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Softbank unveils 'human-like' robot Pepper

<b>Japanese firm Softbank has unveiled a robot called Pepper, which it says can read human emotions.</b><p>It uses an "emotional engine" and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that allows it to analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones.<p>The firm said people could communicate with it "just like …

Robotics

President Obama plays football with Asimo robot in Japan

As part of his four-nation Asia tour, President Obama has visited students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo where he was welcomed by a humanoid robot.<p>Honda's Asimo robot demonstrated its running and football skills, fielding a powerful kick and then celebrating by …

Robotics

The Week In Numbers: Turning Light Into Matter, A New Dragon Spacecraft, And More

<b>$71 million per astronaut</b>: amount NASA pays Russia for trips to the International Space Station (Elon Musk says he can drop that figure to $20 million with the new, reusable Dragon V2 capsule)<p><b>20,000</b>: objects aboard the ISS, all of which will be tracked by a new robot<p><b>March 35, 2041</b>: date a giant …

Astronaut: Musk's capsule a good addition to Soyuz (Q&A)

Space Shuttler and social-media star Chris Hadfield praises SpaceX's Dragon but says the NASA-Russia bond remains strong.<p>Elon Musk is an engineering and business genius along the lines of Howard Hughes, and he's accomplished things with SpaceX that rocket scientists have been trying to solve since …

Space Exploration

SpaceX's first manned spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back

Elon Musk thinks the vessel will be ready by 2016<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX has revealed its first manned spacecraft at a live launch event in California. The Dragon V2 is capable of carrying seven astronauts for several days to and from the International Space Station, docking automatically with the …

SpaceX Just Released Video Of A New Engine That Could Land Humans On Another Planet

The SuperDraco is a "launch escape system," or a system used to separate the crew capsule from the main rocket blasting them up to space if something goes wrong (like an explosion) during launch or the early stages of ascent.<p>Traditionally, launch escape systems have been "jettisoned after the first …