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BionicOpter Dragonfly Robot From Festo (Video)

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The folks over at Festo have got inspired by the complex design of the dragonfly and they have created the BionicOpter.

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Japan’s Blackjack Dealing Robot Shows Off the Future Of Gambling

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Do you own a busy gambling den and/or casino? Are your staff taking unnecessary “bathroom, breaks”, taking winnings for themselves or cheating the system? Perhaps you just want a more secure, calculating system with little chance of human error? Then what you need is Yaskawa Motoman Robotics new SDA10F blackjack dealing robot. The sophisticated robot uses its own vision system ...

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Build Yourself a Robot with a 3D Printer (Video)

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You can thank Gael Langevin, a French sculptor, for this creation. He's been working on this project for the past year and now you can download the open source plans for free from Thingverse.

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New Breakthroughs in Human Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm Technology

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made a breakthrough in human brain controlled robotic arm manipulation.

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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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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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A Real R2-D2 Robot for Your Chinese Plug-In Hybrid Car

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On display at the Beijing Auto Show, the Qin is a plug-in hybrid car from Chinese automaker BYD. The car itself isn't terribly exciting as far as sedans go, but there is a little pop-up robot on the dash that serves as a central control point.

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Robot Jumps 30 Feet (Video)

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A robot on wheels isn't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but the Sand Flea by Boston Dynamics has a very neat trick up its mechanical sleeve: it is capable of jumping a full thirty feet in the air from an absolute standstill.

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Robojelly: The Hydrogen-Powered Robot Jellyfish (Video)

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What you see in the above picture is Robojelly, a robot jellyfish designed by the researchers at Virginia Tech, which could be very useful in the future for underwater surveillance or search and rescue operations. You might be thinking that there is nothing new about a robot inspired by nature, but the robot jellyfish has a new trick up its sleeve. Theoretically, the Robojelly will go on working without ever running out of energy, as long as it’s in water.

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Robo-Glove Developed By NASA And GM (Video)

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Your older brother’s arm wrestling grip is killing you? The Human Grasp Assist device might be able to give you a helping hand (or a helping glove actually). The device, which is also known as Robo-Glove or K-Glove, is the result of the collaboration between GM and NASA and has been developed to help astronauts and autoworkers stay away from stress injuries.

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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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Fault Lines: Rise of the Machines in War (Video)

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We're in the middle of another huge revolution when it comes to warfare and it has to do with the increased use of robots and unmanned drones. Instead of sending the actual soldier into the line of fire, you send a bot to do the job

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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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Omni-Crawler Sets Out To Change The Way Crawlers Work

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Simple robots known as crawlers have become very important in specialized tasks that require moving extremely heavy objects. Robots that are similar to crawlers even are used in planetary exploration. The downside to crawlers has always been a lack of fluid mobility, such as sideways motion. This means that since the crawlers are limited in their directional field it can ...

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