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The Internet of Things Could Kill You, Or At Least Jab You With A Screwdriver

By | November 27, 2017

  Lucas and his killer robots. Photo: JW (This is the transcript of my BBC World Service piece which ran today. The original Reuters story is here.)  I’m sure you’ve seen those cute little humanoid robots around? They’re either half size, or quarter size, they look like R2D2, and if you believe the ads, they could play with… Read More »

Going Soft On Robots

By | June 19, 2017

Snake on a plane! Don’t panic, it’s probably just a (soft) robot My piece on soft material robots for Reuters. Original story here: I’ve added links in this piece. SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus, others wriggle their way inside an airplane… Read More »