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MIT researchers 3D-print robots that can literally walk off the printer when done 1:19

By creating a new printing method called "printable hydraulics," researchers at MIT found a way to 3D-print a working robot in just one session. After installing a battery and motor, the robot is capable of walking off the…
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Robo-love? Study shows that humans get aroused when asked to touch intimate robot body parts

According to a Stanford study, humans experience physiological arousal when touching robot body parts. When participants were asked to touch the robots' eyes and buttocks, they tapped into social norms in order to understand how…
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Newly-developed nanomachines can autonomously repair broken circuits,

We've always assumed that robots derive their marching orders from us humans and our programming skills, but sometimes, we're just unnecessary. Such is the case, at least, with the minuscule autonomous robots used to repair broken circuits
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Google to sell innovative robotics company Boston Dynamics

Despite publishing several viral videos of its robotics progress to YouTube, innovative tech company Boston Dynamics is currently being shopped by Google who cited a lack of a marketable product as reason for the sale.
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Pew: 65 percent of Americans expect robots to take their work within 50 years

The majority of Americans expect robots and computers to take much of the work presently done by humans, according to new results from a Pew Research Center. However, this threat takes a backseat to poor management and lower-cost workers.
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Robot roundup: Meet the best (and sometimes most bizarre) bots in Barcelona

Mobile World Congress isn't just about phones, tablets, wearables, and the like. As one of the premiere tech events of the year, the show is also host to a broad range of other technologies -- and this year, we saw more robots roaming…
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Boston Dynamics’ latest generation ATLAS robot is more agile and humanlike than ever 2:41

Boston Dynamics' new ATLAS robot can squat, pick up boxes, and get up after falling down, all thanks to an updated system of sensors and circuitry. The smaller size of this robot is also closer to an average human height and…
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This drone can automatically follow forest trails to track down lost hikers

A team of researchers at the University of Zurich just announced that they've developed a drone software that's capable of identifying and following man-made trails. They intend to use it in the future to help find lost hikers.
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Are robots really going to take over your job?

If recent reports about robots are to be believed, we humans are in quite the pickle. From killer robots to AI-dominated workforces, the outlook for homo sapiens looks to be pretty grim. But do we really have anything to worry about?
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Robots expected to replace some five million jobs by 2020

A "Fourth Industrial Revolution," characterized by unprecedented "developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology," may soon be upon us, replacing five million jobs by 2020.
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BBC to bring back classic ‘Robot Wars’ TV show

With the Megabot battle between the U.S. and Japan getting everyone excited for brawling bots once again, the BBC has announced that it has commissioned a new series of the classic BBC series, Robot Wars.