Published on Nov 19, 2012 by linktv
They can dance, check your heart rate, vacuum your room, make dinner, or wash the dishes — all without complaining, or asking for a raise. A new generation of robots not only looks human, but is taking on human tasks. Constantino De Miguel reports from Europe’s largest robotics expedition in Lyon, France, where it’s clear that it’s only a matter of time before robots populate our homes, schools, hospitals, and cities. Earth Focus reports.
Published on Nov 23, 2012 by VOAvideo
Technology is moving fast when it comes to “autonomous systems”, intelligent machines that perform tasks with little or no human guidance. In modern warfare, drones and other unmanned vehicles are playing an increasing role, with militaries embracing a technology that they say makes war safer and more effective. But human rights campaigners fear what might be to come — fully autonomous weapons that could select and engage targets without human intervention — and they want a new global treaty to stop that from happening. Selah Hennessy reports for VOA from London.
Many people across the globe have found comfort and companionship in robots. According to some experts, sex robots that look and act like humans will be more common than you think in the next 40 years. Here is our report.
A machine fills medication orders at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.