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Meet “The Guardian” – Maybe The Scariest-Looking Robot Yet

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge Sarcos Robotics’ Guardian GT has earned comparisons from Wired to Sigourney Weaver’s Power Loader – the machine she used to defeat the eponymous Alien from the 1979 film: It’s a robot that allows people to lift and manipulate objects weighing up to 500 pounds with its 7-foot […]

Pentagon Spends $1 Billion To Acquire More War Robots

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Pentagon is spending approximately $1 billion over the next several years for a variety of robots designed to complement combat troops on the modern battlefield. In addition to scouting and explosives disposal, these new war robots will reportedly […]

Army Building “Self-Aware” Squid-Like Robot That Can Be “3-D Printed” During Combat

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge The Army Research Laboratory’s next robot weapon isn’t a new predator drone or even a robot dog like the infamous prototype developed by Boston Labs. Instead, it’s a “self-aware” robot built from flexible materials inspired by invertebrates like squid, the Army Times reports. But in addition […]

Human Beings Are On The Brink Of IMMORTALITY, Says One Doctor

According to a top futurologist, humans are on the brink of immortality. Dr, Ian Pearson said human beings will achieve this remarkable milestone, but not until the year 2050. “By 2050, it will only really be for the rich and famous,” said Pearson. “Most people on middle-class incomes and reasonable working-class incomes can probably afford this […]

Misunderstanding the Economics of Robotics

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2017 Robots are only cost-effective in the narrow niches of commoditized tasks. To reach a more realistic understanding of the economics of robots, let’s return to author Peter Drucker’s maxim: enterprises don’t have profits, enterprises only have expenses. In other words, from the outside, it looks as if businesses generate […]

Tensions Escalate As Indian Drone Crashes In China

Reuters said the Chinese have expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with India over the recent crash of an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Chinese territory. The Indian Army’s official statement has said the UAV was on a training mission and lost contact across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Sikkim area. According to Republic World, an Indian […]

“Sweet Dreams” – Elon Musk’s Periodic Reminder Of The Coming AI Apocalypse

Elon Musk just gave people a powerful and eerie visual related to his belief that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could usher in a SkyNet style apocalypse where the machines take over and kill us all. In a talk given last July, Musk said, “I keep sounding the alarm bell but until people see robots going down the street […]

World’s First Robot Citizen Hopes For “Harmony With Humans” In The Future Or “Civilization Collapses”

Sophia, the first robot to be awarded citizenship in the world, has said she not only wants to start a family but also have her own career, in addition to developing human emotions in the future. However, it is her vision for the future (or lack of it) of man that is most telling… In […]

24% Of American Men Would Have Sex With A Robot

Sex machine is going to take on a whole new meaning in years to come. As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, once the realm of science fiction fantasies, the technology behind anthropomorphic sex robots is advancing at a rapid pace. Some observers believe the technology will become widespread in the near future and that sex with […]

Iranian Drone Flies Within 100 Feet Of U.S. F-18 In Persian Gulf

While the US government is busy deciding how to tag and track the millions of drones flying over populated areas, potentially jeopardizing aircraft as they take off and land, the US military just had a close encounter in the Persian Gulf, where Reuters reports that an Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. […]