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See Matt Damon rip the head off a robot in 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes ... - The Verge

Thu, 2013-08-01 17:20

See Matt Damon rip the head off a robot in 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes ...
The Verge
Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium,' a tale of sci-fi class warfare, won't hit theatres for over a week, but you can already watch Matt Damon wrestle with robots, duke it out with baddies, and generally have a great time playing a disenfranchised dystopian ...

North American automotive robot sales slip 5% through June - Automotive News

Thu, 2013-08-01 15:24

North American automotive robot sales slip 5% through June
Automotive News
DETROIT -- Although robot sales in North America reached a record high this year through June, automotive robot sales slid 5 percent from the year-ago period, according to the Robotic Industries Association. Sales through June were up for suppliers ...
How robots are making a place in our livesOcala

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SoftLayer, er, IBM, swipes DARPA robot challenge from Amazon - GigaOM

Thu, 2013-08-01 15:12

Data Center Knowledge

SoftLayer, er, IBM, swipes DARPA robot challenge from Amazon
GigaOM
The goal of the contest, which drew 100 competitors, is to promote the development of advanced robots that can assist people in mitigating and recovering from disasters, according to the contest's sponsor, the Open Source Robotics Foundation. darpa ...
IBM's SoftLayer Cloud Hosts DARPA-Funded Robotics CompetitioneWeek
DARPA Robotics Project Picks SoftLayer for First Ever Virtual Robotics ChallengeSiliconANGLE (blog)
IBM & SoftLayer Get to Poke AWS in the EyeSYS-CON Media (press release)

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Fully Automated Coffee Kiosk Is Probably A Sign Of The Impending Robot Uprising - The Consumerist

Thu, 2013-08-01 14:05

Austin Chronicle

Fully Automated Coffee Kiosk Is Probably A Sign Of The Impending Robot Uprising
The Consumerist
First they're serving you coffee and then the next thing you know, they've evolved to the point where we can't tell if they're human or cylon and Admiral Adama is trying to save a ragtag bunch of colonial citizens. A fully-aumotated coffee kiosk ...
New Coffee Shop Has Robot BaristasNewser
Espresso-Brewing Robots Could Replace ArtisanPSFK
The Robot Barista in TexasInventorspot

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Meet the amazing robots that can move like animals, communicate with humans ... - Daily Mail

Thu, 2013-08-01 11:12

Daily Mail

Meet the amazing robots that can move like animals, communicate with humans ...
Daily Mail
Cutting edge machines in the spotlight include robots that move and sense like animals, biohybrid exhibits that mix biological and artificial parts, including an emotionally-expressive robot controlled by slime mould and the latest biomimetic medical ...
Leading experts determine future of 'Living Machines'University of Sheffield News

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10 Robots That Are Way More Athletic Than You - Popular Science

Thu, 2013-08-01 10:02

10 Robots That Are Way More Athletic Than You
Popular Science
You can either start training to do gymnastics when you're six years old, or you can just have this robot, created by YouTube user Hinamitetu, do all the hard work for you. Here, you can witness it do a quadruple-backflip--and stick the landing ...

Robot teaches children the art of calligraphy - The Verge

Thu, 2013-08-01 09:52

Robot teaches children the art of calligraphy
The Verge
Robot teaches children the art of calligraphy. By Dan Seifert on August 1, 2013 09:41 am @dcseifert 8Comments. Don't miss stories Follow The Verge. Follow. via cdn.physorg.com. Mastering the ancient Japanese art of calligraphy generally takes years of ...

Robot Octopus Swims With Lifelike Arms [Video] - Yahoo! News

Thu, 2013-08-01 09:22

Robot Octopus Swims With Lifelike Arms [Video]
Yahoo! News
Most octopuses get around primarily by crawling along the seafloor. And if they need to get somewhere in a hurry, they can employ their funnels to jet away like their pelagic cousins, squid. Researchers in Greece, however, have made a robot octopus ...

Building a robot with Lego Mindstorms EV3 - CNET

Thu, 2013-08-01 09:01

Building a robot with Lego Mindstorms EV3
CNET
Well, Lego Mindstorms EV3 is coming out September 1st and it is gonna be compatible with iOS and Android, who actually be able to use apps to control these robots that you build. That's a new development for Mindstorms. Now the kit that we've got here ...

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The Cornish robotic actor coming to a theatre near you: £55000 Robo-thespian ... - Daily Mail

Thu, 2013-08-01 08:36

Daily Mail

The Cornish robotic actor coming to a theatre near you: £55000 Robo-thespian ...
Daily Mail
Engineered Arts design and production engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian robot. Now in its third generation, the fully interactive and multilingual RoboThespian robot is sold around the world to science centres and visitor ...

