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VIDEO: Asus unveils 'budget' household robot
BBC's Taiwan correspondent Cindy Sui meets with Zenbo - what its creator Asus says is the first 'affordable' household robot.
[BBC News]

'My arms cannot reach that far': a strange afternoon with the world's first robot gallery guide
Next week Aggie the robot begins tours of Perth’s Art Gallery of Western Australia. But relax human guides – she isn’t ready to take your job just yet The writing is on the LED screen: our jobs are ours for as long as the robots don’t want them. But no one could have predicted they’d come for the (...)
[The Guardian]

Robots are only making lives easier for the few | Letters
Those of a certain age may remember a BBC TV programme called Tomorrow’s World that reported on technological, scientific and medical innovations (If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in? 24 May). The way these were described suggested an end to drudgery – soul-destroying jobs (...)
[The Guardian]

The Pittsburgh Steelers' new MVP is a robot
The Pittsburgh Steelers are testing out a new robotic tackle dummy that could reduce injuries between teammates during practice.
[CNN Money]

Robots 'being taught to feel pain'
Researchers are developing an artificial nervous system that will allow robots to feel pain.
[BBC News]

Robots 'being taught to feel pain'
Researchers are developing an artificial nervous system that will allow robots to feel pain.
[BBC]

Descent of the machines: Volvo's robot mining trucks get rolling
Driverless lorries designed to work specifically in underground tunnels are becoming a reality. How long before they appear on roads? In a disused military aircraft hangar buried deep in a granite hillside, Johan Tofeldt flicks a switch on the future of mining. “Look, no hands!” he beams, as the (...)
[The Guardian]

Foxconn replaces '60,000 with robots'
Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports.
[BBC News]

In obese prostate cancer patients, robotic surgery reduces risk of blood loss
In obese prostate cancer patients, robotic-assisted surgery to remove the prostate reduces the risk of blood loss and prolonged hospital stays, a new study has found.
[Science daily]

Pepper robot to open up to Android
Japan's Pepper is to open up to Android developers which could offer greater capabilities for the little robot.
[BBC News]

Pepper robot to open up to Android
Japan's Pepper is to open up to Android developers which could offer greater capabilities for the little robot.
[BBC]

Mini-robot perches like an insect
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists say.
[BBC News]

Mini-robot perches like an insect
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists say.
[BBC]

Using static electricity, microrobots can land and stick to surfaces
Roboticists demonstrate that their flying microrobots, nicknamed the RoboBees, can now perch during flight to save energy - like bats, birds or butterflies.
[Science daily]

Robots get creative to cut through clutter
Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator. The software not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter, it surprisingly revealed the (...)
[Science daily]

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