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Visual of MIT Lets Robot Cheetah Off Leash

MIT Lets Robot Cheetah Off Leash

Robot Cheetah has grown up! Scientists at MIT's Biometrics Robotics Lab have now trained their robo-feline Cheetah to detect obstacles and jump over hurdles as it runs, making it …

Visual of Designer Anouk Wipprecht combines fashion with robotics

Designer Anouk Wipprecht combines fashion with robotics

We met Anouk Wipprecht and talked about smart fabrics and accessories that can listen to our body, therapeutic fashion and the future of dressmaking.

Visual of The social animals that are inspiring new behaviors for robot swarms

The social animals that are inspiring new behaviors for robot swarms

From flocks of birds to fish schools in the sea, or towering termite mounds , many social groups in nature exist together to survive and thrive. This cooperative behaviour can be …

Visual of NNN Presents HUBOT - The Job Agency for People and Robots

NNN Presents HUBOT - The Job Agency for People and Robots

A horse can run faster than a human, yet nobody claims horses will make mankind dispensable. When a man rides a horse and the two work together, something new happens. Then, what …

Visual of Your next doctor might just be a robot

Your next doctor might just be a robot

Conventional wisdom says that you can’t replace the human touch in terms of medical care, but in our rapidly changing technological environment, it appears that this perception …

Visual of Sophia the Robot has a sister: Little Sophia

Sophia the Robot has a sister: Little Sophia

Robot Sophia is pretty much the international face of the ‘modern robot’. Sophia is the Audrey Hepburn-inspired humanoid robot who stands out for multiple reasons. She is the …

Visual of Hire a Smart Robot

Hire a Smart Robot

What if your co-worker was a robot? Dutch startup Smart Robotics is a job agency for robots that allows you to hire a smart-robot.

Visual of Sophia: World's First Robot with a Citizenship

Sophia: World's First Robot with a Citizenship

Sophia the Humanoid, a human-like robot in appearance and mannerisms, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia and became the first robot with citizenship.

Visual of Rhythm robot Keepon

Rhythm robot Keepon

The goals of "understanding humanity" and "humanizing robots" are tightly related to each other. Infanoid Project is trying to relate robotics to human sciences in order to …

Visual of Human-Like Robot Makes Freaky Joke About the Future of Mankind

Human-Like Robot Makes Freaky Joke About the Future of Mankind

To thread the uncanny valley is a conscious choice for many artists and enthusiasts, as a means to evoke, through their work, powerful emotions, thoughts and everything in between.

Visual of The First Fully Autonomous Soft Robot

The First Fully Autonomous Soft Robot

The Octobot is the first of its kind made fully of soft materials and is aimed to pave the way towards a more safely interaction with humans.

Visual of Medical Practice Aided by Robots

Medical Practice Aided by Robots

Robots in health care could lead to a doctorless hospital.

Visual of This Robot Takes Care of Your Children

This Robot Takes Care of Your Children

This robot nanny is designed to take on adult responsibilities, raising concerns regarding the consequences of using robots to raise our children.

Visual of This Robotic Stingray is Alive

This Robotic Stingray is Alive

By way of reverse engineering and taking heart cells from a rat, researchers at Harvard University have designed a miniature robotic stingray that is alive.

Visual of Opening HUBOT at DDW

Opening HUBOT at DDW

The robots have arrived! Yesterday we celebrated the launch of HUBOT , job agency for people and robots at MediaMarkt , as part of the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Our virtual …

Visual of Robotization Makes Work More Human

Robotization Makes Work More Human

Imagine being 16 and studying for a job that soon won't exist. What kind of future is that? New occupations will come thanks to robotization.

Visual of This exhibition investigates how humanity will live tomorrow

This exhibition investigates how humanity will live tomorrow

Occupying the 52nd floor of Tokyo’s Mori Tower, Mori Art Museum is internationally renowned for its visionary approach and highly original curation of contemporary art. The …

Visual of Robo-carp

Robo-carp

Scientists in Japan have developed a koi robot that swishes around in water just like the real, fishy thing, and does stuff real koi can't: swim in reverse and rotate in place. …

Visual of Robot Dance

Robot Dance

Visual of Robot farmer Mr Woo

Robot farmer Mr Woo

Comedian Paul Merton went to China for Five.tv (early 2007) and near Beijing he reads the following headline: This farmer grows robots...

Visual of All Is Full Of Love

All Is Full Of Love

While time seems to flow in this one direction, some people just know how to walk straight through that fourth dimension; catch it in a videoclip and throw the message into …

Visual of Exmovere Chariot: the wearable wheelchair

Exmovere Chariot: the wearable wheelchair

Exmovere Holdings , a biomedical engineering company, is focused on government and consumer applications for healthcare, security and mobility. This company developed Exmovere …

Visual of KOBIAN Shows Emotion

KOBIAN Shows Emotion

Meet KOBIAN, the humanoid robot that is not only able to walk about and interact with humans, but uses its entire body in addition to its facial expressions to display a full …

Visual of Robo-fly

Robo-fly

Waiter, there's a robot in my soup! Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, robo-fly's tiny movements are modeled on those of a real fly. While much …

Visual of Rule #5: Consider Zoomorphism as an Alternative

Rule #5: Consider Zoomorphism as an Alternative

For past entries and an introduction to the 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design,  click here.   When a product imitates animal behavior, the strict social rules …

Visual of Cat-like Sensitive Whiskers for Robots

Cat-like Sensitive Whiskers for Robots

Electronic whiskers put sensitive catlike sensors on robots.

