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NYPD cancels use of robotic dog after backlash

The New York Police Department (NYPD) will no longer be using the controversial “robot dog” following mounting uproar against the machine’s use, officials confirmed Wednesday.John Mi……

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New Robots Could Use Synthetic Bat Ears to Pinpoint Sound Sources 🦇

Led by mechanical engineering professor Rolf Mueller, a team of researchers at Virginia Tech developed a new, bat-inspired technology to help robots accurately determine a…

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Contractors, Beware: This Robot Is Coming for Your Job

It’s been hard to automate construction and home improvement. While there is plenty of room for robots on the worksite, I doubt any of us…

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Laid off by the pandemic, some workers find robots took their job

After social distancing measures forced layoffs in labor-intensive factories, manufacturers turned to automation, despite the high cost. Now, they aren’t going back. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/manufacturers-embrace-robots-perfect-pandemic-worker-n1263434 Proactive…

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New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

Enlarge (credit: Michael Cohen | Getty Images) New York City councilmember Ben Kallos says he “watched in horror” last month when city police responded to…

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Talking robots with Ford

Before we get too far into this week’s roundup, I want to kick things off with an interview we haven’t published anywhere else. Earlier this…

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Minor League Baseball Reportedly Experimenting with Robot Umpires

The seeds of the robot apocalypse are apparently being sown in Minor League Baseball. Or rather, the minor leagues appear to be one more sector…

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This is Catfish Charlie, the CIA’s robot spy fish

In the 1990s, the CIA’s Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs built Charlie, a remote-controlled robotic fish to surreptitiously collect water samples. According to the…

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Artists outfitted robot dog Spot with a paintball gun in commentary on futuristic killer robots, just as NYDP deploys the same robot

On Tuesday, the New York Police Department reportedly unleashed Spot, the state-of-the-art robotic dog from Boston Dynamics, to do reconnaissance at a home invasion crime…

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Air-powered robot uses no electronics

University of California San Diego engineers have created a soft quadruped robot that doesn’t require any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant…

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Robot dog picks things up, opens doors, turns off gas

Picking up laundry: a better task for Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog than whatever uses the authorities will dream up for it. Now that…

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Robots made from ice to explore other planets

Ice is an abundant material in the solar system and researchers are exploring whether it can be used to build and repair robots. University of…

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NYPD’s New Robot Police Dog Will Get Special Arm For Opening Doors

The New York Police Department’s new robot dog will receive a special robotic arm for opening doors and moving objects next month, according to a…

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Japanese town enlists terrifying robot wolves to protect them from bears

From Reuters: The town of Takikawa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, purchased and installed two Monster Wolf robots after bears were found roaming neighbourhoods…

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Disney researchers create a creepy robot with a life-like gaze

When humans are talking, typically, eye contact is something we do intuitively to show that we are involved and interested in the conversation. Researchers at…

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Squidbot moves like a real squid to take pictures of coral and fish

Engineers from the University of California San Diego have created a new squid-like robot that can operate in the ocean untethered. The robot propels itself…

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Boston Dynamics’ robot bird and claw could soon be packing your parcels, company famous for terrifying robot dogs says

<p>The coronavirus pandemic has seen an increase in companies looking for robots to support human manual labour</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/boston-dynamics-automation-robot-packing-disrupt-2020-b514101.html Proactive Computing found this story and…

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UFO hunter claims to have discovered ‘16-meter tall alien robot’ in Area 51 Google Earth image

A self-proclaimed alien hunting expert believes he has discovered a 16-meter tall alien robot hiding out in extraterrestrial enthusiasts’ Mecca, the mysterious Area 51. Scott…

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This man built a robot to cut his hair in quarantine

Remember engineer Shane Wighton of Stuff Made Here who impressed the Internet with his robotic basketball backboard that helps the ball into the hoop? Now…

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How robots are increasing the gender pay gap

‘There is a growing body of evidence that automation is disproportionately impacting women, with the overwhelming majority of high paid, high-tech jobs taken up by…

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‘Average Russian woman’ humanoid robot unveiled to help with public services

A humanoid robot, apparently modeled after the average Russian woman, has begun providing services to the public at a government office in Perm, a large…

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BionicSwift robotic bird has artificial feathers

Researchers at Festo have announced the creation of a new bionic project called the “BionicSwift.” The robotic bird can fly using artificial feathers. The researchers…

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