Robotics News

Watch a robot golfer make a hole-in-one on the PGA Tour - CNET

Technically Incorrect: You knew it had to come to this. A robot golfer tees up on a par 3 at a PGA tournament and upstages everyone.

Fri 5 Feb 16 from CNET Cutting Edge

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iRobot sells off military unit, will stick to friendlier consumer robots

iRobot will focus on its Roomba empire, leaving bomb disposal to a separate company.

Fri 5 Feb 16 from Arstechnica

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Don't trust this lipstick-applying robot with your face - CNET

A mini factory-style robot arm tries its mechanical hand at applying makeup, and the results aren't pretty.

Fri 5 Feb 16 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Exoskeleton helps the paralyzed to walk

Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily life is more accessible to wheelchair users, they still face physical and social ...

Fri 5 Feb 16 from

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The squishy bot revolution: how soft robotics is changing the field

Soft robotics involves machines designed to resemble biological systems like squids, caterpillars, starfish, human hands and more. Though far less practical at this point, soft robots could ...

Fri 5 Feb 16 from ZME Science

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World's first 'robot run' farm to open in Japan

A Japanese firm said Monday it would open the world's first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process, from watering seedlings to harvesting crops.

Mon 1 Feb 16 from

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Soft robotic gripper gets a grasp on fragile objects using electroadhesion

Building machines that replicate the delicate touch of a human hand is a complex undertaking that has seen the development of all kinds of soft robotic grippers, from squishy green blobs ...

Tue 2 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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Senior citizens may accept robot helpers, but fear robot masters

Senior citizens would likely accept robots as helpers and entertainment providers, but are leery of giving up too much control to the machines, according to researchers.

Mon 1 Feb 16 from

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This Robot Changes How It Looks at You to Match Your Personality

How you look at a robot and how it looks at you can make you more comfortable

Thu 28 Jan 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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Meet the soft, cuddly robots of the future

Rigid robots step aside a new generation of squishy, stretchy machines is wiggling our way.

Wed 3 Feb 16 from Nature News

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