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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Robots’

Look At These Potential Robot Muscles [Video]

MIT researchers at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Researched have been working on a new material that they say could be used to drive artificial robotic muscles or generate enough electricity to power small electronics. The material, which is made from an interlocking network of two different polymers, changes its shape when it absorbs water vapor. “One …

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This Robot Child Proves Scientists Are Now Competing To Make The Scariest Robot Imaginable

Confession time: small children terrify me. I can’t see the cuteness that so many other people apparently do. All I see is an overly happy bundle of fear with piercing eyes that stare deep into my soul. With that being said, I guess it was only a matter of time before scientists made a robot child that’s far more terrifying …

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Robots Perform Ace of Spades; Your Jokes Are Welcome

I’m not going to make any metal jokes about Compressorhead, the all-robot band seen in the video below playing the Motorhead classic “Ace of Spades.” I’m not going to talk about how metal it is, literally. I’m not going to make any Lemmy jokes. I’m just not going to do it. But you can, and I would support that. For …

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Roboy Will Destroy You With Its Cuteness

Robots have never been exactly cute. In fact, our metal friends are generally more terrifying than anything else. Some researchers are fixing this by creating the first robot that may be able to pass as being “cute.” Meet Roboy, a new humanoid robot in development at the University of Zürich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab. The little guy is being envisioned as …

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This Is What Happens When Santa Replaces His Workforce With Robots

For the past few hundred years, Santa has relied on the physical workforce of his elves and reindeer to help him deliver presents every Christmas. That may change one day as Santa embraces technology and replaces everything with robots. The Autonomous Systems Labs in Zurich has decided to give us a taste of a future in which Santa’s workforce has …

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DARPA’s Robot Mule Is Even Scarier Than Before

Remember DARPA’s LS3 robotic mule from a few moths back. At that point, the robot was just beginning to learn how to walk on rugged terrain and make horrifying noises. Now it’s back and better than ever which means it’s all the more terrifying. Here’s the full rundown of the new enhancements made to the LS3 according to DARPA: Working …

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Quadriplegic Woman Ushers In Cyborg Revolution By Feeding Herself Chocolate

All too often do we forget to celebrate the little things in life – like having the ability to freely move our bodies. For some, that’s not an option as they’re confined to a bed or wheelchair for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, new technologies are beginning to give freedom to those who have all but lost it. The …

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This Robot Has Human-Like Muscles And Bones

IEEE Spectrum uploaded this little gem this week: This is Kenshiro, a new musculoskeletal robot from researchers at the University of Tokyo. They debuted it at the Humanoids Conference this month, and according to IEEE Spectrum, claim to have added more muscles and more motors to a previous model, making it the “closest to a human’s form so far.” Because …

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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 company took 28 of its Android/iOS controlled robotic balls, and had them dance to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo.” The result …

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Robots Now Have The Ability To Deceive Each Other

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 least you knew it was coming. Thanks to some researchers at Georgia Tech, robots may soon be able to trick …

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Functional Battle Mech Provides Preview of Future Warfare

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 seat where a pilot can enter the cockpit. Using one-for-one controls, the pilot will then be able to use motion-control …

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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 remotely drive a LEGO robot (not the one pictured above) at the European Space Operations Centre in Germany. The experiment …

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