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Popular Robots Are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Researchers Say

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive said. The Seattle-based cyber-security firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal Robots, a division of US technology company Teradyne. It also cited issues with consumer robots Pepper and NAO, which are manufactured by Japan’s Softbank Group, and the Alpha ... Read More »

New details emerge about Intel’s super-small Euclid computer for robots

Euclid — screen capture+ Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First, came its Compute Sticks and then its credit-card-shaped Compute Cards. But nothing’s quite like the mysterious Euclid, which is a self-contained computer the size of a thumb designed to be the brains and eyes of a robot. More details have emerged about the computer, which was announced ... Read More »

Japanese robot’s dream shattered: Fails to crack University entrance exam

A Japanese robot named Torobo-kun with artificial intelligence failed miserably in a standard entrance exam of the University of Tokyo. Several attempts have been made by Torobo-kun to pass the National Centre Test. Japanese Robot Torobo-kun RELATED STORIES World Robot Olympiad 2016: Team Enrol applicants of JEE exam for Aadhar on priority basis, says UIDAI Demonetisation: List of exams postponed ... Read More »

New MIT tech could help robots and humans work together

There’s no shortage of warnings about robots taking over our jobs, but often overlooked is the potential for how robots and humans can work together. That’s the focus of new research out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which has come up with a new model for how humans can communicate with robots more effectively. Essentially, it ... Read More »