Visual of Nike Robotic Sneakers

Nike Robotic Sneakers

Futuristic Nike sneakers for robots.

Visual of The Power Amplification Robot

The Power Amplification Robot

Power Loader: the power amplification exoskeleton robot.

Visual of Did a Robot Grow your Vegetable?

Did a Robot Grow your Vegetable?

The world’s largest indoor farm  is not the only firm developing vertical agriculture. Japanese company  Spread plans to grow more than ten million heads of lettuce a year by …

Visual of Wearable Device For Tomato Lovers

Wearable Device For Tomato Lovers

The Wearable Tomato Project consists in a robot that dispenses tomatoes.

Visual of Edible Battery for Ingestible Devices

Edible Battery for Ingestible Devices

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing edible batteries to power ingestible medical devices for diagnosing and treating disease.

Visual of Empowered by Robots Design Challenge

Empowered by Robots Design Challenge

Wanted: New jobs for humans and robots! Which designers, technicians, robot enthusiasts will help us with innovative, feasible ideas for the new jobs of the future?

Visual of Robot Babies to Prevent Pregnancy

Robot Babies to Prevent Pregnancy

An Australian study has shown the use of lifelike robot babies increased teen pregnancy, rather than discouraging it.

Visual of Shark Drones Clean up the Port of Rotterdam

Shark Drones Clean up the Port of Rotterdam

In the port of Rotterdam you might be able to cross a floating Waste Shark: a robot able to collect up to 500 kilos of trash.

Visual of This Robot Builds a House in Two Days

This Robot Builds a House in Two Days

A Bricklaying Robot builds low-cost houses in just two days.

Visual of The Robots of Tomorrow: Biodegradable

The Robots of Tomorrow: Biodegradable

What happens to robots that are no longer needed? In the future robots will be biodegradable.

Visual of A Taste of RoboBee Honey

A Taste of RoboBee Honey

Where most researchers are focusing on keeping bees alive, researchers of Harvard are developing a bee replacement; the Robobee. The Robobee is only the size of half a paperclip, with ultra thin wings flapping 120 times per second. The main goal is to build a mechanic pollinator.

Visual of Artificial Intelligence Learns to Smell

Artificial Intelligence Learns to Smell

22 teams of computer scientists have unveiled a set of algorithms able to predict the odor of different molecules based on their chemical structure. Computers learn how humans smell

Visual of Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson

Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson

The AI chef nows more than 10,000 recipes from all over the world and is capable of combining any ingredient while following your personal food preferences.

Visual of Cyborg Dragonfly for Special Service

Cyborg Dragonfly for Special Service

A Biomedical solutions company is developing a system for insects to wear, allowing engineers to steer it remotely.

Visual of Drones and Robots Co-Work in Solar Farms

Drones and Robots Co-Work in Solar Farms

BladeRanger might have found the ultimate solution for solar panels cleaning putting drones and robots together at work.

Visual of After Horsepower Comes Robotpower?

After Horsepower Comes Robotpower?

We fear being replaced by robots. They have the potential to be smarter, stronger and more hardworking than us, but so do horses.

Visual of Hoverboarding Over the Atlantic

Hoverboarding Over the Atlantic

In 2017, a hoverboard can fly 164 feet above earth and able to hover over the Atlantic Ocean.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Home Healthcare Professional

HUBOT: Meet the Home Healthcare Professional

The home healthcare professional is one of the 16 positions from HUBOT, the job agency for people and robots.

Visual of HUBOT: Take the Jobtest!

HUBOT: Take the Jobtest!

The robots are coming! They’re getting smarter, cheaper and more reliable. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it? The industrial revolution made muscular power …

Visual of Conversation with Dutch Philosopher Bas Haring: Robot, Colleague or Foe?

Conversation with Dutch Philosopher Bas Haring: Robot, Colleague or Foe?

We talked with Bas Haring to discuss the conception, image and will of the robot. Read our conversation with him and update your ideas about robots.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

"Misbehaving (Ro)bots" asks whether technology could hope to replicate these small bothersome quirks that instill a feeling of intimacy.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Robot Coach

HUBOT: Meet the Robot Coach

Craftsmanship is generally very appreciated, but it takes a lot of time to master a craft. Therefore, as a robot coach you train - you guessed it, a robot - to transfer your …

Visual of Robo-Bee Pollinated a Japanese Lily

Robo-Bee Pollinated a Japanese Lily

A video of a robotic bee pollinating a flower (looking more like Loopin' Louie spinning off the board game and hitting a flower) recently caught our attention. What at first sight …

Visual of Dubai Employs First Robotic Police Officer

Dubai Employs First Robotic Police Officer

The first robotic officer will soon report for duty in Dubai.

