Robopocalypse

05.13.14
UN debates a preemptive ban on killer robots
05.13.14

UN debates a preemptive ban on killer robots

Killer robots are at the heart of popcorn fare like the Matrix and Terminator movies, but there's...

By J. Fingas,   05.13.14
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01.15.14
BYU image algorithm can recognize objects without any human help
01.15.14

BYU image algorithm can recognize objects without any human help

Even the smartest object recognition systems tend to require at least some human input to be effec...

By J. Fingas,   01.15.14
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10.23.13
DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge pits bot security systems against each other
10.23.13

DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge pits bot security systems against each other

It sounds like the seeds of a end-of-days sci-fi hit, but DARPA knows what it's doing, right? It's...

By M. Smith,   10.23.13
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10.04.13
MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)
10.04.13

MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)

Modular robots have long been a reality, but they often require human intervention to assemble or...

By J. Fingas,   10.04.13
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10.04.13
Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks
10.04.13

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the g...

By S. Buckley,   10.04.13
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07.12.13
DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)
07.12.13

DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)

DARPA and Boston Dynamics seem bent on engineering the robot revolution, and it's while wearing a...

By J. Rigg,   07.12.13
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03.17.13
Robopocalypse: Now liveblog
03.17.13

Robopocalypse: Now liveblog

We'll be discussing the history and near-future of robotics with luminaries from Willow Garage, Bo...

By M. Smith,   03.17.13
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12.07.12
So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)
12.07.12

So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)

While we're well aware that robots will prove our undoing, we didn't expect DARPA to make it so......

By J. Fingas,   12.07.12
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11.29.12
The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords
11.29.12

The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords

Greetings from the distant future of 2013. We stand in a basement of a wasteland once known as "Ne...

By B. Heater,   11.29.12
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