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Autonomous Solar Powered Lawn Mover

last monthOdd : Neatorama

Open Electronics designed and built a robotic lawn mower that is powered entirely by solar energy. It operates autonomously within an area defined by an underground wiring system. When it encounters an obstacle, it changes direction and keeps moving. Show More Summary

Do Not Be Concerned About Robots Not Taking Your Jobs

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Over the weekend, Steven Rattner—a former reporter who long ago upgraded his personal operating system to financier—wrote in the New York Times to warn against warnings against robots. As Rattner himself presumably did, we will work backwards from his conclusion: Read more...

These Are the Mining Robots That Will Colonize the Solar System

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How are we going to convince governments and corporations to fund the colonization of space? Probably by promising them riches from mining operations. Here are the space robots that will make that possible. They won't just be mining, either. They'll be building and replicating themselves. Read more...

A visual history: The evolution of Google from simple search to Google Now

The world’s most popular smartphone operating system, self-driving cars, smart robots, and balloons that can deliver an Internet connection to remote areas are some of Google’s most interesting current projects, but they wouldn’t even exist without Search. Show More Summary

The UBR-1, A Hackable Robotics Platform, Is Now For Sale

5 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

One of the most interesting robotics platforms I've seen in a while, the UBR-1, is now available for sale, something that should cause robotics wonks to rejoice. The platform runs the Robot Operating System and includes a single hand with seven degrees of freedom, a 3D camera, stereo microphone, and speakers. Show More Summary

Microsoft plans to bring Windows to robots and 'a whole new class of small devices'

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Microsoft's Build 2014 kicks off tomorrow, but it's not just Windows Phones, tablets, Office or even the return of Clippy. Redmond has plans to bring its operating system, well, everywhere else. A Windows on Devices site has apparated into existence,...

World's 1st Robotic Planet Finder Discovers Two Alien Planetary Systems

In its first months of operation, the Lick Observatory's newest telescope Automated Planet Finder (APF) has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come. The APF has been operating robotically night after night since...

The Robot Operating System Debuts In Space

6 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Robot Operating System powers more than 40 different robot models here on Earth. This weekend, however, ROS makes its debut in space. A prototype R2 testing out its legs on Earth. Video screenshot courtesy of NASA. On Sunday, as part...Show More Summary

Google Partnering With Foxconn to Test Industrial Robots

Perhaps in hindsight we all should have seen Google’s turn to robotics coming when, under Andy Rubin, the company dubbed its mobile operating system Android. Now in charge of Google’s still mostly secret robotics division, Rubin’s background seems to be the key to what the company is up to. While […]

Pancreatic Cancers Now Being Treated with Less Invasive Robotic Surgical System

The Whipple procedure, used to remove tumors from pancreatic cancer patients, is one of surgery's most extensive and challenging operations. Now, surgeons are using a minimally invasive robotic surgical system to perform the surgery...

Google's collaboration with Foxconn sheds light on robotics ambitions

According to a report on Tuesday, Google's Andy Rubin and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou have been discussing cutting edge robotics technology, including an operating system built to run manufacturing machines.

The Robot Operating System (ROS) 101

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Ever heard about the Robot Operating System? It’s a BSD-licensed open-source system for controlling robots, from a variety of hardware. Over the years we’ve shared quite a few projects that run ROS, but nothing on how to actually use ROS. Show More Summary

The robots are coming, the robots are coming.

8 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Buried in this recent New York Times review of “Her” is this tidbit about casting the voice for the operating system Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with: The role was initially voiced by the British actor Samantha Morton, who, after the movie was shot, was replaced by Ms. Johansson and whose casting feels inevitable. Her voice isn’t an especially...

The robots are coming and will terminate your jobs

In future, there may be people who – despite being fit to work – have no economic value On August 29 1997, Skynet – a computer system controlling the US nuclear arsenal – became self-aware. Panicking operators tried to deactivate it. Skynet, perceiving the threat, launched its arsenal, killed most of humanity, and ushered in […]

Bitcoins, Quantum Computers, and Robot Dinosaurs: WIRED’s Top Business Stories of the Year

Bitcoins, quantum processors, free operating systems, and non-cloud computing. If you trust WIRED’s readers — and we certainly do — this is the future of the business. Here are the most popular stories of the year from WIRED’s crack Business...

The Siren Song of the Female Robot Voice

9 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In Spike Jonze’s Her, a man named Theodore tumbles into deep, romantic love with his computer operating system. This love arises not from longing looks at a glowing screen but from listening to the program speak: Samantha, as she’s called, has an astoundingly seductive voice (credit to an unseen Scarlett Johansson).... More »

Google’s Robot Army is Both Cool and Creepy

The word “Android” became popularized by its use in Star Trek and Star Wars as a replacement for the word “robot.” As the name for Google’s mobile operating system, it perhaps doesn’t seem surprising that the Android visionary is actually working on its own line of robots. Andy Rubin, the man who brought us the […]

Big Dog, Wild Cat And Cheetah: Meet Google's Brand New Robotic Zoo

Big Dog, Wild Cat, Cheetah... all names one wouldn't associate with Google (if anything perhaps feline-named Apple operating systems). And yet, the company that is best know for its internet prowess and having more data about the search...Show More Summary

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