Visual of The Robots Are Coming!

The Robots Are Coming!

Robots are getting stronger and smarter every day. They are taking over our whole lives. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it?

Visual of Your Next Nature guide to Dutch Design Week 2018

Your Next Nature guide to Dutch Design Week 2018

Over time, our bodies, our food and our environment have become more and more subject to design. As designers, we hold the responsibility and have the unique chance to envision …

Visual of Six principles of humane technology

Six principles of humane technology

We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps or hinders us. Sometimes our tech seems to be flowing in inhumane directions, …

Visual of Killer Robots

Killer Robots

Rule #1:  A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Remember Isaac Asimov's classic  three laws of robotics ? Surely thats …

Visual of EcoBot III: a Robot that Produces Energy Fueled by Organic Matter

EcoBot III: a Robot that Produces Energy Fueled by Organic Matter

There are robots that look like people, and then there are robots, like the Ecobot III, that look nothing like humans but have our same biological needs: they have to eat, digest …

Visual of Meet Yangyang, Actroid From China

Meet Yangyang, Actroid From China

The humanoid robot Yangyang can function autonomously, talking and gesturing while interacting with people.

Visual of Rights for Robots: EU Calls for Regulation

Rights for Robots: EU Calls for Regulation

A new report recommends that we decide the legal status of robots sooner rather than later. It even suggests that they could be given personhood and rights.

Visual of Drones Swarm While We Sleep

Drones Swarm While We Sleep

Mesmerizing drone ballet from Kmel Robotics and Lexus.

Visual of The

The "Actroid" Lives in the Uncanny Valley

The Actroid robot holds clues for climbing out of the uncanny valley.

Visual of A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

In the last months we've been witnessing a refugee crisis of huge proportions. More than a million people crossed the sea to flee violence in Africa and the Middle-East. Together …

Visual of Jobs for Creators - Robots at Work #2

Jobs for Creators - Robots at Work #2

Have a look at our series Robots at Work! In this episode we present you five jobs for creators, the ones that build with their hands.

Visual of Robotic Tarzan Controls Crops

Robotic Tarzan Controls Crops

A robot inspired by a sloth was developed in order to control crops growing in our fields.

Visual of The Professors Doppelgänger Robot

The Professors Doppelgänger Robot

Although there are numerous researchers out there creating humanoid robots, none are as explicit about the close relation between anthropomorphism and narcissism as professor …

Visual of Big Dog got puppies

Big Dog got puppies

We posted this fella two years ago but the guys at Boston Dynamics haven't been sitting still. Improvements have been made and Big Dog got puppies! Little Dog (a learning robot …

Visual of Future babes

Future babes

A future in which prosthetic patches prevent bodies from aging? Or a sexists view on femininity in robotics?   Either way, the question is whether they are up- or downgrades of …

Visual of Robot costume

Robot costume

Tiger meets tiger. Apparently some of the owners of a vacuum cleaning robot feel the need to 'costumize' their device. We are now awaiting the witty bio-robotics company that …

Visual of Think Hello

Think Hello

Remember Asimo ? Honda has now developped a new Brain-Machine Interface technology that allows humans to control the humanoid robot simply by thinking certain thoughts. The BMI …

Visual of Geminoid Female

Geminoid Female

Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro ( Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaska University) has done it again! This time in coöperation with robot-maker Kokoro Co. Ltd . Objective: to …

Visual of Better Walking with Robotic Legs

Better Walking with Robotic Legs

The Berkeley Robotics & Human Engineering Laboratory is researching a way to improve the performance of human bodies. They are doing innovative research in the field of …

Visual of End of Life Care Machine

End of Life Care Machine

Designer, artist and engineer  Dan Chen has developed the ' End of Life Care Machine ', a machine designed to guide and comfort dying patients with a carefully scripted message. …

Visual of A Robot to Make Rats Depressed

A Robot to Make Rats Depressed

The robot in the picture above chases and attacks the living rat rights besides it. The W-3, as the robot is named, is designed to make rats seriously depressed. In fact, this …

Visual of Colorado Town votes on License to Hunt Drones

Colorado Town votes on License to Hunt Drones

Drones are the mosquitoes of the 21st century. A small town in Colorado will be voting on an ordinance for drone hunting licenses for shooting down the wild robotics.

Visual of The Bionic Kangaroo

The Bionic Kangaroo

The BionicKangaroo technologically reproducesthe unique way a kangaroo moves.

Visual of Should Intelligent Sex Robots be Banned?

Should Intelligent Sex Robots be Banned?

The Campaign Against Sex Robots, recently launched, is pushing towards banning the continuation of sex robots development.

Visual of Robot’s Best Friend

Robot’s Best Friend

From chef, to nurse, and also lover. Get ready, a new generation of robots is going to invade our lives!

