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EZGripper

These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

EZGripper

These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

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Drone software gives offline farmers real-time images

Software vendor DroneDeploy's latest feature, Fieldscanner, lets farmers view aerial pictures while the drone is still flying, without an internet connection.

Let's Robot bots

Anyone can control these live, streaming bots through a chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control its robotic fleet using commands entered in a chat room.

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Shape shifting bots could be the key to planetary exploration

The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.

Berkeley space rover robots

Shape shifting bots could be the key to planetary exploration

The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.

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With robots on the job, it won't be IT as usual

With more companies welcoming robots into the workforce, IT managers need to start prepping for the changes coming their way.

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17% off UBTECH Jimu Robot DIY Buzzbot/Muttbot Robotics Kit - Deal Alert

The Jimu Robot BuzzBot & MuttBot Kit is a DIY robotics building kit with Bluetooth. The Kit includes a central control unit, six digital servo motors, wiring, a rechargeable lithium battery and power adapter, 249 interlocking parts...

Sanbot

Sanbot is the Jill of all trades

With an array of sensors, cameras, a projector, and voice interaction, Sanbot is building an impressive resume.

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Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court that most of the claims of a lawsuit filed by rival self-driving car developer Waymo should be settled through arbitration, a process that is usually private, and cheaper and faster than a federal...

Going rogue! 10 scary examples of AI gone wild

Danger, danger! 10 alarming examples of AI gone wild

Our dystopian future of machine learning breaking bad is already unfolding before our eyes

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It wasn't the money: Wozniak on robots, design, and Apple's origins

More than 40 years after founding Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak has a lot to say about the early days of the world's richest company -- and about technology, Silicon Valley, and being a born engineer.

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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

The next NASA rover to head to another planet might take along a robotic scout that can fold up its wheels and tuck itself away or unfold and pop up like a piece of origami.

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Japan looks beyond Industry 4.0 towards Society 5.0

Declining birth rate, aging population, natural disasters, pollution: Do these sound like issues the IT industry can deal with? Japanese businesses say yes, and a number of them are at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, to...

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Waymo worried that Uber may peek at secret court documents

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent...

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Robotics industry learns from successes and failures at Fukushima

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, robots continue to play a key role in the cleanup effort. Scientists are learning more about the robots' capabilities, and where improvements are needed.

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8 of the weirdest, wildest, most WTF scenes from SXSW

Giant buffalo, car vending machines, and creepy handmaid sightings made South by Southwest even more bizarre than usual.

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