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SpaceX has a 'Roomba' robot but no one knows what it really is - Business Insider

6 hours 47 min ago

Business Insider

SpaceX has a 'Roomba' robot but no one knows what it really is
Business Insider
SpaceX fans are extremely curious about a new robot that keeps appearing on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You." Some are calling it the "Roomba" robot while others insist it should be called "Optimus Prime." There are theories as to what ...

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Steve the robot cop is 'on life support' after near drowning, but may work again - Fox News

6 hours 57 min ago

Fox News

Steve the robot cop is 'on life support' after near drowning, but may work again
Fox News
Left submerged and useless after water flooded his vital components (which is what tends to happen when land-based robots come into contact with liquids), a severely sodden Steve was hauled from the pool and returned to his maker for checks.

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Comic-Con 2017 live updates: 'Robot Chicken' takes aim at President Trump, and cosplay - Los Angeles Times

7 hours 9 min ago

Los Angeles Times

Comic-Con 2017 live updates: 'Robot Chicken' takes aim at President Trump, and cosplay
Los Angeles Times
There is no pop culture or political figure safe from the claymation-style harpooning of Adult Swim's “Robot Chicken.” For eight seasons the creators of the stop-motion sketch show have poked fun at “Star Wars,” “Mad Men,” “My Little Pony” and even ...

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Incredible worm-like robot can climb up into the air, make itself bigger and squeeze into small holes - The Independent

7 hours 12 min ago

The Independent

Incredible worm-like robot can climb up into the air, make itself bigger and squeeze into small holes
The Independent
Stanford University researchers built the soft, worm-like robot, which can also squeeze itself through small holes. It's designed to mimic the movements of plants, which can grow around physical obstacles, but at speeds comparable to animals.
New type of soft, growing robot createdScience Daily
Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on DemandLive Science
Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friendArs Technica
ExtremeTech -Digital Trends -Stanford University News
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New camera designed by Stanford researchers could improve robot vision and virtual reality - Stanford Report

7 hours 15 min ago

Stanford Report

New camera designed by Stanford researchers could improve robot vision and virtual reality
Stanford Report
As technology stands now, robots have to move around, gathering different perspectives, if they want to understand certain aspects of their environment, such as movement and material composition of different objects. This camera could allow them to ...

Security robot 'in critical condition' after nearly drowning on the job - fox5sandiego.com

10 hours 19 min ago

fox5sandiego.com

Security robot 'in critical condition' after nearly drowning on the job
fox5sandiego.com
A security robot in Washington — lovingly named Steve — plunged down four steps into a fountain Monday. Photos show the sad, waterlogged robot cop partially submerged in defeat. No foul play was involved; Steve simply rolled down a dark path on his ...

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Fukushima robot finds potential fuel debris hanging like icicles in reactor 3 - The Japan Times

10 hours 30 min ago

The Japan Times

Fukushima robot finds potential fuel debris hanging like icicles in reactor 3
The Japan Times
Tokyo Electric said Friday that a remotely controlled robot investigating the interior of reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has finally spotted objects that could potentially be fuel debris. The objects look like icicles hanging around a ...
First Footage Of Fukushima Reactor Captured By Swimming RobotIFLScience
Robot Explores Fukushima ReactorVOA Learning English
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactorThe Express Tribune
Newser -South China Morning Post -Daily Mail
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Steve the robot cop says he didn't see a 'no swimming' sign before impromptu dip - Digital Trends

10 hours 40 min ago

Digital Trends

Steve the robot cop says he didn't see a 'no swimming' sign before impromptu dip
Digital Trends
Left submerged and useless after water flooded his vital components (which is what tends to happen when land-based robots come into contact with liquids), a severely sodden Steve was hauled from the pool and returned to his maker for checks.
Security robot 'in critical condition' after nearly drowning on the jobfox5sandiego.com

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Someday You Could Swallow This Wireless Robot Like A Pill - Co.Design (blog)

11 hours 48 min ago

Co.Design (blog)

Someday You Could Swallow This Wireless Robot Like A Pill
Co.Design (blog)
A group of researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard have bypassed the issue by engineering tiny robots that don't need a battery at all. Instead, their prototypes are powered wirelessly. They join a number of scientists–including those at MIT–who ...

Small swimming robot spots pipe leaks before they do serious damage - Dezeen

13 hours 23 min ago

Dezeen

Small swimming robot spots pipe leaks before they do serious damage
Dezeen
Gas and water leaks could be identified before they threaten lives and infrastructure, using this MIT-developed robot that swims through pipes. Researchers claim the robot is cheaper, faster and more effective than existing leak-detection systems. It ...

