Christoph Salge at New York University’s Game Innovation Lab. SASHA MASLOV/QUANTA MAGAZINE ISAAC ASIMOV’S FAMOUS Three Laws of Robotics—constraints on the behavior of androids and automatons meant to ensure the safety of humans—were also famously incomplete. The laws, which first appeared in his 1942 short story “Runaround” and again in classic […]

Citizen Sophia. Flickr/AI for GOOD Global Summit, CC BY I was surprised to hear that a robot named Sophia was granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The announcement last week followed the Kingdom’s commitment of US$500 billion to build a new city powered by robotics and renewables. One of the most honourable concepts […]

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Newly developed robot mockup for underwater investigation for a Fukushima’s damaged reactor, is displayed at a Toshiba Corp. test facility in Yokosuka near Tokyo on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP / Shuji Kajiyama) YOKOSUKA, Japan – A Japanese industrial group has unveiled a swimming robot designed be used underwater to […]