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Robots unlikely to take big bites out of employment, expert says

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Dyson Teases Upcoming Secret Project (It's Probably a Robot Vacuum)

Dyson just released this video teasing its upcoming project, codenamed N223. They might as well have codenamed it "We're going to destroy the Roomba" because it's very probably a robotic ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Gizmodo

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Scientists Claim GPS Data Has Finally Solved the 'Sheepdog Mystery'

Researchers say a trained canine turns a roaming flock into a cohesive bunch by following two simple steps

Wed 27 Aug 14 from TIME

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Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts

This week, a team of researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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'Robot Printer' Autonomously Moves Around Lounge

Fuji Xerox Co Ltd tested a printer that not only prints documents on paper but autonomously moves around a room like the Roomba robot cleaner for delivering it.

Mon 25 Aug 14 from Tech-On

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Robo Brain uses the web to teach robots human knowledge

One of the steps towards to making robots into the all powerful overlords envisioned in books and movies is to teach them all human knowledge. A project named Robo Brain can do this without ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration

Super Ball Bot An early prototype of the robot V. SunSpiral et al. As the Mars Curiosity rover's "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Popular Science

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NASA's "swarmies" robots would team up to explore alien worlds

A collection of autonomous robots designed to scuttle around on distant planets looking for resources and material in much the same way that members of insect colonies do on Earth are currently ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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VALERI Project is making robots to make airplanes

In the automotive industry, life is pretty easy for the car-assembling robots ... they just sit in the same place performing the same task, day after day. Things are different in the aerospace ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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Human workers aren't just happy to take orders from robots in the workplace - they prefer it

Even the most optimistic of economic forecasters agree that robots are taking our jobs. Not all of them, certainly, and not overnight, but it's happening, and with this in mind researchers ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from The Independent

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