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 -▶ BETTER THAN HUMAN?  WHY ROBOTS WILL, AND MUST, TAKE OVER HUMAN JOBS The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.... http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856


World Economic Forum September 07, 2014

THE ROBOT REVOLUTION HAS ALREADY BEGUN. At Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, robots roam the corridors, carrying out simple tasks for Professor Manuela Veloso and her team. These CoBots, or collaborative robots, can escort guests through the maze-like building, or carry packages from reception. If they realize they cannot perform part of a task, they will simply ask for help.  http://forumblog.org/2014/09/robot-revolution-already-begun/


Wired, August 25, 2014
 -▶ THE PLAN TO BUILD A MASSIVE ONLINE BRAIN FOR ALL THE WORLD'S ROBOTS Backed by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, Saxena and his team unveiled what they call RoboBrain, a kind of online service packed with information and artificial intelligence software that any robot could tap into. Working alongside researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Brown University, and Cornell University, they hope to create a massive online “brain” that can help all robots navigate and even understand the world around them. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/robobrain/



World Post, August 22, 2014
 -▶ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAY DOOM THE HUMAN RACE WITHIN A CENTURY, OXFORD PROFESSOR SAYS. An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superintelligence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/artificial-intelligence-oxford_n_5689858.html?utm_hp_ref=world


Yale Global via The Japan Times, January 30, 2014

-▶ ROBOTS COULD HANDLE MOST U.S. CAREERS IN 20 YEARS. Robots work without stop and corporations are fine-tuning them for all types of work including telemarketing, tax preparation, library technicians and more http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/beware-robots-are-coming


Giz Magazine, April 22, 2014
 -▶ WILL SUPERHUMAN POWERS GIVE US SUPERHUMAN PROBLEMS? The social and ethical consequences http://www.gizmag.com/human-enhancement-issues/31743/



August, 21, 2014
 -▶ JAPAN UNVEILS WORLD'S FIRST ANDRIOD NEWSCASTER -- The android newscaster named Kodomoroid, developed under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, has taken the world by storm. Mr. Ishiguro says the android newscaster he has developed has perfect language skills and even sports a sense of humor. http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/worlds-first-android-newscaster/


The New York Times, August 18, 2014
-▶ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ROBOTS WRITE THE FUTURE?
http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/what-happens-when-robots-write-the-future/?src=recg


BBC - Future, June 15, 2014

 -▶  ARE WE ABOUT TO SEE THE RISE OF ROBOT BOSSES?  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140613-rise-of-the-robot-bosses

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                                   FastCo Exist,
-▶ THE ROBOT OVERLORDS: WILL YOU OBEY YOUR ROBOT BOSS? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028257/futurist-forum/would-you-obey-your-robot-boss?partner=newsletter

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT

                            Down To Earth, France 24, May 29, 2014
                                  JAPAN:  ROBOTS THAT CARE.  

To ease the burden on medical staff, Japanese hospitals and retirement homes have opened their doors to humanoids to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower. It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is aging and its birth rate is on the decline. The Japanese government admits it doesn't have enough nurses to care for the one in four people aged over 65, a ratio that will only increase in the next few decades. http://www.france24.com/en/2014-05-25-1915-down-earth-robot-japan-elderly-care-health-palro-humanoid/


                                                     WATCH
TALKING ROBOTS TAKE CONTROL OF KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S TRAFFIC:  Two eight-foot talking androids directing driver and pedestrians and the engineers behind them are women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xauw5VYUSuc


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                        Huffington Post Tech, December 14, 2013
GOOGLE ACQUIRES BOSTON DYNAMICS, ADDING TO ITS FLEET OF ROBOT-MAKERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/google-robots-boston-dynamics_n_4445429.html


Phys.org August 21, 2014
▶ THE ETHICS OF DRIVERLESS CARS: HANDING OVER OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? http://phys.org/news/2014-08-ethics-driverless-cars.html


 IEEE Spectrum, January 2, 2014
-▶ WHEN WILL WE HAVE ROBOTS TO HELP WITH HOUSEHOLD CHORES? Google, Microsoft, and Apple are investing in robots. Does that mean home robots are on the way? http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/when-will-we-have-robots-to-help-with-household-chores

 
                                                        WATCH

                              Tweak Town, January 14, 2014

-▶ BURGER-FLIPPING ROBOT MAKES 360 GOURMET BURGERS PER HOUR  http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34846/burger-flipping-robot-makes-360-gourmet-burgers-per-hour/index.html

 

Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/

 

 

 Where Is My Robot,
-▶ ROBOTICS: CULTURE, COST AND CAPABILITY - WILL 2014 BE THE YEAR OF THE ROBOT? ROBOTS ARE EVERYWHERE http://whereismyrobot.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/robotics-culture-cost-and-capability/

 

