Robots

Keecker, the projector-packing robotic butler, is now on Kickstarter

Ever wanted a little R2D2-like robot that could follow you around the house and play movies and music wherever you go? Well good news -- Keecker does exactly that, and it's just launched on Kickstarter

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Toshiba’s new robo-vacuum has a self-emptying bin

In addition to a host of advanced navigational sensors, Toshiba's newest robotic vacuum cleaner can empty its own bin when it gets too full

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Night at the Museum: You can tour this U.K. art gallery in the dark, using a robot avatar

Art-loving tech enthusiasts can enjoy a night at the museum this week as four camera-equipped robots gear up to live stream tours of the London's Tate Britain art gallery. Time your visit right and you can even take control of one of the bots.

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Japan wants to see robots compete against each other in the 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, and if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has any say in the matter, the world will see the world’s robots come together to compete for robotic supremacy.

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South Korean baseball team installs robots to replace absent fans

If you're a fan of the Hanwah Eagles, then you can cheer your team on from anywhere. The Eagles' stadium has been kitted out with robot supporters that can beam your messages to the players.

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UK set to take on US and Japan for bigger slice of robotics technology market

The UK appears to have woken up to the fact that the robotics industry is set to expand massively in the coming years. With this in mind, the government is launching a strategy to help it better exploit the industry's commercial opportunities globally.

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Robots can learn faster by crowdsourcing information from the Internet

Want to hasten your robot's journey to self awareness? Crowdsourcing can help. Computer scientists have shown that robots can learn new skills faster by asking for additional input from the online community.

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Miele hops on the robo-vacuum bandwagon with the RX1 Scout

The robotic vacuum arena just got a bit more crowded as German appliance manufacturer Miele released it's first floor-cleaning bot

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MIT researchers develop 3D-printed robots that self-assemble when heated

Making your very own robot may be as simple as heating up the oven. Researchers from MIT have developed 3D-printed robots that can assemble themselves together after being exposed to heat.

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Neato just announced a new and improved line of robotic vacuum cleaners

Neato has just pulled the curtain back on a fresh new line of autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners that use lasers to scan a room before they go to work, Hit the jump for details.

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As table tennis champ preps for robot showdown, hobbyist demos own Ping-Pong bot

Step aside Agilus, there's a new (robotic) Ping-Pong player on the block. As Kuka Robotics prepares to pit Agilus against table tennis champ Timo Boll on Tuesday, another very impressive bat-wielding bot has shown up on YouTube.

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‘By your command!’ As it turns out, we’re happy to obey robots

The engineer in Africa thinks drivers obey the robots because unlike humans, they can't be reasoned with, bribed or distracted. Run the light and you might get a ticket in the mail. Or arrested. So how far would humans let robots push them?

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Google and Foxconn team up for robotics development, report says

Though you may not have seen it coming, the idea that Google and Foxconn are reportedly in talks about helping each other out with the development of robotics-related technologies obviously makes a certain amount of sense.

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