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Q&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Nolan on his robots

In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza "Interstellar," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride—and they're just ...

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Learning from robots

In a Bavarian village, Mathias Hubrich is building remotely controlled robots designed to perform tasks too dangerous for human beings. Robots are now also being used as teaching aids because their Siemens ...

Oct 29, 2014
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Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots

The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.

Oct 28, 2014
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Robots recognize humans in disaster environments

Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, ...

Oct 21, 2014
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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 ...

Oct 14, 2014
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Kafka's The Metamorphosis, robot style

Franz Kafka's seminal work The Metamorphosis is famous for its themes of alienation, absurdity and now androids, as a robot takes centre stage in a new theatrical adaptation.

Oct 08, 2014
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Toshiba develops lifelike communication android

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that the company ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Robot Boris learning to load a dishwasher (w/ Video)

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