With long flowing hair and rosy red cheeks, you might do a double take when you see Jia Jia, a humanoid robot.
Dubbed the ‘robot goddess’, Jia Jia is being taught deep learning abilities, including understanding human language, and detecting facial expressions.
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A palm-sized robot that can hold conversations will go on sale in Japan next year, developer Toyota has announced.
Kirobo Mini, who was 10cm (4in) high, had been designed to provide companionship, the company said.
And it could tailor conversations to include comments about journeys based on data from its owner’s vehicle.
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A rocky planet that might have aliens on it has been found, close enough that we could travel there.
The new world is just slightly bigger than Earth and sits about four light years away, orbiting Proxima Centauri. That star is the nearest one to our solar system.
Dallas Police face questions this morning over the method used to kill the sniper in last week’s officer ambush. Police sent a robot armed with explosives to kill the gunman.
Robots in the past have stopped a lot of dangerous situations. They can do pretty much anything a person can do: go upstairs, communicate via speakers, and use cameras to explore a scene, and at least one has been deployed to spray tear gas to subdue a suspect.
The Dallas shootings have ushered in a very new world for US citizens. For the very first time, drones have been used on US soil to kill Americans without trial or charges. The suspected shooter in yesterday’s tragic killings, US Army veteran Micah Xavier Johnson, was, according to police and press reports, holed up in a parking garage and would not give himself up. After hours of what police claimed were fruitless negotiations with Johnson, a weaponized robot was sent to where he was hiding and blown up, taking Johnson with it.