Friday, August 30, 2013

THE TGIF DOSE OF ROBOT NEWS FOR YOUR REVIEW

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Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

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Nissan Robots Could Be Driving You Around By 2020EarthTechling
The world of the self driving car slowly continues to become a reality. We've seen signs of this development for some time, mostly through the use of sustainable ...
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Minimum Wage Jobs Won't Be Replaced By This Robot Anytime SoonHuffington Post
NEW YORK -- The poster boy for the movement that opposes a major increase in the minimum wage is a burger-flipping fraud. A Japanese "robotic chef" that ...
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Ultron 101: Meet the Killer Robot of Avengers: Age of UltronWired
Marvel Entertainment announced that James Spader had been cast as the titular supervillain in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you're new to the stylish ...
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'I want to create a robot that can do chores'The Hindu
After 'conducting' a key-hole surgery to remove gall-bladder stone in the 'emergency room' at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF), which began ...
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Could robots replace human guards?SecurityInfoWatch
The STRANDS project, which is being led by the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham in the UK, is developing robotic technology that ...
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Ford Studying Space Robots to Master V2XEE Times
MADISON, Wis. -- I recently came across Ford Motor Company's announcement claiming that the company is studying space robots for connected-vehicle ...
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U of M robots win at international competition in Kuala LumpurWinnipeg Free Press
There's snoBody who can match the SnoBots. The University of Manitoba's humaniod robots won the King's class all-around event of the 2013 FIRA HuroCup in ...
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Next role for robots: data center diagnosticiansGCN.com (blog)
The U.S. Department of Energy last month opened the Energy Systems Integration Facility, a $135 million research center designed to test how power grids, ...
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A cabinet of curiosities, from 1950s robots to a piece of ConcordeThe Times (subscription)
For some years now Christie's and Sotheby's have been sniped at for discouraging new collectors by closing specialist departments and turning away anything ...
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Falling Indian rupee and rising prices inspires MHRD sponsored ...Times of India
But these trying times has come as a challenge and inspiration to engineering students from across India to use robotics as a tool to find solutions to these ...
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Legos, robots, and food trucks -- together at last (...CNET
San Francisco, City of Geeks, today hosted a unique event that celebrated the creativity of our fair city. Lego was in town for the launch of the third generation of ...
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Volkswagen backs Universal Robots to promote ergonomic working ...Control Engineering Asia
The lightweight robot UR5 is installed in the cylinder head assembly section, ... an industrial roboticarm of the Danish manufacturer Universal Robots into mass ...
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Mayo Clinic to treat football concussions with robotsThe Verge
Concussions are a real risk in football, but most teams don't have the resources for the kind of on-the-spot diagnosis that doctors recommend. So this season ...
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Relax, a Minimum Wage Hike Won't Bring on the Robot OverlordsMotherboard (blog)
Fast-food workers in 60 cities across the US went on strike yesterday, to demand livable salary and benefits, and the ability to unionize so they can collectively ...
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NASA Lets Curiosity Rover Loose on Mars in Autonomous Driving ...IEEE Spectrum
It is constantly amazing to me that we have a robot (two robots!) driving around on Mars right now. On MARS. If we were being grumpy about it, however, we ...
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DARPA Challenge to Give Robot Brains: IBM, SoftLayer, and Open ...Huffington Post (blog)
Through the Department of Defense (DoD) Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) ran the DARPARobotics Challenge in an "attempt to address the ...
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Russian youngsters to take part in Robot Olympiad in IndonesiaRBTH Asia
Robots built by young Russian engineers are to take part in the 2013 World Robot Olympiad in Indonesia on 15-17 November. Oleg Gornov, the Russian team's ...
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Ironclad Tactics trailer shows civil war robotics, pre-order detailsPC Gamer Magazine
The nice thing about the new trailer for Ironclad Tactics is that I can watch it without my brain trying to shut down from the stress of what it's being shown.
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The Robot Revolution Will Not Be a Rerun of the Industrial RevolutionMother Jones
Eliezer Yudkowsky asks Tyler Cowen today why he thinks the coming robot revolution1 will be a problem for employment. After all, the Industrial Revolution ...
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Don't port console games to mobile, clone them: Owlchemy Labs on ...Pocket Gamer.Biz
Having been told by Shoot Many Robots developer Demiurge Studios that the game, originally designed for console, was too complex to be controlled via a ...
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WSU researcher eyes robots on apple farmsSacramento Bee
PROSSER, Wash. -- A Washington State University researcher has received a grant allowing him to develop an apple-picking robot. The Yakima ...
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First robot to collaborate directly with employees at Volkswagen plantRobotics Tomorrow
The car manufacturing group Volkswagen has integrated an industrial robotic arm from the Danish manufacturer Univer-sal Robots into mass production at its ...
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First Robot Collaborates Directly with Employees at Volkswagen PlantMFRTech (press release)
ODENSE, Denmark & SALZGITTER, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The car manufacturing group Volkswagen has integrated an industrial robotic arm from the ...
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Having Fun on the Robotics Playing FieldTechNewsWorld
