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Robot manufacturers are not fixing security flaws fast enough

Robot manufacturers are not fixing security flaws fast enough

Written by on August 23, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed. The researchers, Cesar Cerrudo and Lucas Apa of cybersecurity firm IOActive, said the vulnerabilities would allow hackers to spy on users, […]

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‘Sextech’ robots – it was only a matter of time

‘Sextech’ robots – it was only a matter of time

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Move over blow-up dolls, the sex robots are here. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into the global sex market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic “sextech” designed to offer sexual gratification with a near-human touch. In a report on the growing market in sex robots, the Foundation for Responsible […]

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Afghan girls refused U.S. visas for robot-building competition

Afghan girls refused U.S. visas for robot-building competition

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition said on Tuesday they were mystified by the decision, as the contest’s organizers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto Syrian team had gained visas. The unusual story of the Afghan all-girl team […]

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Robots are getting softer, smaller and much more agile

Robots are getting softer, smaller and much more agile

Written by on June 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus, others wriggle their way inside an airplane engine or forage underwater to create their own energy. This is technology that challenges how we think of, and interact with, the robots of the not-too-distant […]

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Are we entering an era where human interaction is a luxury?

Are we entering an era where human interaction is a luxury?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

That constant background rumble you hear is the continuing debate about automation. Increasingly, human interaction is something that we are trying to replace. In fact it is becoming a luxury. Across almost every sector, whether we like it or not, machines are replacing human jobs. ‘Robo advisers’ in the banking and financial arenas are replacing humans […]

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Demand for service robots for domestic and personal use set to accelerate

Demand for service robots for domestic and personal use set to accelerate

Written by on October 13, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Demand for service robots is expected to accelerate in the next three years as robots – already used to perform tasks such as assisting medical surgery, milking cows or moving objects around warehouses – become more popular for domestic and personal use. Global turnover of service robots – which include robots that […]

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Amsterdam to test self-driving ‘roboats’ prototypes on historic canals

Amsterdam to test self-driving ‘roboats’ prototypes on historic canals

Written by on September 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Self-driving boats and assemblies of robotic platforms will one day shuttle people and goods along Amsterdam’s centuries-old canals – if a project part-funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bears fruit. Researchers said on Monday they hope to launch the first prototypes of craft they have christened “roboats” in the Dutch city […]

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Lawyers replaced by robots – I’d like to see that!

Lawyers replaced by robots – I’d like to see that!

Written by on September 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The entrepreneur behind British software company Autonomy has invested in a start-up called Luminance that uses artificial intelligence to read documents and speed up the legal process around deals, potentially cutting out some lawyers. Mike Lynch, who founded technology investment fund Invoke Capital after leaving Autonomy, said on Wednesday he saw great […]

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Singapore’s labor crunch could spark a robot revolution

Singapore’s labor crunch could spark a robot revolution

Written by on August 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Sherine Toh says her best days at work are when none of the 600-or-so staff at Singapore’s Tung Lok Restaurants quits, though such days are rare. The Chinese restaurant group is one of the thousands of businesses struggling with a labor crunch caused by foreign worker curbs, that threaten the city-state’s already […]

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Watch out, robots are after your jobs warn the rich and powerful

Watch out, robots are after your jobs warn the rich and powerful

Written by on May 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some of the richest, smartest and most powerful humans have an important message for the rest of us as they convened this week to discuss pressing global issues: the robots are coming. At the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, at least four panels so far have focused on […]

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