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56 min ago | The Motley Fool

Google, Amazon, and Facebook Eye an Aerial Robotics Revolution

The robotics revolution is under way. Exactly what form it will take in the next decade remains unclear; however, it is almost certain that robots will play an increasingly greater role in the day-to-day life of the average person.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Amazon, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | The Atlantic

If the Robots Kill Us, It's Because It's Their Job

In the movie Transcendence , which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in the process.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Science, Computer Science, Microsoft Office

9 hrs ago |

Are We Sure That Google Drones and Google Robots Know About 'Don't Be Evil'?

In a Business Insider article, "Why Google Is Making Massive, Crazy Bets On Drones And Robots," reporter Megan Rose Dickey explains that Google is expanding itself from the virtual world to the physical world by noting that Google has just purchased a drone maker and a military robotics maker on top of its driverless car venture and Google glasses.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

13 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

This Nov. 13, 2013 photo made available by NASA shows the Robonaut with legs at a lab in Houston.


Related Topix: Robots, NASA

15 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

Dyson Vacuums to Make Robot Vacuums

Sir James Dyson has begun thinking about putting his company's vacuum cleaners to use in more humanitarian Blue Angels commandercauses.


Related Topix: Robots, Science, Computer Science, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology

19 hrs ago | Washington Times

Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots

The Pentagon has come up with a new way to place paranoia in the minds of future enemies: attack drones that can patiently wait on the ocean floor for years.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily Camera

NASA chief Charles Bolden tours CU-Boulder for the first time

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke Friday before a packed house at the University of Colorado, lauding the school's aerospace program and delivering an animated primer on what he hopes space travel will look like in the near future.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Boulder, CO, Space, us Travel, Travel

CBS Local

Boulder Uses Robots To Search For Damage Under Drainage Areas

While crews in Boulder work to prevent more flooding from the spring thaw after last fall's devastating flooding, the city is still trying to figure out just how much damage that rushing water caused underground.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Weather


Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

Google said Thursday that its Project Tango team is collaborating with scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center to integrate the company's new 3D technology into a robotic platform that will work inside the space station.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Robots, Science / Technology, CPU, NASA, Space

Las Cruces Sun-News

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

Flight controllers confirmed Friday that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to do.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Mountain View, CA


Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research

Unbounded Robotics launched its UBR-1 robot, a US$50,000, one-armed mobile platform designed for research and education.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App, iPhone

ABC News

NASA's Moon-Orbiting Robot Crashes Down

NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


Micro Magnet Robots Can Build Mini Super Structures

Magnets and their properties have long fascinated everyone from children to scientists, but it's unlikely you've ever seen them harnessed quite like this.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Courier-News

Duckworth takes controls on local robots at Elgin tech center

That, at least, was the correlation that U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth had as she maneuvered one of the student team's two robots through an obstacle course, picking up blocks and depositing them in a bin.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Elgin, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth, Representative Randy Hultgren, Republican

West Australian

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Science Daily

Chess robots to cause Judgment Day?

Next time you play a computer at chess, think about the implications if you beat it.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Computers


Simplicity is key to co-operative robots

The team, working in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics , in the University's Faculty of Engineering, has programmed extremely simple robots that are able to form a dense cluster without the need for complex computation, in a similar way to how a swarm of bees or a flock of birds is able to carry out tasks collectively.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Apiculture, Science, Environment

Brand Republic

Robots aren't teaming up with art directors - they're too busy writing the news

On 17 March at 7.53am, the Los Angeles Times ran a story on its website about an earthquake striking near the city: "A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake aftershock was reported Monday morning four miles from Westwood, according to the US Geological Survey.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Opinion

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

Rather than focus on what the owner sees, Prof Hirotaka Osawa's kit shows computer-generated eye animations in place of the wearer's real ones.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computers, PC, Cameras

Wed Apr 16, 2014

USA Today

Survey finds Americans largely optimistic about science

Americans like what science can do, but many in a new poll say it would be bad for parents to alter the DNA of their children to produce smarter, more athletic offspring.



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