Britain Will Oppose a Pre-Emptive Ban on ‘Killer Robots’

Britain Will Oppose a Pre-Emptive Ban on ‘Killer Robots’

00 Concerns about the potential of turning autonomous robots into deadly weapons is a case of too little too late according to experts in the field. Leading figures in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics industry have joined forces to demand an outright ban on ‘killer robots’.  The open letter to the UN is signed by Tesla and Open AI CEO Elon Musk as well as 115 other ‘experts’ including Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman. The group writes, “Once developed, lethal autonomous weapons…

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Hebocon: Robot Fighting for the Technically Challenged

Hebocon: Robot Fighting for the Technically Challenged

00 Robotics are incredibly difficult to master with all the required precise engineering that goes into everything from the mechanics to the system software to the overall function and usability. However, a new robot fighting league openly welcomes those who do not have the technical skill or time to battle their rather unique robots. In essence, Hebocon is a sumo-wrestling style competition for people who are technically challenged in building the complex (and dangerous) robots…

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Russian Robots will Soon Replace Human Soldiers

Russian Robots will Soon Replace Human Soldiers

00 The forefront of Russian military technology looks a lot like the Terminator movies, with future soldiers being replaced by humanoid machines. Replacing humans with robots in warfare isn’t a new idea, but this is the first time the principle has actually been employed to design warfighting robots. Russian military officials believe that the human warfighter’s days are numbered, and robotics will soon take over the field, according to Russia Today. The above video was…

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Police Used Bomb Robot to Take Down Dallas Sniper

Police Used Bomb Robot to Take Down Dallas Sniper

00 [Image Source: Wikimedia] The main suspect in yesterday’s tragic shooting in Dallas resulting in the death of 5 police officers and 7 other officers injured was taken down by a remote bomb disposal robot. Initial reports that the suspect killed himself were false, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, and his death was ultimately the result of an offensive attack from Dallas PD using a modified bomb robot. Robots like this are normally used…

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Boston Dynamics New Mini Dog Robot is a Little Too Lifelike

Boston Dynamics New Mini Dog Robot is a Little Too Lifelike

00 Boston Dynamics has been at the cutting edge of robotics for some time now, and their new robot called SpotMini takes everything to the next level. The Google-owned company has created humanoid robots and even a giant horse-sized robot, but this miniature 4-legged friend will be your new helper around the house. Electric motors were used in SpotMini, in contrast to Boston Dynamic’s typical hydraulic pistons in order to conserve space in the smaller…

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Intelligent Robot Escapes From Lab Again, Researchers Might Scrap It

Intelligent Robot Escapes From Lab Again, Researchers Might Scrap It

00  According to The Mirror, A robot named Promobot IR77 has escaped from a Russian lab for a second time and researchers are considering scrapping the program on which it’s based. Promobot has been equipped with artificial intelligence and can remember everyone it meets. Additionally, it can remember locations, directions and can answer people’s questions intelligently. Promobot is being designed to become a customer relations robot. However, it appears that Promobot has a keen desire…

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Meanwhile in Russia: Self-learning Robot Escapes for 45 Minutes

00 In the recent frenzy of questionable robotic motives, a Russian self-learning robot escaped a training compound before engineers were able to bring it back home. Artificially intelligent (AI) robots have demonstrated some incredibly peculiar traits between Microsoft’s AI bot turning into a racist-human-hating robot in 24 hours and DARPA announcing their plan for a 132-foot “stalker” warship to hunt the seas for enemies. Whatever the case may be, the age of robotic automation has…

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