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Q&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots
LOS ANGELES (AP) In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride and they're just not (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Mozilla Wants Firefox OS to Have a Feed on Raspberry Pi
Mozilla is hoping its Firefox OS can capture the interest of developers building media players and robotics with Raspberry Pi boards.
[OSNews]

Are robots too cute for comfort?
Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern
[BBC]

Are robots too cute for comfort?
Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern
[BBC News]

Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates
Physicists have come up with a mathematical explanation for moths' remarkable ability to find mates in the dark hundreds of meters away. The researchers said the results could also be applied widely in agriculture or robotics. By controlling the behaviors of insects exposed to pheromones, they (...)
[Science daily]

Angry Birds Transformers review a warmer, crafted homage than the films
Birds disguised as robots in disguise bring fresh gameplay to Rovios mobile franchise, following earlier Star Wars games Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers has developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, fingerprints, handwriting, faces, bodies, voice frequencies and DNA (...)
[Science daily]

The future of tech: Your local library
Libraries have long been a key resource to immigrants and low-income residents. Chicago's public library not only offers Internet access, but 3D printers, laser cutters and robots.
[CNN Money]

How to train a robot: Can we teach robots right from wrong?
From performing surgery and flying planes to babysitting kids and driving cars, today’s robots can do it all. With chatbots such as Eugene Goostman recently being hailed as “passing” the Turing test, it appears robots are becoming increasingly adept at posing as humans. While machines are becoming (...)
[Science daily]

Flying robots to save lives in the Alps
Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying (...)
[Science daily]

Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes
The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand and using a snake-like robot to test ideas spawned by observing the (...)
[Science daily]

Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. Scientists have now confirmed that quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to the stimuli around them. Quantum mechanics promises to (...)
[Science daily]

Big robot fleet takes to UK waters
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
[BBC]

Big robot fleet takes to UK waters
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.
[BBC News]

Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation
Researchers are investigating realistic navigation for robots using computer modeling of the human eye and the brain of a rat.
[Science daily]

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