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This smart, agile MIT robot plays a mean game of Jenga     – CNET
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Researchers create a robot that combines vision and touch to remove Jenga blocks without toppling the wooden tower.

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At CES 2019, I met a robot that showed me a future where we're not so lonely     – CNET
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Commentary: Half of Americans say they’re lonely, but Katie Collins finds hope at CES in the promise of Groove X’s Lovot robot.

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Robotemi is adding Alexa to its personal telepresence robot
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Temi (pronounced "Timmy," I think) is a personal robot with a 10-inch tablet for a head. It can play music and videos, control your smart home hardware and handle other basic assistant stuff, such as ordering takeout. In short, Temi is a friendlier t…

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Pepsi Is Testing a Snack Delivery Robot On Select College Campuses
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MojoKid writes: College students used to have to fend for themselves at the campus convenient store but soon may have the snacks coming to them courtesy of a new delivery service. The PepsiCo Hello Goodness Snackbot, an autonomous delivery robot, will now run snacks around select college campuses to satiate whatever case of the munchies […]

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A Delivery Robot Spontaneously Burst Into Flames
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Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares this article from the Verge: An autonomous food delivery robot burst into flames on a Berkeley, California walkway, as first reported by The Daily Californian. Kiwi, the startup that makes and manages the one hundred-strong fleet of robots, issued a statement to say that the fire was quickly extinguished by […]

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24 Amazon Workers Sent To Hospital After Robot Accidentally Unleashes Bear Spray
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Joe_Dragon shares a report from ABC News: Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray in a warehouse, officials said. The two dozen workers were treated at five local hospitals, Robbinsville Township communications and public information officer John Nalbone told ABC News. One […]

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Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash
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Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways to get what we want without leaving the sofa. So far, online ordering and on-demand delivery have allowed us […]

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Furhat Robotics gives AI a face with its new social robot
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Voice assistants have their benefits, but it can be a bit weird to talk to a faceless robot voice all day. Stockholm-based technology startup Furhat Robotics is putting a face to our interactions with AI with Furhat, a social robot that is capable of…

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Scientists built a terrifying robot snake that can climb ladders     – CNET
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Snakes and ladders used to be a board game, now it’s an integral part of our shared robot dystopian future. Can’t wait!

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