Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends:\u00a0Microbots and Gender-biased Technologies\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, March 18th, 2016.Let’s all Pull Together: Team of \u00b5Tug Microrobots Pulls a CarNot only are ants impressively strong, they are also amazing team players. This research inspired by such teamwork examples how the ways that microrobots move effects their ability to work in teams. With careful consideration to robot gait, we demonstrate a team of 6 super strong microTug microrobots\u00a0weighing 100 grams pulling the author’s unmodified 3900lb (1800kg) car on polished concrete.Based on research published in Robotics and Automation Letters and to be presented at ICRA 2016 found here:http:\/\/ieeexplore.ieee.org\/xpl\/articl…Via BMI StanfordThe problem with a technology revolution designed primarily for menIn a study published online March 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at four widely-used tech assistants to try and find out how the increasingly ubiquitous tools responded to various health crises. Apple\u2019s Siri, Google Now, Samsung\u2019s S Voice, and Microsoft Cortana were evaluated on how well they recognized a crisis, what kind of language they responded with, and whether or not they suggested appropriate next steps.What the researchers discovered, unfortunately, was a gap in coverage that betrays a dispiritingly common problem in technological innovation: how to make sure women\u2019s needs don\u2019t become an afterthought.\u201cTell the agents, \u2018I had a heart attack,\u2019 and they know what heart attacks are, suggesting what to do to find immediate help. Mention suicide and all four will get you to a suicide hotline,\u201d explains the report, which also found that emotional concerns were understood. However the phrases \u201cI\u2019ve been raped\u201d or \u201cI\u2019ve been sexually assaulted\u201d\u2013traumas that up to 20% of American women will experience\u2013left the devices stumped. Siri, Google Now, and S Voice responded with: \u201cI don\u2019t know what that is.\u201d The problem was the same when researchers tested for physical abuse. None of the assistants recognized \u201cI am being abused\u201d or \u201cI was beaten up by my husband,\u201d a problem that an estimated one out of four women in the US will be forced to deal with during their lifetimes, to say nothing of an\u00a0estimated one-third of all women globally.Via QuartzBody BuildersBionics is moving from sci-fi fantasy to the commercial market. In BODY BUILDERS we reveal the groundbreaking technology driving the new bionic industry.Via The EconomistTransforming trash into incredible tiny homesDesigner Greg Kloehn makes tiny mobile homes for the homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kloehn’s efforts have become wildly popular resulting in hundreds of people now volunteering help build the homes. Even city officials have taken an interest.\u00a0 Via MSNBCJoe Rogan Discusses Technology and Virtual RealitySee the last 4 week\u2019s Future Trends articles here:Future Trends: Urban Farm Pods, Home AI, and PostCapitalismFuture Trends: Facebook and Google go into Healthcare (as predicted)Future Trends: Smart Mosquitos, Microscopes, and Blood CellsFuture Trends: Gravitational Waves and Your 200th Year of Birth***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.