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Daily update ⋅ September 26, 2017
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Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots

Robots perform many tasks that humans can’t or don’t want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, …
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EPFL engineers develop robots that walk like humans

although technological advancements in humanoid robotics have developed over the years, the one challenge researchers haven’t seem to overcome …
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Scientists made robots that build molecules. They could revolutionize medical research.

They’re a millionth of a millimeter long — and they’re so precise, they can build individual molecules. Each little robot, which is made up of just 150 …
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As military buys more robots, police ask for leftovers

The ground-based robots produced by Endeavor Robotics continue to find enthusiastic users in the defense space, and demand is trickling down to …
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Study: Millennials most concerned about losing their jobs torobots

Smartsheet last week released its “State of Automation 2017” study which provides a breakdown of industry attitudes toward automation. While an …
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Sam’s Club Swaps Out Accountants For Robots

While there has been lots of talk about robots stealing jobs and prompting layoffs of American retail workers, most people probably weren’t thinking …
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MIT’s New Robot Understands Pedestrian Etiquette

For a robot to be able to move freely among humans, it needs to overcome four major challenges: (1) It must know its place in the world (localization), …
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Controversial sex robot that can orgasm is now for sale

The hyper-realistic toy named “Samantha” comes with a “sex mode” and “family mode.” When in sex mode, the robot uses its sensor-filled artificial …
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Breakthrough Synthetic Muscles Could Revolutionize Robotics

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have made a breakthrough that could upend modern robotics. The team created a synthetic muscle-like tissue …
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Nowhere to Hide: Security Robot Detects Concealed Weapons

Knightscope made headlines in July when one of its K5 autonomous security robots ran over a child’s foot in a California mall, just days before another …
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