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This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Low-Cost Houses In Two Days

“The global appetite for automation is very high,” says Mike Pivac, CEO of Fastbrick Robotics, the Australia-based company that spent 10 years …

Researchers create skeleton robot with human-like muscles

The strands of muscles work just like the real thing.<p>If robots that mimic animal or human behavior are your nightmare fuel, turn away now. Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology went one step further with a skeleton robot, giving it human-like muscles to help with movement. The …

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NASA Concerned That Juno Spacecraft Might Crash Into Europa

"We could possibly contaminate an entire alien ecosystem," says NASA lead program scientist.<p>Now that the Juno spacecraft is in orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s science team will spend a few months performing final tests before beginning its unprecedented close-up investigation of the biggest planet in …

Robot Prisoners Trudge to Freedom in This Quick Hit of Scifi Eye Candy

In a dystopian future, a group of robot prisoners break free and are allowed to venture into the unknown, where they meet a strange duo who help them …

Why Is This Robot Wearing Sneakers?

"Our robot is able to take much longer, faster steps than its flat-footed counterparts because it's replicating human locomotion."<p>Why's that robot wearing sneakers, you ask? Because it has human-like feet.<p>Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say DURUS, the sneakerbot they created, is …

Watch The Moon Photobomb NASA's Spectacular Shot Of Earth

It swung right into the image.<p>The moon just took photobombing to the next level.<p>In rare time-lapse footage released by NASA on Monday, it’s seen passing in front of the sunlit side of the Earth just as satellite cameras are snapping away.<p><i>Watch the clip here:</i><p>”Our #EPIC camera was collecting Earth …

There's more than just space travel in the code that powered the Apollo spaceship

“This is the code that brought us to the moon.”<p>The original source code from Apollo 11 has been posted on the popular programmer website, GitHub. Keith Collins, reporter for Quartz, calls it a 1960s time capsule that “still inspires this awe.”<p>To begin, it’s awe-inspiring that we went to the moon on …