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3 hrs ago | R & D

Phase-changing material could allow robots to switch between hard and soft states

In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Waltham, MA

4 hrs ago | Artdiamondblog.com

Forecasts of Mass Unemployment from Robots Were Wrong

Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane consider the interaction between workers and machinery in "Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sun Jul 13, 2014

USA Today

Meet the saviors of San Fransokyo in 'Big Hero 6'

Meet the saviors of San Fransokyo in 'Big Hero 6' Meet the young heroes of 'Big Hero 6,' in which smart teens take down evil - using science.

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Related Topix: USA Today, Publishing, Media, Robots, Science / Technology, Movies, Entertainment

Science Fiction in the News

M-Block Modular Robots Assemble Themselves

Blocks are small, self-contained robotic cubes that can configure themselves in a variety of shapes.

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Related Topix: Robots

Sydney Morning Herald

Australian Army plans for future high-tech combat in Asia's mega-cities

The Australian Army has begun planning for high-tech combat in Asia's mega-cities, including hotly contested cyber warfare, scientifically enhanced soldiers and killer robots, according to a new Defence Department study.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

WPXI

Amazon asks FAA for permission to test fly delivery drones

Amazon is getting serious about its plans to fill the skies with delivery drones.

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Related Topix: Amazon, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Robots, Science / Technology, Jeff Bezos

Nanodot

Lipid coat protects DNA nanorobot from immune attack

An enveloped virus coats itself with lipid as part of its life cycle. New lipid-coated DNA nanodevices closely resemble those viruses and evade the immune defenses of mice.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology

The Times Leader

America can learn some lessons from those who have done it well

The Internet contains some amazing videos that showcase the innovations Germany has made in manufacturing.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Harvard University, Pennsylvania

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Asia News Network

Guiyang: Foxconn to increase robot use to curb suicide among workers

Foxconn Technology Group plans to use more robots for its various manufacturing operations as part of its efforts to replace "dangerous, boring and repeated" work, which has often been blamed for the series of suicides at its various facilities in recent years.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Robots, Science / Technology

The Victoria Advocate

UHV robotics camp keeps high school STEM skills sharp

Showing off her design skills, Vy Le, 15, of Palacios, posts images of her and Jessica Nguyen's robots to Facebook at the 2014 Digital Simulation and Robotics Summer Camp at the University of Houston-Victoria in the University Center Building.

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Related Topix: Palacios, TX, Robots, Science / Technology, Victoria, TX, University of Houston Victoria

Ain't It Cool News

This Week's Saturday Shorts: Robots, Puppets, Time Travel, and Drama

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with this week's selection of interesting short films I think you ought to take a peak at.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Theater, Arts

RedOrbit

Shooting Pictures With The Assistance Of A...

Image Caption: In the researchers' experiments, the robot helicopter was equipped with a continuous-light source, a photographic flash, and a laser rangefinder.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Photography, Arts, Science, Computer Science

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

New Products: Robot mows lawn while you napNew Products: Robot mows...

The hammock looks inviting but your lawn needs to be mowed. A Robomow robotic mower provides a tempting solution.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Speakers

TVSPY

Will Robots Take Over Local TV?

While robots have already replaced studio camera operators at some local TV stations, it isn't hard to imagine local stations adopting the latest technology, robotic journalists.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Entertainment, Television

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Foxconn Plans to Make Its Own Industrial Robots

GUIAN, China-Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. plans to make its own industrial robots it hopes will have the intelligence to handle assembly work like its skilled workforce, its chairman said.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Will Rosie the riveter be replaced by Rowzee the robot?

Rosie the Riveter is now an assistance robot, thanks to Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PC World

Hardware hackathon hopes for new ideas on 3D printers, robots

A global hardware hackathon is asking entrants to "Build the Future," without placing restraints on what that means apart from a short list of qualifying rules.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Printers, Computers

Forbes.com

How Robots Will Change the Future of Marketing

According to my buddy and fellow author, the marketing cyborgs are coming. Some are already here.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Marketing

CIO

What the Robot Apocalypse Will Mean for IT, Jobs and Work

Robots are coming, and they will eventually take many of our jobs. Before you break out the torches and pitchforks, though, think about how your skills can be applied to work that machines will never be able to do.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Cameras

New York Magazine

Robots Are Invading the News Business, and It's Great for Journalists

Earlier this week, one of my business-beat colleagues got assigned to recap the quarterly earnings of Alcoa, the giant metals company, for the Associated Press.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Mining, Alcoa, Durham, NC, Science, Computer Science

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