Robots Could Fill 3.5 Million Jobs in Japan

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According to thinktank Machine Industry Memorial Foundation, robots could fill the jobs of 3.5 million people in Japan by 2025, helping to avert worker shortages as the country's population shrinks. The country faces a 16...

Robot cars race around California

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A driverless car called Boss has scooped a $2m prize in a Californian race for robotic vehicles. Boss successfully drove around an urban environment, avoiding other cars, and covering 60 miles (85km) in less than...

A Robot Bride by 2050?

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An artificial intelligence researcher predicts that robotics will make such dramatic advances in the coming years that humans will be marrying robots by the year 2050. Robots will become so human-like -- having intelligent conversations,...

Bear robot rescues wounded troops

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The US military is developing a robot with a teddy bear-style head to help carry injured soldiers away from the battlefield. The Battlefield Extraction Assist Robot (BEAR) can scoop up even the heaviest of casualties...

Image-guided robot called a surgical 'milestone'

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The NeuroArm, a surgical robot that provides magnetic resonance images of the brain was unveiled in Calgary, where researchers called it a "milestone in medical technology." The technology works in conjunction with real-time MRI to...

Israeli Firm Unveils Portable Hunter/Killer Robot

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As a part of efforts to develop weaponry that could reduce the risks to its forces from hand-to-hand fighting against Palestinian or Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas, an Israeli defence firm has unveiled the VIPeR. Roughly the...

Tiny robot to help cancer diagnosis

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British scientists are developing a tiny robot to fit inside MRI machines, which will improve the accuracy of biopsies taken to screen for prostate cancer. Needle biopsies are currently taken from the...

Robot 'guard dog' protects Wi-Fi setups

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A strange two-wheeled creature was skimming through the halls of the Alexis Park Hotel on Sunday: a robot created to sniff out network vulnerabilities. Created by two members of a loose association...

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World's first robot brain surgeon developed

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Incredible! Now we will have brain surgery's done by a computer running behind, you guessed it, Linux! A six-legged robot has been developed by Singapore experts and programmed to drill through the skull...

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GRACE robot tries to live up to name

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Cheers Matt and Tonny Phang for sending this in. A group of scientists who set out to build a robot with human social skills may have actually improved on humanity: Their creation courteously...

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Robot makes a dash for its life

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It was reported yesterday that a robot that has been part of an experiment in learning has got too smart as it was seen attempting to escape from the building where it is based. ...

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Office Robot Wars for real?

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Hot from E3 (from where Neowin are soon to report) is news that you can build your own battle laptop. Grabbing a brewski from the fridge is just one of the real-world...

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NASA robot to use Linux, Pentium III

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NASA's Ames Research Center is building a "personal satellite assistant", powered by a Pentium III with the Linux operating system, to help out astronauts on space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions. ...

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