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Naval Postgraduate School's robots on display at annual event - Monterey County Herald

Fri, 2013-04-12 08:12

Naval Postgraduate School's robots on display at annual event
Monterey County Herald
The Naval Postgraduate School's annual robot showcase on Thursday was more "WALL-E" than "Terminator." Children controlled seafaring robots in a small pool and jumped over reconnaissance scout drones. The Carmel High School robotic team showed ...

So 9% Of Humanity Would Sleep With A Robot - Uproxx

Fri, 2013-04-12 08:05

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So 9% Of Humanity Would Sleep With A Robot
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The Huffington Post and YouGov decided to have a poll about robots and how people feel about them. People are kinda iffy at the moment. A third of us wouldn't mind a robot servant, 22% of us would let a robot take care of their grandparents, and nine ...
9 percent of you would have sex with a robot if you couldThe Week Magazine
9 Percent of Americans Say They'd Bonk A SexbotPopular Science
Most Americans Don't Think Robots Will Fight in Wars or Drive Cars by 2030Motherboard (blog)
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Oh S**T, here comes a ROBOT to take my JOB - Register

Fri, 2013-04-12 07:04

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Oh S**T, here comes a ROBOT to take my JOB
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In January, Moshe Vardi, professor of Computational Engineering at Rice University, Texas, suggested that “routinized” jobs will be taken over by robots long before we reach mid-century and that the impact on unskilled human employment could be ...
net.wars: Cautiously apocalypticnewswireless.net
The Big Switch: the National Robotics Week Exclusive with Jonathan MahoodPopMatters

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NPS robot fair doesn't focus on the military - Monterey County Herald

Thu, 2013-04-11 22:24

NPS robot fair doesn't focus on the military
Monterey County Herald
The Naval Postgraduate School's annual robot showcase on Thursday was more "WALL-E" than "Terminator." Children controlled seafaring robots in a small pool and jumped over reconnaissance scout drones. The Carmel High School robotic team showed ...

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Hugging robot - Boing Boing

Thu, 2013-04-11 20:29

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Hugging robot
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Photo Today at Institute for the Future's Ten Year Forecast conference, my friend Kal Spelletich's "Huggerer" pneumatic robot is delivering free hugs. Here is a video of Kal demonstrating the machine. It's very satisfying.

In Honor of Robotics Week, Ford Gives Peek at "Robot Medicine" - DailyTech

Thu, 2013-04-11 18:53

In Honor of Robotics Week, Ford Gives Peek at "Robot Medicine"
DailyTech
In its new video Ford introduces viewers to engineer and "robot doctor" Gerd Zech. Mr. Zech muses, "Every day is a new challenge with new problems to be solved. In emergencies, for example when an assembly line stands still because of a defective robot ...