robotics

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Jingdong, or JD.com, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with

Messing with robots’ self-confidence could prevent the AI apocalypse

In every sci-fi depiction of an eventual robot apocalypse, the mechanical monstrosities move with cold, calculated precision, dispatching or enslaving humanity with a complete lack of sympathy and no second guessing. But what if robots could actually worry? What if mechanical minds

Russia unveils Terminator-style robot amid World War 3 fears

Christened FEDOR – Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – designers claim the futuristic sharpshooter would initially be deployed during search and rescue missions, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Daily Star. "FEDOR was designed as an android able to replace humans in high-risk

Genius human teaches robot to shoot lasers into his eyes

This robot was created by a 19-year-old university student Michael Reeves, according to The Verge. Reeves coded the software for the robot in C# using an off-the-shelf facial recognition database, and built the targeting apparatus from a webcam, a pair of servos,

Toyota Wants to Use Robots for Keeping Elderly Moving

Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country's rapidly graying society on the move, Joinfo.com reports with reference to U.S. News. Toyota said it saw the possibility

Chinese AI engineer marries robot he created

31-year-old Zheng Jiajia married a robot he named “Yingying” in a traditional informal Chinese wedding ceremony, Joinfo.com reports with reference to South China Morning Post. A Chinese engineer has “married” a robot he created after failing to find a human spouse, according

Watch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Control a Giant Mech Robot

Jeff Bezos tried out the 13-foot-tall (4 meters) robot on Sunday, March 19, at his company's private Machine Learning, Home Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration (MARS) conference, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Live Science. Video of the bot, developed by Hankook Mirae

High School Students Beat AI Robot in Math Test

An ‘exam-taking robot’ developed by China’s Chengdu Zhun Xing Yun Xue Technology Co. was defeated by a group of high school students in Chengdu in a test-taking competition, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Huffington Post. The four-year old robot took the same

Gita the robot may help you schlep the groceries

A 75-pound Gita prototype certainly made quite an impression on passersby as it rolled down New York’s busy Madison Avenue, according to USA Today. Several people stopped to gawk at Gita and snap pictures during a demonstration, and to ask: What is

Teaching Robots How To Trust

Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions to complex surgical procedures. But the question of trust has largely been a one-way street. Should we trust robots with our lives? According to TechCrunch, a