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SoftBank alum unveils 'affectionate' companion robot in...

Japanese startup Groove X, founded by an alumni of SoftBank Group Corp's robotics unit, unveiled its first creation on Tuesday - a companion robot designed to make users happy.

15 hours ago from Daily Mail

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NES and SNES Classic consoles to stop being sold, Nintendo confirms

Players who miss out will have to get their retro fill on the Switch

Mon 17 Dec 18 from The Independent

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A new reconfiguration strategy for modular robots inspired by origami folding

Researchers at the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL) of École Polytechnique Fédèrale de Lausanne (EPFL) have recently developed a new approach for the reconfiguration of modular robots that ...

18 hours ago from TechXplore

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The Denver Broncos' latest pickup: A Bud Light-pouring robot that delivers beers with the push of a button

On Saturday, a beer-pouring robot will make its debut at Denver's Mile High Stadium. The machine is the latest in an influx of robots being used to cook and deliver food and beverages.

Thu 13 Dec 18 from The Washington Post

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Foldable Drone Changes Its Shape in Mid-Air

This quadrotor can alter its shape in flight depending on where it needs to go

Thu 13 Dec 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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The next great leap forward? Combining robots with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a popular vision of objects with internet connections sending information back and forth to make our lives easier and more comfortable. It's emerging in our homes, ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from

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Consumer robots are dead; long live Alexa

Jibo and Kuri couldn't make it, but the popular robots crushing it are Alexa, Siri and the Google Assistant, argues guest columnist Bret Kinsella.        

Thu 13 Dec 18 from USA today

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Robot with a neck? High-tech bot turns out to be guy in a costume - CNET

A robot who appeared at a Russian technology forum has a (flesh and blood) leg up when it comes to realism.

Thu 13 Dec 18 from CNET

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