Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired From Robots to E-Scooters, All the Things We Loved This Month

Hexbyte Tech News Wired From Robots to E-Scooters, All the Things We Loved This Month

Plus: Sony’s newest camera, a collaboration between Sonos and Ikea, and big changes from Twitter and Pinterest.Review: DJI Robomaster S1DJIRobomaster S1DJI’s Robomaster S1 is not just a robot. It’s a learning experience. You build it, program it, and battle other robots with it. It’s not cheap, but for kids who are old enough and have…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Scientists Help Robots ‘Evolve.’ Weirdness Ensues

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Scientists Help Robots ‘Evolve.’ Weirdness Ensues

Evolution is a trip. On the one hand, it’s a seemingly simple mechanism—those best fitted to their environment have more babies, while less fit individuals don’t reproduce as much, and their genes filter out of the system. But on the other hand (or paw or claw or talon), it has given rise to an astounding…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head

Casey ChinThe little humanoid robot’s name is Meccanoid, and it is a scoundrel. The well-meaning human test subject asks the robot: If you were to make a friend, what would you want them to know?“That I’m bored,” Meccanoid says.You’ve read your last complimentary article this month.To read the full article, SUBSCRIBE NOW.If you’re already a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Westerners Fear Robots and the Japanese Do Notn

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Westerners Fear Robots and the Japanese Do Notn

Paper Boat Creative/Getty ImagesAs a Japanese, I grew up watching anime like “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” which depicts a future in which machines and humans merge into cyborg ecstasy. Such programs caused many of us kids to become giddy with dreams of becoming bionic superheroes. Robots have always been part of the Japanese psyche—our hero, Astro…

Robots Won’t Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring

Robots Won’t Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring

Whether they believe robots are going to create or destroy jobs, most experts say that robots are particularly useful for handling “dirty, dangerous and dull” work. They point to jobs like shutting down a leaky nuclear reactor, cleaning sewers , or inspecting electronic components to really drive the point home. Robots don’t get offended, they are cheap to repair when…

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

If the Robots Come for Our Jobs, What Should the Government Do?

Lots of smart technologists and futurists are convinced that we are on the cusp of a world in which artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies will make a large portion of today’s jobs obsolete. They might be wrong, of course, but the consequences if they’re right would be huge — potentially a defining challenge of the…