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Could Robots Be Blamed For Mistakes On The Battlefield?
2012-04-23 12:14:41

[ Watch the Video ] As militaries develop autonomous robotic warriors to replace humans on the battlefield, new ethical questions emerge. If a robot in combat has a hardware malfunction or programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it? Some argue that robots do not have free will and therefore cannot be held morally accountable for their actions. But UW psychologists are finding that people don't have such a...

Image 1 - TacoCopter: Separating Fact From Fiction
2012-03-25 04:54:14

A service that promises to deliver fresh, hot Mexican food to you using an unmanned drone helicopter has gained a lot of attention in recent days, especially given contrasting reports as to whether or not this supposed Silicon Valley start-up is for real. The business in question is TacoCopter, whose website claims that their "flying robots" will deliver tacos (and presumably burritos and other similar types of cuisine) to an individual who has placed an order using his or her smartphone....

NRL Test Robotic Fueling Of Unmanned Surface Vessels
2012-03-20 10:05:43

Engineers from the NRL Spacecraft Engineering Department (SED) successfully demonstrate the robotic fluids transfer from a stationary platform to an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in wave heights greater than three feet. The Rapid Autonomous Fuel Transfer (RAFT) project exhibits the ability to track the motion of a Sea Fox naval vessel, safely emplace a magnetic refueling fitting to an on-board refueling receptacle and successfully complete fluids transfer. Under current circumstance, USV...

2012-03-12 15:00:00

Academy of Art University Industrial Design Students to Design a Robot User Interface for NASA That Will Allow Future Astronauts in Space to Remotely Operate a Robot on Earth San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 This semester, Academy of Art University Industrial Design students will collaborate with the NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, California) to design a user interface that will allow future astronauts in space to remotely operate a robot on Earth. A number of...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.