The new Picasso? Meet Ai-Da the robot artist

FALMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand. Meller is overseeing the final stages of her construction by engineers at Cornwall-based Engineered Arts. He calls […]

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Meet Amazon Scout, a delivery robot with a human chaperone (for now)

Amazon launched a sidewalk robot delivery service on Wednesday, but it comes with a human chaperone. Interested in Amazon? “Amazon Scout,” a blue-colored, six-wheeled, self-driving cart “the size of a small cooler,” started delivering packages “at a walking pace” in Snohomish County, Washington, according to an Amazon blog post. The pilot program is starting with a handful of autonomous robots […]

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World’s most lifelike robot is revealed to be a Russian man in a costume

Robot Boris starred on a science report for state television showing off his amazing ability to walk, talk and even dance. However, after his startling small screen debut some started to question whether or not Boris was the real deal. The Russian website TJournal was among the first to query the actual technology behind the robot’s impressive performance. They wanted to know […]

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Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes

The 49-year-old, named as Mr Zhou, was working on the night shift at a porcelain factory in Hunan Hunan province when he was struck by a falling mechanical arm. The accident resulted in him being impaled with foot long, half inch thick metal rods, the People’s Daily reported. He was first taken to a local hospital before he was transferred […]

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How the first-ever sex robot was dreamed up 2,500 years ago by randy ancient Greeks who romped with female statues and dreamed of creating AI lovers

New research has found that randy members of the Mediterranean classical era civilisation were bent on building sex bots some 2500 years ago. In her book, Gods and Robots, Dr Adrienne Mayor delves into the weird world of the Ancient Greeks and finds numerous accounts of romping with statues that come alive. Some ancient Greek men developed “statue lust” whereby […]

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World’s first sex robot for women launched complete with customisable penis, fake stubble and Brad Pitt’s chiselled torso

Henry might appear to be every heterosexual girl’s dream, with his rugged appearance and angular cheekbones which have been compared to a “young Brad Pitt”. But whatever the claims of his performance between the sheets he still can’t take the bins out. However, Henry does come equipped with a silicone penis that can be customised – though it’s not yet […]

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China plans undersea ‘robot colony’ base for unmanned submarine drones in South China Sea

The state-of the-art submarine centre would become the first artificial intelligence colony on Earth, says scientists involved in the bizarre plan. The shock move follows a visit to a deep sea research institute at Sanya, Hainan province by Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this year. During April's visit, he urged scientists and engineers to break new grounds in underwater research, […]

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Britain will NOT develop AI robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’

Britain will NOT develop killer robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’, says chief scientist at Ministry of Defence Simon Cholerton said the UK would not take part in new killer robot arms race  Are fears states will use AI to create lethal machines without human oversight Instead Britain will use  AI to protect troops in the field rather than kill enemies   Britain will not […]

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Russia's first sex robot brothel opens in Moscow offering dolls with heated privates who’ll ‘talk dirty’ and ‘moan with pleasure’

The LumiDolls franchise, which already has establishments in Barcelona in Spain and Turin in Italy, has now set up shop in the capital Moscow. According to local media, the LumiDolls' "Madame" in Moscow is called Emma and she comes with two orifices that are temperature-controlled. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs five and a half stone and sighs […]

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Burger-Making Robot To Debut In San Francisco This June At ‘Creator’

The burger-making machine is sophisticated, and does everything from grinding the meat to placing toppings on the burgers. A new burger chain is set to debut in San Francisco in June. Called Creator, the restaurant features an entirely robotic kitchen staff: everything from the grinding of the meat, the cooking, and placement of toppings is done by machines. The ingredients […]

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