Visual of Watch out for Bullied Robots

Watch out for Bullied Robots

Dystopian future scenarios filled with evil robots are everywhere. We are afraid of robots treating us badly, but what will happen if it'll be the other way around? According to …

Visual of Computer-Simulated Realistic Sounds

Computer-Simulated Realistic Sounds

Researchers at MIT have created a system that is able to simulate sounds that are so perfect that they can even fool human listeners.

Visual of Lego Bricks Come Alive

Lego Bricks Come Alive

Lego announced the next generation of building bricks, bringing the creations to life.

Visual of Personhood Status for Robots

Personhood Status for Robots

An "electronic personhood" for robots has been discussed in the European Parliament recently, raising big questions about equality, citizenship, legal and ironically, human rights for artificial intelligent machines.

Visual of Preventive Punishment for Robots

Preventive Punishment for Robots

The Punishment is an installation featuring a robotic arm that mimics a kid's handwriting perfectly, and repetitively writes "I must not hurt humans".

Visual of Jobs for Caretakers - Robots at Work #1

Jobs for Caretakers - Robots at Work #1

This is post number one of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for caretakers, the ones that work with their hearts.

Visual of Robo Wunderkind is a modular robot even a five-year-old can program

Robo Wunderkind is a modular robot even a five-year-old can program

Meet the Robo Wunderkind, a new breed of smart toys that introduces children to the basics of coding and robotics in a playful way. Advanced technologies are increasingly embedded …

Visual of Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

As we showed with HUBOT , we can use new technologies and robotics to make our work more enjoyable, interesting and humane. Aside from our speculative jobs, a lot of robotic …

Visual of This exhibition looks at how robots are changing the world we live in

This exhibition looks at how robots are changing the world we live in

Delve into the science and fiction of robots at V&A Dundee’s latest exhibition: Hello, Robot . Contemplate the existence of robots and how they have both shaped, and been …

Visual of Watch this lifelike robot fish swim through the ocean

Watch this lifelike robot fish swim through the ocean

Earth’s oceans are having a rough go of it these days. On top of being the repository for millions of tons of plastic waste , global warming is affecting the oceans and upsetting …

Visual of The religion named Artificial Intelligence

The religion named Artificial Intelligence

Would you pray to a Robot deity? A group of Japanese buddhists is already doing so. Meet Mindar , the robot divinity shaped after the buddhist Goddess of Mercy, also known as …

Visual of It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov , Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from …

Visual of The Uncanny Valley of the Pussycat Dolls

The Uncanny Valley of the Pussycat Dolls

Make no mistake, you're not looking at the latest Barbie line: These are the The Pussycat Dolls. Formerly an LA stripper show burlesque show, now upgraded to be pop music …

Visual of Medical Microbots Used to Perform Biopsy

Medical Microbots Used to Perform Biopsy

With recent successful experiments, we may see doctors switching from the single forceps to hordes of so-called microgrippers.

Visual of Empowered by Robots Event Report

Empowered by Robots Event Report

A report on the Empowered by Robots conference during DDW16, demonstrating fruitful collaboration between humans and robots.

Visual of Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Speculative designer Agi Haines' work focuses on (re)designing the human body, and speculates upon future scenarios.

Visual of What You Should Know About Artificial Intelligence Changing Jobs

What You Should Know About Artificial Intelligence Changing Jobs

It should come as no surprise that artificial intelligence naturally extends into the way we work. Let's look at how AI changes the way we relate to work.

Visual of Five must-see exhibitions before 2020

Five must-see exhibitions before 2020

A large-scale asian food market serving in vitro meat, a transatlantic expo on the future of nature and a travelling exhibition that explores our relationship with AI. These five …

Visual of Synthetic skin is bringing the sense of touch to VR

Synthetic skin is bringing the sense of touch to VR

Current social distancing measures are all about keeping a physical distance from each other in order to flatten the curve. But this does not mean we have to keep a distance from …

Visual of Exploring Next Nature (2004)

Exploring Next Nature (2004)

The first essay ever written on Next Nature, published in Next Nature Pocket and in Entry Paradise, New Design Worlds . ( download pdf ) (German version: Erkundungen im Nächste …

Visual of Bionic Woman

Bionic Woman

26-year old Claudia Mitchell has become the first woman to get outfitted with a bionic arm , with which she's able to perform functions simply by thinking about them. The arm was …

Visual of Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Die Natur verändert sich mit uns (English version: Exploring Next Nature ) by Koert van Mensvoort , published in Entry Paradise, Neue Welten des Designs, Gerhard Seltman, Werner …

Visual of Social Robots

Social Robots

Smile! We are your friends. Robots will play an important role in our future society. We need to ensure that robots are socially compatible with us in order for society to accept …

Visual of Blinkybugs

Blinkybugs

Blinkybugs are small, simple, electromechanical bugs that respond to stimulus such as movement, vibrations, or air currents. They are constructed by hand from LEDs, wire, and …

Visual of Digizerk

Digizerk

Henk Rozema displaying his invention (2006), the digital tombstone "Digizerk". It was only a question of time that global digitalization would be introduced on cemeteries. The …

