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The best robotics kits for beginners

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Fri 15 Dec 17 from Engadget

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Security robot loses its job after vandalism, threats - CNET

A San Francisco animal shelter fired a Knightscope security robot after a fracas over its role with nearby homeless.

Fri 15 Dec 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Brittle stars inspire new generation robots able to adapt to physical damage

Researchers at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical damage. This is a significant ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Even as autonomous robots get better at doing things on their own, there will still be plenty of circumstances where humans might need to step in and take control. New software developed by ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from TechXplore

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Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell University ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from TechXplore

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Exploring blimp could tell us about hidden worlds

(Tech Xplore)—Mission: To design an innovative robot that can explore heritage buildings while leaving as few traces as possible.

Thu 14 Dec 17 from TechXplore

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Plumbers and nurses will be last to lose jobs to robots

U.S. artificial intelligence expert Martin Ford, has warned that all human jobs will be replaced by robots in the future, but that plumbers, electricians and nurses will stay in employment ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

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Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics

Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport "scattered" with robots to help them, an official said Tuesday as he unveiled seven new machines to perform tasks from ...

Tue 12 Dec 17 from

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Robot carries the Olympic torch in South Korea

In what may be a preview of the future of athletics, Hubo, a humanoid robot, carried the Olympic torch in Daejeon, South Korea as part of the relay leading up to the 2018 PyeongChang ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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Should robots have rights?

As robots gain citizenship and potential personhood in parts of the world, it's appropriate to consider whether they should also have rights.

Fri 8 Dec 17 from

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