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SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)

( —SRI International, a research center that conducts client-sponsored research and development for government and other organizations, is attracting attention for work on what micro-factories ...

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Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

5 hours ago from

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Simplicity is key to co-operative robots

A way of making hundreds—or even thousands—of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, ...

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Students turn $250 wheelchair into geo-positioning robot

Talk about your Craigslist finds! A team of student employees at The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) combined inspiration with innovation ...

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Researcher uses Cyber Rodents to study evolution

A study has used rodent-like robots to look at the evolutionary development of different mating strategies over an extended period of time. In contrast to direct studies of nature, the observation ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Three Questions for iRobot's CTO Paolo Pirjanian

The Roomba maker is working on technology that could enable robots to help with more household chores.Thanks to iRobot, the idea of having a robot vacuum your floors no longer seems futuristic—the ...

Mon 14 Apr 14 from MIT Technology Review

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Can robots have social intelligence?

Visiting Eric Horvitz at Microsoft Research headquarters in Redmond, Wash., is a full-service experience.

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Eye of the beholder: Improving the human-robot connection (w/ video)

Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.

Fri 11 Apr 14 from

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Anybody With a Printer Can Make These Origami-Inspired Robots

We were promised robots. The future, science fiction told us, would be a world swarming with automatons that did all the jobs we didn't want. But you know what? Robots are really expensive ...

Fri 11 Apr 14 from Gizmodo

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TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks Are Like 'Living Legos' And Amazingly Cool

Inspired by Lego, a small team has developed TinkerBots, which are building blocks that you (er, your children) can use to create robotic toys. They’re designed to let you create whatever ...

Fri 11 Apr 14 from HotHardware

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