 Earthsky, February 17, 2014
-▶ ARE THESE TERMITE-INSPIRED ROBOTS THE CONSTRUCTION CREWS OF THE FUTURE http://earthsky.org/human-world/termite-inspired-robots-construction-crews-of-the-future


 FastCoExist
-▶ SWARMS OF THESE ADORABLE ROBOTS CAN BUILD MASSIVE HOUSE WITHOUT A BLUEPRINT http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026417/swarms-of-these-adorable-robots-can-build-massive-houses-without-a-blueprint?partner=newsletter

 

IEEE Spectrum, July 09, 2014

-▶ SUPRAPED ROBOTS WILL USE TREKKING POLES TO HIKE ACROSS ROUGH TERRAIN http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/supraped-robots-will-use-smart-trekking-poles

 

 Nightly Business Report, May 14, 2014
-▶THE FUTURE SOLDIER WILL BE PART HUMAN, PART MACHINE http://nbr.com/2014/05/14/the-future-soldier-will-be-part-human-part-machine/


New Scientist, April 2014
-▶ "PORTON MAN" ANDROID SOLDIER COULD HELP SAVE HUMAN COMRADES LIVES. Porton Man can march, run and lift its arm to sight a weapon, just like an infantry soldier. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25369-robot-soldier-could-help-save-human-comrades-lives.html#.U0Mee8f1_OQ

 

FastCoExist, March 26, 2013

 -▶ WILL A ROBOT TAKE YOUR JOB?  GRAPH http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027955/visualized/will-a-robot-take-your-job-look-at-this-graphic-to-find-out


New York Times, August 18, 2012
 -▶  SKILLED WORK, WITHOUT THE WORKER : NEW WAVE OF DEFT ROBOTS IS CHANGING GLOBAL INDUSTRY  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/new-wave-of-adept-robots-is-changing-global-industry.html


 -▶ A VISIT TO THE ON-LINE WAREHOUSE OF SOUL-CRUSHING SADNESS:  SLAVE LABOR IN THE USA SHIPPING BUSINESS http://sco.lt/8HRSrZ

                                                     WATCH
                                               Documentary
                                        WILL WORK BE FREE
                      The Rise of Technological Unemployment
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuGRgdJA_c#t=20

 

Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, March 5, 2013
-▶ TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: PANACEA OR POISON? http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/deane20130305


 Impact Lab, January 12, 2014
-▶ THE RISE OF 'TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT http://www.impactlab.net/2014/01/12/the-rise-of-technological-unemployment/

 

Forbes, 25 March 2013
-▶ BUT WHAT IF AUTOMATION OVERWHELMS THE NEED FOR EMPLOYEES? http://www.forbes.com/sites/economaney/2013/03/25/but-what-if-automation-overwhelms-the-need-for-employees/

 
                                NewsHour PBS, February 13, 2014
                                  ARE ROBOTS OUTSMARTING US

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/robots-outsmarting-us/

 


Wired UK, August 30, 2013
 -▶ ETHICAL QUESTIONS ARE LOOMING FOR BIONIC PROSTHETICS. If a bionic hand let you type ten times as fast and looked twice as cool as your healthy, natural hand, would you choose to amputate it to accommodate the new gadget?  http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/ideas-bank/now-we-need-to-talk-about-our-bionic-future

 

The Raw Story, May 10, 2014
-▶ FDA APPROVES 'STAR WARS' ROBOTIC ARM FOR AMPUTEES http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/10/fda-approves-star-wars-robotic-arm-for-amputees/


ScienceNordic, February 06, 2014
-▶ HAND PROSTHESIS WITH A SENSE OF TOUCH. A new hand prosthesis enables an amputee to feel a handshake for the first time in years. A quantum leap in prosthesis research, says scientist. http://sciencenordic.com/hand-prosthesis-sense-touch

 

 Ars Technica, April 07, 2014
 -▶ AS HUMAN LAWS GRAPPLE WITH ROBOTS, THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS. Can you sue a robot for medical malpractice? For defamation? There’s been a lot of buzz about robots lately. Robotics has penetrated nearly every walk of life—from homes to hospitals, public spaces, and even the battlefield—and such technological developments have undoubtedly begun to affect our social, cultural, and corporate institutions. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/as-human-laws-grapple-with-robots-there-are-no-easy-answers/

 

 Conservation Magazine, March 14, 2014

 -▶ THE KINGDOM OF ROBOTSBiomimetic robots are coming by land, by air, and by sea  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/03/biomimetic-robots/

 

GizMagazine: ROBOTICS - http://www.gizmag.com/robotics/

 

 PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

                                                      VIDEO
                                      WCAI, March 28, 2014
-▶ ROBOTS & NATURE: WHAT FAILED ROBOTS TEACH US, We tend to think of animal-inspired robots as the culmination of a research project, but failed robots can highlight what we don't yet know. http://capeandislands.org/post/what-failed-robots-teach-us

 

