How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play. BBC News – Technology... Read More

Can we teach robots ethics?

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We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this – by themselves – is fast approaching. So how,... Read More

Killer robots: Experts warn of 'third revolution in warfare'

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More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial... Read More

Call for a ban on child sex robots

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There should be a ban on the import of sex robots designed to look like children, the author of a new report into the phenomenon has said. Prof Noel Sharkey... Read More

Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics

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Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say. An international team is working on a £2m... Read More

Robots and drones take over classrooms

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Classrooms are noticeably more hi-tech these days – interactive boards, laptops and online learning plans proliferate, but has the curriculum actually changed or are children simply learning the same thing... Read More

Death robots: Where next after Dallas?

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The use of a robot to deliver an explosive device and kill the Dallas shooting suspect has intensified the debate over a future of “killer robots”. While robots and unmanned... Read More

Robots 'being taught to feel pain'

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Researchers from Germany are developing an artificial nervous system aimed at teaching robots how to feel pain. As well as allowing robots to quickly respond to potential damage to their... Read More