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This robot will tell you if you have bad breath

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Here’s a robotics challenge for you: create an advanced humanoid robot in only nine months.

That’s what engineers at the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab are trying to do with Roboy, a kid-style bot that’s designed to help people in everyday environments.
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Roboy could become a prototype for service robots that will help elderly people remain independent for as long as possible.

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Here’s a robotics challenge for you: create an advanced humanoid robot in only nine months.

That’s what engineers at the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab are trying to do with Roboy, a kid-style bot that’s designed to help people in everyday environments.

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Roboy could become a prototype for service robots that will help elderly people remain independent for as long as possible.

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Science robot ends Guinness record-breaking ocean journey

After a record-breaking 9,000-mile journey across the ocean, a small autonomous robot recently arrived in Australia having collected and transmitted a wealth of scientific data that could lead to a better understanding of the world’s seas.

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Science robot ends Guinness record-breaking ocean journey

After a record-breaking 9,000-mile journey across the ocean, a small autonomous robot recently arrived in Australia having collected and transmitted a wealth of scientific data that could lead to a better understanding of the world’s seas.

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Cambridge University to asses mankind’s chances of being viciously murdered by robots

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Our long national nightmare is over.
It took four years but Wall-E has finally been inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame

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For the first time, the public can help choose four distinguished robots for the Robot Hall of Fame. It’s slightly more thrilling than this year’s election.

Go on, elect your favorites 

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- Jest’s Dan Hopper

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Stompy: 4,000-pound, 6-legged rideable robot on the way:
Six legs are better than two. Stompy the rideable robot will be able to carry people, crush objects beneath its feet, and perhaps someday get involved in disaster rescue operations.
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Stompy: 4,000-pound, 6-legged rideable robot on the way:

Six legs are better than two. Stompy the rideable robot will be able to carry people, crush objects beneath its feet, and perhaps someday get involved in disaster rescue operations.

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Headline of the day:

DARPA kickstarts research into robot Viagra

Venture over to Slashgear to read if you dare.

(h/t twicr)

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1,000-pound robot wine rack ready to terrorize the tipsy 
One man posts a mammoth robot wine rack on Craigslist and electrifies the imagination of the Internet.
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1,000-pound robot wine rack ready to terrorize the tipsy 

One man posts a mammoth robot wine rack on Craigslist and electrifies the imagination of the Internet.

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School buys telepresence robot to help sick student

Without machines, Zachary Thomason wouldn’t live very long. The boy has been on a ventilator for all of his 12 years because he suffers from a rare muscle disorder that makes him extremely weak.
Until now, X-linked myotubular myopathy has prevented him from going to school regularly. But since the Paragould School District in Arkansas purchased a $5,000 VGo telepresence robot, chances are he’ll become an avatar-style student soon.
Zach likes to play PlayStation, so he can remote-control the VGo, which is basically a Webcam on wheels. At 4 feet tall, it’s designed to project the user’s presence into a remote location with two-way audio and video, allowing for richer interaction than a phone call or stationary Webcam. It can be used wherever there’s a Wi-Fi or Verizon 4G LTE signal, and docks itself for a recharge at the click of a button.

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School buys telepresence robot to help sick student

Without machines, Zachary Thomason wouldn’t live very long. The boy has been on a ventilator for all of his 12 years because he suffers from a rare muscle disorder that makes him extremely weak.

Until now, X-linked myotubular myopathy has prevented him from going to school regularly. But since the Paragould School District in Arkansas purchased a $5,000 VGo telepresence robot, chances are he’ll become an avatar-style student soon.

Zach likes to play PlayStation, so he can remote-control the VGo, which is basically a Webcam on wheels. At 4 feet tall, it’s designed to project the user’s presence into a remote location with two-way audio and video, allowing for richer interaction than a phone call or stationary Webcam. It can be used wherever there’s a Wi-Fi or Verizon 4G LTE signal, and docks itself for a recharge at the click of a button.

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DARPA wants to create an “Avatar” program in which soldiers would partner with “semi-autonomous bipedal machines” to carry out duties such as “room clearing, sentry control, [and] combat casualty recovery.”

  - DARPA seeks humanoid robots in Grand Challenge 

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Join the Navy, work with robots

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Robotic jellyfish for U.S. Navy powers itself with seawater