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2 hrs ago | Washington Times

Fed's polygraph experts expect future security clearance interviews to be conducted by robots

American citizens vying for national security clearances in the future can expect a barrage of questions, but not from humans.

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4 hrs ago | Engadget

Government turns to robots for security interviews

National Center for Credibility Assessment is looking to bring the process of doling out national security clearances into the future.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Evening Journal

Raising the robots

Instructor Paige Dieleman, left, shows students Matthew Collett, son of Brandon and Marti Collett, and Myles Jones, son of Emily and Greg Jones, a modification on a robot being built during the 4-H Clover University Robotics Camp this week.

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6 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software, in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.

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7 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Students design, program robots for lunar simulation

Siraj Khan, 13, of Glenn Dale and Alexis Manful, 14, of Bowie program their robot Monday during a robotics summer camp at the Howard B. Owens Science Center in Lanham.

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10 hrs ago | Wireless Design & Development

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying 'Housekeeper' Robots

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006.

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14 hrs ago | Suria

Chinese army shows off dancing robots

To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday.

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15 hrs ago | Wireless Design & Development

Getting a Grip on Robotic Grasp

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers Cambridge, MA -- Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Age

Hointer: How a mathematician got micro-robots to sell you jeans

Nadia Shouraboura's mathematician parents were disappointed she pursued a career in retail rather than academia, but the former Amazon executive may hold the keys to success for bricks and mortar retailers in a digital age.

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The Washington Post

Tesla Idles California Plant Adding Robots to Build Electric SUV

Tesla Motors Inc. halted production at its California assembly plant for the first time as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric sedans and prepares to build its Model X sport-utility vehicle.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model X, SUV, Tesla Motors, Startups, Space Exploration Technologies, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Hybrid

SFGate

DNA Lounge to host Robotic Cocktail Challenge

Ever feel like your bartender was a robot, in a good way or bad way? Well, on September 14, that's exactly what's going to happen at DNA Lounge.

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Billboard

Basement Jaxx Unveil Twerking Robots in 'Never Say Never' Video

Imagine a dystopian future where 98% of humans no longer dance. Basement Jaxx couldn't bear to envision such a planet, so they set out to fix that problem in their latest music video for "Never Say Never," off their forthcoming album "Junto," which drops Aug. 25. "Without dance there is no love.

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Hedonistica

JIBO, The Robot That Wants To Be Part Of Your Family

This is a video introduction to JIBO , a home robot designed to become part of your family and help everyone throughout the day.

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The China Post

Hiwin, Advantech to set up joint venture to manufacture robots

Hiwin Technology and Advantech Co. on Monday announced that a joint venture will be established to produce robots while facilitating Taiwan's supply chain in robot production.

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Forbes.com

Why Are You Fretting About The Robot Economy? We Are Already There

Let me tell you a story about my cousin, or perhaps my cousin's friend. I'll call him Robert.

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Shiny shiny

'Jibo' the family robot

The future is a scary place for anyone, and with the bounds technology is breaking I am sure we are all due to use robots in our every-day work at some stage.

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Hack a day

Cutting Ribbons with Robots and a Oculus Rift

On June 26th, 2014, Clearpath Robotics opened up the doors to their brand new 12,000 square foot robot lair by bringing out a PR2 to cut the ceremonial ribbon and welcome everyone inside.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Science Daily

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006.

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Ars Technica

Robotic glove gives you extra fingers for grabbing

Four fingers and a thumb on each hand is pretty useful. Humans have gone from caves to sprawling cities in part because of our dexterous digits.

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Technabob.com

LEGO Industrial Robot Replica: Inspirational Revolution

ABB Robotics is one of the leading industrial robot suppliers in the world. The company is concerned that the current workforce don't have the necessary skills needed for the "robotics and tech heavy world of the future."

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