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The Robot Assistant Who Can Second-Guess Your Every Need

It’s here – a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day, and yes, become our trusted friend. Science fiction is becoming science fact.

As sci-fi writer William Gibson noted: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

The demand for helper robots is booming, and academia, industry and the military are working overtime to meet the need as a whole new industry gains momentum.


Yes, Really: Robot Conferences Are Coming To Australia

Australia’s first conference where attendees can both engage with live robots, and watch them working with each other is coming to Sydney.


Competitive Robot Fighting Downunder

Not many people realise that Australia actually has a small but active group of robot warriors. From small events in a local shed to national and international competitions, these backyard boffins do battle.


That Hitchhiking Robot That Americans Beat Up Will Live Forever In A Canadian Museum

Summer 2015 marked the failed American odyssey of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking humanoid built for motorists to tote from Salem, Massachusetts, to San Francisco. It got as far as Philly before being torn limb from limb. But in Canada, where people are infinitely friendlier toward roadside robots, the original hitchBOT — which did manage to thumb it cross-country — will be enshrined in a national museum.


Have A Robot Paint You Like One Of Its French Girls

Sure, gesture-controlled robots are cool. Even cooler? Scientists have developed a way to control a robotic arm just by blinking at it — no hands needed.


When Robots Start Acting Like Humans You Can Expect The Worst

Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions — they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits — but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.


USA Challenges Japan To A Duel Between Giant Robots

It’s a potential Megabots Inc vs Suidobashi Heavy Industries showdown. Actual huge piloted mechs doing battle. This is what science and technology is all about. Check out the hilarious and awesome team Megabot video challenge for yourself and decide for yourself who will win.


This Is The Robotic Rig That Google Uses To Test Android Latency

Latency on your phone is annoying. But Google feels your pain — which is why it has this dedicated robotic rig, used to test out hardware and software in order to keep Android and Chrome OS devices zippy.


Queen Elizabeth Meets The Future Queen Who Is A Robot And Not A Human

Everybody knows that futuristic robots are going to take our jobs. Jobs in food service, farm work, and perhaps most importantly, monarchy.


Will A Robot Steal Your Job Tomorrow? Take Our Quiz!

Will a robot steal your job in the future? NPR has a new tool to check the probability that you’ll be replaced by a robot in 20 years. But 20 years is so far away. What about tomorrow? Like, literally tomorrow. We’ve come up with our own quiz to answer just that.


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