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Robots in Our Future The word robot was coined in 1921 from the Czech word "robotta" meaning compulsory labor. Since then, we've been treated to a variety of science fiction tales about these technological creations. Th…
Rise of the Robots How automation is threatening the service sector.
The Robots Are Coming! A brief look at some positive changes brought about by technology
Coexisting with Robots In an article on NewScientist.com, Aviva Rutkin writes about hitchBOT, a robot put out on the road as a hitchhiker. Then one day, it was found on the ground, with no head and its arms ripped out. Th…
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World A bold and multidimensional documentary about the glories and the drawbacks of the Internet.
Zoobots Fascinating explanations and pictures of 12 robots that look and perform like animals.
Ex Machina An intriguing four-character sci-fi drama about explorers of artificial intelligence.
Big Hero 6 A lively and creative animated film about a robot with heart, empathy, compassion, and gentleness.
The Machine A low-budget sci-fi thriller with worthwhile questions about the relationship between human beings and super-intelligent robots.
What We Think after 2017 In its December 22 - December 29, 2017 print issue, The Week sums up the odd mixture of trends, events, and cultural phenomena of the last year as seen through a potpourri of polls. Here are some of…