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The secret to Disney’s gravity-defying, wall-climbing robot? Not sticky wheels

They can just about walk on water, and now, robots can walk on walls too. A new robot named VertiGo is the latest to come out of Disney Research, and with its ground-wall transition capabilities, it’s one of Disney’s coolest…
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Boston Dynamics Spot robot takes center stage in holiday greeting

Boston Dynamics'recent holiday greeting takes a high-tech spin on Santa, upgrading jolly Saint Nick's fleet of reindeer with a trio of the company's quadrupeds that are led by Rudolph the Red Nose robot.
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FarmBot is a DIY agriculture robot that promises to usher in the future of farming

FarmBot is a DIY, open-source agriculture robot that is completely adaptable to any precision farming setup. FarmBot lets the environmentally conscious create sustainable farming solutions in their own backyards without industrial…
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The Tinder True Love Robot Reads Your Body to Swipe Left or Right

An NYU graduate has built a robot that works with Tinder to make its users' selections on the app. It works using sensors to recognize skin responses, including sweat, on the user's palms.
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Australia built a $225K robotic water cannon to keep human firefighters out of harm’s way

TAF 20 is a firefighting robot that keeps human rescue workers safer by neutralizing dangerous situations where firefighters would be at great risk. It is being tested in New South Wales, Australia and helped put out its first…
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Google and Johnson & Johnson are working on robots for surgery

Last week, Google Life Sciences was renamed Verily, and now, yet another new company is emerging from this branch. Named Verb Surgical, this latest offshoot aims to create better robotic surgical assistants.
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Want to check out Pepper the robot in action? Head to a French train station

If you weren't able to get your hands on one of these smiling humanoid bots from Aldebaran when they went on sale in Japan, fret not -- you can now see Pepper in action at French train stations.
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Robots might take over almost half of Japan within the next 20 years

According to researchers' predictions, up to 49 percent of Japanese jobs could be taken by robots within the next two decades. And with Japan's quickly aging population, this may not even be a bad thing for the country's economy.
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Telepresence robot becomes the eyes and ears of disabled adults

Italian and Swiss researchers are combining brain control with a telepresence robot to make it easier for disabled adults to gain more independence and interact more easily with the outside world.
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This robotic fishing lure can make dead fish swim again

The field of robotics is transforming so many aspects of our lives, and now it's poised to change how we fish. Let us introduce you to the Zombait, a robotic fish insert designed to bring dead fish bait back to life.
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‘Spencer’ the robot wants to make sure you don’t miss your flight

Lost airport visitors could soon be calling on Spencer the robot to help get them back on track. A team of Europe-based researchers is ready to send Spencer into Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol airport to see how he fares.
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Check out what Pepper the robot looks like in a wig and makeup

Pepper now has its own range of garments and accessories on sale, created by fans of SoftBank's friendly droid. Besides dresses, tuxedos, and even a kimono, Pepper owners can also choose from hairpieces and jewelry. What do you mean it…