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DARPA’s Cheetah Robot Is Fast, But Dangerous And Creepy (Video)

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If you thought that the Big Dog was terrifying in motion (it was!), take a look at this new product from DARPA. The DARPA Cheetah is absolutely creepy when it starts moving, but it’s now the fastest legged robot on the planet and chances are you won’t outrun it.

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Crawling Robots Battle with Awesome Weapons and Armor (Video)

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What would you call a remote-controlled, six-legged robot toy (pictured above) for kids that can shoot all kinds of projectiles? Its designer, Jaimie Mantzel, is already calling it “The Greatest Toy in the Universe” (and we think that he might be right there), but he wants you to give it a cool name.

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iRobot’s 710 Warrior To Save The World Johnny 5 Style

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The heavy weight 710 warrior is just like its predecessors, just more versatile.  It's more capable of performing a wide range of missions including EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), reconnaissance and surveillance.

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An Affordable Flying Robot Drone For Amateur Photogs

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It's a project that has recently been put up on Kickstarter and it's effectively a "professional quality yet affordable flying robotic camera platform." Yes, it's a drone.

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NASA Developing Android Powered Helper Robots Inspired By Star Wars (Video)

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They are currently testing robots called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) which actually have been around since 2006. The robots, having the size of that of a bowling ball, utilize CO2 thrusters to fly around the International Space Station.

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CES: First Hands-On With Verizon’s VGo Robotic Telepresence

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The next time you walk in to a department store, you may not be greeted by a human, in fact, if Verizon Wireless has anything to do with it you'll be looking at a VGo robot. Presented at CES 2012, Verizon is aiming to enable 4G LTE devices beyond what we would expect with a typical smartphone or tablet.

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Behrens Concept Device For A Biofuel Generating Robot

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Living in a world where gas and oil prices are certainly on the rise, Rudolph Behrens has come up with a theoretical solution for preparing/gathering biofuel. He has begun raising funds at Kickstarter for a 26x14 foot robot that uses a wind turbine with radial blades on top and a PV panel.

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Otherlab Develops Inflatable Robot You Can Ride

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The Ant-Roach is completely inflatable, including its muscle structure. The robot weighs only seventy pounds and is easy to carry around, but due to its design it can support up to 1,000 pounds.

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Surrogates More Than Just A Movie, Thanks To Advances In Robotics?

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It turns out that "Surrogates", staring Bruce Willis, might not have been just a movie after all. For those who haven’t seen it, in the near future when people don’t interact with the environment themselves and instead have human-looking robots they control remotely do everything for them. Telesar V might not be nearly as sophisticated as the robots in Surrogates, yet the concept is still pretty similar. Telestar V is a telexistence robot system being researched by a group at the Keio University led by Professor Tachi. The idea behind the technology is having a robot you can remotely control.

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Groundbot 3D Surveillance Robot Rolls Along Sand, Water And Mud

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Rotundus Groundbot, a dual-camera security bot which provides a 3D video feed is a new easy to manipulate automated surveillance tool presently being tested by government. Its interface is kept free from clutter to make the operation less complicated and this bot will roll around the ground spying on everything around it.

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Meet OLogic’s Android controlled robotic music player

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The most recent robot controlled by a smartphone is the Automated Music Personality (AMP) robot launched by OLogic. AMP is a two-wheeled, self-balancing robotic music player that can only be operated by an Android smartphone. OLogic has plans of shipping the robot for around $400 or less.

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Handroid robot hand by ITK is remote controlled with a glove

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The Handroid is a robot hand developed by a Japanese company called ITK. It's a fully articulated robot hand with the same kind of dexterity as a human hand. Each finger can move independently and the hand as a whole is meant to be "sensitive" enough to be suitable for touching humans or handling fragile objects.

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Yotel hotels have world’s first robotic luggage handler

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The Yotel chain of hotels are bringing in a new worker to their New York location. The hotel in New York will feature a robotic baggage drop-off machine. Touted as the world’s first hotel robotic luggage handler, “Yobot” loads and stores your luggage.

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Interactive robotic painting machine to make artists obsolete too

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Visual artist Benjamin Grosser seeks to answer the question; can machines be original or creative? Grosser has created an Interactive Robotic Painting Machine that uses sounds from the environment to inspire its paint.

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Creepy singing robot head has long years of service ahead of it

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Artificial Intelligence may not be contained to the manufacturing industries forever. In fact, it might not be long before human customer service workers and receptionists are a thing of the past. Chyi-Yeu Lin and colleagues at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology have built a singing, disembodied animatronic robot head that will someday put every last unskilled desk clerk and Walmart greeter in the unemployment line once and for all.

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