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First robot made burger launches in Bay Area

San Fransisco - Much of the burger process relies on a combination of human and machine. This is about to get an automation uplift at one restaurant in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The advantage is lower costs and a faster service.

Robot bloodhound tracks down odors

A new robot, dubbed a 'bloodhound', has been developed to track down odors on the ground. Such a device will be useful for detecting and addressing chemical spillages.

Autonomous glider flies like an albatross & cruises like boat

Brisbane - Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed robotic glider which can skim along the water's surface, ride the wind like an albatross, and surf the waves like a sailboat.

Op-Ed: Has this article been written by a robot?

London - Has this article been written by a robot? Could you tell? More importantly, does it matter? The answer, by the way, is no. The reason for posing the question is due to developments at London's Press Association.

Friendly 'robocop' helps police in Hungary

Szolnok - A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs."Hi kids!

Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user

Toukyo - Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user's movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response.

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.
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RoboThespian robot teacher teaches class in Israel
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Daniel Zukowski, a University of Colorado Boulder graduate student, checks the status of a jalapeño pepper plant growing in a computerized SmartPot, or SPOT. Telemetry in each SPOT sends data back to a computer.
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The Musio robot wants to be your  curious new friend  and is capable of advanced machine learning
The Musio robot wants to be your "curious new friend" and is capable of advanced machine learning
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Sophia, Hanson Robotics Ltd., speaking at the AI for GOOD Global Summit, ITU, Geneva, Switzerland.
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A new soft robot takes inspiration from natural growers. In the lab  researchers tasked it with navi...
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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The first pictures sent back from inside the reactor unit no. 1.
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This robotic crawler was used inside one of the failed Fukushima reactor rooms because it was too da...
This robotic crawler was used inside one of the failed Fukushima reactor rooms because it was too dangerous an area for humans to enter.
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Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) has a 3D camera and the ability to see near-infrared wavelength...
Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) has a 3D camera and the ability to see near-infrared wavelengths.
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Jibo can record information and  if the video is to be believed  control parts of your home such as ...
Jibo can record information and, if the video is to be believed, control parts of your home such as the lights.
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Agricultural and biological engineering professor Girish Chowdhary is leading a team that includes crop scientists, computer scientists and engineers in developing TerraSentia, a crop phenotyping robot.
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Dextre  the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ...
Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman aboard the International Space Station (ISS), can be seen at the right. At left is the Canadarm2. Photo taken in December 2011 by an Expedition 26 crewmember.
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The IFL PiRo robot detects the objects desired and automatically puts them into shopping baskets.
The IFL PiRo robot detects the objects desired and automatically puts them into shopping baskets.
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Two K-9 models, the Doctor's robotic dog.
NASA concept of robotic squid to search for life in Europa s underground seas
NASA concept of robotic squid to search for life in Europa's underground seas
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