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Robocop Delivers Pizza, Prevents Suicide

A standoff between police and a man threatening to jump from a highway overpass came to a peaceful end, thanks to a robotic intervention

Thu 16 Apr 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Robochef gets cooking

SOME people relish putting on an apron and cooking dinner. Others, though, find cookery a black art best delegated to a domestic helpmeet, a microwave oven or, failing either of those, ...

Thu 16 Apr 15 from The Economist

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Robots go deep inside Fukushima nuclear plant to map radiation

Robots armed with new radiation-sensing cameras are performing surveys in areas of the stricken plant where radiation levels are too high for humans to enter

Thu 16 Apr 15 from Newscientist

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VIDEO: Fukushima robot fails to respond

The company that owns the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has been forced to abandon a new robot inside one of the damaged reactor vessels.

Mon 13 Apr 15 from BBC News

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3 Questions on Killer Robots

Fully autonomous weapons should be outlawed before they are developed, says a human-rights scholar.Delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons are meeting this ...

Fri 17 Apr 15 from MIT Technology Review

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Sure, Just Give A Robot A Sword

In this eight-second clip, a sword-fighting robot successfully parries a human attacker. Both are wielding foam swords, which is a good safety practice and makes them look…

Mon 13 Apr 15 from Popular Science

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eMotionButterflies Drone Floats Like Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. It is rather fortunate that the eMotionButterflies drone from Festo (the company that has come up with its fair share of advancements in the ...

Wed 8 Apr 15 from Ubergizmo

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'Interstellar' TARS robot cosplay stomps along in real life

A feat of cosplay engineering results in a full-size walking TARS robot costume that uses aluminum and a pair of iPads to get the right look.

Tue 7 Apr 15 from CNET

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Gotcha! Ultra-realistic robot proves there's more than one way to scare a fish

In the world of the tiny zebrafish, the predatory red tiger oscar is the stuff of nightmares. And while the species has no natural reason to fear robots, researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School ...

Tue 7 Apr 15 from

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South Korea Prepares for Drone vs. Drone Combat

The best way to bring down a UAV is with another UAV (and a net)

Thu 2 Apr 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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