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Tim Hwang Isn't A Lawyer, But He Plays One Online

Is Android Having a Bad Year?

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For some time now, Google's Android system has been number one in terms of the quantity of devices that use the software. But recent statistics suggest that the almighty robot has been losing steam in the United States....
Is Android Having a Bad Year?

Watch this DARPA robot climb, leap, and walk past obstacles

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A video from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency shows a highly agile robot capable of navigating some serious obstructions. [Read more]...
Watch this DARPA robot climb, leap, and walk past obstacles

Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches

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NASA's Curiosity rover has mostly had smooth sailing since it touched down on Mars last year. Unfortunately, it's in a more precarious position as of this past Thursday. After noticing corrupted memory files on the robot's primary computer, overseers have kicked Curiosity into a "safe mode" with a backup...
Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches

Read/Write Daily: Building the Real-Life Starship Enterprise

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Today's theme is real artists ship. Everyone wants their tech to be fun. iPads get close, but it's quite another thing to build actual space stations or robot exoskeletons... or the actual Starship Enterprise. But people are going for it, anyway. A man named Dan with a lot of...
Read/Write Daily: Building the Real-Life Starship Enterprise

VIDEO: Nasa rover touches down on Mars

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Nasa is celebrating the successful landing of its robot, 'Curiosity', on Mars....
VIDEO: Nasa rover touches down on Mars

Just a four-armed, mohawked robot playing a Ramones cover

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YouTube video of a punk rock robot playing drums to the Ramones' legendary hit song "Blitzkrieg Bop" will give you something to sing about. [Read more]...
Just a four-armed, mohawked robot playing a Ramones cover

The Robot That Could Help People Walk Again

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Today Matt Tillford walked across the stage at The Atlantic's Big Science Summit. So what? Tillford has been paralyzed since a 2007 car crash....
The Robot That Could Help People Walk Again

This week in Crave: The high-flying edition

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This week, we tried to run away from the speedy Cheetah robot, looked skyward for quadrotors, and pondered the possibilities of man-OS romance. [Read more]...
This week in Crave: The high-flying edition

The Pleasures of Seeing Machines at Work

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To observe a human sweep a room would be less than stimulating, but watching a robot do the same thing is marvelous....
The Pleasures of Seeing Machines at Work

Japan readies new robot to probe crippled nuclear plant

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Can a pint-sized explorer help find leaks in Fukushima's reactors? Sakura has radiation shielding, a camera, and a microphone to look for cracks in the nuclear fuel vessel. [Read more]...
Japan readies new robot to probe crippled nuclear plant

Rock, paper, scissors robot can't be beaten

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Think you're a quick draw? Try your hand with this robot and you'll lose. [Read more]...
Rock, paper, scissors robot can't be beaten

Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. It's no secret that Bluetooth 4.0 is energy efficient, but now...
Insert Coin: Rowdy Robot creates Bluetooth 4.0 beacons that activate automatic alerts

Health care robot brings experts to bedside

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A health care robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health allows doctors who may be thousands of miles away to interact with patients at their bedsides.Called RP-VITA, the robot stands 1.7 meters high and rolls around hospitals controlled by an iPad. The robot was designed to bring world class...
Health care robot brings experts to bedside

Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

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An exhibition in Osaka, central Japan, has assembled a hall of fame for Japanese tech products, with hits including Sony's Walkman and Aibo, an original Tranformer toy, and Paro the baby seal robot on display.The "First in the World" exhibition, organized by a local trade group, a museum and...
Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

Curiosity's Landing, From the Perspective of the 3,000 People Who Helped Build It

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"Seven years of my life and career come down to seven minutes. I'm kind of freaking out." Mark Rober is an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. In that role, Rober spent seven years working on the Curiosity project as NASA made its plans to explore Mars. "That's nearly...
Curiosity's Landing, From the Perspective of the 3,000 People Who Helped Build It

How lizards can help build a better bot (video)

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SmartPlanet visits Robert Full's UC Berkeley lab to check out how a red-headed Agama lizard inspired a robot dubbed Tailbot. [Read more]...
How lizards can help build a better bot (video)

Five jobs a robot could never steal | Paul MacInnes

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When it seems that in a game of existential top trumps the robots are going to win, let's look at the few cards we still holdLook about and you'll see here's a lot of robot talk going down right now. It's not confined to the usual places; among aficionados of...
Five jobs a robot could never steal | Paul MacInnes
A Robot Assistant To Finally Do What You've Always Wanted: Compliment You

Bartendro robot mixologist crafts cocktails with Raspberry Pi

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Cocktails may never be the same again. Robot can handle up to 15 bottles of booze and mixers and can dispense precision cocktails in less than 10 seconds. [Read more]...
Bartendro robot mixologist crafts cocktails with Raspberry Pi
'Terminator 2' crew members reveal how they created masterful special effects before CGI took over

NASA Engineers Prep for a Software Upgrade on Mars

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From the Department of Things That Make Working at NASA Cool, there’s this today: Technicians running the mission of the Curiosity rover that landed on the planet Mars earlier this week are going to upgrade the robot’s software. If that doesn’t sound terribly interesting in and of itself, consider every...
NASA Engineers Prep for a Software Upgrade on Mars
Moth pilots robot to a (faux) booty call

Mobile | Meet the Common Man's Robot: Headless and Adorable

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Entrepreneur Keller Rinaudo says the Romo, a $150 robot with that needs your iPhone for its head, could finally make home robots ubiquitous. He spoke at the TED conference Tuesday....
Mobile | Meet the Common Man's Robot: Headless and Adorable

One on One: Justin Ouellette, Designer of Interfaces for 'Robot & Frank'

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A film about the relationship between an aging con man and a caretaker robot gives a glimpse of what smartphones, tablets and televisions might look like in the not-so-distant future....
One on One: Justin Ouellette, Designer of Interfaces for 'Robot & Frank'
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Pebble smartwatch outs SDK preview at Google I/O, gives developers a kickstart on apps

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If you invested in the Pebble e-paper smartwatch -- and who didn't? -- you'll be happy to hear that the firm has unleashed a preview of the Kickstarter darling's SDK at Google I/O this week. That'll give developers a head start on creating apps for the ARM-powered e-paper device,...
Pebble smartwatch outs SDK preview at Google I/O, gives developers a kickstart on apps

Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

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Yes, we've seen an XBee radio interface with RC robots before, but Quantum Robotics' open-source Xbee handheld controllers have enough gimbals, push buttons and toggle switches to leave us starry-eyed. The Q2 and Q4, both open for funding on Kickstarter, use a XBee wireless transceiver to transfer data and...
Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)

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When Lego introduced the Mindstorms EV3 earlier this year, it bundled building instructions for five "hero" models, several of which can be seen in our CES hands-on. The complex kit of sensors, modules and bricks can do a lot more than that of course, and Lego community members have...
Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)

Meet Toshiba's New Robot

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Meet Toshiba's new robot: it is designed to enter highly radioactive parts of a stricken nuclear plant and finding out what's happening inside....
Meet Toshiba's New Robot
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