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United Kingdom

AI Weapons and Killer Robots? Not If Elon Musk Can Help It.

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

A recent vote out of the United Nations has intitated formal discussions on AI weapons: Should tanks, drones, and machine guns operate using processes automated through artificial intelligence? Not according to inventor and business magnate Elon Musk, who is among a group of 116…

Trends

Will AI’s Security Risks Limit Consumer Adoption?

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

By 2020, it’s projected that 85 percent of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Currently, machine learning provides a wide range of functions in our everyday life. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms assist trend analysis in industries such as finance and healthcare. AI helps…

Marketing & Social Media

How AI-Assisted Marketing Is Taking Over Customer Service

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 7:15 am

The rate of technological development occurring in the business world and the continued evolution of Artificial Intelligence in its processes makes one wonder what the future holds for entrepreneurs, and big businesses alike. Artificially intelligent robots are in the race against human marketers to…

Robots

5 Reasons Why Robots Will Never Fully Replace Humans

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard the warnings of our impending dystopian future. We’ve read the books and watched the movies, and we know that soon, perhaps in our lifetimes, the robots will take over and humans will be the subservient ones. Our machines will outsmart us,…

Space

DC

Robots, Biomarkers and Ice Melters Win NASA iTech Challenge Cycle 2

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

NASA is in constant pursuit of discovering the next galaxy and life on another planet. And while interstellar exploration is always on their to-do list, they’re also looking for startups that can help them get there. Earlier this year, we reported on the top…

Health

San Francisco

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

Space

4 Programmer Teams That Won NASA’s Global Space Robotics Challenge

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The journey to Mars has been an arduous process filled with innovative ideas, affordable improvements, and a whole lot of speculation. And while astronauts and engineers figure out how to get us to Mars, NASA is focused on figuring out what we’re going to…

Robotics

Boulder

How Star Wars’ BB-8 Put This Robotics Company on the Map

By | May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In 2014 Sphero, a robotics company based in Boulder, Colorado, didn’t realize that their efforts would be majorly boosted by a fictional robot from a galaxy far, far away. But one of their mentors was Disney CEO Bob Iger, which meant that their company came…

Gear & Gadgets

Boulder

9 Gadgets and Tech From Star Wars That We Wish Were Real

By | May 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

There are a lot of films that either take place in the future or feature technology well ahead of reality, but few fictional universes hold a candle to that of Star Wars. Although their history occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far…

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Robot Vacuums, Elon Musk, Sleep Stress, and Smelly VR

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The fear or missing out is real. Every day, people squander the opportunity to enjoy something truly amazing. Whether it’a an epic party, a famous celebrity, or an enlightening conference, it’s tragically impossible to avoid the fear of missing out. Fortunately, when it comes to…

Space

San Francisco

Moon Express Chairman: For Entrepreneurs, the Sky Is Not the Limit

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When a group of entrepreneurs get together and decide they want to mine the Moon, they aren’t limited by boundaries of their mind. They truly believed that recovering resources from the Moon will help humanity in the longer and will provide a unique and lucrative…

Robots

How Humanoid Robots Could Pave the Way for Life on Mars

By | Nov 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Before humans are expected to step foot on the Red Planet in 2030 according to NASA, humanoid robots could be paving the way for life on Mars. Unlike their NASA rover counterparts, Opportunity and Curiosity, that currently roam around collecting samples and analyzing the…

Robots

4 Industries Poised to Benefit from the Evolution of Robotics

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Love them or hate them, industrial robots are here to stay. While there are plenty of critics who are against the modern advancement and widespread adoption of robotic technology, these devices can be of great benefit to employees, business owners, and even mainstream consumers. In…

Indiegogo

Shanghai

Roboming Is the Little Robot Helper You Need Around Your House

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

When the Jetsons originally aired, flying cars and helpful robots were nothing more than a sci-fi pipe dreams. Audio cassettes, LED lights, and silicon breast implants had just been invented and revolutionary automotive technology and robotic assistants weren’t even on the to-do list. But…

Robots

3 Robots That Are Designed to Save Human Lives

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Robots and humans have a bit of a sordid past. While their purpose was always to help us, on more than one occasion, they have done the opposite. From glitches that erase important documents to Roomba’s smearing dog poop on your living room floor,…

Startups & Apps

Robots Have Officially Perfected the Pizza Delivery Process

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 11:20 am

We’ve all been there. Sitting at home waiting for a large, pepperoni and mushroom pizza to arrive at the front door after ordering on your smartphone. The “smart tracker” says it should have been there 20 minutes ago, but it’s delivery, so you know…