This story is a little disturbing as it arrives on the heels of another recent Robot Watch post, "Little Robot Lies". When you think of robots in the future, which comes to mind...Terminator, or Star Trek's Lieutenant Commander Data? The US Government is already creating robotic drones to kill humans so we are very happy to find out that a Slovenian researcher at the University of Ljubljana, Borut Povše, is teaching robots to NOT hurt humans. His project did require some initial punching of humans but hopefully there won't be too much more of that. For more information, read:
>> Kit Eaton's article on FastCompany.com,
>> Peter Farquhar's article on news.com.au, and/or
>> Paul Marks' article on NewScientist.com.