Robopocalypse

12.07.12
So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)
12.07.12

So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)

While we're well aware that robots will prove our undoing, we didn't expect DARPA to make it so......

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11.29.12
The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords
11.29.12

The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords

Greetings from the distant future of 2013. We stand in a basement of a wasteland once known as "Ne...

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11.28.12
HyTAQ hybrid quadrotor robot travels by air and land, leaves us no place to hide (video)
11.28.12

HyTAQ hybrid quadrotor robot travels by air and land, leaves us no place to hide (video)

Few robots can travel gracefully through more than one medium; more often than not, they're either...

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11.22.12
Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)
11.22.12

Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)

It's entirely possible for robots to juggle or play catch. They've usually been relegated to playi...

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11.20.12
Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)
11.20.12

Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)

Robots are already adept at all manner of things, from hunting to feeling, but over at Honda's Res...

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10.28.12
German robot arm learns ping-pong as it plays humans, might rival its masters
10.28.12

German robot arm learns ping-pong as it plays humans, might rival its masters

We like to tell ourselves that learning by doing is the best strategy for improving our skills, bu...

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09.28.12
Ibis hotels to have robots paint art while they track your sleep: no, that's not creepy at all (video)
09.28.12

Ibis hotels to have robots paint art while they track your sleep: no, that's not creepy at all (video)

First they invaded our factories, and now it's our hotel rooms. Is nowhere safe from the robots? I...

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09.24.12
Toyota builds assistive robot to help the disabled around the home
09.24.12

Toyota builds assistive robot to help the disabled around the home

Toyota has built the Human Support Robot, a 70 pound 'droid designed to help the elderly and less-...

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09.12.12
Nexi robot helps Northeastern University track effects of shifty body language (video)
09.12.12

Nexi robot helps Northeastern University track effects of shifty body language (video)

MIT's Nexi robot has been teaching us about social interaction for years, and has even done a stin...

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