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7 best urban laptop backpacks: review and comparison of top models with protection against pickpockets and not only

Smartphones, tablets, cameras, laptops and drones are more than electronic toys for adults. These are modern tools that a digital artisan cherishes. You can’t throw your favorite laptop into the first bag you get. The market comes to the rescue and offers many advanced urban backpacks worthy of priceless hi-tech cargo. We analyze the best models.

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement to Acquire Auris Health, Inc.

Focused on creating the next frontier of surgery, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), today announced that Ethicon, Inc., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auris Health, Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash. Additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion, in the aggregate, may be payable upon reaching certain predetermined milestones. Auris Health is a privately...

Learning preferences by looking at the world

By Rohin Shah and Dmitrii Krasheninnikov It would be great if we could all have household robots do our chores for us. Chores are tasks that we want done to make our houses cater more to our preferences; they are a way in which we want our house to be different from the way it currently is. However, most “different”...

‘Child’s Play’ reboot trailer suggests Chucky is now a killer robot

It's not completely impossible that robots could turn against us, so it's no surprise killer robot movies have been popular for decades. The fear is real. We could be about to add another flick to the canon, as the new trailer for the Child's Play reboot suggests. Plot details haven't been confirmed yet, so it's not totally certain this Chucky is a robot, but there's...

Mastering Jenga taught this robot real-world physics

Artificial intelligence is already better than humans at video games, quiz shows and an ancient Chinese board game. Next up, the bots are coming for Jenga. In a newly-published paper, scientists from MIT describe how they taught a robot real-world physics and a practical sense of touch by unleashing it on the tricky tower-building game. Why Jenga? Because unlike purely cognitive games that...

iRobot Terra mower cuts your lawn with Roomba-like smarts

If you took a look at newer Roombas and wondered why that clever mapping couldn't be used to cut your lawn... well, you're not alone. iRobot has unveiled the Terra, a robotic lawn mower that uses the company's mapping tech to trim your grass with minimal fuss. Instead of marking your lawn area with boundary wires as you do with many existing...

Sex robot owners swap USED parts and sell ’bruised, battered dolls’ on creepy online forum

SEX ROBOT owners are swapping "used" parts and selling "bruised, battered" dolls on a creepy online forum. Randy bot-bonkers flog their second-hand dolls to each other – sometimes for thousands of pounds apiece. The Doll Forum is the go-to destination for owners of so-called "sex dolls",...

Meet Leonardo, the walking, jumping, flying robot

Traditionally, robots are either airborne or landlubbers – there's not much crossover. But researchers at Northeastern University have now built a robot that can do both, walking around on two legs before jumping and flying short distances to get over obstacles in its path. The first clue to how nimble...

Meet Scout

Amazon continually invests in new technologies to benefit customers. Amazon has been hard at work developing a new, fully-electric delivery system – Amazon Scout – designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices. These devices were created by Amazon, are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace....

Sophia by Hanson Robotics

In Greek, the word Sophia means wisdom. Sophia was created to help people in real uses like medicine and education, and to serve AI research. Sophia's very existence provokes public discussion regarding AI ethics and the role humans play in society, especially when human-like robots become ubiquitous. Ultimately, she would like to become a wise, empathetic being and make a positive contribution to humankind and all beings. Hanson Robotics designers dream of that future, wherein AI and humans live and work together in friendship and symbiosis to make the world a better place. Human-AI collaboration: That’s what Sophia is all about.