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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.

Sonar loaded underwater robot to hunt for MH370

Sydney - A torpedo-shaped mini-sub could provide conclusive proof that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, but the task is set to push the machine to its limits.The Bluefin-21, a 493 centimetre (16.

Japan robot suit firm lists on stock market

Tokyo - Cyberdyne, the maker of a battery-powered exoskeleton robot suit, made its stock market debut on Tuesday, as the firm looks to raise money to boost its research.The Japanese robot venture provided 10.85 million shares, which did not trade in the early ...

Marius Macrobius creates 'ever-changing' motion picture EENDAG Special

Has it been a while since you watched your favorite movie because you already know every scene by heart? A South African artist decided to create his own favorite motion picture that will keep "transforming" for many years to come.

South Korea plans to open a new robot theme park in 2016

Seoul - A massive world robot theme park project is underway in South Korea, a family friendly amusement park that will also double as a robotics grad school.

Japan robot astronaut talks Santa in first chat with spaceman

Tokyo - The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station, in what was being billed as the first conversation of its kind.

Wall-climbing robot inspired by a Gecko

The European Space Agency (ESA) together with Canadian scientists has designed climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet in order to work in space.

Japan's robot astronaut docks at International Space Station

A robot launched into space last week from Japan safely docked at the International Space Station on Friday. The robot named "Kirobo" will now get to work.

Video: Wired's giant robot befriends 10-yr-old girl at Comic-Con

San Diego - Wired's giant robot "WIRED Mech" is creating a stir at San Diego Comic-Con. The robot, built at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts in collaboration with Legacy Effects, forged a defense alliance with a little superhero Zooey after a chance meeting.

Video: BionicOpter, a robotic dragonfly that can smoothly fly

Automation company Festo shows its technologies and expertise by creating robot versions of animals. Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs

Robotic Mantis: A two-ton turbo diesel hexapod you can drive

Micromagic Systems has been working steadily over the past four years to design and build a walking robot that's big enough to carry a human passenger.

Rapyuta, Roboearth's collective brain for robots goes live

It’s not quite the Borg Collective of Star Trek fame but this week, the prospect of sentient, reasoning robots took a step closer as the European Roboearth project deployed its alpha version of a standardised knowledge base for robots.

Video: In Japan, robots are your friends

Osaka University Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro talks about the importance of robotics in modern day Japanese culture. Ishiguro compares and contrasts robots in regards to western culture vs. eastern culture.

Driver not required: How robot cars will revolutionize our roads

Every day, millions of people of every age and background put themselves in an incredibly dangerous object and operate it at high speeds around masses of other people.

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

EcoBot-III turns human waste into electricity

Bristol - In a collaborative effort between Wessex Water and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, scientists in Great Britain have developed a robot capable of transforming human waste into usable energy.
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The first pictures sent back from inside the reactor unit no. 1.
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