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DARPA's new tech lets robots learn from YouTube videos

Things would be a lot easier for roboticists if their creations can learn from any instructional video they watch without further programming. While we're still far from teaching robots complicated ...

Fri 30 Jan 15 from Engadget

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A robot to help improve wine production

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from

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These Inflatable Pouch Motors Will Make Building Robots as Easy as Using Stickers

If you can put a sticker on an origami, you can build yourself some cool little robots

Tue 27 Jan 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Creadapt: How to Make a Robot That Cannot Be Stopped

As long as you're optimistic about the future of robotics, robots that can't be stopped is a good thing

Mon 26 Jan 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Vampire bat-inspired drone can fly and crawl

Robot drones that can both fly and move about on land would vastly improve their usefulness by increasing the areas in which they could operate. Adding wheels of sufficient size to handle most ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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Quirkbot drinking straw robots are Lego for the 21st century

Quirkbot aims to make robot building accessible to everyone, letting kids have fun with robotics while learning the skills of tomorrow.

Tue 27 Jan 15 from

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Robot jazz band showcases its freestyling skills

Watch as four robots accompany a human musician and show how artificial intelligence lets them improvise and play complex music

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Newscientist

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Redesigned Atlas robot can walk tether-free

Like a teenager going off to college, DARPA's Atlas robot has cut the tether and is walking on its own without a safety line. The centerpiece of this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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Watch sad Vladmir Putin gaze wistfully at a robot-driven ATV

This week, the Russian military presented Vladimir Putin with a humanoid robot that looks like a Daft Punk stand-in and is reportedly capable of both shooting a handgun and, as seen ...

Thu 22 Jan 15 from The Verge

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This Lego Robot Thinks Like A Worm—And Soon You Can Build Your Own

A Lego robot programmed to act like a roundworm may signal the next big leap for artificial intelligence. The Open Worm Project is a group of programmers and scientists…

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Popular Science

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