Robots

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Image: Shutterstock A few years ago, a burrito joint near my college campus installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with …

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If buying a car all seems a little too complex, relax: you can now walk straight up to a five-storey vending machine to choose your new set of wheels, as …

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Last year Hasbro wowed, and saddened us a little, with a new line of toys targeted at seniors in need of a companion, but without the need for all the …

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(Image: wsu.edu) While playing with your pooch at home helps evoke love and compassion in you, researchers from Washington State University are using a virtual dog to train robots how …

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A police robot being demonstrated in New York in 2005 (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images) Last week, Brock Ray Bunge ran into a field in suburban Los Angeles with a …

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The future could belong to robot octopuses: soft, flexible, durable, with displays written across their super-stretchy skin. Scientists at Cornell University have just taken the first step toward such robot …

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Drones are cool, until they go and crash . New tech from MIT might turn your drone into an obstacle-avoiding craft with creature-like reflexes, dodging and making loops around trees …

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At least five robots at a social welfare centre in China’s Zhejiang province remind 1,300 elderly to take their medicine. “The average age of these seniors is over 84,” Zhao …

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Folks have been fantasizing for years about the possibility of an Ikea-savvy robot. If Ikea uses robots to flat pack its furniture, surely we humans could use robots to assemble …

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