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An eel-lectrifying future for autonomous underwater robots

Sweden called off the hunt for a submarine after a week-long underwater search in the Stockholm archipelago. Triggered by a reported sighting of a Russian submarine, the alleged 'invasion' had ...

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Knightscope K5 on security patrol roams campus

A Mountain View, California-based company called Knightscope designs and builds 5-feet, 300-pound security guards called K5, but anyone scanning last week's headlines has already heard about ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from

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Jumpy Is A Smartwatch Designed For Kids

While one can't really classify smartwatches as tech for adults, we don't really see why kids would need a smartwatch, but if you think that it's not a bad idea to give your child a smartwatch ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Ubergizmo

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Robot developed to perform ballast tank inspections on ships

In order to maintain a consistent buoyancy as their cargo loads change, ocean-going ships pump seawater in and out of their ballast tanks. Needless to say, that salty water isn't exactly the ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots

From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from

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Co-robots team up with humans

Charlie Kemp is giving robots common sense. And that's good news for Californian Henry Evans.

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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 ...

Sat 22 Nov 14 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

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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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