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This Method of Robotic Pickup Could Stick

A novel gripper from an SRI spinoff could enable robots to take on new tasks.The sticky effect seen when you rub a balloon on your hair could be used to help robots pick things up, greatly expanding ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from MIT Technology Review

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This Robot Pierces Your Cheek To Reach Your Brain

Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems / Vanderbilt In the future, some forms of brain surgery may not require surgeons to drill through your skull. Researchers ...

17 hours ago from Popular Science

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J-deite Quarter is a fully-functional Transformer that morphs into a mini sports car

It’s no secret that the Japanese have a certain affinity for coming up with odd creations and while their latest may very well fall into that category, it is equal parts awesome.

15 hours ago from Techspot

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CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours

A thin tether provides enough constant power and communications to this pocket-sized surveillance drone

Thu 23 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Bring Back RoboGames And Inspire Underprivileged Kids

A new series of the show in which weaponized robots wage battle in the arena is planned for 2015 - but only if  $40,000 can be raised on Kickstarter. This isn't just a commercial venture. ...

15 minutes ago from iProgrammer

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Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of ...

Sat 18 Oct 14 from Engadget

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Real Robots to Help Fight Ebola

Robots aren't ready to help fight ebola right now, but within a few months, they might be

Mon 20 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Pepper Pepper, Japan's first affordable social robot, goes on sale in February. It can read emotions and will be a platform for new apps. Courtesy Softbank The Japanese ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Popular Science

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Robots recognize humans in disaster environments

Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from

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Drones are going to be a part of your day-to-day life very soon. And you'll be bored stiff by them

We've become so overexposed to technology that the extraordinary is now very, very ordinary, says Willard Foxton

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Tech

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