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  • Artificial Intelligence to steam ahead in the UK

    Artificial Intelligence to steam ahead in the UK What is the future of AI? this may be science fiction today but AI could be real sooner than you think. Bill Gate says robots who take people’s jobs should be taxed, it seems that this idea has not fallen on deaf ears, within days the UK […]

  • Robot friends Milo and Kaspar to help with Autism

    Robotics is helping people with autism. Milo may look similar to the puppet in a suitcase of the ventriloquist showman of yesteryear but this boy robot helps autistic people to interact without the stress of deciphering ambiguous human emotions. Some family use apps to communicate with their autistic child via a pal on the app […]

  • Erica Japanese Receptionist Robot and the Robot Hotel

    Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s latest creation is the lovely Erica, a dedicated receptionist, administrator and personal assistant. Much more attractive than his previous creation (an identical twin of himself) Not sure who is the most creepy on this video, the inventor or the reporter – Erica is just great! https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/31/erica-the-most-beautiful-and-intelligent-android-ever-leads-japans-robot-revolution Interesting 15 minute documentary about a […]

  • Spy in the Wild Amazing Animal Robots

    Dont’ miss the superb documentaries “Spy in the Wild” using robots animal lookalike to get a unique close-up filming angle on animal behaviour. The results are astonishing and allowed the team to film behaviour never seen before.   Teaser trailers below:   Link to watch online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088s4fy?ns_mchannel=YT&ns_source=bbc_one&ns_linkname=description_link

  • Ghost in the Shell New Movie

    Coming soon the long awaited Japanese Manga adaptation “Ghost in the Shell” new movie with Scarlett Johansson, a humanoid female police officer against a computer hacker – release due March 2017. The original anime movie from 1995 is worth watching. Official Trailer   Ghost in the Shell Anime Ghost in the Shell in 3D In depth […]

  • Robot Exhibition at the Science Museum London

    Until 3 September 2017. “Discover how robots and society have been shaped by the industrial revolution, 20th century popular culture and our dreams of the future. This exhibition explores the 500-year story of humanoid robots and features an unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to creations from science fiction and […]

  • Human Robots express emotions with facial expressions

    Human robots are becoming more and more fascinating as robotics evolves. Below is a selection of the best videos showing human facial expressions. Some of these human robots may make you feel slightly uncomfortable. This feeling is called the “uncanny valley” which occurs when a human like robot is over realistic and causes a revulsion […]

  • Metropolis Science-Fiction and Lifelike Robot – Was it Ahead of its Time?

    The book Metropolis is dated back to 1925 and the film (see below pictures of Maria transformed into a shiny then lifelike female robot), the most expensive silent movie ever made, was made two years later. A droning yet very powerful storyline, it is difficult to believe it dates back to the 1920s. Yes, the […]

  • Denise – Female Virtual Assistant and Digital Helper

    DENISE – VIRTUAL ASSISTANT Denise is a sexy interface for a virtual assistant, this caring digital girl can help you doing many tasks on the computer. Denise is also able to use voice and face recognition to interact with the user. These are skills that are developed in human looking robots and advanced robotics. With […]

  • Sexy Female Robots Images Revealed

    The sexy female robots probably originated from the Metropolis movie by Fritz Lang in 1926 and was further developped with erotic artwork from Hajime  Sorayama in the 70’s onwards with a range of fantasy illustrations dominated by pin-ups and perhaps most well-known for the sexy female robots and gynoids (part robot, part human). Sorayama’s work […]

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