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Why seahorses have square tails

3-D printed seahorse tails reveal possible benefits of square cross-sections for armor and gripping.

Thu 2 Jul 15 from ScienceNews

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Volkswagen robot factory worker takes a human life

An unfortunate tragedy struck a Volkswagen plant in Baunatal, Germany recently. A newly-installed factory robot took a young man’s life. The robot in question wasn’t on some sort ...

Thu 2 Jul 15 from

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The great Pan-Pacific Robot Duel

USA's MegaBots Inc issued a challenge to Suidobashi Heavy Industry, Japanese robotics manufacturer, to a giant, epic, ROBOT DUEL (hype intensifies).

Thu 2 Jul 15 from ZME Science

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New AI Safety Projects Get Funding from Elon Musk

Select research aimed at keeping AI from destroying humanity has received millions from the Silicon Valley pioneer

Wed 1 Jul 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Small robot developed to investigate interior of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Toshiba Corporation today announced that the company and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) have developed a small robot to investigate the interior of the ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from

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'Pepper' Humanoid Robot Teardown (3)

We began to remove the back of the Pepper humanoid robot. We knew that it could be easily detached when we examined the robot beforehand.

19 hours ago from Tech-On

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Robots on the march

A range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.

Thu 2 Jul 15 from BBC Technology

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Autonomous robot Myon joins the cast at a Berlin opera

"My Square Lady" last month opened in Berlin at the Komische Oper. The outstanding feature about this production is that a character named Myon plays a key role on stage, and Myon is a robot—of ...

Thu 2 Jul 15 from

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'Terminator: Genisys' absolutely will not stop, even when it probably should

Arnie did say he'd be back -- but he's the best thing in this disappointing remix of the 1984 classic.

Wed 1 Jul 15 from CNET

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Brick-laying robot can build a full-sized house in two days

As robots get smarter, cheaper and more versatile, they're taking on a growing number of challenges – and bricklaying can now be added to the list. Engineers in Perth, Australia, have ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Gizmag

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