Visual of Fire fighting beetle - OLE

Fire fighting beetle - OLE

Just like centipedes OLE can roll up into a ball when danger threatens and retract its six legs. Its heat-resistant shell is made of a ceramic-fibre compound which can withstand …

Visual of Interview with a cyborg

Interview with a cyborg

Erich Berger has a 96 year old grandmother who is a cyborg. She features dentures, hearing aids, glasses, pace maker, a metal implant on the pinkie toe, and more. Quotes from the …

Visual of Ladybug cleans the Toilet

Ladybug cleans the Toilet

A bug that does the cleaning? This 1-meter (39-inch) tall, 1.35-meter (53-inch) long prototype robot ' named "Lady Bird" ' is designed to clean public restrooms at highway rest …

Visual of Robotarium - Zoo for Artificial Life

Robotarium - Zoo for Artificial Life

Robotarium X , the first zoo for artificial life, approaches robots very much in the way as we are used to look at life in old nature. We, humans, enjoy watching and studying …

Visual of Tickle Massage Robot

Tickle Massage Robot

Tickle is a small robot that walks on the human body to generate a pleasant, tickling sensation.It has two motors and rubber feet for a good grip on the skin. When it encounters a …

Visual of BicycleBot

BicycleBot

Murata Boy, is a robot capable of riding bicycles unassisted. Balancing, pedaling and directing the bicyclee, turning the bike to avoid obstacles, etc. And this is his nephew, …

Visual of Fun begins in 2029

Fun begins in 2029

Famous technologist and futurist Ray Kurzweil states: it's going down by 2029, so be prepared to get digital on entirely new levels. According to Kurzweil, machines will have both …

Visual of Future playground

Future playground

Shot taken before the robot in question short-circuited and started to kill all humans in sight.

Visual of Robomonk

Robomonk

An industrial robot has been given an unusual production task; writing out the full Martin Luther bible "by hand" in a calligraphic style. The robot arm appears to be a fairly …

Visual of Roboswift, Eyes in Disguise

Roboswift, Eyes in Disguise

With its 50 cm wing span and 80 grams of weight, this high tech bird is ready to infiltrate swift surveillance squads next summer. Aerospace engineering students at TU Delft , …

Visual of Robotic R)evolution

Robotic R)evolution

In 1921 the word "Robot" (meaning "labor") was introduced by Czech writer Karel ?apek . In his play "R.U.R." (Rossum's Universal Robots), robots seem happy to work for humans. …

Visual of Saturn (Directors Cut)

Saturn (Directors Cut)

The struggle between the born and the made is being fought out in a wardrobe on Saturn. By: 1stavemachine.com | Related: Sixties Last

Visual of The Order Electrus

The Order Electrus

"Nature adapts, even to human actions that seem to destroy everything. The amazing power of evolution has given birth to a new species of insect. Their ideal habitats are old …

Visual of Voyage of the Bacteria Bots

Voyage of the Bacteria Bots

The 1966 science-fiction movie Fantastic Voyage famously imagined using a tiny ship to combat disease inside the body. With the advent of nanotechnology, researchers are inching …

Visual of Anthropomorphic 3d webcam

Anthropomorphic 3d webcam

This new 3D webcam with two cameras spaced approximately as far apart as human eyes is our anthropomorphic object of the week. Can you feel it, watching you? The little brother …

Visual of Bionic Pinguins

Bionic Pinguins

Festo Bionic Learning Lab demonstrates their new technologies inspired by nature. Another step towards artificial pets replacing extincted animals, or just an exposé of scientific …

Visual of Blood Cells 2.0

Blood Cells 2.0

Unlike many people fear that computers will overtake humans, Ray Kurzweil states that robots will merge with humans, robots the size of cells which can do the job way more …

Visual of Cyborg Insects

Cyborg Insects

Scientists at the University of California created a neural implant for a beetle that gives them wireless control over the insect. Electrical signals delivered via the electrodes …

Visual of Norwegian forest cat on batteries

Norwegian forest cat on batteries

Robots are penetrating our homes... disguised as cats? On July 30, Sega Toys releases an el-cheapo simulation cat toy for robot cat lovers with allergies or pet-unfriendly …

Visual of Recycling Robot Takes the Streets of Italy

Recycling Robot Takes the Streets of Italy

Let the robots do the dirty work! This real-life Wall-E Recycling robot, part of the $3.9 million DustBot research program that is trying to improve urban hygiene, collects trash …

Visual of Robot hand meets Sushi

Robot hand meets Sushi

We are anxiously waiting for the robot that makes the sushi, but at Squse , they have created the hand that can carefully place the delicacies in a box without crushing them. …

Visual of The Robot Versus the Sign

The Robot Versus the Sign

Quote Eric Horvitz : "After finishing my doctoral work, I returned to Stanford Medical School to finish up the MD part of my MD/PhD. During one of my last clinical rotations, I …

Visual of Ars Electronica 2010: Artists Adressing NextNature

Ars Electronica 2010: Artists Adressing NextNature

Sind wir noch zu retten? That was the slogan of this year’s Ars Electronica festival in Linz (Austria). Titled ‘REPAIR’, the media art festival urged to leave our scepticism and …

