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Flying robots will go where humans can't
There are many situations where it’s impossible, complicated or too time-consuming for humans to enter and carry out operations. Think of contaminated areas following a nuclear accident, or the need to erect structures such as antennae on mountain tops. These are examples of where flying robots (...)
[Science daily]

US needs a Federal Robotics Commission, says think tank
The US needs a federal agency to deal with the regulation and ethical challenges of robots and artificial intelligence, says influential think tank Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

'Boris 2: the robot that takes the drudgery out of loading the dishwasher video
The University of Birmingham's 'Boris 2' is a robot with giant blue arms and huge grasping hands. Boris 2 is one of the first robots capable of intelligently manipulating unfamiliar objects with a human like grasp. It represents a third generation of robots. The second generation includes (...)
[The Guardian]

Cutting the cord on soft robots: Machine walks through snow, flames and can be run over by cars
Engineers have developed the world's first untethered soft robot -- and demonstrated that the quadruped, which can literally stand up and walk away from its designers, can walk through snow, fire and even be run over by a car. The hope is that such robots might one day serve as a search and (...)
[Science daily]

Carnegie Mellon's Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers
A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night. - - The programmable (...)
[WebWire Electronic components]

Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts
Children with autism spectrum disorders showed improved or maintained performance in learning imitative behavior by interacting with humanoid robots that provided graded cueing, an occupational therapy technique that shapes behavior by providing increasingly specific cues to help a person learn (...)
[Science daily]

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet
Robo Brain -- a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources -- is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. The information is being translated and (...)
[Science daily]

Delivery by drone: New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions
In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to (...)
[Science daily]

Show us your robot designs
With commercial robots looking like becoming an important part of our future, we would like to see your very own robot designs and artwork Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges
As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of (...)
[Science daily]

Robot swarm shuffles into formation
Engineers create the world's largest robot swarm, with over 1,000 tiny robots that act independently but work together to build two-dimensional shapes.
[BBC News]

VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?
What's the chance a robot will take your job?
[BBC News]

VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?
What's the chance a robot will take your job?
[BBC]

23 million Twitter users are fed by robots
About 8.5% of Twitter's 271 million users are actually not human.
[CNN Money]

'Origami' robots fold into motion
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like 'real-life transformers'.
[BBC]

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