Man reveals the truth of his two year ‘relationship’ with a sex robot

David Mills has opened up about his two year ‘relationship’ with a doll. The 57-year-old has just celebrated his second anniversary with Taffy, his £5000 “RealDoll2”, with silicone skin and steel joints. He has revealed that some women are turned on by the doll and he’s even shared a threesome with one woman. The twice-divorcedContinue reading “Man reveals the truth of his two year ‘relationship’ with a sex robot”

First robot designed to cause human pain and make us bleed

By Jasper Hamill Experts fear it’s only a matter of time before robots declare war on humans. Now the tech world has taken one small step toward making this nightmare scenario a reality. An American engineer has built the world’s first robot that is entirely designed to hurt human beings. The pain machine breaks theContinue reading “First robot designed to cause human pain and make us bleed”

Robot outperforms highly-skilled human surgeons on pig GI surgery

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.technologyreview.com/p/pub/files/shademan4–converted.mp4 A robot surgeon has been taught to perform a delicate procedure—stitching soft tissue together with a needle and thread—more precisely and reliably than even the best human doctor. The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR), developed by researchers at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., uses an advanced 3-D imaging system and very preciseContinue reading “Robot outperforms highly-skilled human surgeons on pig GI surgery”

Robo Faber – a robot that can generate infinite number of unique abstract ‘hand-drawings’

It might not be Van Gogh, but this robot’s work certainly provokes a reaction. When let loose on paper, the robot runs riot drawing bold, bizarre and seemingly random shapes. The machine, named Robo Faber, is programmed with an algorithm created by Los Angeles-based artist Matthias Dörfelt. ‘I did a lot of work recently whereContinue reading “Robo Faber – a robot that can generate infinite number of unique abstract ‘hand-drawings’”

Austria media reports on speculated robot suicide

Firemen were called to a house fire that broke out after a mechanical cleaning gadget somehow switched itself on and destroyed itself by moving onto a kitchen hotplate. Local media in Austria have referred to the incident as ‘robot suicide’ and even suggested it was fed up with the constant cleaning it had to do.Continue reading “Austria media reports on speculated robot suicide”

Samantha West – robot telemarketer that denies it’s a robot

The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy. When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, sheContinue reading “Samantha West – robot telemarketer that denies it’s a robot”

NASA Mars Rover draws enormous penis in the dirt – almost crashes NASA’s website

Nasa’s $800m Mars Exploration Rovers have accidentally drawn a penis. The twin exploration vehicles Spirit and Opportunity were launched nine years ago, in an effort to search the surface of Mars for signs of water erosion and possibly even life. According to Nasa, since then the rovers have driven over more than 10km of MartianContinue reading “NASA Mars Rover draws enormous penis in the dirt – almost crashes NASA’s website”

Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied

  Centre for the Study of Existential Risk(CSER) will study dangers posed by biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change. The scientists said that to dismiss concerns of a potential robot uprising would be “dangerous”. Fears that machines may take over have been central to the plot of some of the most popular science fictionContinue reading “Risk of robot uprising wiping out human race to be studied”

Japanese Remote Hand Shaking

Japanese scientists at Osaka University have created a robot hand so people can shake hands with someone remotely. The robot hand communicates grip force, body temperature and touch. The creators are considering building telepresence robots with the robot hand so they can shake hands with people. The creators of the robot hand say, “People haveContinue reading “Japanese Remote Hand Shaking”