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Boston Dynamics gives its robot dog a developer SDK

Now that Spot is more clever and polite, Boston Dynamics is ready to set it free. The Softbank-owned robotics company announced that it's making Spot's SDK available to anyone who wants it via GitHub, starting today. The release will allow … Read the rest of this entry

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Samsung made a rolling robot called Ballie that runs your smart home

Samsung's CES keynote got off to an intriguing start when H.S. Kim revealed a robot designed to help you around the home. The company says it designed Ballie to understand and support your needs — essentially, it can run your … Read the rest of this entry

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What’s on TV this week: ‘Mr. Robot’

This weekend Mr. Robot returns for its fourth and final season on USA, but it's not the only thing worth watching. The Walking Dead is back for season number ten, while Netflix presents a new series Raising Dion, as well … Read the rest of this entry

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Algorithms help robot dogs trot more like real animals

Robot dogs can move efficiently, but not all that naturally — and no, twerking doesn't count. Virginia Tech researchers think they can do better. They're developing a combination of algorithms and sensors that help robots move with gaits more like… … Read the rest of this entry

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The ISS’ spherical robot helper has returned to Earth

Humans are one step closer to having robot assistants in space. The IBM- and Airbus-made CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) robot returned to Earth on August 27th after successful testing aboard the International Space Station. The spherical… Engadget RSS Feed

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NASA’s LEMUR robot escaped Death Valley in its last field test

While rovers like Curiosity are doing a bang-up job exploring extraterrestrial terrain, they don't have the capability to scale cliffs and other hard-to-reach places. That's a job best left to climbing robots like LEMUR, a technology developed by eng… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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IHMC’s Atlas robot can navigate its own way through tight spaces

Some of the biggest challenges for machines are tasks that are simple for humans. From mathematical puzzles like the famous traveling salesman problem to combining inputs from various senses, there are many functions that us dumb humans excel at but… … Read the rest of this entry

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AMC cancels sci-fi robot drama ‘Humans’

Humans, the AMC and UK Channel 4 robot drama often compared to Westworld, has been cancelled after three seasons, said executive producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley on Twitter. The show, which was a critical but not a ratings success, … Read the rest of this entry

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Recycling robot can sort paper and plastic by touch

It can be a pain for workers to sort recycling, both because of the safety and the sheer monotony of it. But how do you get robots to do the job when they can't always tell the difference between a … Read the rest of this entry

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Robot brain teaches machines to pick up objects they haven’t seen before

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a new system that gives robots the power to pick up and handle any object, even those they haven't seen before. Despite how smart machines have become, most factory r… … Read the rest of this entry

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