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Robert Scoble on the startups that cross the ‘freaky line’, at TNW2012 [Video]

Robert Scoble on the startups that cross the ‘freaky line’, at TNW2012 [Video] | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In his role as Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, Robert Scoble gets to travel the world, meeting and interviewing the startups that are shaping the future.

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This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company

This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Meet Amun 3554. Doesn't look like much, right? Little more than a mile wide, it's one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered.
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Jerry the Dog and the Fetch Machine

Jerry the Dog and the Fetch Machine | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Don’t have time to play with your dog? This dog’s human got creative and invented an automatic fetch machine that pitches tennis balls for the dog to chase.
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A ride on MIT Media Lab's digital bandwagon - CNET

A ride on MIT Media Lab's digital bandwagon - CNET | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A ride on MIT Media Lab's digital bandwagonCNETDigital technologies are reaching deeper into the physical world, opening up new ways for people to interact with their surroundings, say researchers at MIT's Media Lab.
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9 Deadliest Start-up Sins

9 Deadliest Start-up Sins | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
These common assumptions can be toxic to the success of any new venture.

 

Inc Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the recently published book, The Startup Owner’s Manual, written by entrepreneurs-turned-educators Steve Blank and Bob Dorf.

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A third industrial revolution

A third industrial revolution | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
OUTSIDE THE SPRAWLING Frankfurt Messe, home of innumerable German trade fairs, stands the “Hammering Man”, a 21-metre kinetic statue that steadily raises and lowers its arm to bash a piece of metal with a (3D Printing the beginning of the next industrial...
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Robot Animusic-Makers and Education Day at Maker Faire Bay Area

Robot Animusic-Makers and Education Day at Maker Faire Bay Area | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robotic Orchestra image courtesy of Intel Free Press
Good news for robot music makers, digital synth enthusiasts, or anybody headed to Maker Faire Bay Area next month who is eager to see Animusic’s “Pipe Dream” made real.

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Robots Could Swim in Alien Sea

Robots Could Swim in Alien Sea | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A laser-powered probe could see what's under the icy crust of Jupiter's moon, Europa.

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ROBOTS DANCING TO BIGBANG'S FANTASTIC BABY [KOREA SCIENCE UNIVERSITY]

ROBOTS Fantastic Baby (판타스틱베이비) BIGBANG (빅뱅) - THIS VIDEO IS NOT INTENDED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT - I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING - THIS VIDEO IS FAIR USE UNDER T...
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UC Scientists Receive Phase II NSF Funding to Develop Modular Robot

UC Davis engineering professor, Cheng together with his ex-graduate student, Graham Ryland, had established a robotics company in 2011.
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Robot and Frank Shows Softer Side of Robo-Helpers at Sundance

Robot and Frank Shows Softer Side of Robo-Helpers at Sundance | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
PARK CITY, Utah -- Not every robot helper ultimately turns into a vengeful Cylon. That's the message of Robot and Frank, a touching and futu...

Just seen this movie at SF International Film Festival and highly recommend it. It's about time a plausible human-robot interaction movie came out. Note: the robot may not always be plausible but the interaction always is.

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Expo 2012 Robotics Pavilion | TechZilla

Expo 2012 Robotics Pavilion | TechZilla | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
If you'd prefer robots, then you should considers booking a vacation to Expo 2012?s robotics pavilion in Yeosu, South Korea. On the list of exhibits are going to be dedicated specifically to aquatic robots.
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Matt Uebel - Google+ - An electron microscope photograph shows a human figure…

Matt Uebel - Google+ - An electron microscope photograph shows a human figure… | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
An electron microscope photograph shows a human figure created by a newly developed 3D printing technique for nano structures Researchers from the… (An electron microscope photograph shows a human figure created by a newly developed 3D printing technique...
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iPhone4 Walking Robot

I heard you just said "You again??" I know I know you already bored, but I have to make it walk once I got new gadget... If you would like to know more info ...
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MIT developing self-sculpting Smart Sand robots

DOWNLOAD HERE: newsdirect.nma.com.tw Researchers at the Distributed Robotics Laboratory at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are developing tiny robots that could self-assemble into functional tools, then...

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Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics in LEGO #lego...

Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics in LEGO #lego... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics in LEGO #lego #robots #asimov • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. • A robot must obey the orders given to...
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"Gangbang Interviews" and "Bikini Shots": Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem

"Gangbang Interviews" and "Bikini Shots": Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
For startups like Path, recasting geek identity with a frathouse swagger is a dangerous game.

Tasneem Raja takes us through a growing list of 'sexist' flare ups in codeland generally and startups in particular, with many examples including SXSW and Geeklist. She adds to the collection of thoughtful responses such as Chris Yee at MEGA Startup Weekend, Adria Richard, Dan Shapiro and Rachel Balik at Forbes.

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The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond | Xconomy

The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond | Xconomy | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Will robotics be the next big business in Silicon Valley? Join us for an afternoon of learning, discovery, and discussion.
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Website Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible.

Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth.

The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google's Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr.

 

Visit http://www.planetaryresources.com for more information.


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I Am Robot and Proud- Uphill City

English: I Am Robot and Proud is an indie-electric Canadian band formed in 2001. This is the second track from their album "Uphilly City" (2008). Español: I ...
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The robot revolution is just beginning - MIT News Office

The robot revolution is just beginning - MIT News Office | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Rodney Brooks outlines his vision of the future to student entrepreneurs.
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Curiosity Rover Gets Practice Time Before Mars Landing - IEEE Spectrum

Curiosity Rover Gets Practice Time Before Mars Landing - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A body double and software simulations help get the Mars rover team ready for the August landing (A peek at the team preparing for Curiousity's upcoming landing: http://t.co/quEjJa0D #CSIROTweetup...)...

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Two More Robotics Companies Get Acquired: My Robot Nation and Sensable Technologies | Hizook

Two More Robotics Companies Get Acquired: My Robot Nation and Sensable Technologies | Hizook | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Two More Robotics Companies Get Acquired: My Robot Nation and Sensable Technologies http://t.co/JVucOjnv by @Hizook...
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