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Rise of the Legal Machine on Texas Business

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Do Robot Lawyers Dream Of Electric Sheepskins?

 

Algorithms replacing humans.

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MIT Given $10 Million Grant for ‘On Demand,’ Printable Robots from Home

MIT Given $10 Million Grant for ‘On Demand,’ Printable Robots from Home | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
National Science Foundation is giving MIT at $10 million to bring robotics to the consumer level. The money will be used to create a desktop system that would allow an “average person” to design, customize and print a robot on demand.
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Design and Development: 3d electronic printing | Robotics Trends

Design and Development: 3d electronic printing | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Revolutionary ‘smart wing’ created for a UAV model using groundbreaking technology.
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Qbo robot strips for open-source titillation - SlashGear

Qbo robot strips for open-source titillation - SlashGear | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Qbo robot strips for open-source titillationSlashGearThe Qbo robot may be open-source, but open-casing is what creators TheCorpora have been showing recently, stripping the sensor-studded 'bot down and then reconstructing it in a new timelapse video.
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Make customized 3D bots at a 'Robot Kinko's' - msnbc.com

msnbc.comMake customized 3D bots at a 'Robot Kinko's'msnbc.comDaniela Rus imagines it as a "Robot Kinko's." Say you're going away for a weekend and you're worried Fluffy will be bored while you're gone, so you want an automated cat-entertaining...
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Consumer and Education: Virtual Event | Robotics Trends

Consumer and Education: Virtual Event | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Attendees at the free, online conference, April 4, will learn why the education and research robotics industry represents a massive market opportunity for robotics and intelligent systems solution providers. ...
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Robotic hand is powerful yet delicate - R & D Magazine

Robotic hand is powerful yet delicate - R & D Magazine | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robotic hand is powerful yet delicateR & D MagazineIt may be difficult to imagine, but pouring juice into a plastic cup can be a great challenge to a robot. While one hand holds the glass bottle firmly, the other one must gently grasp the cup.

Sensitivity using twisted strings on actuators in compact space. Increasing touch control and awareness is a big issue in robotics.

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UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in ... - EurekAlert (press release)

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in ... - EurekAlert (press release) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in ...EurekAlert (press release)This economy of effort, using only as much attention as needed, is another hallmark of high artificial intelligence, Siegelmann says.

Siegelman, an expert in neural networks, is improving robotics by taking Turing's work to its next logical step. "Super-Turing" will allow robots to adapt to the environment in a faster more flexible fashion, like humans.

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Steampunk Annie

Steampunk Annie | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
61/125 Doll Challenge
Little Orphan Annie doll

I had to make the dolls steampunk - you know I just HAD to!

It pleases me that the pet is a robot cheetah.

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College students put to shame in engineering contest when a 10-YEAR-OLD boy wins top prize

College students put to shame in engineering contest when a 10-YEAR-OLD boy wins top prize | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Davis Fortenberry, 10, of Piperton, stunned judges at a college-level engineering competition when he scooped the top prize.

 

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The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Next: Stelarc  Monday,April 2, 7.30 at Berkeley. ATC lectures for 2011-2012 are held at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall.

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Mega Startup Weekend

Mega Startup Weekend | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Get connected with local developers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

 

Needs more robot entrepreneurs! promo code "robotlaunch"

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Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing

Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A long-rumored Google project, the Project Glass augmented reality glasses were unveiled today by Google on a new Google+ page. The project is specifically from the Google X, the company's "secret...

 

Another great interface which will change human-robot interaction too.

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New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots - WebProNews

New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots - WebProNews | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” RobotsWebProNewsThis time we have DARPA coming out with a new Grand Challenge for robots.
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Robogames Team 2012 | Rolling Robots

Here is a collection of information about the Rolling Robots Robogames Team 2012. RSVP for our party April 14 and 15. All RSVP before April 12 get free pizza and drinks. Click to RSVP (RT @Mister_Robotics: Gave my intern one of these 18 months ago.
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Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Join an audience at swissnex San Francisco as scientists from Switzerland and the US discuss their research on humanoid robots, cognitive robotics, and artifici (Recommended: Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence http://t.co/Rsa9jmv3...
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Are Computers Playing Games With Us? - Huffington Post

Are Computers Playing Games With Us? - Huffington Post | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Are Computers Playing Games With Us?Huffington PostBut computers are also playing games that require something else -- significant intelligence at least of the artificial variety. Let us look at various famous human games.
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SF REVIEWS.NET: I, Robot / Isaac Asimov ☆☆☆☆

SF REVIEWS.NET: I, Robot / Isaac Asimov ☆☆☆☆ | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

"Not technically a novel, I, Robot in fact collects the earliest of Asimov's robot short stories and novellettes from the pages of (mostly) Astounding, spanning the entire decade of the 40's. With a framing device involving an interviewer who's researching the life of Dr. Susan Calvin and her involvement with the history of the robots, the stories have been assembled in chronological order to form a novel in effect. Though inescapably dated in many ways — "Robbie" is set in a 1998 that we know has not come to pass — these stories hold an important place in the history of science fiction, not least for their establishment of the highly influential Three Laws of Robotics, but also for the groundbreaking way in which Asimov combined technological speculation with heartwarming, humanistic storytelling. Machines with a heart of gold may very well be a cliché today. Here's where it all began. In Asimov's hands, steel and "positronic brains" have a warmth and humanity that few authors today can successfully attach to their flesh and blood creations. The stories stand by the strength of Asimov's conviction."

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Watch this: Kinect turns a dancer into a 22,000-point musical sculpture

Watch this: Kinect turns a dancer into a 22,000-point musical sculpture | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Digital artists Daniel Franke and Cedric Kiefer have released their latest creation, an "unnamed soundsculpture" which turns the movements of dancer Laura Keil into a moving sculpture reminiscent of...

 

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Messi must be quaking in his boots... Robocup kicks off in Germany - with the aim of beating human champions by 2050

Messi must be quaking in his boots... Robocup kicks off in Germany - with the aim of beating human champions by 2050 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Students and researchers from all over Europe fielded teams over three days from March 30 to April 1 in Magdeburg, central Germany.

Robocup is something I miss out on the West Coast of the US.

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UC Berkeley Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium - Bio: Stelarc

Saw Stelarc at dorkbot and got a taste of the lecture at Berkeley. I am more interested in the internet enabled ear and the switching of senses than I am in the body piercing project but his work definitely unsettled everyone, self included and that's measure of something!

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Difference Engine: Luddite legacy

Difference Engine: Luddite legacy | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
AN APOCRYPHAL tale is told about Henry Ford II showing Walter Reuther, the veteran leader of the United Automobile Workers, around a newly automated car plant.
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