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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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'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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