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Korean baseball team recruits robots as stand-ins for fans

In South Korea, the Hanwha Eagles baseball team has gained a bunch of new fans that'll never abandon them even if they lose every game they play. After all, these new die-hard supporters are ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Engadget

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Eindhoven University of Technology wins 2014 robot soccer World Cup

The World Cup may have finished a few weeks ago, but there was another one played in Brazil just last week. The annual RoboCup competition was held in Joćo Pessoa, including the robot soccer ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Conan O'Brien's office is staffed by robots

It's not just tech companies and factories that employ robots. You'll also find them on the job at "Conan," at least in a new sketch cooked up for the late night show.

Fri 25 Jul 14 from CNET

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'I want a Robot Olympics in 2020' says Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

When Japan hosts the summer Olympics in 2020 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn't just want to see humans competing – he wants robots to get involved as well.

Wed 23 Jul 14 from The Independent

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Move aside, Segway: Honda's Uni-Cub could make walking a thing of the past

Behold, the future of personal mobility devices: The Honda Uni-Cub. The Uni-Cub, which is self-balancing and has zero turning radius, is essentially a sit-on Segway without any handlebars. Most ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Extremetech

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Here's That Extra Pair of Robot Fingers You've Always Wanted

First it's extra robotic arms, and now it's extra robotic fingers

Mon 21 Jul 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Prototype Platform Perceives Pristine Peppers, Precisely Picks a Perfect Peck

Prefer a person picking your peppers? Psh. Processes performed by people are past, we promise

Thu 17 Jul 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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JIBO robot could become part of the family

JIBO, measuring at about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, is a robotic device designed for people to use as a companion and helper at home. , The team behind JIBO aims to ...

Thu 17 Jul 14 from

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World's fastest humanoid robot learns sign language

The latest evolution on Honda's iconic white android, Asimo, combines athletic running with a delicate and dextrous touch

Thu 17 Jul 14 from Newscientist

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Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future

A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.

Wed 16 Jul 14 from

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