Content tagged with "robots"

The Amazon Picking Challenge
November 5, 2014

Amazon has created The Amazon Picking Challenge to spur improvements in picking robot performance. These are the robots that fill boxes in Amazon’s…

Amazon’s Picker Robots in Action
December 2, 2014

This video is making the rounds today. Amazon’s robot army in action.

The Ethics of the Robots
November 21, 2014

The next frontier of self-driving cars is teaching them ethics. It turns out that some split-second decisions are as much value judgments as clear…

Replacing Humans with Robots
August 6, 2015

The title of this post is apparently the title of an official Chinese government program which subsidizes and rewards companies for actively…

Robotic Guilt
January 24, 2015

The New York Times reports further on the inability for robots to have morals or make moral-based judgments. One innovator is trying…

Robots and Humans Working Together for Amazon
July 9, 2015

An article about how humans and robots are working together in Amazon’s warehouse. The shelves move. In previous generations of its fulfillment…

Robot Strawberry Picker Re-visited
May 4, 2015

An article with more about the robot strawberry picker , but this article claims it will fix a labor shortage, and why this shortage exists. For some…

Unimate
May 26, 2015

There is a Robot Hall of Fame , One of the inductees is the first automobile assembly line robot: Unimate : In 1961 the first industrial robot,…

Will the machines ever wake up?
February 6, 2016

Could we ever replicate consciousness in machines? Might they ever become sentient like Skynet in the Terminator films? TechCrunch looks at the…