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3 hrs ago | Switched

Here Come the Robots in Retail

Delivery drones are so 2013. The big news in technology in retail in 2014 and beyond is robots replacing humans.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Publishing, Media, New Times

8 hrs ago | PSFK

Restaurant in China Uses Robots to Cook, Deliver Food

A rapidly evolving Chinese workforce is being infiltrated with automated machines.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Fri Aug 22, 2014

MarketWatch

Don't blame robots for labor-market ills, expert tells Jackson Hole summit

The rise of China, and the collapse of bubbles in the U.S. economy, are more likely to be the causes of ills in the US.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology

Nanodot

Recent cases of 'accessible' high-tech: Open source chips & Origami robots

Nanotech promises more commonplace access to advanced technology as material and fabrication costs fall and traditional barriers to innovation are removed.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Life, Hobbies, Origami, Laptops/Notebooks, Printers, UC Berkeley

Greenwich Citizen

Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight

Harvard University researcher Robert Wood , professor of engineering and applied sciences, has a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop just such a device.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, Entomology

Hospitality Net

Video: Are Robots like Aloft's A.L.O. Killing Customer Service's Human Touch?

Savioke CEO Steve Cousins discusses how robotic labor is checking into hotels. He speaks on Bloomberg's "Taking Stock."

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Mashable

See the Trailer for 'Automata,' a Sci-Fi Movie With Robots and Antonio Banderas

The first official trailer for Automata , a sci-fi flick starring Antonio Banderas, is out, and it'll tickle the fancy of Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick fans alike.

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Mr.

Does "Automata" Translate to "I, Robot"?

Antonio Banderas' new movie, Automata , opens in October, but a teaser trailer was released this week.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, I, Robot

Brandon Sun

HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

Once he gets past the plastic-bucket body, the pool-noodle arms and the complete lack of a soul, Seb Leeson sees a lot of himself in HitchBOT, the ragtag robot that spent several weeks hitchhiking across Canada.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada, North America, World News,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Inhabitat

INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?

The world's population is increasing by leaps and bounds, and it's estimated that by the year 2050, farms will need to produce around 1,200,000,000 tonnes of food in order to keep everyone fed.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Agriculture, Science

TechCrunch

This Robot Butler Tried To Get Me Drunk

The merry TechCrunch band took a trip to Cupertino this week to kick it with a small robot called Botlr made by robotics startup Savioke .

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Wireless Design & Development

Delivery by Drone

New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.

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I programmer

Robots That Can See Through Walls

Using WiFi signals a pair of robots can detect unseen features behind thick solid walls and can differentiate between materials, giving the ability to detect the presence of humans.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Wi-Fi, UC Santa Barbara

Medical News Today

Bug-killing robots to help with Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Two robots designed to deliver lethal doses of ultraviolet light that modify the DNA structure of superbugs so they can no longer reproduce and harm patients are to be deployed in Liberian hospitals caring for patients with Ebola virus disease.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Science / Technology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

Science Daily

Space station inspired robot to help heal sick children

The same companies which developed the robotic arms that helped astronauts build the International Space Station have now created a new research platform.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine, Surgery, Family, Kids, Space

Wed Aug 20, 2014

In-depth Africa

Photos: U.S donates high tech bomb disposal robots/equipment to Nigerian police

IGP Suleiman Abba NPM, mni, today, August 20, 2014 at Force Headquarters, Abuja, received the US Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, James F. Entwistle.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Science / Technology, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel

Aerotech News And Review

Robots moving robots: Lockheed Martin conducts first fully autonomous mission

MAX unmanned helicopter delivers an SMSS unmanned ground vehicle during a fully autonomous mission demonstration at Fort Benning, Ga.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, US Military, US Army, US Marine Corps

Switched

The Robots Are Coming and 'Humans Need Not Apply'

It has been about five years since the publication of my 2009 book The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future , which argued that we were on the brink of a revolution in robotics and artificial intelligence that would put millions of jobs at risk -- and quite possibly threaten our overall economic ... (more)

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Government Executive

So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?

In 1942, Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround that both coined the term "robotics "and introduced the idea of robots killing humans.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

Korea Herald

Wearable robots coming soon

In the blockbuster sleeper hit "Edge of Tomorrow," soldiers wear full-body robotic armor to defend their world against alien invaders.

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