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Could a child sex robot treat paedophilia?
A proposed technological solutions for sex crimes, Kerry's diplomatic victory in Afghanistan, and more on downed flight MH17
[BBC News Americas]

Scientists develop robotic fingers
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.
[BBC]

Cutesy robot Asimo gets upgraded
Honda's Asimo robot has grown up - its latest upgrade gives it enhanced intelligence, added dexterity and the ability to run 5.6mph.
[BBC]

Cutesy robot Asimo gets upgraded
Honda's Asimo robot has grown up - its latest upgrade gives it enhanced intelligence, added dexterity and the ability to run 5.6mph.
[BBC News]

Anki robotics founder Boris Sofman on why it's a small leap from zippy toys to self-drive cars podcast
And the team discuss the implications of the Government's rushed legislation around the security services access to view and hold our phone and internet history Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states
In the movie 'Terminator 2,' the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots (...)
[Science daily]

VIDEO: US marines test new robotic mule
US marines have tested a new robotic mule at the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise in Hawaii.
[BBC News Americas]

Can England still bring home 'the World Cup' from Brazil? Robotics experts hope so
Football success in Brazil may not be over yet for England. Although England’s national team failed to make the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup, the University of Hertfordshire’s robot football team, the ‘Bold Hearts’, is set to fly out to Brazil next week to compete in the 2014 RoboCup (...)
[Science daily]

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Nasa plans to equip robots in space with smartphones, plus other technology news.
[BBC]

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Nasa plans to equip robots in space with smartphones, plus other technology news.
[BBC News]

Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The project is designed to serve as a rehabilitation tool and to help kids with (...)
[Science daily]

Fast building inspection from the air: Quiet flying robots do the work
Many buildings in Germany are in need of renovation. The reasons for this are often aging building structures and environmental influences. In the future, flying inspection robots will be able to accelerate and simplify inspections, thus reducing the safety risk. Compared to many conventional (...)
[Science daily]

Cognitive assessment provides window into proficiency level of robot-assisted surgeons
Cognitive assessment can effectively measure the expertise of robotic surgeons with varying levels of experience, researchers have determined. For the cognitive testing, the participants’ cognitive engagement, mental workload and mental state were calculated from the measured EEG during each (...)
[Science daily]

Collisions with robots, without risk of injury
Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study.
[Science daily]

Nasa equips robots with smartphones
Nasa plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of the free-flying robots inside the International Space Station.
[BBC]

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