Tagged With Robots
"Robots' autonomy raises the question of their nature in the light of the existing legal categories – of whether they should be regarded as natural persons, legal persons, animals or objects – or whether a new category should be created, with its own specific features and implications as regards the attribution of rights and duties"
This is from a report out of the European parliament, pushing for a set of laws ensuring the rights and responsibilities of robots and artificial intelligence. The laws, which are to voted on in February, could effectively grant human rights to robots.
Video: BBC One's Spy in the Wild series embeds animatronic spy animals out in nature with their real life animal counterparts to see what life is really like in the wild. The robot creatures can look a little bit creepy with their eyeball cameras, but the animals often embrace them as one of their own. Sometimes the relationship can turn emotional, like when these Langur monkeys grieved for a robotic spy monkey that fell to the ground and "died".
Robots have been cleaning our floors ever since the first Roomba arrived 14 years ago, but it's not a completely hands-off chore yet. You still have to occasionally clean out your robovac's dirt bin, which Black+Decker is making a little easier with its new Smartech Robotic Vacuum that compresses debris into discs that are easy to dispose of.
The days of robot vacuums blindly bumping into objects around your home as they clean are long gone. Improved sensor technologies mean robovacs can intelligently spot and avoid obstacles well before a collision occurs, and LG's new autonomous cleaner goes one step further by interacting with humans it encounters.
There's been a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming duel between the giant fighting robots being built by the MegaBots team in the US and Suidobashi Heavy Industries in Japan. But even if it never goes down, at least we're getting a bunch of awesome videos of giant robots smashing things up out of it.
The robot arms designed to build cars in a factory setting have a limited reach, but still manage to weigh several tons. The Giacometti Arm, however, can extend over 20 metres, weighs just 1.13kg, and can easily squeeze into the boot of your car.
At the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (a real thing) Swiss researcher Oliver Bendel cautioned an audience of prospective robot-lovers that "If the machine over-exerts the human, it reduces the possibility of human sex."
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As adorable robots go, it seems almost impossible to ever get angry at The Force Awakens' BB-8. Which is why turning the little robot into an alarm clock is such a brilliant idea, because no matter how tired or grumpy are, you'll never be tempted to throw BB-8 across the room when he frantically tries to wake you up.
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