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Why Has New York Become a Paradise for Tech Startups?

Why Has New York Become a Paradise for Tech Startups? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
General Assembly founding partner Brad Hargreaves explains why New York - "Silicon Alley" - is experiencing an explosion of tech startups.
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Silicon Valley's New Scourge: The Invasion Of The Startup Snatchers

Silicon Valley's New Scourge: The Invasion Of The Startup Snatchers | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Despite fears that the money sloshing through Silicon Valley startups has led to silly -- and unsustainable -- valuations, the dirty word at a recent gathering of tech entrepreneurs wasn’t “bubble,” but “clone.” At a Founders Forum event on...
The trend of cloning startups may have benefit for robotics startups which are harder to clone.
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Heartland Robotics - Human collaborating with Robots - Little Red Bot

Heartland Robotics focuses on human-robot interaction in industry. Many believe that total autonomy is not going to be practical today or a few years down.
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RedWood Robotics - Little Red Bot

Meka Robotics, Willow Garage and SRI announced a new startup -- Redwood Robotics.It states that Redwood will be offering a new generation of robot arms that are simple to program, inexpensive, and safe to operate alongside people....
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WATCH IN AWE: Paraplegic Stands Up & Walks

WATCH IN AWE: Paraplegic Stands Up & Walks | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Yet again, modern technology is making the impossible, possible. It is a moving, jaw-dropping scene.
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robots.net - Robots Podcast #103: Robopocalypse

robots.net - Robots Podcast #103: Robopocalypse | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

"An avid reader of science fiction, Daniel Wilson originally wanted to be a sci-fi writer, but, because it still wasn't happening as he approached college, he decided upon a career in science, as the next best thing."

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'Borderlands' Claptrap: Meet the Voice Behind Gaming's Favorite Robot

'Borderlands' Claptrap: Meet the Voice Behind Gaming's Favorite Robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Curious about the man behind the famous robot Claptrap from Borderlands? David Eddings tells us what it's like to voice the sassy character.
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Look Ma No Hands, in 140 Characters or Less... | Txchnologist

Look Ma No Hands, in 140 Characters or Less... | Txchnologist | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Clifford Nass the founder of Stanford University's famed Communications Between Humans and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab, and the author of The Man Who Lie...
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Beyond Chic.: Mr. Asahi @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Beyond Chic.: Mr. Asahi @ Changkat Bukit Bintang | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

It's not new robot news. It's news because it's ordinary work for these girls, touring with Mr Asahi, the beer serving robot, around SEAsia. It's news because it's 'beyond chic'. Think we're at the tipping point.

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Robot string instruments composes melodies and performs ...

Robot string instruments composes melodies and performs ... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Skynet it is not, but this spanking new robotic installation by Wilfried Stoll as well as a team from an engineering firm Festo in Germany is more than capable of composing a melody without any external help (unlike the auto [...]...
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Tinkering When You Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On

In 2003, a stroke left a Walt the schnauzer unable to use his front… (Check out this amazing post about a tinkerer who invented revolutionary prosthetics for animas!
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Why the world might need robotic prostitutes

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Sex with a machine might not be so bad, say researchers, especially as an alternative to human trafficking and the resulting spread of sexually transmitted infections ("Robot sex 'won't sound nearly as weird' in 2050 as it does today."
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Africa's Role in Robotics - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

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Africa's Role in Robotics

"I’m convinced Africa is going to play a key role in advancing information technologies."

contributor Ken Goldberg 

see also IEEE Spectrum piece by Erico Guizzo announcing AFRON, the African Robotics Network

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Triumph of the Mundane

Triumph of the Mundane | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Smart devices require a significant shift in thinking This blog explores how to design smart devices. But these new devices are just so new and require such new insights, that our quaint, old school notions of UX design are completely blinding us.
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Robots to see like humans - Ubergizmo

Robots to see like humans - Ubergizmo | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robots to see like humansUbergizmoBy Edwin Kee on 05/03/2012 08:30 PDT Ever wondered how does a robot view the world?
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Robotics:Notes Demo Coming in Early June

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Robotics:Notes Demo Coming in Early June http://t.co/Vo9NcUhi...

TIPPING POINT! Game for being robot engineers. (i think)

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Robot-Era - Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent environments in real scenarios for the ageing population

Robot-Era - Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent environments in real scenarios for the ageing population | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

The objective of the Robot-Era project is to develop, implement and demonstrate the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-users of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments, which will actively work in real conditions and cooperate with real people and between them to favour independent living, improve the quality of life and the efficiency of care for elderly people.

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WATCH: Virtual Humans In The Wild Wild West

WATCH: Virtual Humans In The Wild Wild West | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a conversation with a computer that wasn't one-sided?
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Xconomy Forum: Future of Robotics · theabissell

May 3, 2012 at 1 p.m.SRI International...

 

Near a tipping point where people outside robotics are noticing the tech trends & believe 'something is happening' ie cars, UAVs #xcbot via @motorbikematt

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Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI | Hizook

Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI | Hizook | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI http://t.co/JmrJoe6q...
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Robot Workshop Competition Winners

Robot Workshop Competition Winners | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
suckerPUNCH recently announced the winners of their Robot Workshop competition. The past few years have seen an exciting rise in the fascination with (RT @Buildgreen00 What happens when architecture and robotics collide?
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A Biodegradable Robot?

A Biodegradable Robot? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
They call it graceful decomposition after death and they are really hoping that it works out this way.
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Five Reasons Robot Sex Partners Won't End Human Trafficking - Technology Review

Five Reasons Robot Sex Partners Won't End Human Trafficking - Technology Review | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Power, economics and the Uncanny Valley. (RT @anamariecox: Can't we stop picking on Callista now?
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Q&A: Explorer and Robotics Engineer on Historic SpaceX Flight

Q&A: Explorer and Robotics Engineer on Historic SpaceX Flight | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This is the second in a series of Wired Q&As with spaceflight experts leading up to SpaceX's launch. Read the first installment.We may b...
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