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Meet Atlas: Boston Dynamics Humanoid Robot Walks, Finds Objects Autonomously – VIDEO

WTF News Meet Atlas, the recently updated humanoid robot which can now operate autonomously. It can find and pick up objects by itself. Welcome to the robot "revolution", don't make the robots upset. BOSTON DYNAMICS A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is electrically…
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Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot – VIDEO

TELEGRAPH The world's most human-like robot has begun work as a university receptionist as scientists predict the new technology will eventually provide childcare and offer friendship to lonely elderly people. With her soft skin and flowing brunette hair, Nadine does not only meet and greet visitors, smile, make eye contact…
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Conspiracy theorists? Call of Duty previews Black Ops 3 featuring bionic humans, robot warfare

| WTF News | A preview of the latest edition in the video game series Call of Duty was released Thursday and it features many elements commonly described as "conspiracy theory" by media, as it unveils the story to come in the game likely based around the year 2065. The…
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The Environmentally Friendly Drone That Could ‘Disappear’ on the Battlefield

Defense One by Shirley Li Drones are, largely, military tools—hardened, efficient machines of war. They’re sturdy, not fuzzy. Strong, not brittle. And they should definitely not start breaking down upon impact. But breaking down is exactly what the bio-drone is supposed to do. Created—or rather, grown—by a team of 15 students…
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Google working on super-fast ‘quantum’ computer chip

AFP Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The Internet titan on Tuesday added renowned researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to the Quantum Artificial Intelligence team…
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BOTS ON PATROL: MOBILE SECURITY ROBOT TO BE MASS PRODUCED

Factor Tech In a move that will rock the job security of night watchmen everywhere, the world’s first commercially available security robot is set for mass production in the US. Designed by Denver-based Gamma 2 Robotics, the robot will now be manufactured entirely in the States, with a process that…
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Robotics

Burger-flipping robot could ‘completely obviate’ the need for human employees

Raw Story A robot that can make 360 burgers an hour could put many fast-food workers out of a job – exactly as its designers intended. Silicon Valley-based Momentum Machines developed the device, which is more like an assembly line than a humanoid robot, reported Singularity Hub. “Our device isn’t meant…
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A Military Robotics Company Says Killer Robots Are a Bad Idea

Motherboard The battle against autonomous, robotic killing machines just got its first robotics company partner, as Canada-based Clearpath Robotics pledged its support to the international campaign calling for a ban on fully autonomous weaponized robots. In a press release, Clearpath CTO and cofounder Ryan Gariepy explains why his company signed on to the Campaign To…
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Google smartphones become brains of hovering robots at International Space Station

RT The phones, part of Google’s Project Tango, will be used for NASA’s Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES). The system may eventually assume chores from astronauts or potentially dangerous tasks outside the International Space Station (ISS). The 5-inch handsets will accompany a cargo spacecraft scheduled for launch on…
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Data

Google works with “former military operations people” to develop its WiFi drone army…

By Yasha Levine, Pando Daily   A few days ago, Wired’s Steven Levy wrote about the latest developments from Google’s Project Loon — an audacious and frightening attempt to launch a balloon-drone army high up in the atmosphere. The plan is to create nothing less than a global WiFi network, powered by hundreds of balloons circling the…
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Robotics

Meet the Artificial Intelligence Program That’s Learning Everything

By Nicholas West, Activist Post If all of your browsing habits and scroll-overs haven’t been sufficient enough for current algorithms to pre-determine your wants, and needs, and orders, there is a new child coming of age who, simply put, is a prodigy. Meet LEVAN (Learning EVerything About ANything) in the…
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Scientists create bionic particles ‘inspired by Terminator’

Guardian In what might come to be seen as a moment of apocalyptic hubris, scientists at universities in Michigan and Pittsburgh in the US have pioneered bionic particles – a blend of organic matter with semiconductors – that they describe as being "inspired by fictional cyborgs like Terminator".The particles, currently microscopic…
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Robotics

The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees

The Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder There are already more than 101 million working age Americans that are not employed and 20 percent of the families in the entire country do not have a single member that has a ; So what in the world are we going to do…
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Robotics

Scientists: Robots Could be Programmed to Kill You ‘For the Greater Good’

InfoWars by Paul Joseph Watson Autonomous vehicles present ‘morally dangerous path’ As the United Nations debates legislation that could outlaw ‘killer robots’, scientists predict that artificially intelligent systems could one day decide to kill humans “for the greater good.” Image: DARPA (YouTube). In an article for Popular Science, Erik Sofge outlines…
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Military

