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Scurrying roaches help researchers steady staggering robots

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug's superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Researchers use machine learning to teach robots how to trek through unknown terrains

A team of Australian researchers has designed a reliable strategy for testing physical abilities of humanoid robots—robots that resemble the human body shape in their build and design. Using ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Bioinspired robots can now learn to swarm on the go

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviors in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Security robot captures its suspected attacker on video

The Hayward Police Department is looking for an attacker who pushed over a Knightscope K5 robot, which weighs over almost 400 Ibs.

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Techspot

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Self-folding 'Rollbot' paves the way for fully untethered soft robots

The majority of soft robots today rely on external power and control, keeping them tethered to off-board systems or rigged with hard components. Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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The best robot vacuums of 2019: iRobot Roomba vs. Neato vs. the rest - CNET

Robot vacuums are smarter and faster than ever before. Here are the best models you can buy right now.

Fri 23 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Scientists create 'Baxter' the robot who can assist the elderly amid a shortage of nurses

Artificial intelligence inside helps the robot, developed by Imperial College of London, learn about a patient. It can detect when they are struggling to move and step in to assist.

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

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Starship Robots Will Deliver Food, Groceries To More University Campuses

These adorable autobots are delivering food and drinks to Silicon Valley workers (via Starship Technologies) Starship Technologies announced plans to ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from

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‘Disintegration’ is a tactical shooter that questions transhumanism

At a glance, Disintegration looks a tad generic. The battle-ready robots, dressed in fashionable jackets and scarves, feel like they were ripped straight out of a Destiny artbook. And ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Engadget

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