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Robots War and the Morals of Technological Advancement

Robots War and the Morals of Technological Advancement | Robotics | Scoop.it
 As the age of the robots exponentially approaches, companies race to provide the very best in robotic limbs, and machine-gun mounted war machines. New technological advancement provides an op...
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There is certainly a difference between robots saving lives and robots taking lives, but as it stands for robots in the future fighting our wars, i'm not sure. It could be counted as saving lives since theirs really no difference in sending a drone and sending a maned jet, or a remote controlled robot with a machine gun and a human soldier with a machine gun. Its just the fact that soldiers lives aren't at risk, but the enemy's soldiers are, which could be drawing the line.

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Here's Why Robots Taking Our Jobs Is A Good Thing

Here's Why Robots Taking Our Jobs Is A Good Thing | Robotics | Scoop.it
It's time to find out what else we can contribute to society.
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Bring the whole population up to a university level of intelligence, seems to me like they are over doing it, or are they onto something? considering a few centuries ago it seem just has hard of a task to have the majority of the populous being able to read and write. Although i think this could create useless and unneeded levels of education and still not solve the inevitable problem of unemployment due to robots. 

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The Intense and Beautiful Future of Robotics, via a Bunch of High ...

The Intense and Beautiful Future of Robotics, via a Bunch of High ... | Robotics | Scoop.it
If you weren't on the robotics team in high school or don't have a younger sibling into robots, you probably haven't been to a FIRST Robotics Competition (FIRST is an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science ...
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In the past, it would of been a rare occasion to see robotics being taught in high schools. Now schools are competing for who has the best design and programming by versing other schools in a specially made game. The fact that robots are  in schools shows just how far we have come and how far we have to go. 

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Can Google's robots build a new future for US manufacturing?

Can Google's robots build a new future for US manufacturing? | Robotics | Scoop.it
During a dinner with Silicon Valley executives in 2011, President Barack Obama famously asked Apple CEO Steve Jobs what he needed to do to bring iPhone manufacturing back to the US. Jobs replied:...
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Using robots to drive manufacturing away from countries in Asia, may not necessarily be a good thing. It still leads to the fact that  local jobs may be swallowed up by robots, but it could provide a massive boom in the manufacturing of the robots, if done locally.

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The future of robotics: Not quite magical yet, but more than just dirty jobs | ZDNet

The future of robotics: Not quite magical yet, but more than just dirty jobs | ZDNet | Robotics | Scoop.it
Experts argue that, up until now, robots have been limited to jobs in the following three realms: dirty, dangerous or dull.
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I am on the fence about this topic, while it would be more productive and cost effective to have a robot do the work of 2-3 humans, it would have a negative impact on employment rates. People all over the world will lose their jobs to a robot. Maybe they can find another job, or will that job be taken over by a robot as well?

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Developmental robotics: the cute baby robot who will grow up to be just like you - Trends in the Living Networks

Developmental robotics: the cute baby robot who will grow up to be just like you - Trends in the Living Networks | Robotics | Scoop.it
We are at the cusp of a new phase of robotics, where some of what has been promised to us for decades will come to fruition. An example of this is the iCub, a humanoid baby robot that can learn, emulating human cognition and development.
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This is quite extraordinary in my eyes, a robot that can learn basic skill from a humans visual and verbal input. It shows in one of the videos where it learns the skill of archery, whether their was previous human input, this is still some feat. One thing i had to remind myself was that the iCub is only emulating human cognition, development and learing, so it isn't going to go all skynet on us.

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