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Agricultural robot scrutinizes plants so that we don't have to

Phenotyping is the process of observing the physical characteristics of a plant in order to assess its health. Although a necessary part of crop breeding, it's also a very tedious and ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners?

Automation is on the march on farms across the world, but it is costly, and may not come soon enough to fill the gapOctopus-like robots are plucking strawberries in Spain, in the US machines ...

Sat 25 Feb 17 from

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StyleShoots Live Takes Studio Photos Without A Photographer

There are many obvious jobs that a robot could easily replace humans with. A good example would be manufacturing where instead of putting humans along the assembly line, a lineup of robots ...

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Ubergizmo

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Estonian robots headed for US must master crosswalks

A knee-high, black-and-white buggy rolls down a snowy pavement in Estonia's capital Tallinn and, carefully avoiding pedestrians, stops obediently at the red traffic light of a large road junction.

Wed 22 Feb 17 from

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Robot taxes and universal basic income: How do we manage our automated future?

As more and more jobs are becoming automated, the world faces a dramatic shift in the underlying structures of its labor economies over the next 20 to 50 years. The conversation is slowly ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Video Friday: Giant Robot Bug, SpaceX Rocket Landing, and Flamethrower Drone

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Fri 24 Feb 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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Robot studies shed fast light on insect evolution

Engineers have found a better six-legged gait than nature has devised. Anthea Batsakis reports.

Wed 22 Feb 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Sony Subsidiary to Release Programming Learning Kit

Sony Global Education Inc, which runs an education-related business, will release a programming learning kit for children Feb 18, 2017.

Wed 15 Feb 17 from Tech-On

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Building Robots Without Ever Having to Say You’re Sorry

The European Parliament’s draft recommendations for governing the creation and use of robots and artificial intelligence includes rights for “smart” robots

Wed 22 Feb 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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Wagging Tails Help Robots Communicate With Humans

Giving a Roomba a tail makes it easy for humans to understand its "feelings"

Thu 16 Feb 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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