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In ‘Killer Robots’ debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms

Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations-backed Conference on Disarmament says his country has not developed fully autonomous weapons systems and has no plans to do so.

More robots, more work

Robots will take over all jobs, so it is often thought. On the contrary, say Charissa Freese and Ton Wilthagen: robots will create jobs. It’s just that these new jobs will be different, and the challenge is to anticipate which jobs will disappear, whic…

Robot arms with the flexibility of an elephant’s trunk

Unlike conventional robot arms with hinged and swivel joints, new flexible arms being developed by Professor Stefan Seelecke and his research group at Saarland University are constructed using muscles made from shape-memory wires that have the ability …

Micro-robots could go inside the body and track vital signs, professor says

Every time University of Pennsylvania engineer Marc Miskin speaks about his research on miniature robots, someone asks the question: How does it compare to the submarine in “Fantastic Voyage”?

Short circuit: Tokyo unveils chatty ‘robot-eers’ for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organisers on Friday rolled out a pair of chatty robots they will put to work to assist wheelchair users at the 2020 Games as they continue to plug Japan’s cutting-edge technology.

In competition, people get discouraged by competent robots

It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how hard the robot is working.

Efficiency boost for robot submarines

Researchers in China have designed an improved energy-aware and self-adaptive deployment method for autonomous underwater vehicles. The team of Chunlai Peng and Tao Wang of the Guangdong University of Technology, in Guangzhou, provide details in the In…

How to prevent the ‘robot apocalypse’ from ending labor as we know it

It seems not a day goes by without the appearance of another dire warning about the future of work.

Ocean life in 3-D: Mapping phytoplankton with a smart AUV

Phytoplankton form the base of the marine food chain but are notoriously difficult for scientists to account for—a little like trying to identify and count motes of dust in the air. A truly independent underwater vehicle shows it can do the job.

Would you trust a robot to mind your child?

With an anticipated 39.5 million domestic/household robots expected to be in our homes by 2021 (IFR, 2018), Cranfield University is calling for members of the public to comment on a survey launched to identify people’s views on robot ethics.