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AI robots can develop prejudices, just like us mere mortals

It's not only humans and animals that can hold biases against outsiders. Psychology and computer science researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cardiff University have discovered that artificial intelligence robots can develop…
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LG adds an exoskeleton to its line of CLOi robots

Today, LG announced that it will reveal its first robotic exoskeleton at IFA 2018, which takes place in Berlin from August 31st to September 5th. The exoskeleton, called LG CLOi SuitBot, is designed to support a user's legs to allow for more limb str…
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Boston Dynamics’ robots are the politest ‘pets’ you’ll meet

We hope you weren't planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If one bot needs a helping hand, it'll signal to another machine nearby that can…
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Stretchable ‘skin’ gives robots the sense of touch

Robots show a lot of promise as first responders, but they can't effectively dismantle bombs or perform delicate first aid procedures if they can't feel what they're touching. To remedy that problem, a team of engineers from the University of Washing…
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DNA ‘robots’ could sort molecules in your blood

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecule…
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Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VR

A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It's a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventi…
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OpenAI’s new system lets you train robots entirely in VR

Elon Musk's artificial intelligence platform OpenAI introduced a new program to train robots entirely in simulation. Now they've added a new algorithm, named one-shot imitation learning, which will only require humans to demonstrate a task once in VR…
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Swarms of robots may soon be deployed to the center of hurricanes

Packed with GPS and cellphone-grade technologies, the balloons are designed to report from inside active hurricanes, where they float around, coordinate movements, and beam back data about the environmental conditions within.

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Wearable exoskeleton could let earthbound scientists control robots on space station

A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.

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Cute wearable robots will crawl all over your body to do your bidding

The future of wearables could be miniature on-body robots that crawl all over your body to create instant makeshift displays. Or so a delegation of MIT and Stanford researchers think, at least.

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Elon Musk’s Mars colony would have a horde of mining robots

If it wasn't already clear that Elon Musk has considered virtually every aspect of what it would take to colonize Mars, it is now. As part of his Reddit AMA session, the SpaceX founder has revealed that his vision of a permanent colony would entail a…
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Meet Boston Dynamics’ eclectic lineup of innovative (and peculiar) robots

Boston Dynamics has become famous thanks to videos of its eclectic, animal-like robots. It’s made so many robots over the years that it’s hard to keep them all straight. Here’s our roundup of Boston Dynamics’ memorable creations.

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Swiss Post to test robots to deliver parcels, maybe even chocolate?

This September Switzerland’s postal service begins trials of Starship Technologies’ delivery robot. Tests are ongoing in Germany and the U.K. If pedestrians and customers feedback is positive, Swiss Post will decide whether to deploy robots in service.

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Astronomers want to deploy 5,000 tiny robots to help build a 3D map of the universe

“DESI will enable us to measure the distance of up to 40 million galaxies over 5 years,” Parker Fagrelius, manager of the project at Berkeley Lab, tells Digital Trends.

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Robots may be saying goodbye to a pain-free existence

The unfeeling nature of robots has long been touted as one of their great attributes. But now, a group of German researchers is embarking upon a new mission to gift robots with pain sensors — or their mechanical equivalents.

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Your next pair of Adidas sneakers could be made by robots

Adidas is bringing some of its manufacturing back to the homeland with an ultra-modern, 15,000 square-foot facility named “Speedfactory” in Ansbach, Germany,

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Valve uses ‘Portal’ robots to find out if your PC is VR-ready

In mere months we'll finally have two of the "big three" virtual reality headsets out in the market. While your bank account might be more than capable of writing the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift pre-order checks, can your PC's performance actually cash…
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Robots expected to replace some five million jobs by 2020

A “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” characterized by unprecedented “developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology,” may soon be upon us, replacing five million jobs by 2020.

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NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college

NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally designed the R5 for search-and-rescue missions, though, s…
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Newly developed artificial brain cells allow robots to navigate without sensors

Inspired by human anatomy, researchers at Singapore’s A*STAR have simulated the activity of location-sensing brain cells to help robots navigate.

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