We've long had a fascination with robots, and interactive toys keep this fascination alive. Robotsalready are doing everything from cleaning floors to building ...
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Freaky Clean: Mini Robots Scrub Your HouseDiscovery News
One is a cleaning system called Mab that involves hundreds of tiny robots that fly around the house. Another, called Jell Balls, involves gel-covered balls that ...
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Recent Study Says Robotic Surgery Costly Alternative With ...Legal Examiner
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association threw cold water on the recent trend of huge increases in the numbers of robotic ...
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How I met Britain's only robot 50 years ago - and it's on sale next weekYahoo! News UK
Gygan is still here, 50 years later - and is to be auctioned next week at Christie's in London, with bidding expected to reach up to £12,000. Yahoo! News By Rob ...
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YASKAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION : Innovative New Models of ...4-traders (press release)
...?Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Junji Tsuda, Representative Director, Chairman and President) is a pioneer in developing top-of-the-line industrial robots that ...
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Supersuits: A dream which has now come trueAOL
In the not so distant future, it wouldn't surprise us to see our military and households served byrobots and our soldiers turn to Superheroes with their enhanced ...
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Rise of the Giant Robots - Hands-On with Respawn's TitanfallAusGamers
AusGamers' newest freelance recruit, Joab "Joaby" Gilroy took Respawn's much talked-about Titanfall for a hands-on spin at this year's Gamescom. Read on for ...
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Meet the robot chef who 'prints' cookiesCNN International
(CNN) -- Your cooking partner is a robot, your fridge can talk, and your plate is your own personal dietician. Oh, and for a laugh you occasionally have a cook-off ...
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Super Robot Taisen OG Infinite Battle Has Around 40 MechaSiliconera
Super Robot Taisen OG Infinite Battle Has Around 40 Mecha Super Robot Taisen OG Infinite Battle takes Namco Bandai's original mecha and puts them in a ...
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Robots will replace fast food strikersDeseret News
On Aug. 29, labor-backed walkouts targeted fast food outlets in over a dozen major American cities from coast to coast. They demanded a more-than-100 ...
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The Archives of Factory AutomationEE Times
Sometimes it's just downright fun to see what the terms factories, robots, industrial control, and automation used to mean. Here are videos that range from the ...
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Robots can make cleaning your home easierThe Detroit News
When I hear the word “robot,” the classic 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet” and cartoons like “The Jetsons” come to mind. But today, that same ...
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Robotic food helps scientists understand predatorsPlanet Earth
Ioannou and his colleagues, from Bristol, Princeton University, Newcastle University and the Indian Institute of Science, have developed interactive robotsthat ...
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Woodlawn High to host robotics competition SaturdayThe Advocate
Woodlawn High School will play host Saturday to a robotics competition that will pit the high school against Baton Rouge rival Parkview Baptist as well as as 18 ...
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Insurance sector has little to fear from robot cars just yetBDlive
Robot arms assemble cars at major Ukrainian car maker Avto ZAZ's plant in Zaporizhzhya, 500km southeast of the capital Kiev. Picture: REUTERS ...
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Human Faces Make Robots More LikableLaboratory Equipment
A recent Univ. of Auckland study has revealed a preference for humanlike features on a robot'sdisplay screen. The majority of participants (60 percent) preferred ...
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Waseda University introduces smartphone-based 'wheeled ...VR-Zone
A collaborative effort between Japan Robotech, Kokushikan University, and the Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering demonstrates to us how ...
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Respect Robot Offers New Solution for Poor Behavior at Public EventsThe Mary Sue
Sad robot is so sad at being told he isn't needed; it has really made me question not needing giantrobots at sporting fixtures. I think there's a place for giant ...
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Developing robotic apple harvest inches alongTheGrower
sensors measure apple harvest pressure Long He, Washington State UniversityGloves equipped with special sensors measure the pressure used to pick an ...
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Spider Venom Reveals New SecretScience Daily (press release)
Engineers built humanoid robots that can recognize objects by color by processing information from a camera mounted on the robot's head. The robots.
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US (WA): Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvestFreshPlaza
With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps bring in the harvest.
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Equip robotic systems with spatial sensingEetasia.com (subscription)
Robots, as typically depicted both in science fiction and shipping-product documentation, promise to free human beings from dull, monotonous and otherwise ...
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GALLERY: Our week through the lensBay Post/Moruya Examiner
MERIMBULA: The Merimbula Public School "Futuristic Robots" Flash Mob stopped people in their tracks with their colour, movement and music. EDEN: Eden ...
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Robots test Puget Sound for shellfish toxinsPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
One of the robotic sensors that are sampling Puget Sound bays to detect microorganisms using DNA probes. The devices relay the results to scientists over the ...
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Robotic food helps scientists understand predatorsUniversity of Bristol
Dr Christos Ioannou at the University of Bristol has been awarded a five year research fellowship by NERC for the study of predator-prey relationships, using ...
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

