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Watch These Robots Ring In The Holidays With Dancing

The holiday season officially started earlier this week when DMX graced us with an excellent rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Nothing will top that, but the folks at Sphero have something almost as good – dancing robots. The Sphero …

Robots Now Have The Ability To Deceive Each Other Robots Now Have The Ability To Deceive Each Other
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For the longest time, robots have had one vital weakness – they couldn’t lie. You could ask a robot if it was going to kill you and it would have to truthfully answer. It would still kill you, but at …

Functional Battle Mech Provides Preview of Future Warfare Functional Battle Mech Provides Preview of Future Warfare
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Proving once again that the Japanese will almost certainly be the engineers of humanity’s future enslavement by robots, a Japanese company has created a functional mech robot. The device, called Kuratas, runs on diesel fuel and opens to reveal a …

NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully controlled an educational rover from the International Space Station (ISS) using the “interplanetary internet.” In late October, ISS Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams used a laptop on the space station to …

Disney Lays The Foundation For An Army Of Robot Clowns Disney Lays The Foundation For An Army Of Robot Clowns

What’s the scariest thing in the world today? Did a clown immediately pop into your head? Congratulations, you have a completely rational fear. That being said, a killer robot may have been your first choice. Even then, that’s also a …

This 3D Printed Bio-Bot Uses Rat Heart Cells To Move

I think we have firmly established that 3D printing is pretty cool. Likewise, science and its numerous applications is also pretty cool. It stands to reason then that something super cool must result when you combine the two. Researchers from …

8 Terrifying Robot Videos From DARPA 8 Terrifying Robot Videos From DARPA
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Have you ever just stopped and taken a few minutes to peruse DARPA’s YouTube channel? There’s a good chance you’ve seen some of these before (maybe all of them), but some of this stuff is just downright spine tingling for …

For $99, You Can Buy Your Very Own Robotic Dragonfly For $99, You Can Buy Your Very Own Robotic Dragonfly
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Big robots are scary. Just take one look at any of the large robots that populate our world, and you’re bound to find one that will invade your nightmares. What may be even scarier, however, are the tiny robots that …

C++ Is Powering The Future Of Robots And Dance C++ Is Powering The Future Of Robots And Dance
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Developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to get things done. C++ is one of the more complicated languages to learn, but its use can lead to some pretty amazing applications. For instance, the language is being used …

Wall-E, BigDog Inducted Into the Robot Hall of Fame
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This week four new robots were inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame. The 2012 induction class includes Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO, iRobot’s PackBot, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, and Pixar’s WALL-E. WALL-E, the industrious robot from the Pixar movie of the same …

This Robot Is Really Good At Navigating Obstacles This Robot Is Really Good At Navigating Obstacles

DARPA has uploaded a new video of its Pet-Proto (a predecessor to its Atlas robot) confronting obstacles, which it says are “similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Take a look: “To maneuver over and around …

Robot Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Tonight

Though a certain Iron Man (whose new trailer was released today) has been taking the spotlight in recent years, other iron men and women who don’t have squishy humans inside of them have pervaded western culture for decades. Robots big …

Norwegian Engineer Creates The Morph Ball Spider Robot Of My Dreams Norwegian Engineer Creates The Morph Ball Spider Robot Of My Dreams
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Robots tend to be a touchy subject for me. I am constantly terrified of their potential to rule over the human race with a literal iron fist, but some robots are just too charming and awesome for me to hate. …

Having Trouble Losing Weight? This Robot Can Help Having Trouble Losing Weight? This Robot Can Help
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The journey to losing weight is one fraught with peril. I’ve tried many times in the past to start exercising to better myself, but it’s too easy to lose motivation and just give up. Some would suggest hiring a personal …

Japanese Researchers Create Robot Wheelchair That Can Walk Up Stairs Japanese Researchers Create Robot Wheelchair That Can Walk Up Stairs
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One of the greatest challenges facing our handicapped population is making sure every building is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, some buildings are just too old or small to add ramps or lifts. It can be discouraging, but some of the brightest …

Science Ensures Our Destruction By Creating Sentient Robot Bees
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Bees are an important part of the complex ecosystem that is nature. As such, it’s extremely important that we preserve the remaining honey bee populations that are constantly under attack by various threats like parasites. That’s why science is working …

The Next iPhone May Be Made By Robots The Next iPhone May Be Made By Robots

Human workers are awful. All they do is write scathing undercover reports on working conditions and instigate riots at the factory. What’s a company like Foxconn to do? A report from the 21st Century Business Herald says that Foxconn may …

This Crying Robot on a Shopping Cart is Not Suitable for Bedtime [NSFB]

Ok, I know that people often make jokes about the robot apocalypse. Virtually every robotic advancement presented to the world elicits at least a couple “oh, great, look what they’ve done now” responses. I’m as guilty of this as the …

Robocop Remake: Fans Find Robo’s Suit A Little Too Batman-Like
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New set photos from the Robocop remake have emerged, showing off the titular character’s new suit. Fans have obviously taken to Twitter to share their reactions, and from what I’ve seen, they tend to lean toward the negative, or at …

Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps

The next time that your flex player makes a last second reception to clinch the victory over your fantasy football nemesis, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to read a write-up of the game constructed by a robot. …

DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule
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DARPA and Boston Dynamics are going to be the heralds of the Robot Apocalypse. The two organizations have done more in the field of powerful robots than anybody else. Just last week, the two revealed their new cheetah robot that …