Bad Spot, bad! Pranksters mounted a paintball GUN on a Boston Dynamics’ $75,000 robot dog

Forget ‘a bull in a china shop’ — tomorrow, members of the public will be able to take remote control of an armed, paintball-firing robotic dog in an art gallery. Quirky, chaos-loving, New York-based start-up MSCHF (pronounced ‘mischief’) are behind the campaign, which highlights the risk of such machines being misused. MSCHF mounted the compressed air … Read more

World’s first robot ARTIST is set to exhibit series of self-portraits

World’s first robot ARTIST named Ai-Da is set to exhibit series of self-portraits which were created while she ‘looked’ in mirror with her camera eyes AI robot Ai-Da is named after the 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace Capable of drawing people from life using camera eye and a pencil in her hand Ai-Da’s work will be … Read more

World’s first robot ARTIST is set to exhibit series of self-portraits

World’s first robot ARTIST named Ai-Da is set to exhibit series of self-portraits which were created while she ‘looked’ in mirror with her camera eyes AI robot Ai-Da is named after the 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace Capable of drawing people from life using camera eye and a pencil in her hand Ai-Da’s work will be … Read more

Jack Black signs on to voice the robot Claptrap in the Borderlands video game adaptation

Jack Black signs on to voice the robot Claptrap in the Borderlands video game adaptation with Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett and Jamie Lee Curtis By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com Published: 00:55 GMT, 12 February 2021 | Updated: 00:55 GMT, 12 February 2021 The cast of Lionsgate’s highly-anticipated Borderlands video game adaptation has just gotten bigger, … Read more

A cleaning robot that can tell funny jokes is being trialled on hospital wards

Cleaning ROBOT that can tell jokes is being trialled on hospital wards to ‘put a smile on patients’ faces and help in the fight against Covid-19 The cleaning robot named Ella was demoed at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Kent She kept reception ‘spick and span’ while also communicating with visitors Ella had a short trial on … Read more

Dustin Diamond was set to bring back his Saved By The Bell robot Kevin for insurance adverts

Dustin Diamond had plans to bring back Screech’s robot sidekick from Saved By The Bell in new adverts, it was revealed on Wednesday. The actor tragically died on Monday at the age of 44 after a brief battle with stage four lung cancer. Dustin’s friend Dan Block revealed to TMZ that Dustin had been working on … Read more

Boston Dynamics reveals updates to its robot dog – including a fifth limb

US robotics firm Boston Dynamics has revealed a new product line for Spot, its flagship robotic dog that costs a whopping $75,000 (about £60,000).  The new products include a self-charging version of the dog, called Enterprise Spot, as well as Spot Arm – a fifth limb that can grasp, carry and drag different objects. Also announced … Read more

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog shows off its fifth limb in new video

Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog, affectionately called Spot, has shown off its fifth limb in new footage. Video released by the secretive US firm shows Spot picking up dirty laundry, using a skipping rope, doing the gardening and operating machinery in a warehouse using the new addition.  Spot, which is suited for indoor or outdoor use, … Read more

Makers of Sophia the robot reveal plans to produce THOUSANDS of lifelike bots by the end of 2021

With her lifelike face and unusual sense of humour, Sophia the robot is one of the most famous androids around the world.  Now, her makers have revealed ambitious plans to mass produce thousands of humanoid bots by the end of the year.  Hanson Robotics, the firm behind Sophia, says that four models, including Sophia, will … Read more

Samsung unveils AI-powered robot vacuum at CES that uses sensors found in self-driving cars

Samsung’s new robotic vacuum uses the same LiDAR sensor technology as self-driving cars to detect obstacles and react accordingly. According to the company, the 3D sensors on the JetBot 90 AI+ are sophisticated enough to know which objects it can bump up against, like a table leg, and which to give a wide berth to, … Read more