Aug 13, 2014

Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain

Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum — though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time. The London art museum says for five nights beginning Wednesday, people from around the world can get an after-hours tour online ...

Israeli troops, using sniffer dogs and robots, hunt for Gaza tunnels

Jul 31, 2014

Israeli troops, using sniffer dogs and robots, hunt for Gaza tunnels

Israeli Col. Tomer was literally tipped off to the tunnel snaking under a Palestinian village when the tank-churned earth gave way under the weight of one of his behemoth bulldozers. Twenty-four hours later, on Wednesday, his forces cleared a greenhouse that had provided cover ...

'Hubot' series focuses on human-robot divide

| Jul 18, 2014

'Hubot' series focuses on human-robot divide

by Erik Fau

He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. “Real Humans,” by screenwriter-actor Lars Lundstroem, stars humanoids called “hubots,” a word mixing humans and robots. They ...

Robots can solve labor woes: Son

Jul 15, 2014

Robots can solve labor woes: Son

by Kazuaki Nagata

Employing all-purpose robots endowed with artificial intelligence as a workforce in the manufacturing industry is the solution to staving off any impending labor shortage in Japan, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said Tuesday. “Technology can even solve the labor population problem,” Son said during an ...

Soccer-playing robots eye their own world cup

Jul 5, 2014

Soccer-playing robots eye their own world cup

by Rob Lever

When robots play soccer, it looks like a game played by 5-year-olds: they swarm around the ball, kick haphazardly and fall down a lot. However, robot teams have made strides in recent years, and some researchers believe the humanoids could challenge the world’s best ...