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iRobot Founder Now Building Tiny Hovering Drone Spies | Danger Room | Wired.com

iRobot Founder Now Building Tiny Hovering Drone Spies | Danger Room | Wired.com | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Four years ago, iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner left the company she helped turn into a chief supplier of bomb-disposing military robots. Now today, her new company has unveiled its brand new teeny tiny flying ‘bots.
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Meet the Milli-Motein, a tiny, reconfigurable robot that could "become almost anything"

Meet the Milli-Motein, a tiny, reconfigurable robot that could "become almost anything" | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
MIT's media lab compares it to a "real-life Transformer" — a highly adaptable, infinitely scalable machine that can assume almost any shape imaginable.
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Underwater robots explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain | Machines Like Us

Underwater robots explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain | Machines Like Us | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these...
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Âgé d'un an, le robot de la polyclinique du Parc Rambot a déjà opéré 156 fois

Âgé d'un an, le robot de la polyclinique du Parc Rambot a déjà opéré 156 fois | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Il y a un an, la polyclinique du Parc Rambot à Aix inaugurait le robot d'assistance chirurgicale Da Vinci. Un équipement de haut niveau, dont on ne compte à ce jour qu'une cinquantaine en France, et trois dans les Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Illinois robotics lab's HyTAQ moves in air, rolls on land (w/ video)

Illinois robotics lab's HyTAQ moves in air, rolls on land (w/ video) | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Quadrotors that can not only successfully fly in the air but can also roll along on the ground represent the kind of exercise that moves researchers at the Robotics Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), which is part of the...
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Le robot Nao franchit l'équateur

Le robot Nao franchit l'équateur | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
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Pas si seul que ça... Dans le cadre du Véndée Globe 2012et pour son premier tour du monde à la voile, Tanguy de Lamotte est parti...
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Amber Case : « Nous sommes tous des cyborgs » [TED + LeWeb Paris 2012]

Amber Case : « Nous sommes tous des cyborgs » [TED + LeWeb Paris 2012] | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

Amber Case est une anthropologiste spécialisée dans l’étude des interactions symbiotiques entre l’homme et la machine. Selon la chercheuse, nous sommes des cyborgs à chaque fois que nous utilisons un ordinateur ou un smartphone.

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Des prix Nobel et des ONG se mobilisent contre les "robots-tueurs"

Des prix Nobel et des ONG se mobilisent contre les "robots-tueurs" | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

Des prix Nobel et des associations de droits de l'homme ont appelé lundi à une "interdiction préventive" mondiale des "robots-tueurs", ces armes sophistiquées agissant sans supervision humaine, en cours de recherche, avant que "la science-fiction ne devienne réalité".


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Can machines be programmed to make moral judgments? | Machines Like Us

Can machines be programmed to make moral judgments? | Machines Like Us | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Gary Marcus predicts that in a few decades, we may all not only have the option of traveling in driverless cars, we may even be obligated to do so.
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Japanese man's childhood dreams give birth to giant robot

Japanese man's childhood dreams give birth to giant robot | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Like many Japanese, Kogoro Kurata grew up watching futuristic robots in movies and animation, wishing that he could bring them to life and pilot one himself.
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I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords - Hit & Run : Reason.com

I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
The Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at Oxford University is holding its Winter Intelligence Conference in a couple of weeks to try to figure out how...
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Bycicle-riding robot | Machines Like Us

Bycicle-riding robot | Machines Like Us | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
This radio-controlled robot rides a bicycle all by himself. He puts his feet on the ground when stopped, and maintains his balance even when turning or on uneven terrain.
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Want a Flying Drone? These Students 3D-Printed Their Own | Wired Design | Wired.com

Want a Flying Drone? These Students 3D-Printed Their Own | Wired Design | Wired.com | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
It was supposed to be a big moment for the two brothers — both University of Virginia engineering students — the culmination of months of designing and refining.
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Medical bionic implants market to be worth $17.82 billion by 2017 - Neurogadget.com

