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Businesses in China are optimistic despite rising tariffs

Sep 20, 2018
With more taxes about to hit Chinese exports, companies at a Shanghai industrial fair assess their plans.
At the China International Industry Fair, intelligent robot makers are upbeat about business prospects despite the U.S.-China tariff escalation.
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The most robot-proof job of them all

Apr 10, 2017
Robotics work is a good bet, if you can get it.
Anca Dragan researches the interaction between humans and robots at UC Berkeley.
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Say hello to your robot co-worker

Apr 7, 2017
There's a new emphasis on designing robots to be teammates, not just tools.
A machine from Carnegie Mellon's Biorobotics Lab.
Courtesy Carnegie Mellon Biorobotics Lab

Why your robot restaurant might get sued

Mar 24, 2017
A lawsuit alleges that Eatsa kiosks aren't accessible to the visually impaired. Company founders say it isn't true.
A customer uses an interactive kiosk to place an order at a San Francisco Eatsa in 2015.
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Two arms good...three arms better?

Mar 2, 2016
Wearable robotic arm can transform you into a three-armed drummer.
Wearable robotic arm can transform you into a three-armed drummer.
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'Botnets' are costing advertisers billions

Dec 9, 2014
Ads are linked to how many people see them, but "botnet" computer networks inflate the numbers.

For public good, not for profit.

Robots invade holidays ... but don't take over

Dec 3, 2014
Robots go more mainstream, shipping packages and vacuuming. But they're not smart enough to stage a coup.

A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors -- every time.

Nov 5, 2013
A robot that beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors every time guaranteed. But there's a catch.

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.