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SEX MACHINE Pole-dancing ‘robot strippers’ to perform next to human dancers on stage at nightclub

September 12th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

ROBOT strippers will make their debut pole-dancing alongside their human counterparts in a French nightclub. Laurent Roue, owner of the Strip Club Café in Nantes, said punters might find the gyrating plastic-and-metal robots “very sexy”.

A cave is no place for humans, so DARPA is sending in the robots

September 4th, 2019 at 2:47 am » Comments Off

DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge aims to make cave exploration a more robotic affair. Outside its cavernous passageways, the mine’s entrance is emblazoned in red lettering that reads “Safety Research Coal Mine.” This site is just one of two mine systems at the Bruceton Research Center in Pittsburgh. They were once part of a full mine system […]

Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college campuses

September 1st, 2019 at 3:09 am » Comments Off

Starship Technologies announces an expansion of its robot delivery service after raising $40 million The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday, Starship Technologies announced its plan to deploy thousands of its autonomous six-wheeled delivery robots on college campuses around the country […]

Amazon delivery robots are officially on the streets of California

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Amazon has robots on the streets. It’s a good bet urban delivery will never be the same. Amazon has officially rolled out its last-mile delivery robots in a Southern California testbed. Called Scout, the delivery robot is designed to autonomously ferry parcels from urban distribution points to Amazon Prime customers, removing the need for vans […]

Robot racism? Yes, says a study showing humans’ biases extend to robots

August 15th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

“Robots And Racism,” a study conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand and published by the country’s University of Canterbury, suggests people perceive physically human-like robots to have a race and therefore apply racial stereotypes to white and black robots. Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? You see them […]

Desperate for workers, aging Japan turns to robots for healthcare

August 14th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

A woman wearing a Cyberdyne lumbar robotic suit, which is designed to help her walk, gets an assist from caregiver Asami Konishi. TSUKUBA, Japan — In America and other aging societies around the world, it has become common for the elderly to be cared for by their graying children or older workers. That’s largely because […]

Meet your future package delivery team: A self-driving vehicle and a robot

July 26th, 2019 at 12:41 am » Comments Off

  Digit uses its hands made of rubber balls to lift boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds, and has the ability to sidestep objects in its path and walk up staircases. In may, damion shelton, the CEO of Agility Robotics, watched nervously as his new robot, Digit, attempted a groundbreaking feat: delivering a package […]

A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular

July 21st, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

  A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out to be a welcome presence for some patients, too. Nurses are in high demand: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports […]

Battle underway at the port of LA : Driverless cargo handlers vs. jobs

July 19th, 2019 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

  LA WATCHDOG–On Friday, June 28, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a motion by Councilman Joe Buscaino to assert jurisdiction over a decision by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to approve a minor construction permit that would allow Maersk, the world’s largest shipper of cargo containers, and its subsidiary, APM Terminals, to install […]

The second coming of the robot pet

July 16th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

  MITA YUN DIDN’T get into robotics to save the world. The lunar rovers she built as a student at Carnegie Mellon, and the software she developed as an engineer for Google—that stuff was just practice. The things Yun really wanted to make were friends. Yun had hungered for companionship since she was a little […]

Fake blood pumps life into this robotic fish

July 14th, 2019 at 3:45 am » Comments Off

Autonomous robots may soon be an ever-present force in our lives, but they are going nowhere fast — or rather, a short distance quickly — without better batteries. You’ve surely seen modern robots scamper through woods or vacuum your floors, but they can only do it for short periods before their energy runs out. Many […]

Huntington Park Police to deploy ‘RoboCop’ to monitor public areas

July 7th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The Huntington Park Police Department is set to unveil “HP RoboCop,” the latest tool in the force’s arsenal that will keep an electronic eye on public areas, the city of Huntington Park announced in a news release. The device is “an autonomous data machine that is meant to serve outdoors,” that will use 360-degree HD […]

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