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Robot cheats at rock-paper-scissors

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Robots are not content with taking our jobs. They want to win at our games too. And they are not afraid to cheat to do ...

Tactile Sensor Gives Robots An Amazing Sense Of Touch

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Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering started a company in 2008 called SynTouch. This company is making an amazing sensor called BioTac that actually ...

HRP-2 Humanoid Robot Learns To Walk Like An Old Person

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There are plenty of robots that are able to avoid or overcome obstacles, but not many can use obstacles to their advantage. The HRP-2 robot ...

Superfast Robotic Camera Mimics Human Eye

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have built an amazing mechanism for tilting and panning a small camera robotically. It was designed to keep ...

Robots Punch Humans, Humans Cry

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So how does a robot know when its actions are causing meatbags discomfort? Sure they could scan for the signs of distress with facial features, ...

DARPA Still Trying To Create Terminators, This Time With Fiber-Optics

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DARPA, the U.S. Military’s premier research agency is reportedly still trying to create Terminators. They are looking into the potential of using smart prosthetics, with ...

Asimo Makes Friends in Austria, Gets Some Feedback From Fans

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Asimo is making new friends in Austria and researchers are getting some valuable feedback from visitors of a technology fair to help them make Asimo ...

Singapore Researchers Unveil Social Robot Olivia

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Olivia is a new social robot from Singapore and she's a real talker, all the while gesticulating with its sleek 6-degrees-of-freedom white plastic arms, much ...

Flobi Robot Head Changes From Male To Female

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Researchers at Bielelfeld University in Germany have created the Flobi. This Flobi won't cut your hair, but it does have a personailty disorder of sorts ...

Lizard Bot Swims Through Sand

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Robots are getting all kinds of new locomotion methods. The latest of these is a good way to rescue humans in a disaster. A team ...

Bandit Can Help Kids With Autism

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You might remember Bandit from last year. At the time, Bandit was being used to help humans exercise, but now he has found a new ...

Navirobo GPS robot points you in the right direction

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The designers of Navirobo must of been targeting kids for this item. It is more of a toy than anything, but the Navirobo's purpose is ...