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Robot With Long Finger Wants to Touch Your iPhone Apps - Wired

Thu, 2013-08-01 06:37

Robot With Long Finger Wants to Touch Your iPhone Apps
Wired
Jason Huggins sells a robot that mimics the touch of the human finger. But it's not what you think. Known as Tapster, his contraption is a means of testing new software applications on the Apple iPhone and other touchscreen devices. Software developers ...

HyQ quadruped robot makes its first public appearance in London, steps up with ... - Engadget

Thu, 2013-08-01 03:11

HyQ quadruped robot makes its first public appearance in London, steps up with ...
Engadget
If you live in London, however, you've got at least one chance: the Italian Institute of Technology is slated to showcase its Hydrolic Quadruped robot (HyQ) in public for the first time. Starting August 1st, the four-legged assemblage of metal will be ...
IIT's HyQ quadruped robot gets better reflexesGizmag
HyQ Quadruped Robot Arrives In Lodon For Natural History Museum's 'Living ...Huffington Post UK
HyQ Learns To Walk Without Tripping Over ObstaclesUbergizmo

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Robot turning Japanese children into calligraphers - Fox News

Thu, 2013-08-01 01:59

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Robot turning Japanese children into calligraphers
Fox News
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) – Nijiya Kurota's little hand grips a calligraphy brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper. The brush itself is being held dead straight, just as an expert who has spent years learning the art of "shodo" -- Japanese ...
Learn Japanese Calligraphy From A RobotPopular Science
Robot teaches Japanese children the lost art of calligraphyThe Japan Daily Press
Robot turning Japanese children into master calligraphersStraits Times
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Robot turning Japanese children into calligraphers - FRANCE 24

Thu, 2013-08-01 01:32

Robot turning Japanese children into calligraphers
FRANCE 24
A boy writes a Chinese letter for "study" with a calligraphy robot at Keio University in Yokohama on July 30, 2013. The motion copy robot can recreate master works and the users can experience the same pressure and the same gestures of brush works by ...
Robot turning Japanese children into master calligraphersStraits Times

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Robot Octopus Swims with Lifelike Arms [Video] - Scientific American

Thu, 2013-08-01 01:10

Robot Octopus Swims with Lifelike Arms [Video]
Scientific American
Such an unusual robot could be useful in search-and-rescue operations, deep-sea exploration and in furthering the field of soft robotics. Waiting for a bot to arrive conveyed on arm power alone—whether sculling or swimming sidestroke—might be tedious ...

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Robot army vs. Carlos Danger - RedEye Chicago

Wed, 2013-07-31 23:01

Robot army vs. Carlos Danger
RedEye Chicago
If I told you we're on the brink of a brave new world filled with self-driving cars, memory implants, asteroid mining and government-funded humanoid robots, you'd probably tell me I was hitting the bong and/or the Syfy channel. I can hear the naysayers ...

CMU Shows Off New Humanoid Robot - CBS Local

Wed, 2013-07-31 18:38

CMU Shows Off New Humanoid Robot
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -A new humanoid robot has arrived on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Computer science professors showed off Baxter the humanoid robot on Wednesday. Baxter is a human-sized stationary robot that can be trained to do ...
A story of robot cooperation (Video)Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

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Kawasaki's Stainless-Steel Robotic Arm Comes To Life - Forbes

Wed, 2013-07-31 18:16

Kawasaki's Stainless-Steel Robotic Arm Comes To Life
Forbes
Kawasaki Heavy Industries has created the world's first stainless-steel robot, a robotic arm actually, with seven degrees of freedom. This new robot has unprecedented levels of movement, due to those seven degrees, for a robot made of this material.

Brewers 6-3, Cubs 5-2: Bring On The Robot Umpires - Bleed Cubbie Blue

Wed, 2013-07-31 17:46

Brewers 6-3, Cubs 5-2: Bring On The Robot Umpires
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Now, after seeing Wolf's ridiculous calls in the ninth, put me firmly on the robot umpire bandwagon for calling balls and strikes. We shouldn't have different strike zones for different umpires. There's a rule-book strike zone. Obviously, it's ...

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Liquid courage: Fish steer clear of robot predators until you get 'em drunk - GigaOM

Wed, 2013-07-31 16:05

Liquid courage: Fish steer clear of robot predators until you get 'em drunk
GigaOM
Fish, like humans, can have complex relationships with robots. Researchers found last month that zebrafish take a liking to robots that look like zebrafish. Now, they've discovered that robots that resemble a predator inspire fear in zebrafish ...
Robots show how alcohol calms fear in fishFuturity: Research News
Robotic predators terrify zebrafish but booze makes it betterWired.co.uk

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