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Robots On Song As Waiters And Cooks In A Restaurant In China

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In this Chinese restaurant, robots do the greeting, cooking and serving.

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Linda the Robot, Not Just a Giant Chess Piece: Could Help with Security and Nursing Home Assistance

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Here at MM we are always covering the latest about security robots, noodle making robots and anything in between. Now comes Linda, a robot that could take security and elderly care to a new level.Wait... Security and elderly care? Certainly an interesting combo.

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Teen Uses 3D Printer to Make Robotic Prosthetic Arms for $500

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And 3D printers could be the solution for amputees in developing countries too, thanks to the work of 17-year-old Easton LaChappelle from Colorado.

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Killer Robots, Super AI: Who Controls the Ethics Behind Innovation?

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At Google’s Big Tent, several experts came together to talk about the future of robotic tech and AI -- particularly the moral and ethical implications of advancement.

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Researchers Craft Fully Working Robotic Bat Wings

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Ever wondered how exactly bats fly? Brown Researchers decided to further research the topic, and have now created biologically accurate robotic bat wings.

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Roboy Utilizes Artifical Tendons, Should Walk More Like A Real Human

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The problem with most robots, if you can call it a problem, is that their movement is decidedly mechanical. We have humanoid robots like Honda's Asimo, but they still don\'t quite move like a human being. That could change with a new robot called Roboy, being designed by a team of scientists and engineers from the University of Zurich.

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Robotic Bees Capable of Pollination?

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Researchers at Harvard are working hard to advance one step closer towards finishing a development project involving a micro air vehicle named the Robobee. The robot, that is smaller than a coin, was already able to lift off using it’s own power source, but now it has added functionalities to help control it’s flight.

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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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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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Beyond Creepy – Meet Baby Robot, Affetto

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Conspiracy theorists are already preparing for the impending Robot Apocalypse and, let's face it, Baby Affetto doesn't do anything to ease any tension or worry that some of us have about our robot-filled future.

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Synthetic Natural Brain Could Be A Reality Soon

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The brain is without a doubt the most complex organ in the human body, and that is why creating a synthetic natural brain is a very difficult task. But it appears like scientists are getting closer and closer to completing the task of making a machine that behaves like a natural brain. Scientists involved in the BrainScaleS project, a collaboration between 15 research institutions, are trying to create hardware which emulates parts of a natural brain.

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MorpHex, the Walking Rolling Robot

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While we have robots like Asimo that attempt to mimic the bipedal nature of humans, robots that take on entirely different forms of locomotion can be so much more interesting. And the cool thing about the MorpHex robot is that it has more than one trick up its sleeve.

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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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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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