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2015/05/30 11:33
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This insane cheetah robot from MIT hurdles obstacles without breaking a sweat Robots are on the march, and a new breed of them can leap obstacles in a single bound. Scientists at the Massachusetts...
2015/05/30 11:33
2015/05/30 11:33
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2015/05/29 21:55
2015/05/29 21:55
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Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company that brought us sprinting death trap WildCat, now brings us “Ian,” a karate-fighting, self-balancing hunk of metal. In the video, Ian mimics the...
2015/05/29 13:21
2015/05/29 13:21
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Watch robo-cheetah land the running jump: Galloping machine uses algorithm to sail over rows of foot-high hurdles Robo-cheetah jumps 16 inches (40cm) and can gallop for 15 minutes The stealthy...
2015/05/28 16:33
2015/05/28 16:33
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Scientists have created robots that can adapt and recover like an animal when damaged You’re panting, trying to hold your breath. If that robot finds you, you’re toast. The door creaks open—and you...
2015/05/28 15:03
2015/05/28 15:03
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This is how it starts: you feel bad seeing the robot "dog" get kicked, and the next thing you know it's nipping at your heels, pushing you back to work in the salt mines. Instead of using the film and...
2015/05/27 12:52
2015/05/27 12:52
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Among the entrants is Leo, a 400-pound, two-legged behemoth that was customized by engineers from Lockheed Martin, with help from the University of Pennsylvania and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute....
2015/05/26 16:39
2015/05/26 16:39
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Courtesy Photo Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The largest private scholarship in the...
2015/05/24 09:57
2015/05/24 09:57
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WASHINGTON -- It's 6 feet 2 inches tall, with laser eyes and vise-grip hands. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car. And soon, Leo, Lockheed Martin's...
2015/05/22 05:35
2015/05/22 05:35
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Last year, the international affairs thinktank Atlantic Council made an interesting new hire. Keen to draw on ideas about the future of war from various areas of speculative fiction, the organisation...
2015/05/20 18:08
2015/05/20 18:08
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Such is the case of Boston Dynamics' Spot, a 160-pound, four-legged robot that looks similar to a dog. Spot won't lie down for naps or ask for belly rubs, however. Instead, Spot could eventually be...
2015/05/17 01:19
2015/05/17 01:19
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In advance of an upcoming worldwide robotics competition in California, Lockheed Martin’s scientists opened up their lab to show off a new generation of robot. (Dakota Fine/The Washington Post) It’s...
2015/05/14 10:38
2015/05/14 10:38
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Elon Musk's nightmare: Google's robot army turning evil Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk is worried that internet giant Google could create an evil robot army by accident. The claims are made in...
2015/05/13 14:37
2015/05/13 14:37
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Though Google — and its CEO Larry Page, who is Musk’s friend — is well-meaning in his research into robotics, he “could produce something evil by accident”, Musk reportedly worries. The claims are...
2015/05/12 06:05
2015/05/12 06:05
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Three-year-old Samantha Kraft was among the first Australians to receive Sony's AIBO robotic dog in 2001. Photo: David Gray Cats and dogs could be replaced with the robotic kind in households...
2015/05/08 05:05
2015/05/08 05:05
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Crabots - robot cranes - will be used to help to build Google's sprawling new Mountain View campus. The crabots will lift and shift the pre-fabricated components inside the structure. The...
2015/05/05 14:41
2015/05/05 14:41
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When the original "RoboCop" premiered in 1987, the idea of a resurrected man in a machine body battling autonomous killer droids was only slightly less outlandish than the replicants of "Blade Runner"...
2015/05/30 11:33
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