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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]

Judging a fish by its color: For female bluefin killifish, love is a yellow mate
Researchers used male replicas of bluefin killifish and controlled their movement with robotic arms to improve repeatability in experiments designed to determine how fertile female fish would respond to male courtship. The surprising result: The females preferred males with yellow fins, (...)
[Science daily]

Run, cheetah, run: New algorithm enables cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass
Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs in tandem, bounding until it reaches a full (...)
[Science daily]

'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]

The journalists who never sleep
Robot writers that can interpret data and generate stories are starting to appear in certain business and media sectors Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Robot could load up dishwasher
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
[BBC News]

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]

Dyson to make robot vacuum cleaners
Sir James Dyson unveils his company's first robot vacuum cleaner at a press conference in Japan, promising more suction power than rivals.
[BBC News]

Dyson to make robot vacuum cleaners
Sir James Dyson unveils his company's first robot vacuum cleaner at a press conference in Japan, promising more suction power than rivals.
[BBC]

Robot printer 'comes to your desk'
Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them.
[BBC]

Robot printer 'comes to your desk'
Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them.
[BBC News]

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]

Robotic brain 'learns' from internet
A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.
[BBC]

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