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1 hr ago | New Scientist

Armed Russian robocops to defend missile bases

THE West has always been a little squeamish about the idea of arming robots. Despite decades of development, no systems have ever been deployed and a vocal human rights campaign means it's unlikely to happen in the near future.

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5 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Pentagon scientists show off lifesize Terminator robot

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is briefed on the ATLAS ROBOT which is one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built at the Pentagon by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency personnel demonstrating five technologies under development.

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9 hrs ago | Brad Ideas

Special zones

Many states and jurisdictions are rushing to write laws and regulations governing the testing and deployment of robocars.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Journal

Financial, manufacturing sectors face parallel paths as they get left behind in economic recovey

My father is a mechanic in a factory he's worked in for more than 30 years. He's retiring next year, and one of the last projects he worked on was assembling the robots that will soon replace the hundreds of employees who work on the factory's packaging line.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Post and Courier

Robots could protect schools one day if Clemson research works out

An artistic rendering of a proposed robot to help keep schools safe. The concept comes from Clemson's Human-Centered Computing Division.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Clemson University

Post and Courier

Robots could protect schools one day if Clemson research works out

An artistic rendering of a proposed robot to help keep schools safe. The concept comes from Clemson's Human-Centered Computing Division.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Clemson University

Reuters

Intuitive Surgical cuts outlook for growth in robot procedures

Intuitive Surgical Inc on Tuesday lowered its forecast for procedure growth for its da Vinci surgical robots, citing a slowdown in U.S. gynecology procedures.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Science / Technology, Robots

ECNmag

Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, Genetics, Life, Hobbies, Origami, Science / Technology

This is The West Country

Marine robots explore site of sunken D-Day 'landing ship' tanks off South Devon: VIDEO

A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S. Landing Ship Tanks that were torpedoed and sunk during the D-Day rehearsal Exercise Tiger on April 28, 1944.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Military, US Navy

We make money not art

Crystal forming robots

The Crystal Forming Robots are little autonomous robots that are placed on an overhead projector.

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Greendale

Robocop to Start Patrolling Streets by 2014, Perform Unwarranted Searches

As we reported earlier , a Silicon Valley company called Knightscope has developed a prototype robot that has all the capabilities that Hollywood has projected to be available by 2050.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

TIME.com

Google and NASA Cooperate on Building Floating Space Robots

NASA and Google will send floating robots equipped with 3-D mapping technology into orbit this summer, enabling them to navigate autonomously for the first time Since last summer, the two organizations have been cooperating on equipping NASA's SPHERE satellites with 3-D mapping technology to allow the floating robots to move around more freely.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Mashable

Americans Want Future Tech, Just Not Drones, Implants and Humanoid Robots: Study

Good news ahead for tech and science innovators: American's are overwhelmingly optimistic about future tech, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Inventions, ITA Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

InformationWeek

I Prefer Dumb Robots to Smart Houses

We recently got a Roomba. I wouldn't call it a smart. I can vaccum and sweep faster and more thoroughly than the little rolling disk.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, CIO News

ComputerWorld

Future tech: Americans foresee made-to-order organs, teleportation and robots

Many Americans think the next 50 years will bring custom-ordered, made-to-order organ generation, teleportation and robots that will take care of the elderly and sick.

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Silicon Alley Insider

This Law School Professor Believes Robots May Lead To An Increase In Prostitution

John Danaher, a Keele University law school lecturer with an interest in the ways human life may be enhanced by robots and the ethics problems that stem from that, published a paper that examines whether sex work might one day be dominated by robots rather than human sex workers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Human Sexuality

Ubergizmo

Sony Patents Self-Washing Robot

I would suppose that Sony's most famous robot release would be their beloved Aibo , which happens to be a robotic pooch that was the bomb back in the day, although the $1,900 price tag back then would make any potential customer think more than just twice as to whether to splurge that kind of money on what is essentially an expensive toy.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Cameras, Gadgets

Medical News Today

Keeping it simple may be the key to co-operative robots

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Globe and Mail

Meet the new middle class: robots

John Van de Vegte, right, Project manager robotics and automation with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, along with Harvest Robotics test an early prototype of a mushroom harvester on March 17, 2014.

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CNN

The Problematic Future of Employing Robots in Guangzhou

In mid-April 2014, Guangzhou government issued a document to foster robotic industry.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Robots, Science / Technology, Watches,

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