Japanese Robots In Danger Of Being Replaced By Human Workers

At a time when virtually everyone's afraid of losing their jobs to robots, one prominent Japanese company is charting a counter-intuitive and radically different course to the future — one in which skilled human workers are poised to make a comeback. » 4/09/14 8:45am 4/09/14 8:45am

Why Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Can't Protect Us

It's been 50 years since Isaac Asimov devised his famous Three Laws of Robotics — a set of rules designed to ensure friendly robot behavior. Though intended as a literary device, these laws are heralded by some as a ready-made prescription for avoiding the robopocalypse. We spoke to the experts to find out if Asimov's… » 3/28/14 9:00am 3/28/14 9:00am

2014: The year we programmed a robot to pole-dance... badly

This is a great time for the field of robotics. We've created robots that can traverse different worlds, made tanks controllable by goldfish, and even invented cyborg sperm. But nothing quite matches the beauty, the pure magnificence, of seeing a humanoid robot grind awkwardly on a stripper pole. » 3/12/14 1:40pm 3/12/14 1:40pm