Visual of Battle of platforms

Battle of platforms

Ever wondered why there is so much competition in the world of operating systems? This video made by Leon Wang illustrates that "old nature" mechanisms like survival of the …

Visual of Beware of the Virtual Squirrels

Beware of the Virtual Squirrels

Kasey McMahon and Derek Doublin demonstrate the tension between people and their environment through the eyes of its non-human inhabitants. Beware of the Virtual Squirrels ! The …

Visual of Anthropomorphobia

Anthropomorphobia

Are you familiar with the affliction? Anthropomorphobia is the fear of recognizing human characteristics in non-human objects. The term is a hybrid of two Greek-derived words: …

Visual of Protei, the Sail Bot that Cleans Up Oil

Protei, the Sail Bot that Cleans Up Oil

Protei is a sailing robot that's designed to clean up oil spills without human assistance. After sailing upwind, the bot drifts downwind, zigg-zagging across the surface to absorb …

Visual of The AI Revolution Is On

The AI Revolution Is On

Steven Levy writes in Wired on the unexpected turn of the Artificial Intelligence revolution: rather than whole artificial minds, it consists of a rich bestiary of digital fauna, …

Visual of Can Life Be a Technology?

Can Life Be a Technology?

In 2009 the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy coined the phrase ‘living technology’ [1] to draw attention to a group of emerging technologies that are useful because they …

Visual of Gangnam Autonomy

Gangnam Autonomy

"A robot is a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. Its components are usually electro-mechanical and are guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. By …

Visual of Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

The future of farming is not to be found in further mass-industrialization nor in the return to traditional farming with man and horse power, but rather in swarms of smart, cheap robotic farmers that patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticides.

Visual of New Robot Turns Poo into Energy

New Robot Turns Poo into Energy

Though disgusting, sewage is an abundant, nutrient-rich resource. Researchers at the University of West England have taken advantage of this fact by creating  a robot that turns …

Visual of Painted by Robot

Painted by Robot

The Senseless Drawing Robot is a painting robot that interprets nearby street and sidewalk traffic and turns it into sprays of pigment. The robot is turning chaos into order, and …

Visual of Robots Invade Stores to Steal Our Jobs

Robots Invade Stores to Steal Our Jobs

There's a new threat to the world's unemployed. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot that helps to organize shop inventories, making that trip to the …

Visual of Rule #6: Meet People’s Expectations

Rule #6: Meet People’s Expectations

For past entries and an introduction to the 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design, click here.   People expect many things from each other: Expect them to say hi in the …

Visual of Using a Robot to Virtually Attend School

Using a Robot to Virtually Attend School

There are many people in the world for whom, for various reasons, it is impossible to leave the house or hospital. This means these people are not able to go to work or school. …

Visual of Walter Benjamin on Film and the Senses

Walter Benjamin on Film and the Senses

During the late 1930’s the philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote its widely influential essay ‘The work of Art in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility’. While describing a general …

Visual of Bionic man

Bionic man

An showcase of what we are currently capable of installing in human beings.

Visual of Electric Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel

Electric Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel

A new kind of piezotronic transistor mesh could make for robotic skin that’s as sensitive as your own is, covered in thousands of tiny mechanical hairs.

Visual of Empathy for the Device

Empathy for the Device

Kate Darling argues that society needs to update its ethical landscape to include thinking machines.

Visual of Homemade Robot Designed from Recycled Scraps

Homemade Robot Designed from Recycled Scraps

A Chinese inventor created a $24,500 robot from junkyard scraps.

Visual of Meanwhile on the Savanna

Meanwhile on the Savanna

The DARPA Military Robot Bull in a field tests.

Visual of Robots Cooperate to Save Coral Reefs

Robots Cooperate to Save Coral Reefs

Robots use swarm intelligence to rebuild coral reefs.

Visual of We Feel Empathy for Robots (Even if They Don't Look Human)

We Feel Empathy for Robots (Even if They Don't Look Human)

Human test subjects felt empathy for dinosaur robots being cuddled or abused.

Visual of Bionic Hand with Real Sense of Touch

Bionic Hand with Real Sense of Touch

LifeHand 2: a prosthetic hand that infers the ability to feel rudimentary shapes and forms by touch.

Visual of Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Robots are coming to replace humans at work, are they a real threat to the world’s unemployed?

Visual of Lunar Solar Power Generation

Lunar Solar Power Generation

Japanese engineers plan to turn the moon into a giant solar panel station.

Visual of Remote Surgery

Remote Surgery

Remote surgery is the new step towards robotic surgeons.

Visual of Retro Robot Band

Retro Robot Band

The '50s robot band, Le Trio Fantastique, is exemplary of human distant longing for technology that integrates with our body and senses, to the point of taking our place!

Visual of Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free

Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free

Researchers created a robo-feline able to run and bound while completely untethered.

Visual of Robotic Easter Egg Decorator

Robotic Easter Egg Decorator

A robot that applies computer controlled motion to precisely decorate your Easter eggs.

