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DARPA Just Launched a Podcast

(GIZMODO) – DARPA, the agency that helped invent things like email in the early 1970s and the internet itself in the late 1960s, just launched a podcast. Podcasts have been around

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Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination

(PBS Space Time) – We’ll soon be capable of building self-replicating robots. This will not only change humanity’s future but reshape the galaxy as we know it. Self-assembling robots are

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Team of Robots Learns to Work Together, Without Colliding

(ROBO DAILY) – When roboticists create behaviors for teams of robots, they first build algorithms that focus on the intended task. Then they wrap safety behaviors around those primary algorithms

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Can Singapore’s Labor Crunch Spark a Robot Revolution?

By Aradhana Aravindan and Marius Zaharia SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Sherine Toh says her best days at work are when none of the 600-or-so staff at Singapore’s Tung Lok Restaurants <TGLK.SI>

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New Robot Overcomes Obstacles

(ROBO DAILY) – Students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences have developed “Ourobot”. / Their project was supervised by a professor at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and a

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China’s Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control

By Nathaniel Taplin WUHU, China (Reuters) – Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze river, a humanoid

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China Seeks Top-10 Automation Ranking by 2020: Robot Industry Group

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China is aiming for a top-10 ranking in automation for its industries by 2020 by putting more robots in its factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

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Researchers Create Robot Skeleton With Human-Like Muscles

(HUFF POST) – In the hunt to create the ultimate cyborg researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have unveiled a robot which uses human-like muscles to move. The robot

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China’s Midea Lifts Stake in German Robotics Firm Kuka to 76.38 Percent

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Midea Group Co Ltd <000333.SZ> said acceptances received in its 4.5 billion euro ($5 billion) takeover offer for Germany’s Kuka <KU2G.DE> as of 1600 GMT

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Why a Killer Robot Was Likely the Only Option For Dallas Police

(WIRED) – WHEN A POLICE robot killed suspect Micah Johnson in Dallas early Friday morning, it was likely an unprecedented event. But according to Steve Ijames, recently retired assistant chief

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