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A Look Inside France's Unique Robotics Lab - Part 1 - Forbes

A Look Inside France's Unique Robotics Lab - Part 1 - Forbes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
ForbesA Look Inside France's Unique Robotics Lab - Part 1ForbesIn the world of robotics, generally speaking most innovation comes out of a university lab or the military.
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Your dream robots, drawn by Becky Barnicoat - gallery

Your dream robots, drawn by Becky Barnicoat - gallery | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In a recent competition to win a new book Robot City, we asked you to describe your ideal robot. Here are your winning slaves (RT @BookEating_Girl: This is so cute - kid-designed robots.
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Why IBM’s artificial intelligence “Watson” could not replace a physician

Watson's recent win in Jeopardy has caused some to proclaim the AI computer could help or even replace some physician tasks - these proclamations are a bit exaggerated.
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Complete Robotics and Mechatronics Books Collection - LimsWeb-Forum

Complete Robotics and Mechatronics Books Collection - LimsWeb-Forum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Complete Robotics and Mechatronics Books Collection | English | PDF | CHM | 1.69 GB LIST: o Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots - Gareth (Complete Robotics and Mechatronics Books Collection: Complete Robotics and Mechatronics Books…...
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Human Gets Top of Head Cut Off by Robot, Survives - IEEE Spectrum

Human Gets Top of Head Cut Off by Robot, Survives - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Kids, even if you do somehow have a three-armed military robot lying around, you still won't want to try this at home (Human Gets Top of Head Cut Off by Robot, Survives: Kids, even if you do somehow have a three-armed...)...
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Robotics Trends for 2012 - IEEE Spectrum

Robotics Trends for 2012 - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Nearly a quarter of the year is already behind us, but we thought we'd spend some time looking at the months ahead and make some predictions about what’s going to be big in robotics (RT @IEEESpectrum: Robotics Trends for 2012 http://t.co/h2GMgkUV...)...
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Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse.

Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse. | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Can technology be autonomous? Does it lead a life of its own and operate independently of human guidance? From the French theologian Jacques Ellul to the Unabomber, this used to be widely accepted.
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Nokia feels out haptic feedback tattoo system for phones - PhysOrg.com

Nokia feels out haptic feedback tattoo system for phones - PhysOrg.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
PhysOrg.comNokia feels out haptic feedback tattoo system for phonesPhysOrg.comIn a sample embodiment, according to the patent, the phone menu may comprise a set of magnetic field options, which may comprise magnetic fields of different kinds.
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DIY Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display - Slashdot

DIY Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display - Slashdot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
mkwan writes "A PhD student in Melbourne, Australia, has built an augmented reality head-up display using a baseball cap, an Android smartphone, and off-the-shelf optics.
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Robot recreates bladder in UK first - The Press Association

Robot recreates bladder in UK first - The Press Association | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Daily MailRobot recreates bladder in UK firstThe Press AssociationSurgeons at Southmead hospital, in Bristol, are removing cancerous bladders through tiny incisions and, through the same opening, replacing them with a substitute bladder created by...
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On Crowdfunding « CollabDocs

On Crowdfunding « CollabDocs | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In his seminal 2001 book, The Language of New Media, Lev Manovich proposed that,”new media transforms all culture and cultural theory into an “open source”. This opening up of cultural techniques, conventions, forms and ...

Kickstarter is game changing for early robotics businesses, IMHO.
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Prometheus - Official Wondercon Trailer #2 [FULL HD] - 2'32"

Prometheus New Trailer from Wondercon 2'33" of new totaly crazy footages !

alien is not so very far of robot topic. At the very least, this sic fi future will inform many of our ideas about future technology, what it will do, what it will look like.
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Robots Rumble On-court As School Teams Compete In Electronics Championship - Huffington Post

Robots Rumble On-court As School Teams Compete In Electronics Championship - Huffington Post | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robots Rumble On-court As School Teams Compete In Electronics ChampionshipHuffington PostMarch Madness of a different form hit Detroit on Saturday as teams from 40 Michigan high schools hooped it up in a basketball tournament played not by the...
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Robotics Clubs - GoRobotics

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Robotics is more than a passing trend. Just as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (founders of Apple Computers) were part of the Homebrew Computer Club before (Blogs: Robotics Clubs - Robotics is more than a passing trend.
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Jellyfish-Inspired Robot Runs on Hydrogen - Discovery News

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msnbc.comJellyfish-Inspired Robot Runs on HydrogenDiscovery NewsBy Jessica Marshall The robot may one day be able to fuel itself by gathering hydrogen and oxygen from its surroundings.
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How Google's Self-Driving Car Works - IEEE Spectrum

How Google's Self-Driving Car Works - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Google engineers explain the technology behind their autonomous vehicle and show videos of the road tests (Self-driving cars...holy fuck.http://t.co/93aNCgvn...)...
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Computer Village Robotics Program

Computer Village is a community-based, non-profit organization in St. Louis, MO that delivers technology based opportunities to urban youth. www.SoaringHighM...
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Robojelly is a robot jellyfish | Ubergizmo

Robojelly is a robot jellyfish | Ubergizmo | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We know for a fact that many sharks are needlessly killed each year for their fins, not to mention out of sheer terror because of the movie “Jaws” that was released all those years ago, making some of us develop [...]...
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Call for papers: Narrativity: Interpretation, Embodiment and Responsibility

Call for Papers: Narrativity: Interpretation, Embodiment and Responsibility 3rd Workshop in the series Moral Agency, Deliberative Awareness, and Conscious Control & Special Issue of Phenomenolo...
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News - A first look at world's future battleground

News - A first look at world's future battleground | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Defense Ministry to showcase latest developments in robotics, space and unmanned aircraft, alongside NASA, White House in Tel Aviv conference (World's Future Battleground; Israel Defense Ministry to showcase latest developments in robotics, space,...
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Microsoft shows ‘Holoflector’ augmented-reality mirror - GeekWire

Microsoft shows ‘Holoflector’ augmented-reality mirror - GeekWire | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
One of the research projects, dubbed Holoflector, includes a large, translucent mirror with an LCD panel about three feet behind it, and a Kinect camera on top.
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A field spotter's guide to embodied cognition | Embodiment

A field spotter's guide to embodied cognition | Embodiment | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
'One of the problems with the 'embodiment' as a concept is the fact that it often means different things to different people; people who themselves are embedded in different disciplines.
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Too HOT to Tell: The Failure of Introspection | Minds and Brains | Embodiment

Too HOT to Tell: The Failure of Introspection | Minds and Brains | Embodiment | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Can thinking about consciousness lead to any insights about the nature of the 'raw' phenomenological elements of consciousness itself? Gary Williams has cause to doubt it in his thought provoking blog 'Minds and Brains'....
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Here Are The Amazing Kiva Robots That Amazon Just Bought For $775 Million

Here Are The Amazing Kiva Robots That Amazon Just Bought For $775 Million | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Bye bye, people....
? No.. hello, robot business .. for better world...?
Via Martin Talks
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Geek & Sundry, A Geek Culture Channel Co-Produced by Felicia Day

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Geek & Sundry is a new online “indie geek culture” channel on YouTube produced by Felicia Day, Kim Evey and Sheri Bryant that launches April 2, 2012. The channel's fun trailer gives a small taste of each show including ...
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