Visual of Robotic Furniture puts IKEA to Shame

Robotic Furniture puts IKEA to Shame

Science Fiction taught us to think of robots as human-like beings, yet the robots that actually make it into your home are more likely to look like furniture.

Visual of Why Robots Need Personalities

Why Robots Need Personalities

Social roboticist Heather Knight explains why we should give robots personalities.

Visual of 3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

Researchers from UC San Diego announced that they have developed 3D print tiny microrobots in the shape of fish able to detect and remove toxin from liquid.

Visual of A Robot Scientist Could Cure Malaria

A Robot Scientist Could Cure Malaria

Although there seems to be no effective drug in use to cure malaria, a scientist robot named Eve may have found a cure.

Visual of A Swarm of Micro Drones

A Swarm of Micro Drones

Agile micro drones able to act like a swarm.

Visual of Bionic Ants That Work Together

Bionic Ants That Work Together

These robotic ants by Festo are learning to work together, like real ants do.

Visual of DOUG: the First Robot Able to Draw

DOUG: the First Robot Able to Draw

Robots can already read, talk and reason. Yet, they do not seem to have found limits to their artistic skills either. Meet DOUG_1, first the drawing robot.

Visual of Hunger Games for Robots

Hunger Games for Robots

How would you feel if robots inherited ethical complications of existence?

Visual of Jazz-Playing Robot Challenges Human-Computer Interactions

Jazz-Playing Robot Challenges Human-Computer Interactions

A musical robot able to improvise a jazz solo in response to an actual person performing jazz.

Visual of Local Deliveries: Robots or Drones?

Local Deliveries: Robots or Drones?

Starship, a robot that will remodel our local deliveries system.

Visual of Meet the Hospital of the Future

Meet the Hospital of the Future

With its 656 beds, this hospital offers unconventional and leading computerized assistance for all sorts of patients.

Visual of Algorithm Tells You How to Dress

Algorithm Tells You How to Dress

What should I wear today? The answer to one of life’s big questions could came from an algorithm created to solve all your fashion problems.

Visual of OUT NOW: Save the Humans! Book

OUT NOW: Save the Humans! Book

The SAVE THE HUMANS! book is now available on our web shop.

Visual of Tiny Robots Assemble a Room in Minutes

Tiny Robots Assemble a Room in Minutes

Dom Indoors , is the latest research project developed by a construction robotics company called Asmbld . It includes a robotic system that can reconfigure an indoor space within …

Visual of If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Visual of Robot Swans Monitor Water Quality

Robot Swans Monitor Water Quality

The National University of Singapore released a group of robot swans in the Pandan Reservoir to swim around and keep an eye on water quality.

Visual of Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

It seems thinking machines could put the human race in danger. How realistic these fears are?

Visual of The Risk of Technological Unemployment

The Risk of Technological Unemployment

Stephen Hawking gives his opinion on what technological unemployment, aka machines taking over our jobs, can represent for future human societies.

Visual of The Biosphere Code Manifesto

The Biosphere Code Manifesto

During the event The Biosphere Code, Stockholm University researcher Victor Galaz and colleagues outlined a manifesto for algorithms in the environment.

Visual of The Hotel Run by Robots

The Hotel Run by Robots

A futuristic Japanese hotel will be run by robots, designed to be extremely human-like.

Visual of The World’s Largest Indoor Farm

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm

The world’s largest indoor farm in Japan is 100 times more productive than traditional agriculture.

Visual of 4D Printing Inspired by Nature

4D Printing Inspired by Nature

Scientists were inspired by nature to developed a method to shape-shift 4D-printed structures that could one day help heal wounds and be used in robotic surgical tools.

Visual of Are There Pokémon on the Moon?

Are There Pokémon on the Moon?

Pokémon Go is slowly taking over our planet. People know more Pokémon than bird or tree species. However, avid players will have noticed that some of the first-gen Pokémon are not available in the game yet.

Visual of Roboat Ahoy: the First Autonomous Boats

Roboat Ahoy: the First Autonomous Boats

The first self “driving” boat will be entering the canals of Amsterdam in 2017 with versatile ends.

Visual of I Want Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Want Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read Nicholas Carr's essay on the transhumanist dream of having wings.

Visual of The First Artificial Intelligent Lawyer

The First Artificial Intelligent Lawyer

There is an artificial intelligent robot called ROSS that is taking over the work of thousands of lawyers. Working non-stop, reading faster then any human attorney can do.

Visual of Let's Laugh at Robots!

Let's Laugh at Robots!

Welcome to the world of robot fails.

Visual of Mentally Disordered Robots

Mentally Disordered Robots

While robots are becoming more and more human, with all their sensors and information processing abilities, may it be likely that they too could develop mental illnesses?

Visual of The Office of the Future on Four Wheels

The Office of the Future on Four Wheels

Nissan created the e-NV200 workspace: an electrical van with zero emissions that is packed with everything you need to work efficiently.

Visual of Robot Breaks Rubik's Cube World Record

Robot Breaks Rubik's Cube World Record

Watch this robot solving the Rubik's Cube in 1.047 second.

