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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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Meet Salto, the terrifying robot that hops around like a frog     – CNET
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It’s called “Salto-1P” and it’s a “monopedal jumping robot capable of continuous high-power hopping”. It’s now playing hopscotch.

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This robot maintains tender, unnerving eye contact
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Humans already find it unnerving enough when extremely alien-looking robots are kicked and interfered with, so one can only imagine how much worse it will be when they make unbroken eye contact and mirror your expressions while you heap abuse on them. This is the future we have selected. The Simulative Emotional Experience Robot, or […]

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Pizza Hut in Korea uses a robot waiter to serve pizza     – CNET
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The company is testing this for just two weeks.

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Mayfield Robotics ceases production of Kuri robot amid a questionable future
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In a letter to backers today, Bay Area-based Mayfield Robotics said it was “crushed” to announce that it has ceased manufacturing of its home robot, Kuri. The note finds the Bosch-backed business grappling with an uncertain future, as it pauses all operations and re-evaluates its future. Launched in 2015, as part of Bosch’s Startup Platform, […]

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AI plus a chemistry robot finds all the reactions that will work
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Simple robots have been part of chemistry for years. (credit: Greg Russ) Chemistry is a sort of applied physics, with the behavior of electrons and their orbitals dictating a set of rules for which reactions can take place and what products will remain stable. At a very rough level, the basics of these rules are […]

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J.J. Abrams and Tencent combine to form Bad Robot Games
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Bad Robot, the media production company headed by famed nostalgia-lord J.J. Abrams, is expanding into the games industry with help from Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent. The company will lend its expertise in film to partner developers at both the indie and AAA level. “I’m a massive games fan, and increasingly envious of the amazing tools […]

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The robot revolution is just beginning
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Sanjit Dang Contributor Share on Twitter Sanjit Dang is an investment director at Intel Capital. More posts by this contributor What’s holding back VR? Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience Every year, Time magazine gets swamped with pitches from thousands of companies, all convinced their product deserves to be included in Time’s “25 Best Inventions” list. This past December, the […]

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Alibaba’s new autonomous robot delivers packages at a modest pace
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Unlike its car vending machine concept, Alibaba's ideas for robots have been more mundane and mainly confined to warehouses (the same kind that Amazon uses). But today, the Chinese ecommerce titan introduced a package-delivering 'bot that uses LiDAR…

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