Unmanned robotic golf cart that can detect intruders tasked with defending American nuclear materials stockpile

Daily Mail Incredible machines patrol the site in the same way as security staff Detect intruders from 600 feet by looking for signs such as an ajar door Up to 16 vehicles can be operated by one control centre Thanks to the caddies the site expects to make $7million in…
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Driverless Cars Are Giant Data Collection Devices, Say Privacy Experts

Motherboard All driverless cars so far have giant cameras on top of them (and cameras inside, too). Image: Roman Boed/Flickr There’s a lot of questions when it comes to how to regulate driverless cars—Can you “operate” one if you’re drunk? What if you’re blind? When should a person have to…
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China to test new smog-busting drone to help clear polluted skies

South China Morning Post Government agencies are to test a new design of aerial drone to see whether it might help tackle the air pollution that often blankets much of the mainland, state media reported. The vehicle will spray chemicals that freeze pollutants, allowing them to fall to the ground.…
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Brazil will use robots to police the 2014 World Cup

Daily Caller by Giuseppe Macri Brazil is adopting the security of the future after securing a deal with a robot manufacturer to deploy robots programmed to police the 2014 FIFA World Cup games. The Brazilian government has agreed to pay $ million to Massachusetts-based iRobot for 30 of its PackBot…
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Google Picks Motorola Clean: 22,000 Patents, Advanced Technology & Projects Group Run By DARPA Head

| WTF News | Google has confirmed the suspicions of many watching to see what parts of Motorola they'd keep after the acquisition. "22,000 patents" @bsurveillance guest on likely motive for @google's @motorola acquistion. Now @DARPA unit? #google ; (@WTFRLY) February 1, 2014 Wired On Wednesday, the web giant announced…
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Self-propelled swimming bio-bots move like sperm in alien world of aquatic micro-organisms

Science Reporter  According to a news release from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots just entered the strange world of aquatic micro-organisms. Engineers have created a class of small bio-hybrid machines that move like sperm, the first synthetic structures that can negotiate the viscous fluids of…
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Meet “Smart Restaurant”: The Minimum-Wage-Crushing, Burger-Flipping Robot

Zero Hedge With a seemingly endless line of talking-heads willing to ignore essentially every study that has been undertaken with regard the effects of raising the minimum-wage; and propose what is merely populist vote-getting 'benefits' for the ever-increasing not-1% who benefitted from Ben Bernnake's bubbles - we thought the following…
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Scientists develop ‘robotic muscle’ — thousand times stronger than human!

Zee News Washington: Scientists have developed a new robotic 'muscle', thousand times more powerful than a human muscle, which can catapult objects 50 times heavier than itself - faster than the blink of an eye. Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in US demonstrated a micro-sized robotic torsional muscle/motor…
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Google’s racing robots give Amazon’s drones a run for their money

FT By Tim Bradshaw Google has snapped up the creator of the world’s fastest running robot and other eerily realistic animal-like machines supplied to the US military. The internet company’s acquisition of Boston Dynamics is latest in a string of robotics acquisitions in a mysterious initiative led by former Android…
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Google Buys Frequent DARPA Contractor Boston Dynamics, Releases News Late Friday To Avoid Coverage

| WTF News | One of the most dishonest companies on the planet, that happens to control the internet's ability to function at large, revealed Friday at the usual time news is released to avoid peak coverage, that it had acquired DARPA contractor Boston Dynamics which specializes in robots of…
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Meet Valkyrie: NASA’s New Autonomous Human-Like Robot

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel NASA has unveiled the Valkyrie robot, their entry into the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DARPA-RC). The DARPA-RC is poised to develop robots that will assist in dangerous situations. Nicolaus Radford, project leader of the NASA JSC Dexterous Robotics Lab (JSC-DRL) said: “We really wanted to design…
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As Fast Food Workers Go On Strike In 100 Cities, Applebees Unveils The “Waiter Terminator”

Zero Hedge Today, in the latest escalation by minimum paid restaurant workers who demand greater wages, Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday and walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100…
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“Autonomous Data Machine”: Meet Knightscope K5, Your New Worst Enemy

Mike Paczesny The Rundown Live A company in California has developed a mobile robot, known as the K5 Autonomous Data Machine, as a security tool for for schools and neighborhoods and private corporations. The bot is 5 feet tall, weighs 300 pounds and looks a lot like R2-D2 and according to…
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US Army equipping soldiers with fleet of bird-like drones

