Robotics

LOOK: Robots Can Now Assemble Themselves From Sheets Of Paper

CP | Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little m...

Will Self-Driving Cars Make Cabbies, Truck Drivers Extinct?

CP | Connor Radnovich, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Robots and artificial intelligence could either kill low-skill jobs or create new types of work over the next decade.They also could have...

Here Is Where Robots Are Taking Over

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Business

There was a "remarkable increase" in the number of industrial robots around the world in 2013, according to a report from the International Federation...

Amputee Drummer's Robot Arm Makes 'Metal Drummers Jealous'

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Music

Drummer Jason Barnes has a big gig at the Atlanta Science Festival on March 22. It's even bigger considering he's had to practice for it with his new ...

Technology Today Is So Much More Than IT

Paul Barter | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

A century ago a computer wasn't a machine -- it was a job title. It referred to people who spent their days doing arithmetic. Then processors were created that took over the role, and society adjusted the word to a new meaning. In today's rapidly transforming economy it's important to adjust more quickly.

Can a Robot Do Your "Creative" Job?

Justin Beach | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

According to a recent study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology nearly half of all U.S. jobs could be replaced by computers over the next two decades. However, this assumes that "creative skills" can be easily taught and it may underestimate the pace at which artificial intelligence is developing.

The Future of Media Is Beyond The Screen

Mitch Joel | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

The next half century could well be about advertising taking on a smaller position in the expanding marketing sphere as brands create loyalty not through impressions but by creating tools, applications, physical devices, true utility, and more robust loyalty extensions that makes them more valuable in a consumer's life. It will be interesting to see which brands embrace media beyond the screen.

15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Business

Let’s face it: Robots are taking our jobs. The International Federation of Robotics carries out an annual survey of the state on the robot busine...

Ottawa Lab Building Advanced Robot

CBC | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada

Canadian scientists are developing a robot that mimics the human face's expressions and human hand’s tactile processes, which they say ...

The Morality of Drone Attacks

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Human beings are attempting to codify the set of ideal characteristics, virtues, moral commands, moral dispositions and even the capacity of judgment into a set of algorithms to then impart to a machine. However, for thousands of years, humanity has attempted to create good people, without much success.