#Robots

"The first fully autonomous rail journey."

Self-driving trains

Thu, October 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"They’ve managed to plant, tend, and harvest an acre and a half of barley using only autonomous vehicles."

Autonomous farming

Thu, September 14th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Bucko actually gets to drive a fully functional, bipedal, outrageously badass mech suit."

Real-Life Mechwarrior

Sat, September 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"A handful of upper-assembling machines that can work at 20 times the pace of human workers."

Robots can make shirts and shoes way faster than humans

Thu, August 31st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine

Not a lot of ice cream, though, or is it just me?

Tue, August 29th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Robots and humans may increasingly work hand-in-hand in industrial sectors.”

Construction industry opens up to robotics and exoskeletons to improve costs and efficiency

Thu, August 24th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think.”

Boston Dynamics shows off how far its robots have come

Fri, August 18th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Future generations would look back and be amazed that 21st Century life was so people-centric."

When robots take over

Sun, July 30th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Garbage Sorting Robot

Goes by the name of Clarke

Wed, July 26th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”

Autonomous robots need a way to record and explain their decision making

Thu, July 20th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“An unfolding 'Cambrian Explosion' in robotics.”

Machines are learning to see the world they live in

Tue, July 11th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Flippy the Burger Flipper

Miso Robotics shows off the first of a series of robots to automate the kitchen

Sun, July 9th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"I made a self driving potato."

Goes by the name of Pontus

Wed, June 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Immigration policy has left many worried that there simply won’t be enough immigrant workers to meet the demand."

Apple picking robot

Fri, May 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robot Hotel

It's a hotel staffed by robots, not a hotel for robots

Fri, April 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Think 'Terminator riding on a hoverboard' and you’ll have a pretty good idea of the impression Handle gives off.”

Boston Dynamic's Handle

Wed, March 1st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Would we be forced, one day, to give machines rights?"

If robots become self-aware, do they deserve rights?

Fri, February 24th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“It will be very disruptive and very quick.”

The robots are coming to take your job, very very soon

Wed, February 22nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Robots with legs can go a lot of places that wheels cannot.”

Self-driving delivery truck pulls up, two-legged robot jumps out with your package

Sun, February 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“A self-learning robot could be handy for exploring distant planets, too.”

Robot evolves by 3D printing improved versions of itself.

Mon, January 30th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“The number of human employees may even drop to 20 someday.”

Chinese factory replaces 90% of its workforce with robots

Tue, January 24th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robots are a Greater Threat to Employment than Globalisation

Nobel-prize winner warns that robots will be far more disruptive to the employed than globalisation

Sun, December 25th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Miniature Robots that Drive Around on Your Clothes

Rovables

Thu, October 27th, 2016 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Gathering human perspective on moral decision made by machine intelligence."

The Moral Machine

Tue, October 4th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The [robot] could keep children [...] occupied for 'a couple of hours' without adult supervision."

The consequences of robotic babysitters

Mon, October 3rd, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot."

The Octobot

Tue, August 30th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robotic Furniture

Or so they're telling me

Sun, August 21st, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Self-Driving Luggage

Cowarobot, Dude!

Fri, July 29th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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7-11 Delivers Slurpees by Drone

We'll never need to leave our house

Mon, July 25th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Open-Source Arduino-Powered Robot Farmer

Farmbot Genesis

Fri, July 15th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Expect to see more armed robots on American streets."

Declining cost will mean more armed robots for police

Tue, July 12th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Rubik's Cube Solving Machine

Sun, June 19th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Betty, the Robot Manager

Robots in the office

Fri, June 17th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"It looks like an alien, with eyes and a touchscreen on its chest, and it’s the size of a small child."

“May I take your order?” may soon be coming from a robot

Mon, May 30th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The slightly comical Dalek design was intentional."

