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Rolls-Royce is building robot roaches and snakes to repair airplane engines

The engines of an airplane are complicated machines with plenty of hard to reach places, and keeping them in working order requires a lot of time and maintenance. The future of this ...

Wed 18 Jul 18 from Gizmag

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Robots working as a group are able to determine the optimal order of their tasks

Could robots soon help rescue crews save the survivors of a natural disaster? Such a mission would require that the robots be able to determine, on their own, which tasks to perform and in what ...

4 hours ago from TechXplore

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DARPA Wants Your Insect-Scale Robots for a Micro-Olympics

SHRIMP is a new DARPA program to develop insect-scale robots for disaster recovery and high-risk environments

22 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Why is Facebook keen on robots? It's just the future of AI

Facebook is announcing several academic hires in artificial intelligence, including Carnegie Mellon researcher Jessica Hodgins, who's known for her work making animated figures move in more ...

Tue 17 Jul 18 from

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In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.

Wed 18 Jul 18 from TechXplore

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Sprawling, crawling robot may someday save lives

Agile robots could certainly come in handy for tasks such as locating victims at disaster sites, which is why we've seen ones that hop, sidewind and "swim" across uneven terrain. One ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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Robot prototype will let you feel how it's 'feeling'

In 1872, Charles Darwin published his third major work on evolutionary theory, "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals," which explores the biological aspects of emotional life.

Mon 16 Jul 18 from TechXplore

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Hexa robot plant holder moves when it needs more light

Called Hexa, the intelligent planter is just big enough to hold a medium-sized succulent and is equipped with spider-like legs that can walk into the sunlight when its plant passenger needs ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

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