Robotics News

Popular robots 'dangerously easy' to hack, experts warn

Seattle-based cybersecurity firm IOActive Inc. discovered several consumer and industrial robots can easily be turned into bugging devices or even weapons with just a little hacking. ...

11 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Industry Urges United Nations to Ban Lethal Autonomous Weapons in New Open Letter

Representatives from 116 companies around the world, including Elon Musk, renew a call for the UN to ban lethal autonomous weapon systems

Mon 21 Aug 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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Pepper Now Available at Funerals as a More Affordable Alternative to Human Priests

In Japan, thrifty Buddhists can now hire the Pepper robot as a funeral assistant

14 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Designing custom robots in a matter of minutes

Even as robots become increasingly common across different parts of our world, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is ...

18 hours ago from TechXplore

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Video shows 1,000 droids dance in unison in China

Engineers in China gathered 1,069 droids on August 17 and programmed them to dance at the same time. Their performance broke the Guinness World Records title.

13 hours ago from Daily Mail

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A 3D-printed robotic arm solution designed to assist the deaf

"Is there a sign language person in the house?" Coming up empty for lack of interpreters available is a situation that drew the interest of engineering student at University of Antwerp. What ...

Mon 21 Aug 17 from TechXplore

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Four ways to jazz up your salad

(HealthDay)—Salads are a diet staple for good reason—they're low calorie and filling.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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UK scientists shrink robots for keyhole operations

Cambridge Medical Robotics have created a robot arm, which is suitable for use in delicate keyhole surgical operations.

Mon 21 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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New soft rubber for creating self-healing robots

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Brussel has developed a type of rubber that can be used with robots to allow them to self-heal when cut. In their paper published in ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from TechXplore

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Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

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