Robot security guard patrolling mall in Palo Alto

Sun, May 22nd, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Daleks to Patrol China's Streets

Anbot, a Robotic Crime Fighter

Thu, April 28th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robotic Pizza Delivery

Domino's Robotic Unit

Sat, March 19th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Boston Dynamic's Bipedal Robot

New version of Atlas humanoid robot

Thu, February 25th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Vision-Based High-Speed Manipulation for Robotic Ultra-Precise Weed Control

A robotic gardener on wheels

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robotic Delivery System

Starship Industries

Sun, November 22nd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Walking Robot Uses Drone to Navigate Terrain

Sun, October 18th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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The Droid You're Looking For

"The first affordable modular animatronic robot kit."

Wed, October 14th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robots Can't Assemble IKEA Furniture

Sat, October 3rd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Under the right circumstances, you, too, could fall in love with a toaster."

What the robot era may mean

Wed, September 30th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Robots don’t respect the social and moral niceties that humans are socialized to observe."

Robots need ethics

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The creators were sent a photo of the vandalized robot but said they did not know who destroyed it or why."

Americans kill HitchBot

Wed, August 5th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Lightweight, Affordable, Programmable Robotic Arm

Eva

Wed, July 29th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Bricklaying Robot

Tue, June 30th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Robots have been around for thousands of years."

Why we love robots

Fri, June 12th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robots Master Motor Skills by Trial and Error

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Autonomous Multi-Robot System for Dangerous Vehicle Removal

The Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool (AVERT)

Fri, May 1st, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Advances in sensor technology, computing and artificial intelligence are making human pilots less necessary than ever in the cockpit."

-- John Markoff, New York Times

Fri, April 10th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Boston Dynamics' Spot

Tue, February 10th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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When Robots Commit Crimes, Who Is Responsible?

"Maybe it's a sign that robots are growing up, and thus hitting the rebellious stage."

Mon, January 5th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Brain of Earthworm Recreated in Software and Embedded in a LEGO Robot

We are just the sum of our neural networks

Tue, November 18th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Humanoid Robot to Sell Nescafe in Japanese Stores

Thu, October 30th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robotic Grippers Use Static Electricity to Pick Up Objects

Mon, October 27th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robot that Can Immediately Automate Any Aircraft

Pibot

Sat, October 25th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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ZURI, Programmable Robot Made from Paper and Cardboard

Zoobotics' Paperbot System

Sat, October 25th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Google's Self-Driving Car May Never Actually Happen

Fri, October 24th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Disney Research's Soft, Safe Robot Arms

Fri, October 10th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Unmanned Marine Boats and Submarines

Mon, October 6th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Deutche Post DHL's Parcelcopter Delivers Medicines

Fri, September 26th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The idea is to get the robot to load your dishwasher."

Wed, September 17th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Study: Humans Like Being Ordered Around by Robots

Sun, August 24th, 2014 23:09 by capnasty NEWS

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Self-Organising Swarms of Robots

Fri, August 15th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Humans Need Not Apply

What automation will mean for human labour

Wed, August 13th, 2014 22:23 by capnasty NEWS

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Botlr, a Robotic Bellhop

Tue, August 12th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robots With Biological Softness

"Phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states"

Mon, August 11th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Self-Folding Origami Robots

It folds itself up and walks away

Fri, August 8th, 2014 22:07 by capnasty NEWS

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South Korean Shipyard Workers to Wear Robotic Exoskeletons

Tue, August 5th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How Robots With Broken Limbs Learn to Walk Again

Wed, July 30th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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hitchBOT: Robot Tries to Hitchhike Across Canada

Wants to know if humans can be trusted

Tue, July 29th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Ray, Robot Parking Valet Automatically Finds Parking at German Airport

Fri, July 25th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robots with Origami Wheels

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Solebot: Robot at Berlin-Based Sneaker Store

Sat, July 19th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The increasing power of automation technology is going to put a lot of people out of work."

Wed, May 28th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Bar Mixvah

Build Your Own Drink Mixing Robot

Tue, May 27th, 2014 07:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Giving old people robots to talk to is a dystopian view that is being classified as utopian."

