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Robots As Potential Colleagues And Friends

LOVING THE MACHINE: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots by Timothy Hornyak Kodansha International, Ltd., First Edition, 2006 Author Timothy Hornyak, on the opening page of this wondrous and charming work, talks about his first encounters with robots in Japan. This is enthralling prose, and …

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Basic Robot Building With LEGO Minstorms NXT 2.0

Robots already vacuum our floors, help dispose of bombs and are exploring Mars. But in his new book, “Robot Futures,” Illah Nourbakhshs, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, argues that robots are not just wondrous machines, but a new species that bridges the material and digital worlds.

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2013 Multi Rotor Challenge Gallery

On the second day of the March 23 – 24, The 2013 Multirotor Challenge was held at the Palomar RC Flyers field in Fallbrook, CA. A feature article on the event will appear in the July-August 2013 Issue of Robot Magazine, www.botmag.com. The event was hosted by Lucien Miller of www.innov8tivedesigns.com and cosponsored 3D Robotics, Aeroquad, Scorpion Motors, DIY Drones and many more. For details, please visit www.multirotorchallenge.com.

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Revolution 19

When the robots designed to fight our wars abandon the battlefields and turn their weapons upon mankind, humanity is enslaved and those not under the rule of robots live hidden in the wilderness. This is the terrain “Revolution 19,”

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Android Angels

Gen Manga’s Android Angels explores HRI Manga-style Wouldn’t it be great to live with the perfect woman or perfect man in android form? However, there is one catch: After four years the android’s memory would be erased and you would both need to move on.

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The Engine

Looking for a dark alternate reality Soviet-era robot hero in graphic novel form? Check out Madefire’s “The Engine,” created by Liam Sharp and Christina McCormack. Madefire is a new graphic novel company that is creating interactive “motion books.”

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The Secret Life Of Droids

No other group of robots have inspired and intrigued builders, programmers and developers more than the droids of the Star Wars Universe. The publishers at DK have released their latest book on them, called “The Secret Life of Droids,”

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vN: The First Machine Dynasty

Amy Peterson is hungry. She’s been on a diet for as long as she can remember. Her parents want her to grow more human like. Even though it seems as if she is a normal kid, Amy Peterson is no ordinary kid. She is a von Neuman self replicating humanoid robot with a humanoid mother and a human father.

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Flowstone Workshop 10 Part 2

How To Really Program A Humanoid Robot - Part 2

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Robots Podcast #133: Robotics Business Review

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” In Robots Podcast #133, Per speaks with Tom Green, editor in chief of the Robotics Business Review, a global robotics news and information resource headquartered near Boston, MA (USA). Green shares his view …

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2 cute robots: one funded by Japan’s Space Agency the other by Kickstarter

“Courtesy Of:” … Japan’s cute talking robot will take off August 4th for the Space Station. Kirobo, a 13” 2# mini-humanoid robot remembers faces, can move its head and arms, and is expected to help keep company and have conversations with the Japanese astronaut aboard the …

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Oxford Martin School founder and GF2045 keynote speaker James Martin dies

“Courtesy Of:”   … At Global Future 2045, in NYC, June 15-16, the keynote speaker represented rampant technological change as both a problem and a benefit, and it needed to be addressed as such. He died on June 24. … Martin established the Oxford Martin School …

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Robohub focus on frontier robotics

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate”   Robohub has opened another focus topic, the risks and rewards of robotics on the frontier, the leading edge of technology and/or application. A tentative lineup of articles is available now, with links …

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