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These Robotic Shorts Make Everyday Strolls Feel Like a Moving Airport Walkway

(Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University) If you have two functioning legs and a reliable nervous system, walking and running are generally thoughtless tasks. But if you’re a soldier ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

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Engineers show off Astro the robot dog

What would you get if you combined Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa with Boston Dynamic's quadraped robots? You'd get "Astro," the four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Are Siri and Alexa making us ruder?

Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two Brigham Young University information systems ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots

Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Robotic tail envisioned to help keep elderly upright

Dubbed Arque, the grey 1-metre device mimics tails such as those of cheetahs and other animals used to keep their balance while running and climbing, and could ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from ABC Science

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When will the iPhone 11 launch? Release date, features – and why this year's phone launch could be different

All three will arrive at one go

Fri 16 Aug 19 from The Independent

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NASA Robots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels

A team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will compete in a DARPA robotics challenge held in underground mining tunnels with a fleet of robots built to ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from

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Robots compete in DARPA's Subterranean Challenge to prep for alien life hunt

This week DARPA kicks off a competition called the Subterranean Challenge, where hordes of robots are unleashed into caves and tunnels to test how well they can autonomously navigate ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Gizmag

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"MacGyver" robots learn to build new tools from everyday objects on hand

Robot arms are getting smarter and smarter all the time, and now a team from Georgia Tech has taught them how to make their own tools. These resourceful robots are first taught to match ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Gizmag

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Postmates could deliver your next meal by robot - CNET

San Francisco will reportedly be the site of the test by the food-delivery company.

Thu 8 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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