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Automating the News — Nicholas Diakopoulos | Harvard University Press
"From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is increasingly computer-generated."
journalism  data_mining  robots  doom  villainy 
10 weeks ago by ignatz
NTSB report on uber accident
Pedestrian killed because of bad software
uber  ntsb  accidents  commerce  villainy  robots 
may 2018 by ignatz
Festo – FreeMotionHandling - YouTube
With the ultra-light FreeMotionHandling indoor flying object, Festo has for the first time combined gripping and flying in a single future concept. The auton...
creepy  robots  video  youtube  lighterthanair 
april 2016 by ignatz
A Surfeit of Eels - Office of Naval Research
"Now we're almost to the point where theoretically we could begin building whole platoons of robotic lampreys and putting them on operational maneuvers in the water."
robots  lampreys  eels  doom  war 
april 2012 by ignatz
Paro Therapeutic Robot
Animatronic stuffed harp seal bot intended to make demented old people feel nice.
robots  medicine  uncannyvalley  harryharlow  plushies  doom 
june 2010 by ignatz
Creepy Robots
It's only a matter of time before one of these things kills someone.
robots  doom  friends 
february 2010 by ignatz
Uncanny valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
never knew the origin of this phrase. seems to be very misused, then.
robots  uncannyvalley  wikipedia  phrase  language 
september 2009 by ignatz
What’s Wrong with Israel’s EyeBall Bot?
“Oftentimes, the EyeBall, when thrown, lands behind a piece of furniture in the room, like a couch or a bed, and can’t see anything."
war  weapons  doomed  robots  eyeballs  throwbot  gadgets  failure  dangerroom 
july 2009 by ignatz
YouTube - Roboter als Flaschenöffner
Bavarian robot demonstrates proper pouring techniques for wheat beers.
video  alcohol  robots  youtube  beer  germans  drinks  weissbier  bartending 
may 2009 by ignatz
Robot Animals Snare U.S. Poachers
animatronic prey animals trap poachers. the robots are coming.
news  robots  lawenforcement  stings 
may 2009 by ignatz
Weaponized Sentry-Tech Towers Protecting Hot Borders
remote controlled droid tower with sensors, machine guns, missiles
robots  doom  war 
december 2008 by ignatz
Multi-Purpose Mini Robotic Platform
Smallish death robot. Carries rockets that kill at 30 meters and can hop over a 1 meter obstacle.
robots  war  weapons  doom 
december 2008 by ignatz
Pentagon hires British scientist to help build robot soldiers that 'won't commit war crimes' - Telegraph
Someone who has read too much Asimov wants to use robots to avoid violating the Geneva conventions.
robotics  robots  war  sf  failure 
december 2008 by ignatz
Preventing train crashes | Blind man at the brake | The Economist
Automatic trains promise more safety than those driven by drunks or texters
risks  accidents  transportation  trains  technology  robots  safety 
september 2008 by ignatz
strandbeest
amazing wind-powered kinetic sculptures that walk around, etc.
kineticsculpture  sculpture  art  engineering  windpower  robots 
may 2007 by ignatz
VeraTech Aero Single Rotor Phantom Sentinel
Throw this little near-invisible boomerang UAV drone.
robots  uav  robot  boomerang  war  gadgets  yow 
september 2006 by ignatz

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