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Snake-inspired robot uses kirigami to move

Who needs legs? With their sleek bodies, snakes can slither up to 14 miles-per-hour, squeeze into tight space, scale trees and swim. How do they do it? It's all in the scales. As a snake moves, ...

8 hours ago from TechXplore

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Boston Dynamics robot fights back against armed man to open door and enter room

Company describes footage as 'a test of SpotMini's ability to adjust to disturbances'

11 hours ago from The Independent

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Robotic picking arm isn't thwarted by clutter

When it comes to part-picking robots, they're typically programmed to grasp a specific object in a specific fashion – such as a car part on an assembly line. Scientists from MIT and ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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Star Wars robots like R2-D2, C3PO could help you in real life - CNET

Scientists have looked into the feasibility of lovable droids like BB-8 and R2-D2, and find they're good for more than just pushing a plot forward.

12 hours ago from CNET

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Augmented reality takes 3-D printing to next level

Cornell researchers are taking 3-D printing and 3-D modeling to a new level by using augmented reality (AR) to allow designers to design in physical space while a robotic arm rapidly prints ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from

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Running roaches resolutely ram right-angles for rapid reorientation.

We here at Seriously, Science? really respect roaches. Not only do rambling roaches require receivers to run 'round roadblocks, but recently, researchers reproduced resourceful running of roaches ...

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Discover Magazine

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Humanoid Sophia steals the show at World IT Congress

From her favourite Bolloywood star to why humans shouldn’t fear robots, Sophia answered every question in her own style.

Tue 20 Feb 18 from The Hindu

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STEM Education Doesn’t Come Cheap From Sony

Start saving: Sony’s Koov STEM learning toy is on sale now, and it’s not cheap. Pre-order the all-in-one coding, robotics, and design kit—expected for release on March 25—for $519.99. ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from

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3Doodler’s new kit lets kids draw bodies for robotic insects

We’re already seeing a bunch of STEM toys pop up in the days leading up to Toy Fair 2018, and WobbleWorks, makers of the 3D-printing pen 3Doodler, is throwing its hat into the ring. ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from The Verge

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Israeli startup CommonSense Robotics raises $20 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's CommonSense Robotics, whose technology enables retailers to offer quick and affordable grocery deliveries, said on Thursday it has raised $20 million in an early-stage ...

Thu 15 Feb 18 from Reuters Technology

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