For every robot per thousand workers, up to six workers lost their jobs and wages fell by as much as three-fourths of a percent, according to a new paper by the economists, Daron Acemoglu of M.I.T. and Pascual Restrepo of Boston University. It appears to be the first study to quantify large, direct, negative effects of robots....2. "Humans and robots are companion species on this planet. We need each other." (Slate)
3. Tiny girl seems to think a water heater is a robot, attempts to engage with it, is deemed cute by internet.
4. "Ingestible Snake Robot Could Slither Through Your Intestines." (Live Science)
"The external shape of the robot is a 2D projection of a rotating helix. The result is a continuously moving wave. We can simply reverse the direction by reversing the direction of rotation of the motor," said one of the robot's inventors, David Zarrouk, a mechanical engineer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.5. "A robot designed simply to burn every single tweet sent by Mr Trump has amassed thousands of Twitter followers."