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FPS control method tested with emergency response robots

Anyone who's played a first-person shooter will be familiar with using the direction that a character is looking to also control the direction they move. The concept is known as "free look control." ...

3 hours ago from Gizmag

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Birds large and small hop over obstacles in similar ways

Bipedal birds, from tiny quail to huge ostriches, tackled a step in a similar way, minimizing energy cost and maximizing safety.

Thu 30 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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Ex Machina Trailer: Sexy Lady Robots Can Love, Too

Here's the trailer for Ex Machina, a sci-fi thriller about a young programmer selected to serve as the human component in a Turing Test on a robot. A really hot lady robot. Read more...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Gizmodo

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Nestle Japan hiring 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

Food giant Nestle said Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds

In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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OSHbot Will Save You From Having to Ask for Help in a Hardware Store

Who wants to talk to another human anyway?

Wed 29 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Huggable The Robot Teddy Bear Project

There is just something about teddy bears that make life a whole lot more, er, bearable – pardon the pun. After all, teddy bears are extremely cute toys to own, and they can be ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Ubergizmo

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Electrostatics: Good for Robot Grippers, and Lots More

Grabit makes electrostatic grippers for robots, but the tech is much more versatile

Mon 27 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Smoke Rings And A Giant Six-Legged Robot, From Maker Faire 2014

http://cf.c.ooyala.com/VkbHRjcTpV1uCFO6B0loNa0GuZ1cupk4/MGngRNnbuHoiqTJH... Please enable Javascript to watch this video In September, Popular Science attended World Maker Faire ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Popular Science

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'The Terminator' turns 30: Time to revisit the sci-fi classic

Travel back in time to 1984 to get the scoop on the many uphill battles James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other stars faced when making the futuristic thriller.

Mon 27 Oct 14 from CNET

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