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Robot 'conductor' steals the show from Italy's top tenor

Pisa - Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's voice soars to the rafters of the Tuscan theatre, but all eyes are on the orchestral conductor beside him -- a robot with an apparent penchant for Verdi.

People prefer slightly faulty robots to perfect ones

The race to perfect robots continues, with weekly advances in robotic science reported. But do we want the perfect machine? New research suggests otherwise.

Robot uses deep learning to write its own music

A robot, designed by the Georgia Institute of Technology, has used deep learning, artificial intelligence and big data to write and play its own music.

'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted

Toukyo - A "scorpion" robot sent into a Japanese nuclear reactor to learn about the damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown had its mission aborted after the probe ran into trouble, Tokyo Electric Power company said Thursday.

Toyota introduces robot designed to provide companionship

Tokyo - Car maker Toyota Motor Corporation has unveiled a cupholder-size robot designed to provide companionship in Japan where birth rates are plunging.

Dallas robot bomb highlights shift in police technology

Washington - The "bomb robot" killing of a suspected Dallas shooter may be the first lethal use of an automated device by American police, and underscores the growing role of technology in law enforcement.

Would you trust a robot to sew up your appendix?

Washington - A robot has been used to operate on soft tissue for the first time. This wasn't a human controlled device; the robot operated "autonomously," according to a computer program.

Diabetes robot developed to help children

Hatfield - A robot, designed to mimic having diabetes, has been created. The cartoon-like character is designed to help children recognize symptoms of the condition.

Realistic undercover robot animals help officials snare poachers

Wildlife officials have a new breed of undercover agents: Robotic animals that are more than just taxidermy specimens. These animals are actually so realistic they are used to snare poachers all across the U.S.

Google X makes strides with 'Atlas' robot

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google X, has released new footage of the 'Atlas' robot performing more difficult tasks than previously released footage.

Robot solves Rubik’s Cube in around 1 second

Rubik’s Cube has been a mainstay for those interested in puzzles for the past forty-odd years. Over this time various people have broken the record for solving the puzzle. Now a robot has the fastest time ever.

Stop killer robots before it is too late, scientists tell Davos forum

Davos - The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps.

Japan shows off disaster-response robots at android fair

Toukyo - Japan on Wednesday displayed a pair of two-legged humanoid robots that can operate in harsh conditions as the country prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions prepares for the next catastrophe.

Meet Spencer a humanoid robot who helps you get round the airport

Getting around a busy international airport can be a stressful thing, especially if you aren't familiar with it or if you happen to be running late for the flight.

Rise of the robotic journalist: Welcome to the future Special

For reporters on the business or sports beat, some stories can be boring, monotonous, and stressful all at once. The stories can seem rather…robotic. As well they might, because some stories are being written by robots.

Apple is looking for a testing ground for its self-driving car

Leaked documents have apparently confirmed Apple is building a self-driving car. Developed in Silicon Valley, the company is now looking for a secure location in the San Francisco Bay Area to use as a testing ground for the autonomous vehicle.

US team beats Iranians in Robocup football final

Bejing - A team of American humanoid robots defeated foes from Iran on Wednesday in the final of an annual football tournament for intelligent sporting machines held in China.

The Musio AI robot wants to be your helpful 'curious new friend'

A new advanced artificially intelligent robot is seeking funding on Indiegogo. Boasting a unique personality and the ability to talk naturally, Musio wants to be your "curious new friend" with human-level intelligence and the ability to learn information.

'World's angriest AI' being built to train call centre staff

An AI company in New Zealand has tasked itself with building the angriest robot ever made. It has invested over £200,000 into the product which is intended to help companies deliver better customer service by telling them how to understand angry callers.

Robot squid to search for life in underground seas of alien moons

NASA scientists have come up with a pretty cool piece of machinery to fish around for alien life that may exist in subterranean seas found on many nearby moons.

Dubai to put 'robocops' on the streets in two years

Science fiction and Hollywood fantasy films seem to be turning into reality at a dazzling speed. As we enter the "robotic era" of drones and self-driving cars, our well-being could soon be protected by armies of police androids, as we're seeing in Dubai.

Ankara's controversial mayor erects huge robot statue

Ankara - A massive statue of a "Transformers" style robot has gone on display in Ankara not, as some of residents suspected, as an elaborate April Fool's joke but erected by the city's mayor.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends just like the iPhone 6 Plus

A test conducted by a U.S. insurance company has revealed that Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is just as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus was famously revealed to be after its launch last year. The HTC One M9 can also be bent under pressure.

Review: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ still has some major glitches Special

Writer/director Neil Blomkamp’s third sci-fi feature, ‘Chappie,’ is an innovative look at artificial intelligence, though it’s not without its flaws.

Woman powers robotic arm wirelessly

Pittsburgh - A paralyzed woman has used her brain to move a robotic arm wirelessly. This is said to be the most dexterous movement yet accomplished via a brain-machine interface.

Robot to sell Nestlé coffee and accessories in Japan (Video)

Tokyo - Nestlé, the Swiss-based company, has said that its unit in Japan will soon be hiring 1,000 emotion-reading robots as sales clerks at stores across the country. The first batch of robots, answering to the name Pepper, will start work by the end of 2014.

Real life Transformer introduced at Tokyo expo

Tokyo - If you are a Transformer fan who dreams of someday owning your own transforming robot, Project J-deite will soon make your dream a reality.

New robot can perform brain surgery with needle through cheek

Nashville - Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a surgical robot capable of performing intricate brain surgery by inserting a needle through the patient's cheek.

Robot hitchikes, travels 4,000 miles with strangers

If you were driving in certain parts of Canada this summer that wasn't your imagination. That really was a robot, called HitchBOT, hitchhiking, trying to get a ride with you or any driver who would give him one.

Robots cook, serve food at restaurant in China

No, it's not in a science fiction movie or an old Jetsons cartoon. If you go to one restaurant in China your food will be prepared and served by robots.
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Spencer is being tested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport
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A new soft robot takes inspiration from natural growers. In the lab, researchers tasked it with navigating a maze, as well as other challenges
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Humanoid robot from the 2004 movie i-Robot.
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Researchers installed the soft robotic gripper on a Fetch Robotics robot in their lab.
Researchers installed the soft robotic gripper on a Fetch Robotics robot in their lab.
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A prototype robot that could assist senior citizens by detecting vital signs, on demo at IBM's lab in Austin, Texas.
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The IFL PiRo robot development team at the Amazon Robotics Challenge in Nagoya, Japan, 2017.
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An amazingly lifelike robot that evokes a psychological effect that many refer to as the "uncanny valley".
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The Pars robot  shown here  may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
The Pars robot, shown here, may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
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SEM images of the hybrid soft pop-up actuators. The image has been colored in post processing to differentiate between the soft (in yellow) and the rigid structure (in blue).
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A surgeon using the Preceyes surgical robot.
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