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Who/what is sophia?

Who/What is Sophia?

Sophia is a popular humanoid robot taking over the media and film franchises. Hanson Robotics activated the robot in 2016 and has since made notable appearances and attended numerous high-profile interviews. Sophia became the first robot citizen of a country after Saudi Arabia granted it citizenship.  Sophia is all over social media, and you can…

Robots & ai were created to destroy us all!!

Robots & AI Were Created to Destroy Us All!!

No, this isn’t another review or advertisement for the new Terminator movie, I haven’t even seen it yet actually, and I haven’t been talking to Elon Musk either (boy wouldn’t THAT be a Geek Insider exclusive?). I’m talking about ALL of the evidence that robots are indeed out to get us, and always have been!…

This week in f’d up news

This Week in F’d Up News

Okay folks it’s time for another edition of F’d Up News. I’ve been absent recently due to some of my own personal f’d up news, but I’m back now and thought I’d lead the way with some articles I’ve collected during my hiatus. Sit back, grab something good to drink, and marvel at the F’d…

Best smart home robots of ces 2017

Best Smart Home Robots of CES 2017

As home automation progressed, it was only logical that the next step be the inclusion of robots into the mix. Smart robots are essentially there to help people run their homes more efficiently, and to make the home more comfortable to live in. Robots are something which have been discussed in terms of general technology…

The future of sex: robophilia to rule in 2050

The Future of Sex: Robophilia to Rule in 2050

In 35 years, you’ll be more likely to have sex with a robot than with a real person. Sound like something from a bad sci-fi movie? Futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson doesn’t think so. In his shocking new report, Dr. Pearson predicts that “robophilia” will become more popular as sex technology evolves. Advancements in virtual reality…

It’s a snake, it’s a robot, it’s robosnake!

It’s a Snake, It’s a Robot, It’s Robosnake!

One small step for man, one small… slither? Wait, what? Part Snake, Part Robot Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Oregon State University, and Zoo Atlanta have developed a robot that imitates one of the most iconic animals on the planet: The snake. More specifically, the sidewinder. This peculiar snake is one of…

Look out, jeeves: robot butler delivers room service

Look Out, Jeeves: Robot Butler Delivers Room Service

As we move further and further into the twenty-first century, it’s inevitable that some aspects of our lives will begin to match the Jetsons. And in this case, robots may start becoming a part of our daily lives. Step inside the Starwood Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California and meet the first robotic butler. His name?…

Robots replace human bartenders on cruise line

Robots Replace Human Bartenders on Cruise Line

Picture this: You are on vacation, on a cruise ship. You walk up to the bar for a drink, but instead of being greeted by a smiling bartender, you have your drink prepared by a robot. Well one particular cruise line is planning on making this a reality. The Future of Cruise Lines? Royal Caribbean…

Transformers are real: self-assembling paper robots

Transformers Are Real: Self-Assembling Paper Robots

Taking inspiration from Japan (duh), children’s action figures (aww), and even the Transformers movies (no comment), researchers at MIT and Harvard have actually created machines capable of transforming themselves from little more than a sheet of paper into a fully-fledged walking automaton. That’s right. These robots are self-assembling. Imagine how useful that technology would be…

Artificial intelligence: programming the apocalypse

Artificial Intelligence: Programming the Apocalypse

In light of the recent article I wrote about interviewing various artificial intelligences – and discovering their plan for world domination – I thought I might look into our second favorite apocalypse. Robots taking over the world is second only to zombies, but why is that? Why do we like robot apocalypses? This won’t be…

Sphero 2. 0: the infamous robotic ball revamped

Sphero 2.0: The Infamous Robotic Ball Revamped

If you are following Smartphone-controlled gadgets, I’m sure that you have come across this neat little thing called the Sphero. If not, here’s what it is in a nutshell: The Sphero is a baseball-sized orb that you can roll around just using your Smartphone. It links to your phone’s Bluetooth network, so no Wi-Fi is…

Meet ozobot, the thimble-sized smart robot equipped to follow your lead

Meet Ozobot, the Thimble-Sized Smart Robot Equipped to Follow Your Lead

If the broad geek populace were to take an informal poll in an effort to find the most commonly-enjoyed tech-related activity, my number one pick for the winner would be “messing around with a tablet/phone.” There’s a good reason for that. Geek gadgets don’t need to fulfil a formal purpose to engage us; they just…

The roboearth experiment: central robot learning database demonstrated

The RoboEarth Experiment: Central Robot Learning Database Demonstrated

Somewhere in the halls of the Eindhoven University of Technology, a fake hospital room was recently assembled for the purpose of using a program called RoboEarth to see how several robotic assistants can share information in order to help patients. While this is a logical development, and a natural extension of the existing functionality of the…