Next Generation of Robots Designed to Naturally Socialize With Humans

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Description: Robots created to socially interact with guests and perform small service roles are being tested out at Aloft Hotels. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 9, 2014 Robotic advancements are improving with the ability to socialize and interact with humans. Watch the Video. Questions for discussion: 1. What industries are at risk of losing jobs to… Read more »

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

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Description: Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine let’s you see, hear and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body. Source: FastCompany Date: January 24, 2014 Talk about going on a gender bender. A new machine created by a Spanish design collective combines virtual reality with advanced neuroscientific techniques to let men and women swap bodies… Read more »

The Stray Rover on the Far Side of Mars

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Description: As “Opportunity” celebrates 10 years today, we take a look at the original Mars Rover “Spirit” and her exploration journey. Source: Mashable Date: January 24, 2014 Hanging over the stage at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium was a giant illustration of NASA’s Opportunity rover, its name blasted in big, celebratory block letters. It was supposed to be an event… Read more »

Google And Robots: The Future Just Got A Lot Closer

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Description: Don’t look for an Android-powered Wall-E anytime soon, but Google’s recent move toward robotics signals a big momentum shift getting under way. Source: CNET Date: December 5, 2013 Ready or not, we’re about to enter the age of robotics. That’s the message underlying Google’s announcement on Wednesday that former Android honcho Andy Rubin would be aiming the company’s next “moon shot”… Read more »

Introducing “WildCat”

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Description: The same firm that is bringing us intimidatingly real military androids now has a cat-like machine that can run at 16 miles an hour. Meet “WildCat” – The galloping robot animal, and future soldier’s companion. Source: fast company Date: October 4, 2013 The interwebs are buzzing thanks to a video of Boston Dynamics’ newest machine, a… Read more »

More Jobs Predicted for Machines, Not People

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Description: A faltering economy explains much of the job shortage in America, but advancing technology has sharply magnified the effect, more so than is generally understood, according to two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 23, 2011 Technology has always displaced some work and jobs. Over the years, many experts… Read more »