Robots And Virtual Reality

Awane Jones | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada
Awane Jones

Robot Control through Virtual Reality: A Look at the Present, Potential and Future Applications Immersive media and entertainment aren't the only ap...

Can Robots Meet A Growing Demand For Assisted Living?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

While computer technology has traditionally been focusing on inventing ever-more efficient programs and devices, not enough has been done to delight consumers and give them tools that enhance the quality of their everyday lives. Personal robotics could make up for much of that neglect, experts quoted in the article suggest.

Why Coaching Shouldn't Be Robotic

Ivey Business School | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada
Ivey Business School

By Thomas Watson Getting up at 6 a.m. to do extra work is admirable, especially when the extra work in question involves programming robots, not to m...

The Rise Of Automation in The Workplace And Everyday Life

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada
Abdullah Snobar

Automation -the replacement of humans with technology- is everywhere. It's impacting our day-to-day lives, usually in ways we barely notice. Grocery s...

We Need To Encourage Girls And Women To Succeed In STEM

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Business

The lack of women in STEM reflects on a country's economy: there is a rising demand for STEM-related workers, and ignoring women would be cutting off half of the possible workforce. In addition, women in STEM make more money, which enhances their purchasing power, which is both good for them and the national economy.

The Future Of Home Security Tech Is Now

Melanie Nathan | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Living
Melanie Nathan

We rely on security systems to keep us out of harm's way. As technology continues to grow, both home and commercial security systems are strengthening, and the market for advanced security systems is expanding rapidly, giving you the consumer a plethora of options to choose from.

Joshua Ostroff

I, Robot Leg: Walking People With Disabilities Into A New Age | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact

"This is the time when those devices that were fiction are now becoming real."

What Happens When Jobs Don't Need Humans?

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada
Eric Quon-Lee

The most urgent 21st century question is how does human civilization manage the transition between where every individual has a job to one where individuals will need to find a useful purpose beyond economic employment. Turning individuals into soulless "pseudo-machines" isn't the answer.

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 will be usefu...

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.