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New firefighting robot gets put to the test

SAFFiR, the US Navy's experimental firefighting robot, may be in for some competition. That's because researchers at Italy's IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia have successfully tested ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Robot snake harnesses ancient Japanese paper craft

Though clearly inspired by the snake, a new soft robot out of Harvard takes cues from another fascinating source: the ancient Japanese paper craft kirigami. Unlike origami, kirigami ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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How realistic are those robots in Star Wars?

Computer Science and Engineering Professor Robin Murphy of Texas A&M University has taken a serious look at the robots of Star Wars fame and judges how realistic they are in a recent Science ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 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'

Wed 21 Feb 18 from The Independent

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Walking crystals may lead to new field of crystal robotics

Researchers have demonstrated that tiny micrometer-sized crystals—just barely visible to the human eye—can "walk" inchworm-style across the slide of a microscope. Other crystals are capable ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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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 ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Reusable robots to enter unknown territory to dismantle radioactive equipment

Software to allow robots to enter an unfamiliar nuclear site and dismantle radioactive equipment is being developed in the UK. Cumbria-based Createc, which develops imaging and sensing technology, ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from The Engineer

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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 Phys.org

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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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