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This Autonomous Robot Could Map Out The Ocean’s Floors

Curious robots come in different shapes, sizes, and use a variety of sensors and cameras to dictate their movements and actions. The gadgets these robots are equipped with enable them to measure different aspects of their surroundings like depth, temperature, salinity, and several other kinds of readings. 125 more words

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Semi-autonomous agricultural robot seeks out the finest crops for breeding | E&T Magazine

A semi-autonomous robot for agriculture has been developed that provides real-time data to farmers and plant breeders about the growth and development of crops.

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Automaton Futures

⇒When the future forgoes all subtleties whispering its promises into our ears and decides to smash its boot into our face instead, will we be ready for such a transition? 281 more words


#1223: Rodney Copperbottom



Does anybody else remember Robots?  That CGI comedy from 2005 about a world entirely populated by goofy robots, which starred like a dozen big-name actors?  603 more words


The exterminator and the end of civilization...

It is amazing the capacity human beings have to do evil. I was trying to “relax” by watching television (a mistake, I know) and, jumping from one channel to another what I saw is evil, killing, hating, enslaving, abusing. 92 more words

Gender in SF - Bodies, Fashion, and Ex Machina

So here comes my late blog post on gender in SF, particularly in relation to robots. As I have posted about previously I’ve recently attended an informal robots discussion group at my university, and attended a talk on bisexuality in SF for LGBT history month. 1,147 more words

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