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What are robots? What can they do today? Will they be able to decide for themselves tomorrow? Jean-Paul Laumond, co-curator of the new permanent exhibition “Robots” at the Cité des Sciences et de l’...
The debate surrounding the development of autonomous weapons is skewed by the particularly stressful nature of the arguments. Yet to be able to adopt a position on the topic, it is essential to have...
Flipper, a shellfish-capturing robot and the latest brainchild of the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), has just been tested in the waters off...
While transhumanism seeks to transcend the biological limitations of the human body, robotics researcher Nathanaël Jarrassé advocates a realistic perception of prostheses, which do not transform...
Creating beings in our own image does not only raise ethical problems. In their quest for the ideal android, roboticists have discovered an Uncanny Valley, inhabited by creatures that resemble us so...
Operating some of the most complex machinery ever built can be a daunting task for the best of engineers. Especially when something breaks down hundreds of millions of kilometers away.