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A folding drone that's ready for takeoff in a snap

Thanks to the power of its rotors, this fold-up quadrotor extends its articulated arms and takes off in a fraction of a second. This prototype will be viewed by specialists on May 25 at the International Conference on Robotics ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Robotics
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Why trying to ban sex robots is wrong

"Ban sex robots!" scream the tech headlines, as if they're heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Robotics
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Remote-controlled robot inspects suitcase bombs

Abandoned items of luggage are frequently found at airports and train stations. This is a case for the emergency services, who have to assume that these items might contain bombs. They must assess the potential threat quickly, ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Robotics
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Robotic worm for head surgery can cut around corners

Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove the entire mastoid bone. However, in the future, all doctors will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Robotics
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Robots help with rural elderly healthcare

Healthcare robots in the homes of independent elderly rural residents may help lessen social isolation and help with medical care, according to new research from the University of Auckland.

dateNov 02, 2015 in Robotics
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