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This robotic hand learned to solve a Rubik’s Cube on its own — just like a human.

The goal, researchers say, was to create a robot that learns the way humans do — through trial and error. Eventually, those robots could be used to complete tasks — in a warehouse or perhaps ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from The Washington Post

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Giving robots a faster grasp

If you're at a desk with a pen or pencil handy, try this move: Grab the pen by one end with your thumb and index finger, and push the other end against the desk. Slide your fingers down the ...

Thu 17 Oct 19 from TechXplore

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A charging box for Skydio 2 drones could attract business users

Skydio 2 Dock is from the company with the same name, Skydio. The company showed a video of it on Wednesday. They said in the video notes that "We look forward to partnering with our first customers ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from TechXplore

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Darn you, R2! When do we blame robots?

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that people are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous.

Thu 17 Oct 19 from TechXplore

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Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

Today's commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations—wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else—and then flown ...

Wed 16 Oct 19 from TechXplore

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Japanese airline's robots could let the elderly 'travel' from home

If your inability to travel prevents you from embarking on a dream vacation, a robot might one day stand in your place. Japan's All Nippon Airways has unveiled plans to deploy ...

Wed 16 Oct 19 from Engadget

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How Aardman studios brings Shaun the Sheep to life with 'thumbiness' - CNET

We visit the famed Aardman, home of Wallace and Gromit, to see how the models of Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon come alive.

Wed 16 Oct 19 from CNET

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The best cordless vacuums of 2019

Looking for the best cordless vacuum cleaner? We've tested the top models from Dyson, LG, and more to see what works best at picking up messes.       

Thu 17 Oct 19 from USA today

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More than half of employees would rather interact with AI than their manager, study finds

A global survey has found that more than 60% of employees prefer to interact with AI than their human mangers -- and 82% feel the technology does a better job with helping them.

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Daily Mail

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Gradient: Popular face matching app charges you £20 for using it – unless you tell it not to

How to unsubscribe and avoid being hit by a hefty charge for finding out who you look like

Fri 18 Oct 19 from The Independent

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