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Bottle-flipping robots may be the most millennial thing we’ve ever seen

Until drones start vaping, you're unlikely to see anything more millennial than a recent contest in Japan in which robots competed to pull off some seriously impressive bottle-flipping feats.
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Shipping crate filled with 3D-printing robots may be the future of construction

Autodesk has created a robot-filled shipping container which may represent the future of construction work. The crate contains two robots able to 3D print custom components for building sites.
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Replaced by robots: 10 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution

According to one study, 47 percent of current jobs in the United States could be automated within the next two decades. Here are 10 examples of the kind of employment that refers to.
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Autonomous package-delivery robots are ready to steal your mailman’s job

Starship Technologies is launching a robot package-delivery service in the U.S. and U.K. For a monthly subscription, customers can get packages delivered at a time of their convenience.
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Tiny FlyCroTug drones can open doors and pull objects 40 times their weight

Tiny new drones that can pull objects of up to 40 times their own weight have been developed by scientists working in the U.S. and Switzerland. The drones can perform complex tasks like lassoing a door handle to open it.
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Tokyo robotic warehouse needs almost no human workers

Uniqlo has unveiled its first robot-powered warehouse that requires 90 percent fewer human workers to operate. The Japanese clothing giant plans to invest close to $1 billion dollars to convert all of its warehouses worldwide.
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Boston Dynamics is trying to make fetch happen with its new working robot dog

Boston Dynamics wants to see Spot in the workplace, but not as part of take-your-dog-to-work days. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the technology company believes its extraordinary robo-dog is now ready to start work.
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MIT’s creepy-crawly robot can help monitor your health

Researchers from MIT are building a palm-sized bipedal robot called Skinbot that’s designed to crawl over your body using suction-cup feet. Meet your next personal health guardian.
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These crazy alien-like structures were built by MIT’s silkworm-inspired robots

MIT's swarm of silkworm-inspired Fiberbot robots can spin fiberglass threads into tall structures, resembling otherworldly plants from a sci-fi movie. Check them out in full weaving action.
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7 ambitious DARPA projects that could revolutionize the armed forces

With a multibillion dollar annual budget and access to some of the sharpest minds around, few research labs can dream of matching DARPA. Here are 7 of the amazing projects they're creating.
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Survey says: We’d rather let robots cook than drive

More people would be comfortable letting robots service cars than drive them, a new survey by Study.com shows. And fully half of those surveyed would be fine with a robot chef or personal trainer.
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Robots are going to steal 75 million jobs by 2025 — but there’s no need to panic

According to the World Economic Forum, robots and A.I. will take 75 million jobs from hardworking humans by 2025. That's the bad news. The good news is that they will create far more jobs than that.
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Moxi the ‘friendly’ hospital robot wants to help nurses, not replace them

Moxi is a "friendly" hospital robot from Texas-based Diligent Robotics. The wheel-based bot, which begins trials this week, aims to free nurses from routine tasks so they can spend more time with patients.
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The BrambleBee robot promises to help honeybees pollinate flowers

West Virginia University's new BrambleBee machine might look like a warehouse robot, but it can perform an incredibly important job pollinating flowers. Check it out in full action.
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Robots can peer pressure kids, but don’t think for a second that we’re immune

Researchers have demonstrated how kids can be peer pressured by robots, even when this means denying facts which are patently obvious. But don't think for a second that grown adults are immune.
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Strawberry-picking robots could replace human workers in the field

Robotics experts at the U.K.'s University of Essex have teamed up with a British jelly manufacturer to build robots that could replace human workers as strawberry pickers on farms.
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LG’s SuitBot wearable exosuit will give workers the extra strength they need

South Korean tech giant LG has designed a new wearable robot exosuit called SuitBot, intended to enhance users' leg movements to help with activities such as lifting heavy objects.
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Spirit animals: 9 revolutionary robots inspired by real-world creatures

When it comes to solving complex problems in the real world, today's top robot builders often draw on Mother Nature for inspiration. Here are nine of our favorite biomimicking robots.