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The latest on robots mostly, and other technologies sporadically.
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Robot painter draws on abstract thoughts

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The Painting Fool is a piece of software that produces its own artwork.

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Japanese researchers show off 'interactive' plants: real leaves, artificial emotions

Japanese researchers show off 'interactive' plants: real leaves, artificial emotions | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it
Looking for a little more companionship from your household plants?
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South Korea’s Robot Teachers To Test Telepresence Tools in the New Year | Singularity Hub

South Korea’s Robot Teachers To Test Telepresence Tools in the New Year | Singularity Hub | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it
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TechCrunch | Everything, Everywhere, All The Time

TechCrunch | Everything, Everywhere, All The Time | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it

This is a great article discussing what our email services could/should be doing these days...

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LabCAST - The MIT Media Lab Video Podcast » Archive » #57 Boxie

LabCAST - The MIT Media Lab Video Podcast » Archive » #57 Boxie | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it

Boxie is a mobile interactive robotic camera built with the goal of actively capturing stories about its environment and the people within it. This is a video podcast from the Media Laboratory.

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Watch This Robot Run Way Faster Than You [VIDEO]

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"A robot designed by the boffins at DARPA — the Pentagon-based skunkworks that gave rise to the Internet and the driverless car, among other breakthroughs — has effortlessly set a new land-speed record for robots. Called the Cheetah, this metal speed demon can run at 18 miles an hour."

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Video: Robots Falling Down at the Robocup

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"It's okay to laugh at them now while they are clumsy and ridiculous and not running the world and using humans as batteries and slaves."

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MIT Project Aims to Deliver Printable, Mass-Market Robots

MIT Project Aims to Deliver Printable, Mass-Market Robots | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it

"Today, MIT announced a new project, 'An Expedition in Computing Printable Programmable Machines,' that aims to give everyone a chance to have his or her own robot..."

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Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

Google's self-driving car

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Ben Raynes's curator insight, March 19, 2014 11:30 PM

Quite astounding how seamlessly this car navigates its environment.

Regarding the technology as a whole, there are some who believe that a self-driving vehicle will never be completely standard due to trust issues, and also that it is an example of technology once again taking away a human skill or trade. Despite these concerns, this video shows that for at least a small portion of the community, this technology will be revolutionary.

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University of Pennsylvania makes robots to play James Bond theme - SlashGear

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"The accomplishment is that the scientists managed to prevent the flying robots from crashing into obstacles or each other."

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Hacked school board election names drunken robot the winner in Washington DC

Hacked school board election names drunken robot the winner in Washington DC | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it

"...technology firms have begun proposing electronic alternatives (e-voting) that could one day be implemented in national races — however, security experts remain hesitant. When Washington DC recently flipped the switch on a new e-voting option that it planned to use to tally absentee ballots for local elections, the experts' point was proven: a fictional, beer-guzzling robot was elected as the head of the DC school board."

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Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store - GeekWire

Whole Foods prototype puts Kinect on shopping cart, follows people around store - GeekWire | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it
The quest for a high-tech "shopping cart of the future" is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft's Kinect sensor for Windows.
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Amazing little robot manages to ride bike unaided | Geek.com

Amazing little robot manages to ride bike unaided | Geek.com | Robots, Etc. | Scoop.it
robot bike rider gets 6 MPH...
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