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NASA is sending two robots to college, just not to learn 2:58

As per a recent press release from NASA, "Humanoid robots will be helpful to astronauts on our journey to Mars, so NASA has awarded prototypes to two universities for advanced research and development work."
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Robots can now get into college, surpassing human scores on standardized tests

As it turns out, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system developed by Japan’s National Institute of Informatics is now smart enough to pass the country's college entrance exam, scoring 511 out of 950 possible points.
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Robots could replace 50 percent of jobs, says chief economist

According to a new report from The Bank of England, machines may be responsible for the loss of some 80 million American and 15 million British jobs (or 50 percent of each country's workforce) between the next two decades.
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This friendly little robot will read stories to your kids, and teach you yoga 3:08

Alpha 2 is a small, friendly robot who works like your smartphone, but can also talk, read stories, and has enough movement to teach you yoga. He's the focus of a new crowdfunding campaign.
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Meet Tally, a robot that endlessly roams around and scans retail store aisles 0:42

If you catch sight of a one-meter-tall robot trundling about your local store anytime, it's probably Tally, a new kind of bot designed to improve your shopping experience by making sure the shelves are always full.
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Watch MIT’s nifty shape-shifting bot transform into all manner of gadgets

One of MIT's latest creations is a remarkable shape-shifting robot that can quickly transform itself into a range of devices, including a phone, smartband, lamp, ruler, and even a tool for fitness training.
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A 10-year-old cancer patient will soon attend school, as a robot

This brave Maryland native is currently undergoing cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, but that's not stopping her from going to class, even if it's not in the most traditional sense.
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Forget drones — Starship Technologies wants to deliver goods with six-wheeled robots 0:36

Former Skype co-founders are jumping on the delivery bandwagon with a fleet of terrestrial robots equipped to carry packages to customers over the last mile.
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Eat a croissant, have a coffee, and use your eyes to paint a picture with this robotic arm

Scientists at the Imperial College London have developed software that lets a human paint a picture with a robotic arm using just their eyes. There are implications for those who have difficulty controlling their limbs and for multitasking…
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Pepper the friendly robot struts its stuff in Europe ahead of commercial launch

Parisians out on a shopping trip may soon bump into Pepper – the robot with emotions – now that it's started working at a retail store in the city. The robot is the work of SoftBank and French robotics firm Aldebaran, and went on sale…
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Robots are now taking some cat-spiration on how best to fall

Scientists are now using your favorite feline as inspiration for robotic improvements so that if and when machines do fall (which apparently happens more frequently than you'd think), they're able to do so with the grace of Mr. Whiskers.