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Eurathlon Competition Pits Disaster Robots Against One Another (Video)

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At the first ever Eurathlon, special robots recently competed in a series of mock disaster events, to see who performed the best.

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Video: STAR 3D-Printed Robot Flattens Legs to Slip Under Small Gaps

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Students from the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab at UC Berkeley have used a ProJet 3000 3D printer to create a robot that can walk under the narrowest of gaps.

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Designing Drones By Studying Flight Of Birds (Video)

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A team at Stanford University is capturing incredible images of birds in mid-flight with an ultra-high-speed camera for developing an ideal drone design.

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Muscle-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs That Can Feel (Video)

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Two programs in DARPA’s RE-NET program is currently dealing with improving the link between amputees and their prosthetics.

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Mantis And Shrimp: Australian For Robots

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Australia is currently developing robots and other technology such as unmanned aircraft for using them in their agricultural sector.

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Microrobots For Preventing Blindness

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A group of scientists have developed microrobots which could be used to prevent the occurrence of blindness caused by insufficient amounts of oxygen reaching the retina.

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Toshiba Makes Robot to Aid in Nuclear Emergencies

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When conditions become too dangerous for humans, we turn to robots.

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“Foxbots” Set to Replace Human Foxconn Employees

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You don't have to worry about those kinds of things with robots, because "robot rights activists" simply do not exist. And that's possibly why Foxconn is prepping 10,000 "Foxbots" to replace their human employees.

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Dragonfly Robotic Insect UAV is Freaking Cool

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UAV’s are one of those areas of technology that really opens a lot of doors for creativity, and for designers and manufacturers, there’s no better inspiration than the natural world around us. A team from Georgia Tech has been hard at work on mimicking the natural flying capabilities of a dragonfly, and with their new palm-sized TechJet Dragonfly, their work may have paid off.

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Fear the Salad making Robot

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There’s only one thing more worrying than a robot wielding a knife, and that is a robot wielding a knife that it knows how to use it. However in this instance, CIROS, a unit suitably fit for the kitchen, robot knife skills may be more helpful than we may have thought before.

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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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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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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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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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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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