Wed, May 14th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Flying 3D Printers

Sort of

Wed, May 7th, 2014 22:19 by capnasty NEWS

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Using Miniature Robots as an Interface Mechanisms

Thu, May 1st, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Where Cows Milk Themselves

Fri, April 25th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Ant-Sized Micro Robots

Mon, April 21st, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Replacing Robots With Humans Makes Toyota More Efficient

Wed, April 9th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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The New Rules of Robot/Human Society

Tue, February 18th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Termite-Inspired Autonomous Robotic Construction Crew

Tue, February 18th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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u CAT: Turtle-Like Underwater Robot

Sat, November 30th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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MOSS: Modular Robot Kits

Wed, November 13th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Campaign Wants Ban on Autonomous Killer Robots

Wed, November 13th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Programmable Automaton from 1770 with 6,000 Moving Parts

Wed, November 6th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Insect Inspired Flying Robots

Fri, November 1st, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Boston Dynamics' Fast Running Wildcat Robot

Mon, October 7th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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M-Blocks: Swarm of Self-Assembling Robots

Fri, October 4th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Using Legos to Get Around DRM-Protected Books on a Kindle

Mon, September 9th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Distributed Flight Array: Modular Flying Robots

Fri, July 26th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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RHex: All-Terrain Cricket-Like Miniature-Robot

Fri, July 26th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Suspended Depositions: Rapid Prototyping Process

Wed, July 24th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How a Tesla Model S is Made

Thu, July 18th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Not SkyNet Yet, But Kiva Robots Are One Step Closer

Fri, July 12th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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A_FAB: Mobile 3D Printing Robot as a Factory Operative

Tue, June 4th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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A Better Leg for Bipedial Robots

Sat, June 1st, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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DarwinBot, Homemade Pet Companion Robot

Fri, February 15th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Miniature Roomba for the iPad

Wed, February 13th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Bird Buggy: a Parrot Driven Autonomous Vehicle

Mon, December 10th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Randomized Consumerism: Darius Kazemi's Bot That Buys Him Random Crap from Amazon

Tue, November 27th, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Huge LEGO Contraption to Sort Coloured Balls

Fri, September 21st, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Disney's Research Hub Showcases their Physical Face Cloning for Animatronic Characters

Mon, September 17th, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities

Mon, September 17th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robot That Wins at Rock, Paper, Scissors All the Time

Thu, June 28th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Bosch's Indego: the Roomba Equivalent for the Garden

Tue, June 19th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robotic Hands that Can Grab Anything

Mon, June 18th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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SHIRI: Robotic Buttocks to Represent Emotion

Tue, May 15th, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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ExoHand from Festo: An Exoskeleton That Can Be Worn Like a Glove

Wed, May 2nd, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Professor Vijay Kumar, Creator of the Aerial Quadrotor, Talks at TED

Thu, March 8th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Build Yourself a Carboard Robot

Tue, January 17th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Robotic Guide Dog Uses Microsoft Kinect Controller to Navigate

Wed, November 9th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Production of Terminators Has Begun

Tue, November 1st, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Introducing Our First Twitter Bot (Sort of): Miss Fortune at @bottune

Fri, April 29th, 2011 22:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Are You Following a Bot on Twitter?

Thu, April 14th, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Home Security With Toy Robots

Mon, November 22nd, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How Robots Think: An Introduction

Tue, March 16th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Safety Issues Loom as Humanoid Invasion Approaches

Wed, March 10th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

875

Japanese Automatons to Take Over the Working World

Fri, November 27th, 2009 09:44 by capnasty NEWS

820

The Heathkit Hero Robots

Thu, October 29th, 2009 07:31 by capnasty NEWS

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Cheetah, Gecko and Spiders Inspire Robotic Designs

Fri, October 23rd, 2009 12:50 by capnasty NEWS

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Leaping Robot Hops Closer to War

Tue, September 15th, 2009 17:00 by capnasty NEWS

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The Teddy Borg

Mon, March 4th, 2002 15:11 by capnasty NEWS

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