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Octopus-like Robot Uses Air-Filled Limbs to Move Around

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Animal robots have become quite commonplace. In fact, a robot that isn't designed after a human being or another animal would probably be more out of place. Today we are taking a look at a robot that uses four air-powered limbs that take inspiration from the body and design of an octopus.

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Firefighting Robot Can Go Where Humans Can’t

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The life of a firefighter can be awfully dangerous. Firefighters often put themselves in situations that are extremely risky, but there are times when the situation is just to dangerous for human life to enter.

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mRobo Dancing Robot Looks Innocent Now, But in 2020?

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The robot, which is mainly white in color, starts off looking like an average inanimate speaker until it catches you off guard and begins transforming into a fully-fledged humanoid. The Michael Jackson wannabe then starts grooving its body parts to the music as it plays sound through its rumbling stomach.

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Robotic fish designed to patrol harbors for pollution

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Recently we wrote about a robotic fish that was designed to mimic the swimming capabilities of a tuna, and could be used for spying and other government-related purposes. Now we have another robot fish, this one is aptly called the “Robo-Fish” prototype.

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Flying Robots Play Catch

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A group of Swiss researchers have created a new video putting their high-tech quadrocopter’s flying efficiency to the test. The three flying robots fly back and forth in recognition with each other, whilst each being attached to a three sided net. The intuitive copters can catch incoming balls by flying in formation to move the net accordingly. Once the ball is in the net, they are then also able to launch it upwards by quickly stretching out the net.

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Wall-Ye Robot Helps Inspect Vineyards for Bugs and Other Issues

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Robots are invading just about every aspect of modern life. They are helping with noodles, outrunning athletes and even replacing pack mules. This time around, they are making their way to our vineyards as well. French inventor Christophe Millot has created “Wall-Ye”, named after Pixar's own WALL-E.

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Video: Robot Plant Holder Seeks Out the Sun

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It's called the Plant Host Drone (PHD) and it's a wheeled robotic plant holder that will actively seek out the sun's rays, moving over to where it (and the plant it holds) can soak in some sunlight.

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Homeland Security Funds a Tuna-Fish Robot

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The government seems forever fascinated by the idea of taking animal abilities and giving them to robots. First there was the DARPA cheetah and pack mule robots. Now we have a tuna fish robot. Yes, really.

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Can a Robot pass a College Exam? Fujitsu Bets it Can

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When it comes to entrance exams, few are considered more difficult than the exam presented by Tokyo University. This is why scientists have decided to come together and see how hard the test really is by bringing in a unique student to take the exam- a robot. Fujitsu hopes to create a robot that can easily pass the exam, pushing A.I. Intelligence as far as possible along the way. Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan's National Institute of Informatics to develop this super-intelligent robot.

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T-Mobile’s Secret to Low Product Returns? Tappy the Robot

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When it comes to phone returns, more than half the time it is because of faulty software, at least that is what T-Mobile claims. What's a mobile carrier to do about it? At T-Mobile the solution is to employ robots.

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Video: DARPA Upgrades “Big Dog” LS3 Four-Legged Robots

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That's not the case with the LS3 "pack mule" bots being developed by DARPA, because they look more like giant mechanical bulls with four fully functional legs than anything else.

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Creepy Robot Cheetah Is the Fastest Robot on Land (video)

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Not too long ago, Mobile Magazine reported on the world's fastest land robot, the very creepy and strange DARPA Cheetah robot. At the time it's recording-breaking robotic speed was set to 18MPH. The new land speed of this unique robot is 28.3mph for a 20-meter split.

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The Inebriator: Your Own Personal Robot Bartender

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Want your own personal bartender, but don't make thousands of dollars a day? How about a computerized bartender instead? You only need a few things like an Arduino board, the alcohol, the parts to assemble it and, well, the know-how.

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Video: Special Glove Gives You Robotic Sixth Finger

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Apparently, the next step in robotic-assisted human evolution is to add an extra finger to our hands. That's what San Francisco University student "Frenzy" did with his special glove.

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Bow Down to Your Noodle-Making Robot Overlords

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At this point in time, robots aren’t very good at tasks that require intuition, common sense or human judgement, but they are fantastic at performing repetitive tasks on a consistent basis. We’ve already seen robots take over many of the functions at many factories, and now there’s a robot chef that is taking over the noodle-making process for a number ...

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