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This Robot Pierces Your Cheek To Reach Your Brain

Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems / Vanderbilt In the future, some forms of brain surgery may not require surgeons to drill through your skull. Researchers ...

9 hours ago from Popular Science

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J-deite Quarter is a fully-functional Transformer that morphs into a mini sports car

It’s no secret that the Japanese have a certain affinity for coming up with odd creations and while their latest may very well fall into that category, it is equal parts awesome.

7 hours ago from Techspot

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CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours

A thin tether provides enough constant power and communications to this pocket-sized surveillance drone

Thu 23 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Real Robots to Help Fight Ebola

Robots aren't ready to help fight ebola right now, but within a few months, they might be

Mon 20 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Pepper Pepper, Japan's first affordable social robot, goes on sale in February. It can read emotions and will be a platform for new apps. Courtesy Softbank The Japanese ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Popular Science

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Robots recognize humans in disaster environments

Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from

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Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of ...

Sat 18 Oct 14 from Engadget

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Drones are going to be a part of your day-to-day life very soon. And you'll be bored stiff by them

We've become so overexposed to technology that the extraordinary is now very, very ordinary, says Willard Foxton

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Tech

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An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot music

Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from

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Video Friday: Keecker Not a Robot, Drone Racing, and Robotics Tipping Point

Your weekly dose of robot videos

Fri 17 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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