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Video Friday: Robo Cheetah Goes for a Trot, Mind-Controlled Arms, and Robots Playing Football - IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: Robo Cheetah Goes for a Trot, Mind-Controlled Arms, and Robots Playing Football - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
ICRA or no ICRA, we wouldn't miss a Video Friday, and if you like robot cheetahs, you won't want to either (RT @AutomatonBlog: Video Friday: Robo Cheetah Goes for a Trot, Mind-Controlled Arms, and Robots Playing Football
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The BC Moments Machine Surprises San Francisco - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

The BC Moments Machine Surprises San Francisco - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Open File (blog)The BC Moments Machine Surprises San FranciscoEON: Enhanced Online News (press release)Overnight, Tourism British Columbia has flipped the switch on the BC Moments Machine – a one of a kind, 14-foot tall, 10-foot wide vending machine.
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JPL Designing Spiny-Fingered Grippers for Robotic Drilling on Asteroids - IEEE Spectrum

JPL Designing Spiny-Fingered Grippers for Robotic Drilling on Asteroids - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Anchors made of microspines can stick robots to asteroids, comets, and rocks on Mars...
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Juggling Robot Takes on Two Balls With One Very Fast Hand - IEEE Spectrum

Juggling Robot Takes on Two Balls With One Very Fast Hand - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This high-speed robot arm can juggle two balls at once. Can you?
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AI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliterated - Wired.co.uk

AI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliterated - Wired.co.uk | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Wired.co.ukAI uprising: humans will be outsourced, not obliteratedWired.co.ukBy Mark Piesing Forget about The Terminator, the real problem with AI (artificial intelligence) is what to do when it meets your boss or even your friends.
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Maker Faire Bay Area: Undersea Voyager Project Interview

Maker Faire Bay Area: Undersea Voyager Project Interview | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We’re merely two days out from Maker Faire Bay Area, the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth, with over 700 makers of all stripes coming out to the San Mateo Fairgrounds to show what they’ve made.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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Tech Academy has its robot recruiting - Toledo Blade

Tech Academy has its robot recruiting - Toledo Blade | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Toledo BladeTech Academy has its robot recruitingToledo BladeJennifer Landaverde-Ley, a junior, works on her robotic arm at Toledo Technology Academy, a magnet school that can accept students from anywhere in Ohio.
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HCC robot will help Challenger students simulate Mars missions - Bloomington Pantagraph

HCC robot will help Challenger students simulate Mars missions - Bloomington Pantagraph | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
HCC robot will help Challenger students simulate Mars missionsBloomington PantagraphLike the real-life Mars rovers that extended their missions far beyond what was expected, Fred is an overachiever that got its start more than a decade ago as a the...
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TechCrunch | Makers Wanted: Are You A Hardware Start-Up? Talk To Us

TechCrunch | Makers Wanted: Are You A Hardware Start-Up? Talk To Us | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We're about to launch a new video series called Makers here at TechCrunch and we'd love to hear from any and all hardware based startups. I want to hear about robots, toys, and railguns.
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Robot can scent online activity | The 21st Century

Robot can scent online activity | The 21st Century | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A web-connected robot that emits a puff of perfume is helping people gauge how connected they are online. (are your ears red yet?
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This Cute Robot Helps Children With Autism Socialize

This Cute Robot Helps Children With Autism Socialize | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Keepon is a friendly yellow robot that helps children with autism communicate without intimidation.
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Man vs. Machine: It's Old History - Forbes

Man vs. Machine: It's Old History - Forbes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Man vs. Machine: It's Old HistoryForbesHumans have a tense relationship with machines. Consider the back story: For over two centuries, machines have eliminated human jobs. Machines first revolutionized agriculture, and then factory work.
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The truly strapless watch: Man gives himself magnetic arm implants to hold iPod Nano (and we spoke to him!)

The truly strapless watch: Man gives himself magnetic arm implants to hold iPod Nano (and we spoke to him!) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Read 'The truly strapless watch: Man gives himself magnetic arm implants to hold iPod Nano (and we spoke to him!)' on Digital Trends. Taking his love of...
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Researchers unveil eerie clothes-scaling robot

Researchers unveil eerie clothes-scaling robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Read 'Researchers unveil eerie clothes-scaling robot' on Digital Trends. Chinese roboticists have created a robot capable of climbing your pants. It's an...
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15 Rad Robot Accessories for Your Office

15 Rad Robot Accessories for Your Office | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
If your workload is on the heavy side, enlist these office robot buddies to help.
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Robots and Humans — swissnex

Robots and Humans — swissnex | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Hear from speakers at the forefront of research on robot-human interactions as they discuss the standards and requirements that need to be taken into consideration when developing new robots. To be functional in everyday life, for instance, they must be safe and quick to respond to changes in their environment.

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Musings On Robot Sex Dolls and Companions - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Musings On Robot Sex Dolls and Companions - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Musings On Robot Sex Dolls and CompanionsInstitute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesThe next question is how much artificial intelligence a robot companion ought to have.
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Mind-Controlled Robot Gives Paralyzed Woman A Hand

Transcript by Newsy: http://www.youtube.com/user/NewsyScience?feature=guide (Image source: PopSci) BY MATTHEW PICHT ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS Cathy Hutchison picked...
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Forget the Helicopter, Drones Make Aerial Videos Attainable

Forget the Helicopter, Drones Make Aerial Videos Attainable | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The average episode of Top Gear runs around $1 million to produce. But those high-style, high-flying ? and incredibly expensive ?

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Stroke Victims Move Robot Arm With Thoughts

Stroke Victims Move Robot Arm With Thoughts | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Two paralyzed patients used their thoughts to steer a robotic arm and grasp physical objects, a notable advance in the quest to restore some function to people with limb paralysis.

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UK opens Europe’s largest robotics laboratory | News about radioelectronics

UK opens Europe’s largest robotics laboratory | News about radioelectronics | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
RT @DigitalAgendaEU: The largest #robotics lab in #Europe has been opened in #Bristol #UK.
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Seattle Robothon Coming Up in Two Weeks! | Robots Dreams

Seattle Robothon Coming Up in Two Weeks! | Robots Dreams | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Robothon 2012 is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd at the Armory Center House in Seattle, starting at 10 am. Attendance, and participation, is totally free.

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Adept Technology, Inc. - Photo Release -- Adept Technology Delivers Largest Shipment to Date of Autonomous Mobile Robots to Swisslog

Adept Technology, Inc. - Photo Release -- Adept Technology Delivers Largest Shipment to Date of Autonomous Mobile Robots to Swisslog | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Adept Technology, Inc. today announced delivery of a record shipment of autonomous mobile robots to Swisslog for use in hospitals, labs, and clinics to transport specimens, lab samples, and pharmaceuticals. The order totaled close to $500,000 in revenue.

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When creative machines overtake man | KurzweilAI

When creative machines overtake man | KurzweilAI | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Machine intelligence is improving rapidly, to the point that the scientist of the future may not even be human!
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The Smallest Thermal Machines - Physics

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The Smallest Thermal MachinesPhysicsNew functionalities might arise from rethinking the essential ingredients needed to build a heat-driven machine. Figure 1 Essential ingredients for a thermodynamic machine.
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