News tagged with robot

Robots put to work on e-waste

UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.

dateNov 18, 2014 in Robotics
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Social robots helping children with diabetes

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.

dateNov 14, 2014 in Robotics
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Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots

When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Robotics
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Can we teach robots right from wrong?

From performing surgery and flying planes to babysitting kids and driving cars, today's robots can do it all. With chatbots such as Eugene Goostman recently being hailed as "passing" the Turing test, it appears robots are ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Robotics
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Robotic solutions inspired by plants

EU researchers are demonstrating revolutionary robotic techniques inspired by plants, featuring a 3D-printed 'trunk', 'leaves' that sense the environment and 'roots' that grow and change direction.

dateOct 06, 2014 in Engineering
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