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Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders on the Intersection Between Writing About Science and Writing Science Fiction

io9 was founded as a website dedicated to both science journalism and science-fiction and cultural criticism. And although that mission has evolved over the years, that intersection between science and science fiction is something that still drives co-founders Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz’ work as authors.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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We Have a Few Spaces Left for Our Robot, Take the Wheel Book Launch Party in NYC Tonight!

Though I keep him chained to his basement at all times so he can turn out sweet, sweet car content on his Coleco Adam, our own Jason Torchinsky somehow managed to write a book. It’s called Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, and it’s about our […]

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We Have a Few Spaces Left for Our Robot, Take the Wheel Book Launch Party in NYC Tonight!

Though I keep him chained to his basement at all times so he can turn out sweet, sweet car content on his Coleco Adam, our own Jason Torchinsky somehow managed to write a book. It’s called Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, and it’s about our […]

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Warframe Players Love Their New Space Roombas

Warframe is an online game all about cool cyborg-ninjas, acrobatics, and weird aliens. However, something new was added in a recent update: Space Roombas. These small little cleaning-bots have quickly become beloved by the community, with players spending in-game currency on them and figuring out ways to create more…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ford Is Working on Package-Delivering Robots That Fold Up Inside Self-Driving Cars

These days, we keep hearing automakers talk about all the partnerships they’re forming for autonomous cars, car sharing, large-scale electrification, and just general “mobility solutions.” A lot of it is bullshit meant to make the companies appear on the cutting edge, and some is legit research. I won’t speculate…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Ford Is Working on Package-Delivering Robots That Fold Up Inside Self-Driving Cars

These days, we keep hearing automakers talk about all the partnerships they’re forming for autonomous cars, car sharing, large-scale electrification, and just general “mobility solutions.” A lot of it is bullshit meant to make the companies appear on the cutting edge, and some is legit research. I won’t speculate…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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It Only Takes 10 Robot Dogs to Tow a Truck

Boston Dynamics, in case you haven’t been hanging out at your local robot bars and nightclubs, is a company that has been producing incredibly impressive yet somehow oddly unsettling robots, often in vaguely humanoid or animalistic forms. One of their robots, a canine-like machine called SpotMini, will be available for…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Watch a Deeply Weird Video of Toyota’s Basketball Robot Sinking a Three-Pointer

If you’re a professional basketball player and have been smugly snickering at all those articles about robots and AI taking over jobs, annoyingly confident that your gig is, and always will be, safe, then I have some bad news for you. Toyota, maker of your friend’s gray-market Sera and your enemy’s Prius, has…Read more… Continue […]

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U.S. Army Assures Public That Robot Tank System Adheres to AI Murder Policy

Last month, the U.S. Army put out a call to private companies for ideas about how to improve its planned semi-autonomous, AI-driven targeting system for tanks. In its request, the Army asked for help enabling the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) to “acquire, identify, and engage targets at…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Sony Gives Aibo a New Paint Job and Plans to Teach It Some Home Security Tricks

Resurrected back in 2017, Sony’s robotic dog Aibo made a big splash at CES 2018, but there wasn’t much fanfare for the pup at Sony’s CES booth this year. A few weeks later, however, Sony has announced a new version of the robotic companion featuring a beagle-inspired tri-color paint job, and some new tricks that…Read more… […]

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Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get Started in Machine Learning and Robotics

“It’s very easy to get intimidated,” says Hamayal Choudhry, the robotics engineer who co-created the smartARM, a robotic hand prosthetic that uses a camera to analyze and manipulate objects. “You have this idea for a project, then think, I don’t know a thing about this.” Here’s how Choudhry and his partner Samin Khan,…Read more… Continue […]

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