Every January, Las Vegas is the theatre of the annual grand mass of the consumer electronics industry during the CES. While every year gives us a glimpse into what could be the future, 2018 was somehow a bit different from the previous editions. This year, robots weren’t just proof-of-concept units […]
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This edition of the Consumer Electronic Show, the annual grand mass of electronics products in Las Vegas, has gifted us with so many robotics products that it might be hard to navigate among all the announcements. The team at RobotShop and our community have debated together and here’s our ranking […]
Cause chances are that you will in the future. Indeed, the development of sexbots is accelerating since we asked “Yes or No to SexBots” in December 2014 and, as Rachel Kaser put it for TheNextWeb, “It’s time to stop freaking out about humans f*cking robots“. Just a couple of weeks ago, […]
Domestic robots are at the cutting edge of latest technological developments. Home-use robots range from Spanish robot tutors to emotional humanoid robots that provide companionship and solace. Other popular categories include robotic personal assistants and home cleaning robots. There are even cute canine robots that can interact with you just […]
We’re moving towards a world full of robots, that’s a fact. In this series, we’re taking a break for a second to assess where Contemporary Robotics are at today and what the future looks like. For this fourth chapter, we’re studying robotics in the industrial world. Industrial Robots have already transformed the secondary […]
What may have been a strange question a decade ago is becoming much more relevant as technology rapidly progresses. Put into the public conversation by several prominent figures in society, the question has been raised amid fears that mass automation is on track to displace a large sector of the workforce. While the ideology behind those calling for a tax varies, the two most common uses for the proposed tax are to either retrain the displaced workers or to provide a basic income if no other job prospects are available.
American author, inventor, Google’s director of engineering and forward-looking prognosticator Ray Kurzweil once wrote, “We won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate).” If he’s correct, then the revolution in robotics that’s just beginning to pick up steam is likely to transform the world as we know it in very short order. What does this mean for industries of the future?
Humans create technology as an extension of our intelligence. We created the ladder to reach higher, the train to share goods and provide better transport, created the automobile for individual travel and computers and the Internet to share information. These devices are all somewhat extensions of ourselves, and we continue to develop technology to improve our lives and livelihood.