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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

RoboCup 2014: A World Cup for Robots Kicks Off

Members of the Rhoban project's team check functions of a humanoid robot at the LaBRI workshop in Talence, France.

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3 hrs ago | AskMen

Will Our Future Be Filled With Twerking Robots?

Well, Weird Al did it. He crushed Jason Mraz and landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album charts.

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7 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Re: Where's the paperwork robot?

Palliative care is one of the things that medical professionals struggle most with, because it's so hard to determine who's silently toughing it out and who's complaining about excruciating pain just to persuade the doctors to give them more morphine.

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11 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Get ready to robot RUMBLE

AND HOPEFULLY CAN GET A CAUSE ON THAT HOUSE FIRE AND EXPLOSION. MEANWHILE, KIDS THESE DAYS ARE JUST A LOT MORE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED THAN WE WERE AT THAT AGE.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Family, Kids

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ComputerWorld

Seafaring robot shrugs off monster Typhoon Rammasun

It was a storm that would terrify the bravest of mariners, but a California robot swam through it without blinking.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology, Robots, Liquid Robotics

Washington Times

Fed's polygraph experts expect future security clearance interviews to be conducted by robots

American citizens vying for national security clearances in the future can expect a barrage of questions, but not from humans.

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Engadget

Government turns to robots for security interviews

National Center for Credibility Assessment is looking to bring the process of doling out national security clearances into the future.

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The Washington Evening Journal

Raising the robots

Instructor Paige Dieleman, left, shows students Matthew Collett, son of Brandon and Marti Collett, and Myles Jones, son of Emily and Greg Jones, a modification on a robot being built during the 4-H Clover University Robotics Camp this week.

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ComputerWorld

NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software, in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.

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Gazette.net

Students design, program robots for lunar simulation

Siraj Khan, 13, of Glenn Dale and Alexis Manful, 14, of Bowie program their robot Monday during a robotics summer camp at the Howard B. Owens Science Center in Lanham.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Glenn Dale, MD

Wireless Design & Development

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying 'Housekeeper' Robots

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Computers, NASA, Space

Suria

Chinese army shows off dancing robots

To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday.

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Wireless Design & Development

Getting a Grip on Robotic Grasp

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers Cambridge, MA -- Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Age

Hointer: How a mathematician got micro-robots to sell you jeans

Nadia Shouraboura's mathematician parents were disappointed she pursued a career in retail rather than academia, but the former Amazon executive may hold the keys to success for bricks and mortar retailers in a digital age.

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The Washington Post

Tesla Idles California Plant Adding Robots to Build Electric SUV

Tesla Motors Inc. halted production at its California assembly plant for the first time as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric sedans and prepares to build its Model X sport-utility vehicle.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model X, SUV, Tesla Motors, Startups, Space Exploration Technologies, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Hybrid

SFGate

DNA Lounge to host Robotic Cocktail Challenge

Ever feel like your bartender was a robot, in a good way or bad way? Well, on September 14, that's exactly what's going to happen at DNA Lounge.

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Billboard

Basement Jaxx Unveil Twerking Robots in 'Never Say Never' Video

Imagine a dystopian future where 98% of humans no longer dance. Basement Jaxx couldn't bear to envision such a planet, so they set out to fix that problem in their latest music video for "Never Say Never," off their forthcoming album "Junto," which drops Aug. 25. "Without dance there is no love.

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Related Topix: Dance, Basement Jaxx, Science / Technology, Robots

Hedonistica

JIBO, The Robot That Wants To Be Part Of Your Family

This is a video introduction to JIBO , a home robot designed to become part of your family and help everyone throughout the day.

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The China Post

Hiwin, Advantech to set up joint venture to manufacture robots

Hiwin Technology and Advantech Co. on Monday announced that a joint venture will be established to produce robots while facilitating Taiwan's supply chain in robot production.

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Forbes.com

Why Are You Fretting About The Robot Economy? We Are Already There

Let me tell you a story about my cousin, or perhaps my cousin's friend. I'll call him Robert.

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