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Google's new robot can do the dishes
Google's new robot loads a dishwasher and brings a man on a couch a drink.
[CNN Money]

China can't buy enough industrial robots
More than one in four industrial robot units sold worldwide last year were in China, according to a new report.
[CNN Money]

Service robot Floka’s big debut
What must an intelligent apartment provide in order to make everyday life safe, healthy, and comfortable? Robotics experts have developed the service robot Floka. Floka is fitted with a new "social" robotic head that was also developed at CITEC whose facial expressions can signal happiness, (...)
[Science daily]

Self-learning arm controlled by thought
Scientists are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to perform all the same motions like a healthy arm. The scientists estimate the final cost of the device (...)
[Science daily]

Should robots have to pay taxes?
If robots are going to steal human jobs and otherwise disrupt society, they should at the very least pay taxes.
[CNN Money]

New drone rules could curtail cell tower deaths
With new rules for commercial drones, robots can replace humans in dangerous jobs.
[CNN Money]

Don't 'ghost' on a date: Ghostbot is the app that'll break things off for you
A new app will detect incoming texts from a person you’re hoping to cease all communication with and send unenthusiatic automated responses Rejecting unwanted suitors over text is an awkward challenge for a generation of online daters. So why not outsource the thorny interaction to a robot? (...)
[The Guardian]

Robotic motion planning in real-time
Robots with multi-jointed arms must plan their motion, a difficult problem that requires time-consuming computation. Simply picking an object up in an environment that has not been pre-engineered for the robot may require several seconds of computation. A new computer processor for robotic (...)
[Science daily]

Threading the way to touch-sensitive robots
Smart threads can be woven into pressure-sensitive electronic skin for robots or medical prosthetics.
[Science daily]

Russian 'runaway robot' causes traffic jam
The machine reportedly escaped after a lab engineer forgot to shut a gate.
[BBC]

Russian 'runaway robot' causes traffic jam
The machine reportedly escaped after a lab engineer forgot to shut a gate.
[BBC News]

The robot that can play badminton
BBC Click's Jen Copestake takes on a robot in a game of badminton
[BBC]

The robot that can play badminton
BBC Click's Jen Copestake takes on a robot in a game of badminton
[BBC News]

The Age of Em review – the horrific future when robots rule the Earth
Robin Hanson’s strange, very serious, book predicts what will happen in a Matrix-like world when computers have software emulations of human brains and our bodies are destroyed In the future, or so some people think, it will become possible to upload your consciousness into a computer. Software (...)
[The Guardian]

Pepper robot to work in Belgian hospitals
Pepper gets a new job as a hospital receptionist as Japanese firm Softbank looks to expand its uses.
[BBC]

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