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Best Robot Photos of the Week

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” This edition of best robot photos of the week includes an Officer Mac robot from the Computer History Museum, Colin Angle’s telepresence bot, an industrial cheese robot, a Dalek, a robo-dragonfly, a sexy …

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Robo Raven Achieves Bird-like Flight

Ornithopers have been around for many years and robots based on the concept are not new. But, according to a UMD news release, researchers there have made some new breakthroughs on this old idea

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Do You Empathize with Tortured Robots?

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Given our current understanding of how mirror neurons and human emotion works, a new study from the University of Duisburg Essen should come as no surprise. Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten and other researchers …

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Intelligence from Causal Entropic Forces

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” You may recall our 2012 story, The Universe, The Internet, and the Brain about a paper identifying similarities between the structure and dynamics of the brain and the universe. Now, a new paper …

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Random Robot Roundup

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” I returned from a few days at the VEX Robotics World Championship to find our inbox full of news, so let’s start things back up with a news roundup! (and, yes, pics of …

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Robots Podcast #128: Ethical/Social/Legal Issues

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” In Robots Podcast episode #128, interviewer Per talks with Pericle Salvini from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna about his work with social, ethical, and legal issues in robotics. He tells us about the RoboLaw project …

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UAVs for Weather and Environmental Research

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Researchers at the University of Virginia are testing UAVs as potential replacements for weather balloons which could simplify some types of weather and climate measurements. A recent UVA news release describes the use …

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Language and Spatio-temporal Cognition

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate”   We’re all familiar with the checkered history of the Whorf Hypothesis; the idea that a person’s worldview and cognition are limited by their language. At first it was widely accepted, to the …

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Roborobo! A Fast Robot Swarm Simulator

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Looking for a multi-platform, portable, and fast simulator for large-scale robot swarm and collective projects? Look no further. EU researchers backed by the EU FET Proactive Initiative and other robotics research grants, have …

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Best Robot Photos of the Week

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” This edition of best robot photos of the week includes a rare bubble-faced RoboBrrd, ROGER the Recycled Object Gathering Electronic Robot, the Copenhagen Zinkglobal robot, the impressive “Guardian of Trafalgar Lane” robot, a …

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Robohub.org focuses on jobs

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Here is Managing Editor Hallie Siegel introducing Robohub’s week of focus on the interrelationship between robotics and jobs. For the next week, Robohub will host a special focus on robots and jobs, featuring …

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Random Robot Roundup

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Lots of cool robots stuff in our inbox this week, so here goes… Intelligrated Robotics Lab announced an educational series of events for National Robotics Week. Check out our earlier article to find …

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Robohub coverage of We Robot

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” We Robot: Getting Down to Business is the title of the 2nd annual conference on robotics and the law, being held today and tomorrow at Stanford Law School. With several contributors in attendance, …

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