RT An urgent request made by United States soldiers in combat has prompted the Pentagon to place an order for three-dozen, state-of-the-art micro-drones that resemble birds and can be launched by hand. Prioria Robotics of Florida announced earlier this month that the US Army Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, awarded…
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The U.S. Military Is Creating Iron Men, Super Soldiers And Terminator Robots To Fight Future Wars

The Truth Wins by Michael Snyder The wars of the future are very likely going to resemble many of the science fiction movies that we are watching right ;  The military is in a global race to create the “technologies of the future”, and some of the things that they…
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Scientists Developing Real ‘Terminator’ Autonomous Robot

StoryLeak by Daniel G. J. There’s a frightening debate going on in scientific circles that could indicate that scientists are on the verge of creating a real-life terminator or killer robot. Experts are now debating something called a Lethal Autonomous Robot, which has usability as a war machine. The LAR…
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EU Funds Swiss Project to Build Brainlike Computer

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel The European Union is funding the Human Brain Project (HBP) being launched at a Swiss University with billion Euros. With the development of “thinking technology”, machine manufacturers could create “thinking cars” and cognitive “home appliances”. The HBP will utilize “supercomputers to model the brain and…
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Oxford Professors: Robots And Computers Could Take Half Our Jobs Within The Next 20 Years

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder What are human workers going to do when super-intelligent robots and computers are better than us at doing everything?  That is one of the questions that a new study by Dr. Carl Frey and Dr. Michael Osborne of Oxford University sought to address,…
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Bionic Man: Amputee Controls Artificial Leg With Thoughts – Video

CBS CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time ever, doctors have developed an artificial leg that is controlled by the person’s thoughts. And it happened here at the Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago (RIC). “So I move my leg out, push the toes down and bring my toes back up,” said…
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Google CEO: Eventually You’ll Have a Brain Implant”

IntelliHub By JG Vibes Google executives openly share the long term plan for “Google Glass” and quantum computing technology, promising superhuman powers for users. An attendee tries Google Glass during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Eight members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy…
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Move Over, Google Wants to Drive Your Car

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel Nissan Motor Co is focused on becoming the first manufacturer to offer self-driving cars (SDC) to customers by 2020. Within two vehicle generations and sold at “realistic prices”, consumers can purchase a car that drives itself. Andy Palmer, executive vice president at Nissan said: “Nissan…
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Scientists Inspired By Dragonflies For Next Gen of Robots

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel Researchers from the Center for Neuroscience Research at the University of Adelaide in Australia are using the example provided by dragonflies to perfect bug-sized robots that could be utilized in information gathering and surveillance operations. By studying insects, a team headed by Steven Wiederman and…
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Meet Atlas: DARPA Unveils Humanoid Terminator-Like Robot

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have unveiled Atlas, a humanoid robot that stands over 6 feet tall and weighs 290 pounds, being called “one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built.” Atlas was created by Boston Dynamics, INC, (BD) with funding from…
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Hacking the Human Brain Furthers the Advent of Super Soldiers

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel The Human Connectome Project (HCP) is dedicated to “understanding the complete details of neural connectivity.” They endeavor to “construct a map of the complete structural and functional neural connections in vivo within and across individuals.” By compiling data on genetics, behavior, matter fiber pathways, and…
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Human takeover by machines may be closer than we think

NBC News By Tia Ghose LiveScience A killer robot from the 2009 film "Terminator Salvation" — exactly the type of future we don't want to see after singularity. Credit: Warner you prepared to meet your robot overlords?The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of "The Terminator" or…
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Robo-Reporters to Replace Mainstream Journalists?

Paul Joseph Watson March 27, 2013 The mainstream media is now so glib, unquestioning and intellectually castrated that robo-reporters could soon replace real journalists – without anyone noticing. Computer algorithms are already being used to manufacture news stories about earthquakes and other data-rich issues and this same process could soon…
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Video: Cyro, robotic surveillance jellyfish at Virginia Tech

Digital Journal Researchers at Virginia Tech say they have developed a robotic jellyfish called Cyro, an autonomous marine robot with eight arms measuring nearly six feet and weighing 170 pounds. The robot is designed to mimic the movements of a jellyfish using an energy-efficient puslatile umbrella-like silicone frame to produce…
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Killer robots must be stopped, say campaigners

Guardian by Tracy McVeigh 'Autonomous weapons', which could be ready within a decade, pose grave risk to international law, claim activists. A scene from the 2003 film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Scientists say killer robots are not science fiction. Photograph: Observer A new global campaign to persuade nations…
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