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What’s on TV: ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘PUBG’ and ‘Okami HD’

This week most series are wrapping up with fall finales, but the biggest TV show making its exit is Mr. Robot. While we wait for the new Star Wars flick this weekend, movie fans can check out Dunkirk via video on-demand services or Moonlight on 4K Bl…
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Talk with the first-ever robot politician on Facebook Messenger

Have you often felt that no matter what you asked politicians, they'd automatically reply with a stock response? Now you can address a real robot that plans on running for office — or at least, that's what its creators intend. SAM is an AI chatbot '…
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‘Social robot’ Jibo reaches Indiegogo backers three years later

Three years after an astronomically successful crowdfunding campaign raised over $ 3.6 million, Jibo the robot is finally ready. The social bot is available to buy on its site for $ 900; Those who backed its Indiegogo have already started receiving the…
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OMRON’s updated ping pong robot can serve and take smashes

It's CEATEC, so I knew OMRON would once again bring out its massive table tennis robot to belittle us humans, but what I didn't expect was a significant performance jump this time. FORPHEUS, now at its fourth generation, features improved AI to boost…
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Intoxicated man allegedly assaults a robot in Silicon Valley, gets arrested

A man was arrested this week in Mountain View, California, for allegedly attacking one of Knightscope’s K5 security robots. Now that will earn you some hardcore respect when you’re locked up behind bars.

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This awesome ping-pong robot has just earned a Guinness World Record

A ping-pong-playing robot has just earned official recognition from Guinness World Records for its ability to play and teach the game. Its Japanese creators hope the machine can help to “harmonize humans and robots.”

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Steady hands — a robot just helped doctors perform a novel eye surgery

If the idea of something touching your eye makes you a bit queasy, you certainly won’t like a medical innovation involving a robot, a needle, and a retinal vein. All the same, it’s an important development in the field of ophthalmology.

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Soft robot sleeve will help hearts to beat when they’re failing

An innovative soft robotic sleeve will keep a failing heart beating by wrapping around it and mimicking its natural rhythms through a combination of twisting and compressing movements.

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Formlabs’ David Lakatos chats about robot prosthetics and future of 3D printing

We sat down with the 3D-printing company Formlabs’ chief product officer to learn more about what’s next for Formlabs and the industry as a whole. Looks like prosthetics and long-term projects are underway.

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Robot vacuum from Neato brings intelligence to housecleaning

With consumers moving toward smart devices, Neato Robotics has launched a robot vacuum that can be connected to Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. With the Neato vacuum, cleaning your home is as simple as saying, “Alexa, clean my house.”

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Anki’s AI-powered Cozmo robot will soon recognize pets and repeat short phrases

A major update to Anki’s AI-powered Cozmo robot will imbue the toy with the ability to recognize dogs and cats, repeat short words and phrases, and play a new game inspired by the classic ’80s game Simon.

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I ate a pizza made by a robot in the back of a truck, and it was delicious

Zume Pizza is the latest Silicon Valley startup to be making headlines, largely because of the way that it automates the pizza-making process. We took a tour of the company’s facility to find out just how automated the process really is.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Atomizing faucet nozzles, robot hands, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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A police robot disarmed a violent suspect in Los Angeles County

Last week, on September 8th, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department successfully used a remote-controlled bomb squad robot to snatch a rifle out from under an armed and violent suspect. The standoff between the suspect and an armored SWAT team l…
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Weekly Rewind: DIY beer from your phone, robot soccer, Android Nougat, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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Soft-wheel robot could play a role in rescue missions or even deep space exploration

“Upon seeing this work, a friend at Iowa State suggested that we have committed the proverbial reinventing of the wheel,” Aaron Mazzeo, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, tells Digital Trends.

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Bloodthirsty robot, gore, violence, and VR add up to 15 + BBFC rating for ABE VR

ABE VR earns a first of its kind 15+ age restriction for a VR title from the BBFC. It takes horror to a new level by allowing viewers to experience the movie first hand as a character, ABE the robot’s chosen victim to find love.

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Sphero’s SPRK robot for kids can now withstand more abuse

Nearly two years ago, Sphero decided to turn its robot ball into more than a toy. The company launched SPRK, an educational program for kids to build up their coding skills, as a complement to its charming connected device. Then, in 2015, it followed…
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Drones, Apple clones, and a robot named Pudding at China’s first-ever CE Week

Big names like Sony, Samsung and even Huawei sat out China’s first CE Week, but the smattering of smaller brands in attendance showed off an amusing array of oddities.

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This DIY robot on Indiegogo hopes to spur kids’ inegenuity

A DIY robot named Antbo is geared toward teaching children and teenagers how to program in an interactive manner. The robot aims to “specifically target maker, design, and coding enthusiasts to help foster their skills.”

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China’s realistic robot Jia Jia can chat with real humans

The University of Science and Technology of China has recently unveiled an eerily realistic robot named Jia Jia. While she looks more human-like than that creepy ScarJo robot, you'll probably still find yourself plunging head first into the uncanny v…
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The Tinder True Love Robot Reads Your Body to Swipe Left or Right

An NYU graduate has built a robot that works with Tinder to make its users’ selections on the app. It works using sensors to recognize skin responses, including sweat, on the user’s palms.

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With these simple building blocks, even a toddler could build a working robot

As technology gets smarter, so do toys. In the case of Robo Wunderkind, modular kits of tech-filled cubes that build plug-and-play robots, toys can be a good jumping off point for learning new skills. It’s already more than doubled its $ 70,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.

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Forget the iPhone, we want this Japanese robot phone

Sharp is developing a new smartphone called RoBoHon, except it looks nothing like a traditional phone. Instead, RoBoHon is a small robot friend who does everything your phone can, but with added cuteness.

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Japanese scientists have developed a rock-paper-scissors robot that never loses

University of Tokyo’s Janken robot is on a winning streak. Ever since its inception in 2013, the robot has never lost a game of rock-scissors-paper. Now on version 3.0, the robot is better than ever.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Gladiator suits, float tubes, and a giant robot

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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I chatted up Buddy, the phone-powered house robot that wants to be R2-D2

Do you like the idea of having R2-D2 scooting around your house, looking after things? If so, you’ll love Buddy, a companion robot that’s available to pre-order right now. Here’s what it’s like to meet him.

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