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Watch: 28-Feet-Tall Japanese Robot Looks Like A Real World Transformer

International Business Times

A Japanese engineer has created a gigantic robot, one that looks like a real-world transformer and works just as well as any other humanoid on the block. The two-legged robot, dubbed Mononofu, weighs around seven tons and stands a whopping 28 feet tall. However, that should not raise any alarms as the whole thing is controlled by a human rather than artificial intelligence. An operator has to get into the robot's cockpit in order to work the levers designed to control its functions. We have seen many manually-controlled robots in the past, but this one draws particular attention due to its striking resemblance to the machines featured in the Transformers movie series.

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' pushed back to February 28th, 2017


Did Horizon: Zero Dawn's 2016 release window seem overly optimistic to you given its open world game mechanics, David-versus-Goliath battles and novel setting? Guerrilla Games has delayed the release of the PS4 title to February 28th, 2017. It needs the extra time to live up to its "ambitious vision" for the title. That's not a gigantic setback, but it's bound to be disappointing if you were hoping to hunt gigantic robot dinosaurs by the holidays.

How Close Are We to Replacing Humans With Robots?


A.I. advancements are making robots look more like humans. How long until they replace us? What Happens If We Give A.I. The Ability To Remember Everything? - 3Nq-9... Read More: 'AI Is Good for the World,' Says Humanoid Robot "About 67,000 years ago, a gigantic mammoth chowed down on enormous mouthfuls of grass in Texas, just west of where modern-day Austin is located, according to new research." Not only did the robot pass the exam, it actually got a score of 456 points, which is 96 points above the required marks."

Creepy Ad Reminds Us Why We All Need To Visit Our Grandparents

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Caregiving is undoubtedly a difficult job to take on, but a futuristic ad shows what could happen to older people who need care if humans don't step up to help. A Paris-based volunteer organization, Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, created a chilling ad showing what a day in the life of a person with a robotic caregiver could look like. We meet Pauline, an older widow, dancing sadly with an eerie-looking gigantic white robot. The robot, Ben, an acronym for "biologically engineered nursing," seems to take care of Pauline's basic needs? But when Pauline gets up one morning, and sadly looks at the empty space on the bed beside her, we realize technology can't satisfy every need.

These transformer robots are autonomous


Scientists at Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania have created mobile robots that can autonomously change their shape in order to complete various tasks. The robots are made of 3-inch cubes that can configure themselves into different shapes by connecting with magnets. Here's how it's related to artificial intelligence, how it works and why it matters. The "brain" of the transforming robot is a central sensor module that uses a 3-D camera to perceive and create a 3-D map of the environment in real time, the researchers explain in a paper in the newest issue of Science Robotics. The central module uses a set of algorithms to decide what shape the whole cluster of cubes should take, depending on environmental factors and the task at hand.