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I ate a pizza made by a robot in the back of a truck, and it was delicious

Zume Pizza is the latest Silicon Valley startup to be making headlines, largely because of the way that it automates the pizza-making process. We took a tour of the company's facility to find out just how automated the process really is.
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South Korea is about to spend big money on making better robots

South Korea is already a major player in the robotics industry, but fresh government investment worth nearly half a billion dollars represents the countries biggest ever push into the fast-growing global market.
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Omron’s ping-pong robot is showing signs of improvement

Japanese electronics firm Omron wanted to build a ping-pong robot as part of a project to help improve its sensor technology. While its first version couldn't even hit a ball, the latest effort is finally getting the hang of the…
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Facebook Marketplace is neither Craigslist nor eBay, but it’s going to take big bites of both 3:04

Facebook Marketplace will let users buy and sell privately online, but it's simplified interface and features leaves it far from Craigslist or eBay status.
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More than meets the eye: This BMW can turn into a real-life Transformer

A Turkish R&D startup is turning BMWs into real-life Transformers. “They can move their head, neck, wrists, fingers, and so on,” Turgut Alpagot, Letvision’s sales and marketing director, told Digital Trends. "They’re…
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Toyota is going to sell a very small ‘buddy robot’ for $400 2:32

Remember Kirobo? The robot spent 18 months on the International Space Station in 2013 as part of an experiment to help improve robot-human interactions. Now a smaller version has been produced for buddy-seeking humans, and it's…
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Cybathlon event will push assistive technology, disabled athletes to their limits

Are you ready for next week's Cybathlon, the world’s first ever international sporting competition in which disabled athletes compete using bionic assistive technology? It sounds seriously awesome.
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Ciliary cell-inspired microrobots may swim faster and may carry more cargo

Nature is a source of infinite inspiration. From submarines to solar panels, natural designs found in plants and animals guide the work of engineers so much so that the field has earned its own name: biomimetics.
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Watch this robot lawnmower take on a moose, and lose

Who do you think would emerge the victor in a showdown between a robot lawn mower and a moose? Someone in Norway recently found out when they sent their grass-cutting machine into battle after catching the animal stealing apples…
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Sewing robot masters handling fabric, could change how clothes are made

Sewbo is a garment-making robot designed for automating the process of skillfully guiding fabrics through sewing machines. In the process, it could change the way clothes are made.
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Robots will soon be delivering groceries in Washington, DC

Compared to Amazon's ambitious drone delivery plan, Starship Technologies' solution for last-mile delivery is a little more, you might say, down to earth. Using self-driving robots, the firm is about to trial grocery delivery in the…
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Marines launch competition to fund, build next wave of battlefield robots

The Marine Corps wants to free up its soldiers to focus on the battlefield, so it's holding an internal competition to seek out new ways for robots to do supporting work.