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SHARP’S ROBOT SMARTPHONE COMING IN MAY FOR $1,800

apan’s Sharp will launch in May a smartphone that’s built into a humanoid robot. Or is it a humanoid robot with a built-in smartphone? The Robohon is said to be

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Australia’s postal service is testing drone deliveries

Following the example set by Amazon, Google, and Danish shipping giant Maersk, Australia’s national postal service is planning to use drones to make deliveries. Australia Post is currently in the midst of a two-week

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Robot learning companion offers custom-tailored tutoring

A child plays an interactive language learning game with Tega, a socially assistive robot.   Parents want the best for their children’s education and often complain about large class sizes

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Ford is bringing its Sync 3 infotainment system to Europe with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support

A bigger screen, new apps and more. Automative giant Ford is bringing more advanced smarts to the dashboards of motorists in Europe by introducing its Sync 3 technology to the continent.

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robots learn faster than ever

A new artificial intelligence startup called Osaro aims to give industrial robots the same turbocharge that DeepMind Technologies gave Atari-playing computer programs. In December 2013, DeepMind showcased a type of

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Dive of the RoboBee

The Harvard RoboBee, designed in Wood’s lab, is a microrobot, smaller than a paperclip, that flies and hovers like an insect, flapping its tiny, nearly invisible wings 120 times per

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walking robots

A study by engineers at Oregon State University suggests that they have achieved the most realistic robotic implementation of human walking dynamics that has ever been done, which may ultimately

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Humans can empathize with robots

Researchers have presented the first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to empathize with a robot in perceived pain. Event-related brain potentials in human observers, reflecting empathy with humanoid robots in

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Facebook is building artificial intelligence to finally beat humans at Go

Facebook is now tackling a problem that has evaded computer scientists for decades: how to build software that can beat humans at Go, the 2,500-year-old strategy board game, according to a report

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What are brain-machine interfaces, and how do they work?

The simplest brain-machine interface, or at least the one we can use the most readily, is the human hand. We’ve structured pretty much the entirely of computing around the input