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Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence leaders including billionaire Elon Musk are urging the United Nations to take action against the dangers of autonomous weapons, known as "killer ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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A 3D-printed robotic arm solution designed to assist the deaf

"Is there a sign language person in the house?" Coming up empty for lack of interpreters available is a situation that drew the interest of engineering student at University of Antwerp. What ...

4 hours ago from TechXplore

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UK scientists shrink robots for keyhole operations

Cambridge Medical Robotics have created a robot arm, which is suitable for use in delicate keyhole surgical operations.

6 hours ago from Daily Mail

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New soft rubber for creating self-healing robots

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Brussel has developed a type of rubber that can be used with robots to allow them to self-heal when cut. In their paper published in ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from TechXplore

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Israeli Military Veterans Built a Sniper Drone

In 2015, Israeli Special Forces likely made history by using a sniper rifle mounted on a commercial drone to take out a target. The robotic solution that achieved such pinpoint accuracy came ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

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Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US

Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming conveyor belts that zip ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Six-legged programmable robot is a technical toy for tinkerers

Parents wanting to get their kids into coding from an early age are spoiled for choice, with toys like Vortex, Codeybot, Photon and Cozmo, but there aren't many gadgets for an older ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Robot shelf-stack fail suggests they won't take our jobs just yet

Boston Dynamics demo clip shows we are not quite living in an i, Robot future just yet – even if robots can skate better than you canTechnology baron Elon Musk is scared of AI, warning of visions ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from Guardian.co.uk

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Smarter robot vacuum cleaners for automated office cleaning

Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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