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Osaka team fine-tunes quadruped robot Pneupard (w/ Video)

( —Click, clunk, whir, pitter-patter go the footsteps of numerous quadruped robots worldwide, but a recent report focuses on one walking robot, Pneupard, a project from Osaka University. ...

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Pentagon scientists show off life-size Atlas robot

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers.

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Meet your prom date, a telepresence robot

Two Kansas high school students who had to be out of state at prom time get to dance with their friends, from thousands of miles away, thanks to technology.

Mon 21 Apr 14 from CNET

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Unbounded Robotics UBR-1 Now Available for Pre-Order

This mobile manipulator may be the next standard platform for research robotics

Thu 17 Apr 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

Thu 17 Apr 14 from

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Patent Suggests Sony Still Sees Future for Household Robots

Is the Japanese electronics giant planning a return to robotics?

Mon 14 Apr 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Simplicity is key to co-operative robots

A way of making hundreds—or even thousands—of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from

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SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)

( —SRI International, a research center that conducts client-sponsored research and development for government and other organizations, is attracting attention for work on what micro-factories ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from

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Preventing AI from developing anti-social and potentially harmful behaviour

Next time you play a computer at chess, think about the implications if you beat it. It could be a very sore loser!

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Students turn $250 wheelchair into geo-positioning robot

Talk about your Craigslist finds! A team of student employees at The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) combined inspiration with innovation ...

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