GET YOUR RED HOT THURSDAY DOSE OF ROBOT NEWS

Yes it is red hot so don't burn yourself

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 

First Robot Collaborates Directly with Employees at Volkswagen PlantMarketWatch
ODENSE, Denmark & SALZGITTER, Germany, Aug 29, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The car manufacturing group Volkswagen has integrated an industrial robotic ...
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These Tiny Tailed Robots Could Be the Future of Collecting and ...Slate Magazine (blog)
We often think of tomorrow's robots as humanoid killing machines capable of complex reasoning and self-aware one-liners. But what if they were more like ...
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Business WireVirtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
The car manufacturing group Volkswagen has integrated an industrial robotic arm from the Danish manufacturer Universal Robots into mass production at its ...
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Robot's face determines user comfortPhys.Org
The human-like face created by Facegen and how the 3D face looks with difference expressions and modifiers. Credit: PLOS ONE. A recent University of ...
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Nissan's mini EPORO robots – the future of driverless cars?MotorTorque
Meet EPisode 0 Robot (or EPORO for short), the small little automaton that could ... Will we see these cute robots inspire a whole new generation of autonomous ...
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Researchers Aim for RoboCops, CarersLaboratory Equipment
Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting security guards or care home assistants, in a multi-million Euro project.
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Kinect-based robotic mapping puts autonomy back on the menu ...ExtremeTech
Right now, newborn robots are a bit like mosquitoes. A brain as tiny as a mosquito's doesn't really understand the world as you and I do; it doesn't hold a ...
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Highland Hospital using new surgical processNews 10NBC
Highland Hospital is expanding how it uses robots for surgeries. Highland is now the first hospital in the region to offer single-site surgeries. The process makes ...
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Assault Android Cactus Will Blast Its Way to the Wii U eShopNintendo Life
This shooter places you in the role of Cactus, "an enthusiastic police android", that reports to a ship under distress that's been overrun by malfunctioning robots.
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Welcome to our robot bossesThe Globe and Mail
Technology has rendered plenty of jobs obsolete, but one ancient job class is experiencing a resurgence with the rise of the robots. Professional pessimists who ...
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Masthead Studios Announces New Medieval Map for Guns and ...MPOGD.com
In the new arena players will be able to recreate epic sieges that will push their robot builds to the limit! The map represents a medieval castle and vast ...
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Service robots for private use on Deutsche Telekom's M2M ...M2M World News (press release)
Do you fancy chatting with a robot? South Korean company Futurerobot's Furo-i is a robot suitable for this and a wide range of other uses: healthcare, mental ...
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5 Digital Marketing Tactics that Make You Look Like a RobotSearch Engine Journal
They say the new game in marketing is all about building relationships and trust. Most companies that dive into digital marketing accomplish just the opposite: ...
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Robots with most humanlike face preferredThe Conversation
Researchers have found that a robot's appearance affects people's perception ... With 'socially assistive' robots being developed as helpers for the elderly, robot ...
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FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TEAM PreparationThe Daily Voice
FLL engages younger students with real world engineering by challenging them to build LEGO-basedrobots to complete task. We are looking for 8-9 students to ...
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Interacting with robotsScienceAlert
“It's important for robot designers to know how to make robots that interact ... so that people feel comfortable interacting with the robots,” says study leader, ...
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iRobot Corporation (IRBT), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): The Robot ...Insider Monkey (blog)
The answer is iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), an incredibly versatile company that has created bomb-sweeping robots, Roomba automated vacuum ...
