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Robotic exoskeletons help unlock the science of walking

With the biomechanics of walking still not fully understood, strapping volunteers into robotic suits proves a valuable step forward. Andrew Masterson reports.

11 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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An artificial Venus flytrap that operates on light

(Tech Xplore)A trio of researchers with Tampere University of Technology in Finland has designed and built a simple robot that mimics the actions of a Venus flytrap plant. In their paper published ...

16 hours ago from TechXplore

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Waltzing robot teaches beginners how to dance like a pro

A robotic dance teacher can gently guide human novices through routines while adapting to their skill level

9 hours ago from Newscientist

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First Robocop to join Dubai Police ranks

If any place in the world is moving towards a Bladerunner-esque, sci-fi future, it's Dubai. From a fleet of supercars that enlist the assistance of Crime Prediction software in preventing ...

Tue 23 May 17 from Gizmag

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World's first autonomous security vehicle with companion drone

Surveillance drones and security robots are not new innovations on their own, but Singapore company Otsaw Digital has brought the two together. The O-R3 is the world's first ground-aerial ...

Tue 23 May 17 from Gizmag

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Stan the valet robot can pick up your car and park it

The robot works by slipping under the car, lifting it gently by the wheels and parking it in a secured area. The system is already being used at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France. ...

Tue 23 May 17 from Daily Mail

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Parasitic Robot Steers Live Turtle With Tasty Snacks

Robot mounted on a turtle uses snacks and LEDs to control the animal's movements, and a fully immersive Matrix for turtles is not far behind

Tue 23 May 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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Judah Vs. The Machines: SeuratBot is an artistic robot that knows art, but lacks purpose

 If art is a window into the soul, what does art discover when it peers deep into the inner-workings of a robot? In this installment of Judah vs the Machines, actor Judah Friedlander tests ...

11 hours ago from TechCrunch

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From Vader to Tatooine: The man behind Star Wars' iconic look - CNET

Ralph McQuarrie's concept art became the visual bible for George Lucas' space saga that forever changed blockbusters. Now fans can see all his stunning work.

Tue 23 May 17 from CNET

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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for ...

Sun 21 May 17 from

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