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11.23.14
The rise of the robotic servant
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11.23.14

The rise of the robotic servant

Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robo...

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10.21.13
Unbounded Robotics introduces UBR-1, a one-armed semi-autonomous robot for $35K
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10.21.13

Unbounded Robotics introduces UBR-1, a one-armed semi-autonomous robot for $35K

Willow Garage is a company of some renown in the world of robotics. While it's known primarily for...

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02.12.13
Willow Garage debunks collapse rumors, reinvents itself as a commercial company
02.12.13

Willow Garage debunks collapse rumors, reinvents itself as a commercial company

We've been tracking Willow Garage's fortunes since 2009, so when we heard rumors that the company...

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10.27.12
Butlers, lunar rovers, snakes and airboats: the best of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute
10.27.12

Butlers, lunar rovers, snakes and airboats: the best of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute

How was your week? We got to spend a couple of days trekking around the Carnegie Mellon campus in...

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10.24.12
Robotic butlers, bartenders and receptionists at Carnegie Mellon (video)
10.24.12

Robotic butlers, bartenders and receptionists at Carnegie Mellon (video)

At school like Carnegie Mellon, it sort of figures that you'd find robots just about everywhere, p...

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10.23.12
Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)
10.23.12

Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)

It's the sort of ceremony that's so magical it can only occur on even-numbered years. Inventors, e...

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08.21.12
Robot Hall of Fame voting begins for class of 2012, Johnny 5 learns where BigDogs sit
08.21.12

Robot Hall of Fame voting begins for class of 2012, Johnny 5 learns where BigDogs sit

It's that time again: time for Carnegie Mellon to roll out the red carpet and welcome the cr&egrave...

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12.12.11
Robots finally able to follow 'make me a sandwich' command (video)
12.12.11

Robots finally able to follow 'make me a sandwich' command (video)

Pancakes? No problem. Cookies? You got it! Sandwich? ...is there a Subway near by? Why robots hav...

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10.06.11
Robot uses semantic search to get a Subway sandwich, do Jared's evil bidding (video)
10.06.11

Robot uses semantic search to get a Subway sandwich, do Jared's evil bidding (video)

Old PR2 can already fold towels, play pool and grab an ice cold beer -- really, the Willow Garage...

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