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Robots aim to beat humans at soccerTG Daily
If you are an Arsenal supporter that goes without saying, but judging by this first person/robot view at the recent Robocup, our robot overlords will need the next ...
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Teams to create 'real-world' robotsBelfast Telegraph
Robots which could operate as security guards or care home assistants of the future are being developed in a British-led £7.2m project.
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Futuristic Concept Cleans Your House With Robot FliesIEEE Spectrum
While we mostly like to post news about real robots doing real robot-y things, it's sometimes fun to take a look at impossible concepts, especially if they're a.
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TailBot Robot Leaps With EaseUbergizmo
TailBot Robot Leaps With Ease A robot with a tail is not exactly new, as we have seen the likes of it before in the past such as the X-RHex Lite robot. Well, this ...
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Battroborgs: A New Toy To Keep Your Kids OccupiedUbergizmo
How about introducing an electronic update of the old Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots toy? This is what the Battroborgs are all about, where it will be accompanied ...
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Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvestWSU News
PROSSER, Wash. - With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated technology helps ...
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Elizabeth's Blog: Rise of the RobotsWAFB.com
You know what? I'm tired. I'm tired of all the ranting, the criticizing, the "Miley Cyrus is carrying our culture to Hades in a hand basket dragging our youth, gyrating ...
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New DENSO Robotics product catalogHealthcare Packaging
DENSO Robotics announced a new 2013 product catalog featuring the company's ... “We offer the industry's widest range of small industrial robots,” said Peter ...
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Humans tend to trust robots that look humanNBCNews.com
Faced with two alternate versions of the same robot, people found the more human-like display friendlier and more trustworthy, compared to the other, more ...
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Robots to do the weedingABC Online
Everyone hates weeding, even farmers; but would you allow a robot to do the hard work for you? Engineers at the University of Sydney are trying to create the ...
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Do you remember giant robots? Full-scale Macross Valkyrie lands in ...ROCKETNEWS24
The deployment of anime mecha to Yokohama continues. Earlier this month the Ingram from police story Patlabor made an appearance in the bayside city, and ...
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We could all be wearing bionic skin somedayDVICE
What began as the search for thin electronic sensors for robots could have impressive side effects for humans. A decade ago, Takao Someya and a team of ...
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Robots under waterNIU Today
Guerrero primarily focused on education in the areas of Lego robotics and WaterBotics, a relatively new field creating underwater robotics. She originally ...
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These Synesthesia-Suffering Robots Make Music Based on ColorsGizmodo
Synesthesia—a condition in which you confuse one sense for another, like "hearing" the color blue—has inspired some amazing art over the centuries, including ...
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Robot Rodeo puts robots bomb squads to the testGeek
Still, the annual Western National Robot Rodeo has plenty of events, and while they might be quite the family-friendly content you associate with rodeos, they're ...
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Robot, automation joint shows reveal recession-proof industryChina Post
TAIPEI -- A series of shows featuring robots, industrial automation and logistics opened Wednesday in Taipei with a record number of 550 local and foreign ...
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Nissan Autonomous Tech Influenced By Animal MovementMotor Authority
No, the little robots you're seeing aren't prototypes for EVE, the futuristic plant-finding robot in the Pixar movie WALL-E. They're actually all little Nissans, ...
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Braava Joins Roomba, Scooba, as the Floor Mopping RobotTechnologyTell
iRobot Logo iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, recently announced the release of a floor mopping robot, the Braava.
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