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Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb—or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet—it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from

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Robot wars: US smashes Japan in giant days-long duel

In scenes reminiscent of films like "Transformers", a giant US robot fighting machine swung a "chainsaw sword" to chop a Japanese opponent into submission in a battle watched by tens of thousands ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from

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Why You Shouldn't Expect to See 'Blade Runner' Replicants Anytime Soon

Why don't we have intelligent robots that seem human, like the replicants in "Blade Runner"?

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One of the best affordable robot vacuums is 20% off right now

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 isn't the most perfect robot vacuum, but its low price makes it a great choice, especially with this exclusive 20% off promo code.        

Wed 18 Oct 17 from USA today

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Competitive Self-Play Trains AI Well

OpenAI has some results which are interesting even if you are not an AI expert. Set AI agents to play against each other and they spontaneously invent tackling, ducking, faking and diving - ...

Sat 14 Oct 17 from iProgrammer

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Humanity's Sci-Fi Future: Are We Really Ready for Intelligent Robots?

As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, specialized and perhaps even autonomous, what does that mean for the humans who design and depend on it?

Mon 16 Oct 17 from

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Mr. Robot’s new season has more of the same—mostly for good despite chaos

Elliot is back, so too is the high-wire filmmaking and haywire plot.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Arstechnica

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Kamigami is a cute robot bug you build yourself

There are plenty of products out there that teach STEM skills, from robots you can code to kits for building musical instruments or games. But the "fun" is often short-lived. ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Engadget

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Robotic gripper has a feel for the shape of things

When you reach into your pocket and grab your keys, you can tell how they're oriented, without actually seeing them. Well, an engineering team at the University of California San Diego ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Samsung’s Latest Robot Vacuum Looks Like Darth Vader

Have you ever wished for Darth Vader to clean your living room? If you have, Samsung has launched just the thing for you. The company has introduced a new Star Wars limited edition of its ...

Tue 10 Oct 17 from Ubergizmo

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