Science Robotics, the authors describe how SoFi can nimbly navigate a coral reef off Fiji in three dimensions, swimming up, down, left, right and forward, all at the behest of a diver armed with what looks like a Nintendo controller. The authors also report that the robot can handle water depths of about 60 feet, and appears to swim alongside real fish without spooking them. "For us, this fish is...
  • If the House Intel Committee found ANY evidence of collusion, Schiff would have leaked it already

    03/13/2018 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-13-18 | DrJohn
    The House Intelligence Committee has ended the Russian collusion probe and concludes that there is no evidence that there was any collusion. Republicans who control the House Intelligence Committee ended an investigation into the 2016 presidential election over intense objections from Democrats, saying they found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives. The committee’s GOP leaders announced their decision on Monday, adding that they plan to release a report soon on their findings. The probe -- originally intended to be bipartisan -- is ending even though an inquiry by Special Counsel Robert Mueller remains underway...
  • Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot Is Now Cooking at the CaliBurger Fast Food Chain

    03/05/2018 1:50:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | 03-05-2018 | by Rich DeMuro
    A burger-flipping robot named Flippy is now cooking up hamburgers at a fast food restaurant called Caliburger. A robot named Flippy is now in the kitchen at a fast food restaurant called CaliBurger in Pasadena. We were there for a preview event where Flippy made us some lunch. Flippy is a brand new, burger flipping robot now cooking at a chain called CaliBurger, which serves up California style burgers and fries. "The key to success in the restaurant industry is consistency. So anytime you go to a CaliBurger anywhere you know that the patty will be cooked exactly the same,"...
  • Hundreds of robot realtors are helping Bay Area renters find new homes

    01/07/2018 4:34:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Digital Trend ^ | January 6, 2018 | Mark Austin
    Hundreds of robot realtors are helping Bay Area renters find new homes Mark Austin — Posted on January 6, 2018 Some potential renters in California meet an unusual assistant when they show up for a tour of their new dream home — a robot realtor named “Zenny” that gives a tour of the house, wirelessly connected to high-tech property management startup Zenplace. The Mercury News recently followed one prospective buyer as he checked out a place in Santa Clara. “I wasn’t expecting a robot,” chuckled Gilbert Serrano as he arrived at the two-bedroom rental house. The three-foot-tall robot had an...