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Meet South Korea’s autonomous jellyfish-murdering robots

A Korean robotics team has developed a swarm of giant jellyfish-eating robots that patrol the country's coastline without human intervention, and they're just as cool as they are terrifying.
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Grit-blasting robots to clean Sydney’s iconic bridge in massive repaint project

A huge maintenance project for Sydney Harbour Project was deemed so dangerous that the team behind the work, together with researchers at Sydney’s University of Technology, have come up with a robot-based solution to deal with some of the…
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Can robot soccer players generate interest in the sport for Americans?

If anything will help make soccer happen in the United States, then surely it's the RoboCup soccer tournament currently underway in the Netherlands, in which multiple teams of robots compete for the right to one day overthrow humanity. Kind…
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Land of the God-Men: Inside the wild movement to turn us into immortal cyborgs

Russian multi-millionaire Dmitry Itskov has a vision to turn humanity into a race of immortal cyborgs. But, as his recent Global Future 2045 conference proves, our current imperfections will likely keep our inevitable fate at bay far longer…
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Scientists create headless cat robot for use in search and rescue missions

Scientists in Switzerland are working on creating a ground-hugging robot that mimics the movement of a cat that they hope will one day be used for search and rescue missions in natural disaster situations
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Playing God: Meet the man who built the most lifelike android ever

Robot-building "genius" Dr. David Hanson will unveil the world's most lifelike humanoid robot at the GF2045 conference in June. Here, he gives us his insights on the future of robotics, and how they could change civilization as we know it.
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Makr Shakr app-controlled robot bartender is boozing up Google I/O

Tech journalists and developers like alcohol as much as the next guy, but we like it even more when it comes from a robot bartender we can control with a smartphone app. At least that's how we're drinking at Google I/O.
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This wall-climbing Spider-Man robot has a serious case of sticky feet

Science may not have managed to create a real-life Spider-Man just yet, but it's working on the next best thing: A robot that can climb up walls simply by heating and cooling its meltible adhesive feet.
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Despite their world domination, humans actually care about robots’ well-being

Artificial intelligence may not mean much to you at first, but if you were exposed to a video of a robot getting abused, chances are you may actually empathize with the poor thing.
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IKEA robot assembly assistant may just save you some blood, sweat, and tears

Italian researchers have decided to end this IKEA furniture building misery by enlisting the help of a robot assistant that can learn how to help without pre-programming needed movements.
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Wild wild west in outer space: NASA to lasso an asteroid, park it near the moon

NASA has an abundance of strange and wonderful ideas and missions. Its latest plan will send a robot spaceship into deep space to lasso an asteroid and drag it back for exploration.
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Scientists build robotic ant colony that learns from each other

Scientists in New Jersey have created a number of robots that act (and learn from each other) as if they were members of a cybernetic ant colony. It's a smart approach to robotics, but also seems us fearing that they may soon learn too…