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Forget Drones: Google Explores Robot Delivery

Legged robots from Boston Dynamics can navigate a home, and even deliver a parcel, using advances in manipulation and vision. Will Knight writes: The nimble-legged robots under development at a secretive Google subsidiary are getting ever more [...]

Japanese Robot Makes Sushi in Seconds 

The Japanese robotics manufacturer Kawasaki has created a bot that can prepare nigiri sushi in under a minute. As robots get more advanced, they will likely take over many jobs in the future — including those of sushi chefs. For a sneak peak [...]

Meet The Army’s New Pocket-Sized Drone

Jennings Brown reports: A recent glimpse at the future of robotic warfare proves tank robots aren’t ready for the battlefield just yet—but soldiers are enthusiastic about tiny drones that can be mistaken for birds. “We need to be making [...]

A Robot Just Passed the Self-Awareness Test

Roboticists at the Ransselaer Polytechnic Institute have built a trio of robots that were put through the classic ‘wise men puzzle’ test of self-awareness – and one of them passed. Duncan Geere reports: In the puzzle, a [...]

Japan Hotel Features Robot Receptionists

  Interestingly, the robots have been made to look like dinosaurs Benjamin Snyder writes: Step aside, receptionists. Robots are coming to get you. At least, that’s what’s happening at a hotel in Japan. Called Weird Hotel, the place of [...]

First Robot Wedding Takes Place In Japan

Susmita Baral reports: Japan became the first country to host a robot wedding as people gathered in Tokyo on Saturday to watch two robots — Frois and Yukirin — get married. Sure, Frois and Yukirin may be robots but that did not stop the [...]

[VIDEO] The Future of Remote Work Is Telerobotics

Students at The University of Pennsylvania have created DORA, a robot that both mimics the movements of and sends visual information to a virtual reality headset. Their goal is to give users the experience of actually inhabiting the robot’s [...]

Robot with $100 Bitcoin Buys Drugs, Gets Arrested

The robot’s purchases included a Hungarian passport, Ecstasy pills, fake Diesel jeans, a Sprite can with a hole cut out in order to stash cash, Nikes, a baseball cap with a hidden camera, cigarettes and the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ [...]

Google Patents Customizable Robot Personalities

A patent that has just been awarded to Google suggests that either could be possible and that we could potentially download different personality types from the cloud. In fact, if you can’t choose what kind of personality you want for your [...]