Visual of This Robot will Grow Food in Your Backyard

This Robot will Grow Food in Your Backyard

FarmBot Genesis is humanity's first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated food production.

Visual of Are Robots the Future of Tattoos?

Are Robots the Future of Tattoos?

An industrial robot just tattooed the first person ever in San Francisco.

Visual of Robots Taking Government Jobs

Robots Taking Government Jobs

Meet Amelia, the first robot to work along with human coworkers in a council job.

Visual of Robots Are Making Pizza Now

Robots Are Making Pizza Now

A new wave of automation lies in pizza. Not only will robots deliver your pizzas in the future, they will even make them.

Visual of Self-Driving Cars Are Here to Stay

Self-Driving Cars Are Here to Stay

The first time you switch on your self-driving car, punch in your coordinates and cruise off to the soulless thrum of an electric motor you’ve got to wonder: does this thing know what it’s doing?

Visual of Shapeshifting Robotic Furniture

Shapeshifting Robotic Furniture

Robotic furniture for the young professional.

Visual of A Robotic Suit to Update Your Granny

A Robotic Suit to Update Your Granny

The elderly may toss their walkers for this robotic suit.

Visual of Grow Your Own Bio Bot

Grow Your Own Bio Bot

Researches at the University of Illinois released a step by step guide to build 3D printed bio robots with living muscles.

Visual of 3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

A needle free oral delivery system might in the future dissolve the old way of vacancies injected by syringes.

Visual of Robot Librarians Instruct Young Generations

Robot Librarians Instruct Young Generations

The Dutch province Gelderland-South uses two educational robots to increase kids' knowledge on such a technology.

Visual of FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

A Japanese Start up brings Farmville back into real life by letting players grow physical food.

Visual of Jobs for Facilitators - Robots at Work #3

Jobs for Facilitators - Robots at Work #3

This is post number three of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for facilitators, the ones who love to work with technology.

Visual of Jobs for Entrepreneurs - Robots at Work #4

Jobs for Entrepreneurs - Robots at Work #4

This is post number four of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for entrepreneurs, the ones who love doing big business.

Visual of Jobs for the Extraordinary-Robots at Work #5

Jobs for the Extraordinary-Robots at Work #5

This is post number five of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this last episode we present you five jobs for the extraordinary, the ones who won't let themselves be categorized.

Visual of Rescue Drone Will Save You in Open Water

Rescue Drone Will Save You in Open Water

Drone made to rescue in bad weather condition in open waters.

Visual of Virtual Baby Acts and Looks Impossibly Real

Virtual Baby Acts and Looks Impossibly Real

A rosy-cheeked kid learns her first words, cries when her babysitter leaves, smiles when she’s happy, but she’s not real. BabyX is an AI research-in-progress by a company named Soul Machines.

Visual of How AI and genomics will impact the future of making babies

How AI and genomics will impact the future of making babies

As if stand-alone technologies weren’t advancing fast enough, we’re in age where we must study the intersection points of these technologies. How is what’s happening in robotics …

Visual of Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us

Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us

Scientists believe the introduction of a hormone-like system, such as the one found in the human brain, could give AI the ability to reason and make decisions like people do. …

Visual of Three scenarios for the future of farming

Three scenarios for the future of farming

Agriculture may be one of the oldest of our technologies. Over time it has developed, changed, revolutionized, industrialized - or simply put, it has evolved . Today’s farms are …

Visual of Give AI curiosity and it plays video games all day

Give AI curiosity and it plays video games all day

If you teach a robot to fish, it’ll probably catch fish. However, if you teach it to be curious, it’ll just watch TV and play video games all day. Researchers from  Open AI …

Visual of The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

Sex is one of the most powerful, fundamental human drives. It’s caused wars, and built and destroyed kingdoms. It occupies a significant percentage of most people’s thoughts. As …

Visual of On inhumane technology

On inhumane technology

Stick-on shoes, wakeup lights, bionic limbs: these are examples of humane technology. But what exactly does this mean? It can best be explained in contrast with its opposite. …

Visual of Here’s what manufacturing enhanced with virtual reality will look like

Here’s what manufacturing enhanced with virtual reality will look like

Robots are coming for our jobs. Virtual reality is coming to make the jobs that remain easier to accomplish. All of the world’s manufacturing sectors are in the process of …

Visual of This brain-controlled exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to walk again

This brain-controlled exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to walk again

A breakthrough technology that responds to signals from the brain has transformed the life of a paralyzed 28-year-old man called Thibault. Four years after the initial incident …

Visual of Living robots made from frog stem cells may revolutionize medicine

Living robots made from frog stem cells may revolutionize medicine

At just a millimeter wide, Xenobots are “neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal", they are "a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism”, says …

Visual of Interview Nadine Bongaerts: 'We’re attempting to make foie gras based on stem cells'

Interview Nadine Bongaerts: 'We’re attempting to make foie gras based on stem cells'

Biosensors, cultivated meat and spider’s silk. For synthetic biologist and Next Nature ambassador Nadine Bongaerts, these are all advances towards a new world, where polluting …