Robots

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Google-Owned Company Rejects Military Funds for Robotics Contest
Team SCHAFT Robot
April 15th, 2014
A Google-owned company has chosen to forgo military funding for the next round of a robotics competition hosted by DARPA, the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new technologies for the military.
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DARPA and Drone Cars: How the US Military Spawned Self-Driving Car Revolution
DARPA Grand Challenge
March 21st, 2014
DARPA, the arm of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for advancing military technology, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DARPA Grand Challenge, an ambitious, first-of-its-kind race between robotic, self-driving cars.
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Flying Bat-Inspired Robots May Take to the Skies
Gambian Fruit Bat
February 18th, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech studied how fruit bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them. The findings could inspire new designs of flying robots.
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'RoboClam' Digging Machine As Fast as Natural Burrowers
MIT Researchers Testing the RoboClam
April 8th, 2014
A robot that can dig quickly and deeply in mud or wet sand could one day be used to lay underwater cables, dig up and detonate underwater mines, or anchor machines to the seafloor, researchers say.
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Could a Robot Deliver Motivational Speeches?
AI XPRIZE
March 21st, 2014
Imagine a day when a form of artificial intelligence could deliver a speech as compelling as one given by a human.
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Termite-Inspired Robots Could Be Future Construction Workers
Termite-Inspired TERMES Robots
February 13th, 2014
Inspired by the way termites work together to build complex mounds of soil without needing blueprints, researchers created robots that can autonomously build structures and work together without needing supervision or prescribed roles.
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'RoboCop': When Will Cyborgs Walk Among Humans?
RoboCop Helmet
February 11th, 2014
In this month's reboot of the classic "RoboCop" film, scientists create a superhuman crime fighter that is half man and half robot, but how realistic is this technology?
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New Robot Fish Swims Like the Real Thing
March 14th, 2014
Robot fish could one day be enlisted for undercover science missions. A soft-bodied robot that looks and swims like a fish was unveiled by researchers at MIT this week.
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What to Expect From Dyson's New Robotics Lab
robotics, dyson, future
February 12th, 2014
James Dyson’s decision to fund a robotics laboratory at Imperial College London may not lead to the super advanced robot friends of our dreams, but what he has planned could make robotic domestic appliances significantly more realistic.
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