Watch a Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in ... - WIRED

13 hours 55 min ago

WIRED

Watch a Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in ...
WIRED
Last Christmas, Nathan Seidle's wife gave him a second-hand safe she'd found on Craigslist. It was, at first glance, a strange gift. The couple already owned the ...

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LG's new airport robots will guide you to your gate and clean up your trash - The Verge

16 hours 49 min ago

The Verge

LG's new airport robots will guide you to your gate and clean up your trash
The Verge
In preparation for next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea, electronics giant LG is trialling new robots in the country's largest airport. From today, Seoul's Incheon International Airport will be home to two of LG's latest prototype bots: the ...
​LG begins robot trials in Korean airportZDNet
LG's friendly robots will help travelers at Seoul airportEngadget

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Robot cop that fell in fountain insists it's not dead - CNET

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:01pm

CNET

Robot cop that fell in fountain insists it's not dead
CNET
The world was gripped. A robot cop was lying facedown in a fountain. Did he jump? Was he pushed? Was he trying to swim to safety? Should you have been engaged the last few days, you might not have heard about the Knightscope security robot -- a model ...
People Responded To That Robot Committing Suicide In The Best Way PossibleIFLScience
Never Forgotten: Drowned DC Robot MemorializedU.S. News & World Report
Security robot face-plants during 1st week on job: Why we careSan Francisco Chronicle
Mashable -CNBC -Bisnow -T.co
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Building a robot is one of many skills these students have mastered - Science Magazine

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:31pm

Science Magazine

Building a robot is one of many skills these students have mastered
Science Magazine
“I never thought I would be able to build a robot that can move, pick things up, and lift itself up,” says Sergbeh, the team's captain, “so ranking this high is amazing. It's really encouraged us to pursue STEM [science, technology, engineering, and ...

Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friend - Ars Technica

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Ars Technica

Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friend
Ars Technica
Mechanical-engineering researcher Elliot Hawkes and his team designed the robot for a variety of applications, including search and rescue. In a recent issue of Science Robotics, they explain that the bot could also be used to create instant 3-D ...
Crazy vine robot will grow to rescue survivors, put out fires, and moreDigital Trends
Watch Stanford's Freaky New Soft Robot Grow ItselfExtremeTech
A robot that growsEurekAlert (press release)
ScienceAlert -Daily Mail -Stanford University News
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Robot-Surgeon Maker Bests Q2 Sales, Profits Views - Investor's Business Daily

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:21pm

Investor's Business Daily

Robot-Surgeon Maker Bests Q2 Sales, Profits Views
Investor's Business Daily
IBD'S TAKE: Google's Alphabet (GOOGL), Medtronic (MDT) and others are trying to crack the robot-assisted surgery space where Intuitive Surgical dominates. But Intuitive Surgical stock tops 95% of all stocks in terms of key growth metrics. Grab more at ...

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'Mr. Robot': E Corp. Invades San Diego for Comic-Con Experience - Hollywood Reporter

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:54pm

Hollywood Reporter

'Mr. Robot': E Corp. Invades San Diego for Comic-Con Experience
Hollywood Reporter
Located at 327 4th Ave. and running Thursday through Saturday (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the experience gives a big nod to 2016's VR experience that took place at a re-creation of the '90s-era Mr. Robot repair shop once owned ...

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A robot that grows - EurekAlert (press release)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:06pm

A robot that grows
EurekAlert (press release)
Inspired by the growing action of plants and other living things, researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stanford University have developed a tubular robot that -- much like a sweet pea -- navigates its environment by extending its tip and controlling its ...

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Amazon has an idea for a fleet of robots that can charge your phone and sell you things - CNBC

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:10am

CNBC

Amazon has an idea for a fleet of robots that can charge your phone and sell you things
CNBC
First Amazon dealt a blow to book stores. Then brick and mortar retail outlets. It's coming after network television, Thursday night football and even Netflix. Grocery stores and Blue Apron better watch out, and it's one-upping Pinterest and Instagram ...
Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime membersTechCrunch
Amazon.com: SparkAmazon.com

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A Keen-Eyed Robot Goes to Work for a Paralyzed Veteran - WIRED

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00am

WIRED

A Keen-Eyed Robot Goes to Work for a Paralyzed Veteran
WIRED
Robots already work well in uniform environments. That's why self-driving cars are so promising: Urban planners have certain rules for signage, for instance, that the car can read. And industrial bots have already taken over factory floors. “Robotics ...

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