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Katana-wielding robots battle each other with deadly precision (VIDEO) - RT

Tue, 2014-11-18 16:01

RT

Katana-wielding robots battle each other with deadly precision (VIDEO)
RT
The orange robotic arms each hold their own traditional Japanese sword, and match each other move for move, like mechanical versions of the Dread Pirate Roberts and Inigo Montoya. Of course, with only one arm, neither bot is left-handed (or right ...
A Robot Future – Developing Technologies, Hopes and FearsIPWatchdog.com
Robots to the rescueThe News Journal
ABB Robotics Work On Katana Wielding RobotsUbergizmo (blog)

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South Florida Hospital Unveils Ebola-Zapping Robot - CBS Local

Tue, 2014-11-18 15:28

South Florida Hospital Unveils Ebola-Zapping Robot
CBS Local
“We know there is human error when we clean a room,” said scientist Sarrah Simmons, part of the team at Xenex Disinfection Services, that created the robot.“This doesn't need a microscope to kill all the bacteria in the room because the light falls ...
Hospital gets first disinfecting robot7Online WSVN-TV

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The Robot Bartender Hit On My Wife - Yahoo Travel

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:48

Yahoo Travel

The Robot Bartender Hit On My Wife
Yahoo Travel
"Someone said, 'What if we could have a bartender that was a robot?" That led Royal Caribbean to partner up with robotics firm Makr Shakr to create the Bionic Bar, which is now one of the most talked-about features of the heavily-hyped Quantum of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean introduces its robot bartendersNew York Daily News
Robot bartenders shake it up on cruise shipCNET
Robot Bartenders on a New High-Tech Cruise ShipPSFK (blog)
International Business Times, India Edition
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This Drexel prof built an easy-to-program robot: LocoRobo - Technical.ly Philly

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:47

Technical.ly Philly

This Drexel prof built an easy-to-program robot: LocoRobo
Technical.ly Philly
Instead of focusing primarily on his goal (developing algorithms for how driverless vehicles could operate without colliding), the Drexel professor frittered away time programming robots to use in his research — a complicated, user-unfriendly ...

This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm - Gizmodo

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:47

Breitbart News

This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm
Gizmodo
They've already created LEGO robot with the artificial mind of a worm. The OpenWorm project (which kind of sounds like somewhat like a band of mischievous 10-year-olds with a pocketknife would call themselves, but OK) has mapped the brain of the tiny ...
We've Put a Worm's Mind in a Lego Robot's BodySmithsonian
Lego Robot with Mind of a Worm Offers Tantalising Glimpse Into the FutureBreitbart News
OpenWorm Project Robot Thinks It Is A WormUbergizmo (blog)

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This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm - Gizmodo

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:47

Breitbart News

This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm
Gizmodo
"My research takes the way the worm's brain is wired and extends it to a robot for sensory input and motor output," Buspice told me. "What we found is that rather than just random, crazy movements by the robot, it actually responded to it's environment ...
We've Put a Worm's Mind in a Lego Robot's BodySmithsonian
Lego Robot with Mind of a Worm Offers Tantalising Glimpse Into the FutureBreitbart News
OpenWorm Project Robot Thinks It Is A WormUbergizmo (blog)

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This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm - Gizmodo

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:47

Breitbart News

This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm
Gizmodo
"My research takes the way the worm's brain is wired and extends it to a robot for sensory input and motor output," Buspice told me. "What we found is that rather than just random, crazy movements by the robot, it actually responded to it's environment ...
Lego Robot with Mind of a Worm Offers Tantalising Glimpse Into the FutureBreitbart News
We've Put a Worm's Mind in a Lego Robot's BodySmithsonian
OpenWorm Project Robot Thinks It Is A WormUbergizmo (blog)

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This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm - Gizmodo

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:47

Breitbart News

This Robot Thinks It's a Tiny Little Worm
Gizmodo
"My research takes the way the worm's brain is wired and extends it to a robot for sensory input and motor output," Buspice told me. "What we found is that rather than just random, crazy movements by the robot, it actually responded to it's environment ...
Lego Robot with Mind of a Worm Offers Tantalising Glimpse Into the FutureBreitbart News
OpenWorm Project Robot Thinks It Is A WormUbergizmo (blog)

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Germ-zapping robot could fight Ebola and other deadly viruses - Fox News

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:59

Fox News

Germ-zapping robot could fight Ebola and other deadly viruses
Fox News
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States. Standing a little more than 5 feet tall, the robot nicknamed "Saul" uses pulses of high-intensity ...

Germ-zapping robot could fight Ebola and other deadly viruses - Fox News

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:59

Fox News

Germ-zapping robot could fight Ebola and other deadly viruses
Fox News
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States. Standing a little more than 5 feet tall, the robot nicknamed "Saul" uses pulses of high-intensity ...

Sigh, Robot: Telepresence of the present not so useful yet - SFGate

Sat, 2014-11-08 02:16

Sigh, Robot: Telepresence of the present not so useful yet
SFGate
The makers of telepresence robots say the future promised by “The Jetsons” has arrived. Yet after testing one of them here at The Chronicle, we were disappointed to learn the future isn't all it's cracked up to be. That's not to totally dismiss ...

