Category: Robots

Google’s got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

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Google’s got a robot dog that stalks indoors, haunts dreams

This is how it starts: you feel bad seeing the robot “dog” get kicked, and the next thing you know it’s nipping at your heels, pushing you back to work in the salt mines. Instead of using the film and TV trope to illustrate how morally bankrupt a villain truly is, Google-owned Boston Dynamics employs […]

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Meet the robot guitarist with 78 fingers and coolest hair you’ve ever seen

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78 fingers + 22 arms + no brain = Z-Machines. If you close you eyes and listen to the music, it will sound like any other band playing. But surprisingly, Z-Machines is a robot band with a human sound. Listen to this three-piece with your eyes closed and it could be any group of musicians […]

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Microsoft’s Kinect guards South Korea’s borders against trespassers

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Surgeons, mad scientists and sentries guarding the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) are using Kinect to monitor movements at the border between North & South Korea. Jae Kwon Ko developed the software, allowing it to notify a nearby outpost if a person is trying to cross the border illegally. Also the software can differentiate between animals […]

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Robots, the next big thing at Google.

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Amazon’s drones? Forget it! Tourists drone guide? That too! The New York Times reports that Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the US and Japan to help build a “new generation” of robots that would be able to automate the electronics assembly process or even help with Google’s same-day delivery efforts. The man behind […]

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Amazon Drone Delivery

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Amazon Prime Air is by far the most ambitious commercial drone program in development, but there’s no reason it couldn’t work. Although the flights are often promotional stunts (and not serious development programs, as Bezos says Amazon’s is), they work: The drone takes off with product, flies to recipient, delivers product and flies away. Getting […]

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Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every time (Video)

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A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can win the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time. The Janken robot – named after the game’s Japanese name – is a faster version of one unveiled by University of Tokyo researchers in June 2012. Version two completes its chosen hand shape almost […]

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