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Robots programmed to deceive

Sep 10, 2010
Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology* have created a robot capable of deception. They set up two bots in a game of hide and seek. Robot...
Posted In: domo arigato, robots

Oil-eating swarm of robots

Aug 27, 2010
It's an MIT project called Seaswarm. Little robots drag around nano-fabric that can asborb 20 times their weight in oil.  These robots dragging...
Posted In: oil spill, robots

Search for artificial intelligence in space, not radio waves

Aug 23, 2010
Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) astronomer Seth Shostak says instead of listening for radio waves and looking for biological signs...
Posted In: artificial intelligence, robots, SETI, space

New robot eats and poops

Jul 22, 2010
A new British robot called Ecobot III can survive for seven days at a time by consuming biomass and excreting waste. The article points out that it...
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Oscar the bionic cat

Jun 25, 2010
Of course we're charmed by Oscar. More on him here. *
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Yotaro the robot baby

Jun 24, 2010
As discussed on the show, here's a video of Yotaro, the robot baby. As you can see, he (it?) isn't especially realistic but somehow elicits...
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Tech News In Brief - 6/2/10

Jun 3, 2010
The Skype 3G app for iPhone is hugely popular. Free calls! Free calls! Until next year!Umpire's blown call ruins pitcher's perfect game. Call out...
Posted In: baseball, China, Facebook, iPhone, robots, skype

Tech News In Brief - 6/2/10

Jun 2, 2010
Tethering comes to the iPhone. But it's not free. ...
Posted In: apple, at&t, Google, iPad, iPhone, robots

Japanese robot moon base! JAPANESE ROBOT MOON BASE!

May 28, 2010
Today's story of the impending robot takeover takes place in Japan and on the moon. Engadget has the story of a robot base being planned for the...
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Tech News In Brief - 5/28/10

May 28, 2010
Foxconn to give out raises, relocate workersIs Facebook popular? Why yes it is. More monthly page views than the next 99 most visited sites...
Posted In: China, Facebook, iPad, Microsoft, newspapers, robots, video

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