Robots go to war against Ebola - Boston Globe

Fri, 2014-11-07 22:07

Boston Globe

Robots go to war against Ebola
Boston Globe
WORCESTER — In a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, public health experts are turning to a new weapon — robots. Machines don't get sick, they're easy to disinfect, and they can carry out a variety of medical tasks, from carrying patients to ...
Ebola-tackling robots to be discussed by the White HouseBBC News
How a robot could help to fight the spread of EbolaBBC News
Robots to the rescue? WPI workshop explores how droids can be used to treat ...Worcester Telegram
ReadWrite -Updated News
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Big Hero 6 Bot Fight Review: Robot & Dragons - Gamezebo

Fri, 2014-11-07 21:57

Gamezebo

Big Hero 6 Bot Fight Review: Robot & Dragons
Gamezebo
Disney's Big Hero 6 is an animated movie about crime-fighting robots and the human heroes that tag along with them. Big Hero 6: Bot Fight is likewise all about robots at war, though the act of fighting is a bit more hands-off than you'd expect. Indeed ...

This Free Throw-Making Robot Could Probably Crack the 76ers Roster - Gizmodo

Fri, 2014-11-07 15:07

Gizmodo

This Free Throw-Making Robot Could Probably Crack the 76ers Roster
Gizmodo
What's the best way to promote the accuracy, adaptability, and reliability of your robotic arm to potential clients? Even if it's only ever destined to work on a factory floor, showing how it can wipe the floor with professional basketball players when ...

Do Want: A Modular, Programmable Robot Made Of Paper And Cardboard - io9

Fri, 2014-11-07 12:44

Do Want: A Modular, Programmable Robot Made Of Paper And Cardboard
io9
ZURI is a DIY, programmable "Paperbot" system, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: The parts are built with paper and cardboard. Plus, the design is modular. By combining leg- and body-types, users can create a range of robotic bauplans.

The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot - NPR (blog)

Fri, 2014-11-07 10:46

Mashable

The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot
NPR (blog)
They were desperate to create a robot nobody had ever seen before. For inspiration, they put up pictures of the big ones like Terminator, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Johnny 5. "That's just the Western ones," Hall says. "Then when you start putting boards together ...
'Big Hero 6' star Baymax was inspired by a real robotMashable
You'll want to hug that lug of a robot in Disney's 'Big Hero 6'New Haven Register
Big Hero 6 review: an adorable robot bounces through mayhemThe Guardian
The Verge -New York Times
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This Robot Messes with Your Brain Until You Feel a “Ghostly Presence” - Scientific American

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:39

This Robot Messes with Your Brain Until You Feel a “Ghostly Presence”
Scientific American
In a paper published November 6 in Current Biology, a team of scientists described how they used a custom-built robot to induce an eerie Feeling of Presence in healthy participants. Their findings confirm that sensorimotor conflict, a neurologic ...
This Robot Can Tap People Until They HallucinateGizmodo

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Can Chappie rescue intelligent-robot movies? - The Guardian

Fri, 2014-11-07 03:59

Times LIVE

Can Chappie rescue intelligent-robot movies?
The Guardian
It's looking like a mixed year for intelligent-robot movies. Disney Animation's hyper-stylised, Japanophile Big Hero 6 should provide an offbeat take on the all-CGI superhero film, like an anime imagined by Pixar, but Spanish effort Automata proved a ...
Watch Chappie trailer: Looks like more realistic 'I, Robot'India.com
Chappie trailer: Hugh Jackman vs robotTelegraph.co.uk
'Chappie' trailer released: Hugh Jackman stars in movie featuring humanistic robotNew York Daily News
International Business Times AU -Times LIVE -First Showing (blog)
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This robot makes you feel like there's a ghost behind you - Washington Post

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:01

Wired

This robot makes you feel like there's a ghost behind you
Washington Post
A newly designed robot creates the illusion of a "presence" in the room -- but it wasn't created for some big budget haunted house. This device is actually a tool for neurological research, and could help scientists better understand conditions like ...
This Robot Makes People Experience a Ghostly PresenceWired
Ghost in the machine: Robot simulates a ghostly presenceCNET
Robot makes people feel like a ghost is nearbyScience AAAS
Live Science -Business Insider
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Sideline Robot Helps Trainers Spot Football Concussions - NPR (blog)

Thu, 2014-11-06 08:38

NPR (blog)

Sideline Robot Helps Trainers Spot Football Concussions
NPR (blog)
Rolled out (literally) in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Center for Telehealth, the robot, called VGo, looks like a 4-foot-tall popsicle stick on wheels, with a screen and camera up top. It allows a brain specialist from miles away to help ...
Robot Allows Doctors To Remotely Monitor Athletes for ConcussionsiHealthBeat
Dartmouth's New Robot Aims at Helping Football Players With ConcussionsHeadlines & Global News

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