Medical bionic implants market to be worth $17.82 billion by 2017 - Neurogadget.com | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Experts predict the global medical bionic implants market to grow by 7.1% in the next five years, and to be worth $17.82 billion by 2017.
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Humane Society welcomes Navy’s decision to replace dolphins with drones | The Raw Story

Humane Society welcomes Navy’s decision to replace dolphins with drones | The Raw Story | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

The U.S. Navy’s specially-trained marine animals will soon be out of a job, replaced by a fleet of underwater drones within the next 10 years — and that’s given The Humane Society of the United States reason to smile.

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NAO, le robot français devenu une star dans les écoles du monde entier

NAO, le robot français devenu une star dans les écoles du monde entier | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

NAO est le robot humanoïde le plus utilisé dans le monde de l'enseignement. Plébiscité des écoles primaires jusqu'aux universités, ce petit robot interactif est devenu le partenaire préféré des professeurs permettant de rendre l'apprentissage ludique et pratique.

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La mort est aveugle et le french kiss s’appelle Neuron | avatarlife

La mort est aveugle et le french kiss s’appelle Neuron | avatarlife | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

A l’occasion du premier vol inaugural de nEUROn, – le drone de combat développé pour moitié par Dassault Aviation et un consortium européen – parlons de ces technologies sous le prisme de l’avatar.

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Drones Invade New York City!

Drones Invade New York City! | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

On September 16, 29-year-old “Essam” and a group of friends blanketed lower Manhattan with posters designed to look like official New York Police Department signage. “Drones: Protection When You Least Expect It,”

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ISS: un petit robot pour tenir compagnie aux astronautes

ISS: un petit robot pour tenir compagnie aux astronautes | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Un appel public a été lancé pour trouver un nom à ce petit humanoïde, ainsi qu'à son jumeau qui restera au sol et servira éventuellement de secours.
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Mind-controlled permanently-attached prosthetic arm could revolutionize prosthetics

Mind-controlled permanently-attached prosthetic arm could revolutionize prosthetics | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed the world’s first thought-controlled, fully implantable robotic arm, and operations on patients are planned to take place durin...
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"Nous sommes tous des cyborgs aujourd'hui" (Amber Case, anthropologiste des cyborgs)

"Nous sommes tous des cyborgs aujourd'hui" (Amber Case, anthropologiste des cyborgs) | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
Nous dépendons désormais de « cerveaux externes » pour communiquer, garder en mémoire, et même vivre des vies secondaires. Encore une conférence TED remarquable ! Amber Case nous fait réfléchir sur notre nouvelle personnalité de cyborg.

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Poo-Powered Robot Launched in UK

Poo-Powered Robot Launched in UK | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
The Saltford sewage treatment works near Bristol, England has launched a robot that transforms human waste into usable energy. The idea was conceived by Wessex Water and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England.
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Forget Drones, Beware of Killer Robots - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Forget Drones, Beware of Killer Robots - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it
In case you didn't have enough too worry about in terms of death raining down from the sky from remotely guided drones, now comes word that completely...
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The Micro Drone: The remote-controlled hyperspeed stunt flier [VB Store]

The Micro Drone: The remote-controlled hyperspeed stunt flier [VB Store] | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

VentureBeat readers like you and me are busy people – and busy people need to take breaks. Today’s VentureBeat Store offer is going to give you a chance to take a break in a whole new way with the Micro Drone – and at a fraction of the usual cost….just $49!

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Des micro-robots pour soigner le cancer ?

Des micro-robots pour soigner le cancer ? | Bots and Drones | Scoop.it

Le cancer est bien la gangrène du 21ème siècle. Il frappe tout le monde, de manière plus ou moins aveugle, et il est un mal encore très difficile à guérir. Bref, on s’en passerait volontiers ! Du côté de la recherche, c’est peut-être avec des robots que des solutions vont se profiler…

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