Robopocalypse

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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09.06.12
Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot will hunt you down faster than any person (video)
09.06.12

Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot will hunt you down faster than any person (video)

Let's face it, we're doomed as a species, because one day, Boston Dynamics is gonna unleash its ar...

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08.27.12
Robot made from paper spells doom for the trees in the Robopocalypse (video)
08.27.12

Robot made from paper spells doom for the trees in the Robopocalypse (video)

A paper tiger might have a bark that's worse than its bite, but that proverb might not be valid on...

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