robots

Google just bought the company behind this creepy galloping robot

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a Massachusetts company that designs walking robots.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Dec 14, 2013

Forget the haters. Grocery self-checkout is awesome.

Self-checkout lanes absorb people who prefer them, leaving the human checkers more available for people with lots of items.

Kevin Drum on why the robots will rise up and take all our jobs

We chat about how the robots are taking all our jobs, and why that means massive inequality going forward.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 14, 2013

How to punish robots when they inevitably turn against us

Israeli law professor Gabriel Hallevy explains how we need to revamp the legal code to make it easier to stop robots on their bloodthirsty rampages.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 5, 2013