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How to make ethical robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the future according to robotics researchers, robots will likely fight our wars, care for our elderly, babysit our children, and serve and entertain us in a wide variety of situations. ...

Mar 12, 2012 feature
4 / 5 (15) 37 | with audio podcast

A robot that runs like a cat (w/ Video)

Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL's 4-legged 'cheetah-cub robot' has the same advantages as its model: It is small, light and fast.

Jun 17, 2013
4.8 / 5 (22) 5 | with audio podcast

Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models

(Phys.org)—An open source undertaking called Kinect@Home offers the world a deal: "Users get access to 3-D models they can embed anywhere on the internet, and we use this data to create better computer vision algorithms." ...

Aug 30, 2012 report
3 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

US study: Split views on robots' employment role

In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, Americans could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction ...

Aug 06, 2014
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Valkyrie steps forth as DARPA robotics contender

(Phys.org) —The clock is ticking for robot enthusiasts who are eager to see what happens on the big day, December 20, for the 17 teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ...

Dec 11, 2013 weblog
4.2 / 5 (17) 3 | with audio podcast

Quadcopter piloted by a smartphone

The quadcopter, which was developed at TU Vienna, can negotiate its way through a room completely on its own. It does not need any human interference, and in contrast to other models, it is not assisted by ...

Aug 19, 2013
5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast