While some courtesans seemed to approve of the sex doll fetish, others argued that becoming "too comfortable" with an inanimate object might cause a person to distance themselves from "any possibility of a healthy sex life".
Walmart is using computer vision technology to monitor checkouts and deter potential theft and other causes of shrink in more than 1,000 stores, the company confirmed to Business Insider.
Critics have accused companies of using algorithms for managerial tasks, saying that automated systems can dehumanize and unfairly punish employees.
The US Army is buying 18000 drones from mini-palm sized drones to new ground robots for Afghanistan. The palm-sized Black Hornet mini-drone only weighs just over one ounce.
I have to confess that ludicrous science fiction films are often a guilty pleasure for me, an interest I shared with my late father and still share with my brother.
HUNTINGTON PARK, California – (CBS) Police in Southern California are turning to technology in order to fight crime by deploying a robot out on to the streets to keep a watchful eye over public area.
New research shows that people see driverless cars as an attractive alternative to flying. Could AVs kill the airlines?
The world's most popular computer graphics company wants to use AI to detect manipulated images and video. Is it too little too late?
Using a massive simulator dubbed the Colosseum, DARPA is experimenting with AI that manages radio spectrum.
Engineer Reuben Brewer and SRI International, a nonprofit scientific research institute based in California, developed a police robot for traffic stops. This new robot is expected to act as a buffer between the officer and motorist during an encounte
A couple of months ago, we reported that Walmart was beginning to use robots to carry out mundane tasks like mopping its floors and tracking inventory.
Collaborative robots, or cobots, have been working with humans on the factory floor for years, but when it comes to the large-scale industrial robots that can lift and move massive pieces of manufacturing, the danger to human workers is so great that
Boston Dynamics' ambitions in the field of robotics have been the stuff that Internet virality is made of.
Developers have high hopes for the technology, which they say could be used in everything from healthcare and education to security, gaming and entertainment.
A four-year competition to help unravel the mysteries of the deep sea has drawn to a close, with the international team behind a new kind of unmanned surface vessel taking top honors.
Pornography online attracts millions of erotica-hungry people ready to see sex on-demand.
MIT has developed an inexpensive sensor glove designed to enable artificial intelligence to figure out how humans identify objects by touch.
Facebook wants to send 'emotional' robots to explore the world on tank-style tracks and scan the faces of people to 'help users make friends'
Several years ago, California-based Willow Garage introduced a two-armed wheeled robot known as the PR2. It was designed for use in robotics research, but unfortunately the company has since gone out of business. Quebec-based Kinova Robotics has step
A startup in China will be the first company in the world to begin mass-producing self-driving delivery vehicles for some of the country's biggest commerce giants.
Autonomous machine expected to pick more than 25,000 raspberries a day, outpacing human workers
Among the many things we humans like to lord over the rest of the animal kingdom is our complex language.
Try convincing your children they're not in the middle of some dystopian nightmare, when a headless robot unpacks itself from the back of a driverless car to deliver a pizza on a Friday night.
A recent analysis on the future of warfare indicates that countries that continue to develop AI for military use risk losing control of the battlefield. Those that don't risk eradication. Whether you're for or against the AI arms race: it's hap
Even the Mona Lisa can be faked.
Amazon.com Inc. is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions.
The US Postal Service (USPS) and its mail delivery operations are set to gain a helping hand courtesy of self-driving startup TuSimple, with the agency enlisting the company's autonomous trucks for a two-week trial.
At first glance, Facebook's nascent robotic platform looks a bit … chaotic.
We're tantalizingly close to AI with all five senses.
A couple of months ago, Justin Adsuara was surprised to see a waist-height robot scooting through the hallways of the Embassy Suites by Hilton.