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2 hrs ago | Brad Ideas

Columbus day is on october

Dodge has released a few interesting commercials for its Charger muscle car, somewhat prematurely pushing it as the antithesis of a robocar. Most amusing is the second ad which features an ugly car with a literal robot in the driver's seat The first ad just has visuals of the car but actually mentions the Google car as one of the signs of increasing robot control.

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Related Topix: Dodge Charger, Sedan, Dodge, Robots, Science / Technology, us Travel

6 hrs ago | Newsday

Decision due on comet landing site

The European Space Agency is about to release more details of its audacious bid to try to land on a comet. Since early August, its Rosetta probe has been in close proximity to 67P/C-G - a 10-billion-tonne mass of ice and dust some 400 million km from Earth.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Soft Exosuit, Speed-Boosting Jetpack Projects...

Image Caption: Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: This is a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Harvard University, US Military, US Navy

14 hrs ago | New Scientist

Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save

Can a robot learn right from wrong? Attempts to imbue robots, self-driving cars and military machines with a sense of ethics reveal just how hard this is CAN we teach a robot to be good? Fascinated by the idea, roboticist Alan Winfield of Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK built an ethical trap for a robot - and was stunned by the machine's response. In an experiment, Winfield and his colleagues programmed a robot to prevent other automatons - acting as proxies for humans - from falling into a hole.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

18 hrs ago | ABC News

Farmer Gregie

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The Farmer of the Year Awards were announced this week and on the winner's list was a Queensland dairy farmer who in just four years has implemented a multi-million-dollar overhaul of the family business. Greg Dennis isn't just attracting national attention and accolades for his bold approach to dairying, but also for his outspoken views on what he says is the poor treatment of farmers by dairy companies and supermarkets.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Drink, Milk, Robots, Science / Technology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Towleroad

Towletech v.123: Mars, Apple, 3D Printed Cars, Robot Writers, Windows 9, Chewbacca Dog

Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder is having fun with his friendly Twitter crossover competition against Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams. Space X founder and eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has long-term plans to "establish a city on Mars."

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Related Topix: Peter Mayhew, Robots, Science / Technology, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone

Thetelegraphand Argus

British Science Festival to return to city

BRADFORD will once again welcome top scientists from across the country after it was announced the British Science Festival is returning to the city. The annual festival was last held in Bradford in 2011, but before that it had been a century since it had been held here.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

New Scientist

Robotic hand to feel its way to deep-sea discoveries

TOUCH first, ask questions later. That's the motto a robotic deep-sea explorer lives by as it examines the depths by touch.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

The Age

When a robot takes the wheel, who's in charge?

The Civil Aviation Authority and the CSIRO are discussing the rules under which robotic planes and helicopters take to our skies. Currently, robotic or drone aircraft - used in tasks such as crop-dusting, weeding in national parks, data collection, and monitoring of power lines - must be under the supervision of a remote human pilot.

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Newkerala.com

Untethered soft robot that defies extreme conditions

US scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk carrying weight on its back with utmost ease. Researchers from Harvard University's school of engineering and applied sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have enabled a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems and batteries.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Harvard University

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Fidelity volunteers, Cordero School students in Jersey City build...

As part of the company's annual School Transformation Days program, more than 100 volunteers from Fidelity Investments Jersey City engaged students at Rafael De J. Cordero Elementary School in Jersey City on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in fun STEM curriculum-related workshops such as obstacle course games, building bridges with candy, building solar cars, assembling robots that spin and doodle on their own and playing Fantastic Fraction Bingo.

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Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, Robots, Science / Technology

WTVG-TV Toledo

Robotic prostate surgery offers cancer-free option

It's a possible cure for some men who have prostate cancer. Doctors are using a new version of the Davinci Robot to remove cancerous prostates.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Columbus, OH

Cult of Mac Blog

Guns, robot hands fuel controversy in new movie about 3-D printing

The film focuses on the first 3D printer company, Makerbot, and the several new entries into the field since. What happens when you can suddenly print your own robotic hand? What about your own handgun? The world is suddenly both more dangerous and a better place to be.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

KIII

Seashore Middle Academy Students Get Firsthand Look at Medical Robot

Da Vinci Surgery took their medical robot to Seashore Middle Academy Friday to allow the more than 200 fifth-eighth graders there to experience firsthand how new medical technology works.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

The Inquirer

IDF: Intel shows off Edison-powered 3D printed Jimmy robot

SAN FRANCISCO: IT WAS EXACTLY a year ago to the day when Intel announced that open source 3D printed robots are on their way, and said that they will bridge the gap between technology and humanity. Well, it seems that they have finally arrived.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Startups, Intel, CPU

The Indian Express

Now, a robot that can keep eye on home via Twitter

Ever heard of a social robot? Well, Kolkata-based IT company Edifixio India Pvt ltd. has won the Oracle IoT Developer Challenge with their winning entry Bot-So, a social robot that can be deployed for remote home surveillance by sending it commands via Twitter.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Escapist

This Rubbery Robot Can Survive Intense Environments

Michael Tolley and his team from Harvard University have created a robot that lacks a rigid exoskeleton. Its squishy casing allows it to survive intense conditions and extreme environments, such as temperatures above boiling and below freezing- even under the wheel of an automobile.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Taranaki Daily News

Robots in the classroom

Try building with Lego, learning to programme a robot you've built to shoot little balls at a target and figuring out how to make a different robot "look" for and follow your blue shoes. But they were at a recent robotics session at Stratford Primary School, made possible by a donation from Tag Oil which paid for a selection of robotics equipment for the students.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Kids, Family

InfoWorld

Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program

This report discusses the top business risks related to the security of consumer facing portals and the latest identity-related technologies that some organizations are already using or plan to adopt to minimize their risk. more Historically, Healthcare IT has not been a IT trend setter.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Robots, Science / Technology, Intel, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Silicon Alley Insider

These Flexible, Fire Resistant Robots Are The Future Of Search And Rescue

A flexible, rubber-like robot that can operate in sub-zero temperatures, walk through fire, and withstand being run over by a car has been created by American researchers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

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