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Birds large and small hop over obstacles in similar ways

Bipedal birds, from tiny quail to huge ostriches, tackled a step in a similar way, minimizing energy cost and maximizing safety.

2 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Game technology can make emergency robots easier to control

A method borrowed from video gaming can make remote-controlled emergency response robots easier to use enabling the operator to focus more on the dangerous situations they face.

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OSHbot Will Save You From Having to Ask for Help in a Hardware Store

Who wants to talk to another human anyway?

24 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds

In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind.

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Nestle Japan hiring 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

Food giant Nestle said Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.

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Huggable The Robot Teddy Bear Project

There is just something about teddy bears that make life a whole lot more, er, bearable – pardon the pun. After all, teddy bears are extremely cute toys to own, and they can be ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Ubergizmo

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Electrostatics: Good for Robot Grippers, and Lots More

Grabit makes electrostatic grippers for robots, but the tech is much more versatile

Mon 27 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Smoke Rings And A Giant Six-Legged Robot, From Maker Faire 2014 Please enable Javascript to watch this video In September, Popular Science attended World Maker Faire ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Popular Science

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'The Terminator' turns 30: Time to revisit the sci-fi classic

Travel back in time to 1984 to get the scoop on the many uphill battles James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other stars faced when making the futuristic thriller.

Mon 27 Oct 14 from CNET

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Small Empires: Hunting for spare parts and seed funding with Partpic

Let's say you need to fix your vacuum cleaning robot, or even worse, the machine that makes your vacuum cleaning robot. You know which part is broken, but where do you go from there? ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from The Verge

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