Researchers design self-powered robots the size of human cells

Researchers design self-powered robots the size of human cells

The latest robots out of MIT are small enough to float “indefinitely” in the air. Researchers accomplished the feat by attaching 2D electronics to colloids — tiny particles measuring around one-billionth to one-millionth of a…

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How Robots Will Play A Major Part In Our Future?

How Robots Will Play A Major Part In Our Future?

Shanghai is hosting the seventh China International Robot Show. Our China correspondent Yao Chin takes you on a live tour, showing you the latest tech, and a glimpse into how robots will play a major…

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Researchers train bipedal robots to step lightly over rough terrain

Researchers train bipedal robots to step lightly over rough terrain

Researchers at the Hybrid Robotics Group at UC Berkeley and CMU are hard at work making sure their robots don’t fall over when tiptoeing through rough terrain. Using machine learning and ATRIAS robots, the teams…

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This robotic hose-dragon could jet its way into burning buildings

This robotic hose-dragon could jet its way into burning buildings

While hose-toting drones may be a fantasy, hose-powered robo-dragons (or robotic hose-dragons — however you like it) are very much a reality. This strange but potentially useful robot from Japanese researchers could snake into the…

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Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human

Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers…

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Android co-creator isn’t sure whether robots will adopt a single platform

Android co-creator isn’t sure whether robots will adopt a single platform

Android co-creator Andy Rubin isn’t so sure whether there will be one software platform to rule all robots. The former Google exec and Playground Global CEO talked in length about the role of platforms for…

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Robot Becomes Part of the Community After Helping with Burden of Water Collection

While most people tend to picture robots in a modern environment, this intrepid four-wheeled robot traveled to India so it could help families in remote villages. Dr. Amol Deshmukh, a computer scientist at the University…

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A demonic-looking robotic wolf is now protecting Japanese farmlands

A demonic-looking robotic wolf is now protecting Japanese farmlands

Credit: YouTube. Honshu wolves were abundant in Japan until 1732, when rabies reached the island’s shores. Alongside widescale deforestation and a state-funded culling, the disease ultimately led to wolve’s complete extinction. The last specimen was…

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SpotMini:  Humans Are No Match for this Robot Dog

SpotMini: Humans Are No Match for this Robot Dog

If Boston Dynamics’ latest video showcasing the abilities of its robot dog SpotMini proves anything, the humans will be major underdogs when the mechanical uprising finally comes. The clip demonstrates the machine’s ability to “adjust…

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Is New technology a DESTROYER or CREATOR of jobs?

Workers across the world are increasingly aware of what many consider an existential threat to a wide array of jobs. Safe and efficient autonomous vehicles, for example, may make truck drivers obsolete in the not…

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Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' Aibo robot dog

Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes ‘intelligent’ Aibo robot dog

As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial intelligence and internet connectivity. The sleek ivory-white puppy-sized “aibo” robot shook its head…

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Fluffy robot duck befriends and comforts children with cancer #CES2018

Fluffy robot duck befriends and comforts children with cancer #CES2018

At this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) convention in Las Vegas, one robot readies to quack its way into the hearts of young cancer patients throughout the country – My Special Aflac duck. Image…

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Air China has suspended flights to North Korea

China is Cracking Down On Dating Apps Run By Robots

A number of dating apps in China were shut down by the police after it was found that they were actually run by automated robots. According to BBC, more than 600 suspects, associated with 21…

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Hacked Sex Robots Could Murder People

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Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user $TM

Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user $TM

Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response. The T-HR3 can be controlled by…

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Death of a stockboy? Walmart introduces shelf-scanning robots $WMT

Don’t you just hate walking down long grocery aisles to grab your favorite products only to find they’re out of stock? Walmart wants to eliminate that disappointment with the help of shelf-scanning robots. RELATED: Vegetables…

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With it's triple-hulled D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race

With it’s triple-hulled D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race

It’s triple-hulled, autonomous, and armed. D3000 This crudely made model of the D3000 gives us a vague idea of the concept: a trimaran tumblehome hull, with armament that includes autocannons and anti-ship missiles, as well…

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