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‘Robotic Skins’ turn everyday objects into robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New “Robotic Skins” technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots. Developed in the lab of Rebecca ...

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Prepare to Be Hypnotized By These Delicate Paper Robots

As far as plant names go, the sleepy plant—or shy plant, or shameplant, known more formally as Mimosa pudica—is hard to beat. Touch one of its leaves and it curls up like it’s embarrassed, the leaflets folding in on each other. It’s hypnotic and, well, kind of a surprising response ...

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How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head

The little humanoid robot’s name is Meccanoid, and it is a scoundrel. The well-meaning human test subject asks the robot: If you were to make a friend, what would you want them to know? “That I’m bored,” Meccanoid says. Alright, let’s start over. A new participant asks Meccanoid the same ...

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Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots

Image CreditJustin Wood SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots As the tech moguls disagree over the risks presented by something that doesn’t exist yet, all of Silicon Valley is learning about unintended consequences of A.I. CreditJustin Wood SAN FRANCISCO — ...

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Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according ...

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Can Robots Help Get More Girls Into Science and Tech?

Here’s a depressing number for you: 12. Just 12 percent of engineers in the United States are women. In computing it’s a bit better, where women make up 26 percent of the workforce—but that number has actually fallen from 35 percent in 1990. The United States has a serious problem ...

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AI — Engineering: merging, morphing, mobile robots

Université libre de Bruxelles. “AI — Engineering: merging, morphing, mobile robots: Self-reconfiguring modular robots that can merge, split and even self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor control.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 September 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170912103546.htm>. Université libre de Bruxelles. (2017, September 12). AI — Engineering: merging, morphing, mobile robots: Self-reconfiguring modular robots that ...

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