robots

Sex With Robots Will Be The Norm Soon, According To A New Study

It sounds very uncomfortable.

Karen Fratti | July 6, 2016 - 8:43 am

This New “Emotion Detector” Will Tell You If Your Date Is Attracted To You, So Enjoy That Anxiety Attack

That sounds like an inventive way to make dating even more terrifying!

Bronwyn Isaac | May 14, 2016 - 10:15 am

Google Uses Romance Novels To Train Its Artificial Intelligence To Have Some Personality

In an attempt to humanize their robots and equip them with chatty personalities that will be more palatable to consumers, Google employees have been feeding their AI systems stacks of

Bronwyn Isaac | May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm

A Man Built A Horrifying Robot That Looks Like Scarlett Johansson

The eery robotic clone of Johansson is able to respond to a programmed set of verbal prompts, as well as make lifelike facial expressions while she says things like, “Hehe,…

Bronwyn Isaac | April 1, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Carl’s Jr. CEO Wants To Replace Human Employees With Robots

Despite my spiraling paranoia that this slow-roll replacement of humans-by-robots will render me and all those I love homeless and jobless in a matter of years, I understand the appeal.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 18, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Siri Is Real: A Full-Blown Female Robot May Be Coming To Your Workplace

Much of the focus with Nadine’s development is that she be an emotionally intelligent robot, well-versed in the ability to simulate humanness through story telling, laughter, game playing and listening.

Bronwyn Isaac | March 7, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Atlas, The Next Generation Robot, Stands Up To Bullying Better Than Most Of Us

That’s right, this is basically the Chumbawumba of robots. 

Lauren Vinopal | February 24, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Build Robot To Take Care Of Newborn And House

Of his ambitious New Years goal, Zuckerberg said: “My personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work. You…

Bronwyn Isaac | January 4, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Opens AI Non-Profit So Robots Don’t Take Over The World

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has started a nonprofit venture devoted to open-source research into artificial intelligence called ‘OpenAI.’ Musk is co-chairing the project with Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman,…

Katrin Higher | December 12, 2015 - 11:30 am

Look, A Robot Toddler Baby Learning How To Stand

It you. It us. It the future.

Megan Reynolds | November 11, 2015 - 1:45 pm

“Robot Ethicist” Perhaps Too Concerned About Sex Robot Takeover

Whatever — if someone wants to sex a robot, let them sex a robot.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 15, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Watch This Parody Of Taylor Swift’s Dogged Pursuit To Bring Every Woman Ever Onstage With Her

“Please welcome to the stage my best friends, Gigi Hadid and the Blair Witch!”

Megan Reynolds | August 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Robots Are Coming For Men’s Jerrrrrrrbs

According to a study from two Oxford researchers, robots are coming for men’s jobs. Automation is making many career skills obsolete, particularly those that involve “perception and manipulation, often in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

A Sexy Teddy Ruxpin? ‘RealDoll’ Is Creating A Sex Doll That Talks Back

Finally, every [lonely] man’s fantasy!

The US company “RealDoll,” the same people who make the creepily realistic life size sex dolls, have now added a bonus feature which…

Katrin Higher | June 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

Japan Builds Robot Bears To Care For The Elderly

File this under “things the elderly get that I want now in my 30s.” The “Robear” designed by Japanese robotics company RIKEN is primarily designed to lift elderly patients out…

Katrin Higher | March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Pole Dancing Robots Appear At Technology Trade Fair

Women in tech have got more to worry about than sexist attitudes and an abysmal dude-to-lady ratio: at a tech trade show in Germany on Sunday night, there were pole-dancing robots.

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Japanese Butt Robot Proves Her Creator Is An Ass Man

Meet SHIRI, the Japanese butt robot. She’s legless and headless, but seems to enjoy a sensual massage to the silicon skin covering her posterior. Like a human woman, her artificial…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2012 - 10:00 am

Oh Hey, Just Some Robots Having Sex, No Biggie

In my nightmares, this is what the future of mankind looks like. Like, 347 years from now, the aliens are going to come and turn us all into cyborgs and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2011 - 10:40 am

Wish List: A $400,000 Cookie-Baking Robot

 

It’s good to know the folks at MIT have the best minds of our generation focused on what’s really important: a robot who can bake cookies named…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Kristin Cavallari Is Turning Into That Weird Svedka Vodka Robot

At least that’s what I pictured when I heard Cavallari would be strutting down the runway modeling a glass bikini designed by SKYY Vodka and Diesel to kick off Miami…

Julie Gerstein | July 15, 2011 - 10:40 am
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