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Free-running cheetah robot clears hurdles in a single bound

A four-legged robot with laser vision can easily detect and leap over objects in its path

13 hours ago from Newscientist

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Origami Robot Folds Itself Up, Does Cool Stuff, Dissolves Into Nothing

Tiny self-folding magnetically actuated robot creates itself when you want it, disappears when you don't

Thu 28 May 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Coping with adversity

Snap a wheel off a robotic vacuum cleaner and it will circle hopelessly. For a rover plonked onto a distant planet or a search-and-rescue robot sent into perilous surroundings, the consequences ...

Thu 28 May 15 from The Economist

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Serpent robot evolves into Snake Monster

Pittsburgh, Pensylvania - Researchers have taken their serpentine machines, developed over decades at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, and connected them to a central hub to ...

Thu 28 May 15 from Reuters

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Robots will 'become lethal' and leave us 'absolutely defenceless', leading professor warns

The US government is developing highly-advanced killer robots and we must decide whether we support or oppose them, a leading computer scientist has said.

Thu 28 May 15 from The Independent

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CoCoRo underwater mini-robots school like fish and share knowledge

Starting in April 2011, the European Union CoCoRo (Collective Cognitive Robots) research consortium has been developing three varieties of autonomous underwater robots that school ...

Thu 28 May 15 from Gizmag

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MIT teaches robots to be better at building together

From leaping over obstacles to pulling objects thousands of times their own weight, robots are great at many things. What they're not so good at is working as an autonomous team in ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Watch: This Robot Cockroach Is Surprisingly Mesmerizing

It runs extremely fast

Tue 26 May 15 from TIME

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Disney is building robots that walk like its animated characters

There’s a lot of work going on with bipedal robots right now. Some are being pressed into military service, while others, like Disney’s, merely want to learn to walk like cartoon ...

14 hours ago from

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Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots

What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have ...

Tue 26 May 15 from

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