WATCH: 1024 robots swarm together

Yesterday we showed you the terrifying implications of robotics, and with that in mind, perhaps here’s a reason to get even more worried: The robots are getting organised. The CBC has been reporting on an attempt by Harvard University to build robots that can work together to form shapes: Think like how fish can swim together in a school, or …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: 1024 robots swarm together

WATCH: CGP Grey explains the robot revolution

If you watch one video today, make it this one. YouTube star CGP Grey has just posted an astonishing video to his channel, in which he explains essentially why everyone will soon be redundant thanks to robots. Seriously – watch the whole thing – every few seconds your mind will be blown. Is it depressing? Or uplifting? We’re not so …

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Help this Kickstarter to build a MASSIVE ROBOT that can JUGGLE CARS

Do you dare to dream? Do you want to make the world a better place? Then it is your duty to get behind this noble campaign to build a massive car-juggling robot. A Kickstarter launched earlier this month to build the “Bug Juggler” – a robot that will literally pick up full size cars and juggle them. Watch this simulation …

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James O'MalleyHelp this Kickstarter to build a MASSIVE ROBOT that can JUGGLE CARS
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Canadians invent hitch-hiking robot. Because why not?

Meet HitchBot. Sadly not a robotic reanimation of the late Christopher Hitchens, but a hitch-hiking robot that will be travelling across Canada over the next few weeks. A creation of a number of Canadian universities, the hybrid art-project/social experiment/folly is capable of talking and interacting in conversations with the people who pick it up along the way. Perhaps it is …

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James O'MalleyCanadians invent hitch-hiking robot. Because why not?
Don't worry, this robot pictured only exists in Robocop. At least for the time being.

Russia deploys killer death robots

Russia has started using autonomous sentry robots to guard missile bases – that can identify enemies and make the decision to fire without a human being saying so. Yikes. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with Russia at the moment. The news comes via New Scientist, which reports that the “mobile robotic complex” will be guarding five …

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VIDEO: The SketRobo robot is a better artist than you

Call yourself an artist? Well, you're about to be replaced by a newer, robot model. This is SketRobo, the "sketch master" robot on show at IFA 2012 from Tosy Robotics. Aimed as an interactive "art teacher" toy for kids, it…

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Futur Fusion: When tech meets art and cyborgs

We're suckers for robots, cyborgs and visions of the future here at Tech Digest, so we jumped at the chance to get a closer look at the new Futur Fusion exhibition taking place in London's Covent Garden area. A showcase…

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