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Microsoft Tests Robot Security Guards For Patrolling Office Campuses

The 1980s taught us many things, one of them being that robot guards don't mess around. Remember the ED-209 Enforcement Droid in RoboCop? That's a prime example of why we don't want armed robots ...

13 hours ago from HotHardware

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Drones celebrate Christmas by flying around TGI Friday's pressuring couples to kiss

Drones are to fly around TGI Friday's carrying mistletoe and camera this Christmas, as the restaurant looks to encourage more of its diners to kiss each other.

Wed 19 Nov 14 from The Independent

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Theatre Arts research provides insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who build social robots

As an actress, producer, director and theatre arts lecturer at The University of Texas at Arlington, Julienne Greer knows the techniques that help draw people's deepest emotions to the surface. ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Robots Could Be The Key To Keeping Agriculture And Industry Running In Australia

Australia is a beautiful, largely untamed country. Though part of its appeal, that's also its greatest weakness. Although the its interior is incredibly rich in resources, few are willing to ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from InventorSpot

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Robots take over inspection of ballast tanks on ships

A new robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships is being developed. The robot is able to move independently along rails built into the tanks. At the moment, people still carry ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from ScienceDaily

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How Interstellar's Robots Were Made With Hardly Any CGI

If you've seen Interstellar, then you know that the best characters are the wise-cracking robots. Unassumingly boxy and faceless, they somehow end up stealing the show. Wired has a fascinating ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Gizmodo

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Robots Pretending to Be Humans Lived in These Houses for Six Years

The inhabitants of three houses on a street in Knoxville, Tennessee, would have seemed perfectly average from the outside. Every morning, the showers came on. Every night, the lights and the ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Gizmodo

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HBO's 'Westworld' reboot with Anthony Hopkins will air next year

HBO has just green-lighted J.J. Abrams Westworld series, a reboot of Michael Crichton's now-classic 1973 movie about robots gone bad. it announced the series launch via Twitter, with a creepy ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Engadget

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OpenWorm Project Robot Thinks It Is A Worm

As a man thinks, so is he. Would the same mantra apply to that of robots? Apparently so, as what you can see in the video above happens to be known as the OpenWorm Project. The OpenWorm Project ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Ubergizmo

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The security guard of the future is a glossy Dalek that works for just $6.25 an hour

The security guard of future is five feet tall, Wi-Fi-equipped and looks uncannily like a cross between a Dalek and EVE from Wall-E.

Mon 17 Nov 14 from The Independent

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