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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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Watch: Komodo dragons vs. Robot Spy Pig

BBC Earth’s “Spy in the Wild” series (also on PBS) uses animatronic animals outfitted with miniature cameras to capture wildlife close up. In this gripping…

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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot dog is now a $75k business expense

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog, Spot, has been put up for sale to businesses, offering a four-legged – and somewhat creepy – way to integrate a…

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Swarms of autonomous insect robots could prove key to future planetary exploration

While we’re preparing to launch a six-wheeled robotic rover roughly the size of a car to explore Mars, future planetary exploration and science missions could…

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Very good robot dog helps healthcare workers talk to coronavirus patients

Robot cars were already helping transport medicine. Now, robot dogs are helping protect healthcare workers from the coronavirus. Spot, a four-legged robot from robotics company…

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‘Robot’ was coined 100 years ago, in a play predicting human extinction by android hands

The big climax arrives in Act Three. There’s an uprising, as the robots take over the factory that created them. By the Epilogue, humankind is…

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Watch Japan’s first robot bartender mix and serve a cocktail

Robotic employees such as hotel concierges and English teachers are nothing new in Japan, but here is its first robotic bartender. QBIT Robotics created this…

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Scientists Turned a Normal Jellyfish Into a Speedy Cyborg Jellyfish

Jellyfish are the most efficient swimmers in the ocean, albeit fairly slow ones. Researchers at Stanford University made a jellyfish swim three times faster by…

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Walmart is now using robots to fulfill grocery orders

Walmart’s secret weapon in its battle with Amazon for grocery supremacy? Robots.  Alphabot is being used at a 20,00-square-foot warehouse to fulfill grocery orders for…

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Meet MarsCat, a robot cat with lots of love to give and room to grow

At CES 2020, one of the more well-represented gadget categories was definitely consumer robots – but none was more adorable than MarsCat, a new robo-pet…

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Samsung reveals rolling robot that controls your home

Baille can control smart home devices to help around the house Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-robot-baille-rolling-smart-home-ces-2020-a9273761.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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Robot Reindeer Happy Holidays

A classic robotics video from Boston Dynamics in 2015. Think of how much more developed the robots are now! Yikes. [YouTube] Source: https://boingboing.net/2019/12/23/happy-holiday-robot-reindeer.html Proactive Computing…

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Massachusetts police have been quietly testing a robot dog

Boston Dynamics has been looking for ways to put its robots to work, but it turns out they’ve already seen some service. Radio station WBUR…

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