TPM, February 12, 2014

-▶ WILL THE ECONOMIC FUTURE BE MORE LIKE STAR TREK OR ELSIUM? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/will-the-economic-future-be-more-like-star-trek-or-elysium

 

FastCo
-▶THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN ROBOTICS http://www.fastcompany.com/3026314/most-innovative-companies-2014/the-worlds-top-10-most-innovative-companies-in-robotics?partner=newsletter


 Geekwire, December 16, 2013
-▶ AMAZON GERMANY WORKERS PROTEST AT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS:  "WE ARE HUMANS, NOT ROBOTS" http://www.geekwire.com/2013/amazon-strike/

 

The Economist, May 25, 2013
-▶ THE AGE OF SMART MACHINE: Brain work may be going the way of manual work http://www.economist.com/news/business/21578360-brain-work-may-be-going-way-manual-work-age-smart-machines

 

                                                      WATCH

                              NewsHour PBS, February 10, 2014
                     DOWNLOADING YOUR MIND INTO ROBOTS: 

           HUMANITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN OPERA OF THE FUTURE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/singing-robots-reflect-techs-humanity-opera-future/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                          BBC Future Report

                            WILL MEN AND MACHINES MERGE?

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades. How this momentous change will come about and what it will mean for us and society. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121108-will-men-and-machines-merge

 

Guardian Social Impact Hub, Feb 27, 2013
-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/human-environmental-cost-new-technology


Huffington Post World, October 7, 2013
▶  YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT A GLOBAL SCOURGE - GRAPH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/youth-unemployment-worldwide-joblessness_n_4019601.html?ir=World&ref=topbar

 

FastCoExist
-▶ FOR YOUR NEXT BIKE RIDE, BRING ALONG THIS FRIENDLY DRONE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3025404/for-your-next-bike-ride-bring-along-this-friendly-drone?partner=newsletter

 

                                                          WATCH
                                                   IEEE Spectrum
                                         2013 THE YEAR IN ROBOTS
EEE Spectrum's award-winning robotics blog, featuring news, articles, and videos on robots, humanoids, automation, artificial intelligence, and more... http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/video-friday-our-favorite-robot-videos-and-biggest-stories-from-2013?goback=.gde_1982451_member_5822380518406135811#!

 


NPR, The Picture Show, December 28, 2014
-▶ THIS MILK PRODUCTION WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY A ROBOT http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/12/28/168201889/this-milk-production-was-brought-to-you-by-a-robot

 

TechRepublic
-▶ ROBOTS OF DEATH, ROBOTS OF LOVE: THE REALITY OF ANDROID SOLDIERS AND WHY LAWS FOR ROBOTS ARE DOOMED TO FAILURE http://www.techrepublic.com/article/robots-of-death-robots-of-love-the-reality-of-android-soldiers-and-why-laws-for-robots-are-doomed-to-failure/

 

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-▶ THE FUTURE NOW: USC RESEARCHERS ARE MAKING A 3D PRINTER THAN CAN BUILD A HOUSE IN 24 HOURS  http://sco.lt/5E8hf7

 

 BBC Future, 2 January, 2013
-▶ TOMORROW'S WORLD:  A GUIDE TO THE NEXT 150 YEARS  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-world

 

YES Magazine, January 30, 2014
-▶ TO TRULY ADDRESS INEQUALITY, LET'S BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED ECONOMY http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/to-truly-address-inequality-let-s-build-a-people-centered-economy

 

 New York Times, April 21, 2012
-▶ THE FLIGHT FROM CONVERSATION. WE live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. .  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all

 

                                                       WATCH

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                            NHK World English

- ▶  SMART PHONES, SMART KIDS, SMART APPS -- STARTING AT ONE YEAR OLD IN JAPAN http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/movie/feature201211211022.html


REWILD THE CHILD

Our Disconnection From Nature Is Killing Us

http://sco.lt/6JCdPN

 

 Gigaom, November 12, 2012
-▶ THE DISRUPTION OF EDUCATION:  HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING STUDENTS TEACH THEMSELVES http://gigaom.com/2012/11/02/the-disruption-of-education-how-technology-is-helping-students-teach-themselves/

 

State of Nature

-▶ TECHNOLOGY, HUMAN BEINGS AND THE FATE OF THE EARTH : A SOCIAL CRITIQUE OF MODERN LIFE http://www.stateofnature.org/?p=5856

 

 -▶ WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/93Eq13

 

 

Huff Post Tech, August 27, 2012
-▶ THE AGE OF CONTINUOUS CONSUMPTION: THE BATTLE TO CONTROL THE BUY CENTER IN YOUR BRAIN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bianca-bosker/the-age-of-continuous-consumption_b_1833454.html

 

 

 -▶ FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH - THICH NHAT HANH - The Guardian Sustainable Business  http://sco.lt/6X2cJV



 

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