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MSCHF’s plans to let consumers control Spot and a paintball gun (aka ‘Spot’s Rampage’) could be an inflection point

Boston Dynamics Spot robot at Web Summit. Photo: SAM_9309

Agility Robotics created a robot that could walk up stairs and carry boxes. But the main complaint from customers? It didn’t have a face.

The robot Digit. Photo: Agility Robotics

A leading expert in the emergent field of A.I. law argues it’s high time to update the three laws of robotics

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As robotization scales up, so do injuries

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Brain surgery robots, neural Fitbits, and cyborg pigs

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General Intelligence

And unlike Siri, they’ll be able to understand the speaker’s ‘intent’

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This swarm of robots may herald a chemical-free food revolution

A row of the robots lined up in front of a shed.
A row of the robots lined up in front of a shed.
The fleet of Greenfield Robotics weedbots ready and waiting for beta test trials. Photos courtesy of Greenfield Robotics.

Emails reveal how Boston Dynamics’ Spot fell down on the job during a trial with the Massachusetts State Police.

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Research funded by the U.S. Navy could spell the end of bomb-sniffing dogs

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