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Robotic Deer To Catch Out-Of-Season And Illegal Hunters

Seen here looking like an animal that's had its head shot off and reattached one too many times, the robotic deer Florida police use to catch …

The best robots (and RC toys) of Toy Fair 2014

Toy Fair has a lot of remote-controlled things. Robots, RC vehicles...and odder stuff. I drove a few, was shot by a few, and ducked while nearly being hit by a few. While there are admittedly more than I could ever take in during my one day on the floor, here were my favorite funky robots and RC …

Boston Dynamics' Humanoid ATLAS Robot Tackles Rough Terrain, 20kg Medicine Ball To The Hip, Breaks Ankle

These are two videos of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS robot. The first shows the robot successfully traversing rocky terrain and auto-balancing itself after …

Everything I Need to Know About (Real) Robots I Learned From Transformers

<b>Transformers don’t care about people, period.</b> That's what I learned growing up in the 1980s, religiously watching a race of robot Titans from outer …

Multi-functional Robot Tested at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc (TEPCO) remotely controlled a robot to carry out operations at its Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.<p>The robot …

China’s robots to redraw global trade map

<i>Every day ROB Insight delivers exclusive analysis on breaking business news and market-moving events. Streetwise offers news and analysis on Bay Street and the world of finance. Insight the Market</i> <i>delivers up-to-the-minute insights on developing market news.</i><p><i>Here are our editors' picks of some of the</i> …

A Robotic Arm Paints Dazzling Sculptures of Light

Cameras are great at documenting single moments in time. This is both the charm and value of a photograph: What you see is what you get, a snapshot …

A Tranquil Transformer Built From An ’88 Ford Fiesta

More than meets the eye<p>Hetain Patel’s sculpture is an ode to two old loves: his first ride—a 1988 Ford Fiesta—and the childhood toys known as Transformers. Patel enlisted his father, Pravin, who converts cars into hearses and limos, to help him slice the automobile into pieces and reassemble them …

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system.<p>Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've got pizza before small-scale, consumer steel printing.) But software company Autodesk, working …

Apocalypse NAO: Are Robots Threatening Your Immortal Soul?

Last week, a Christian college in Matthews, North Carolina unveiled something unprecedented: a humanoid robot whose sole mission is to explore the ethical and theological ramifications of robotics.<p>Expectations, however, should be managed. The bot in question isn’t a clattering machine assembled in …

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