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Boston Dynamics Prepares To Launch Its First Commercial Robot: Spot
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Boston Dynamics is about to launch its first ever commercial product — a quadrupedal robot named Spot. The Verge reports: Spot is currently being tested in a number of “proof-of-concept” environments, Boston Dynamics’ CEO Marc Raibert told The Verge, including package delivery and surveying work. And although there’s no firm launch date for the commercial […]

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Lego Star Wars Boost: Droid Commander could be the coding robot set you're looking for     – CNET
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R2, Gonk and an Imperial Mouse — but where are C-3PO and BB-8?

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At SXSW, Sony's WOW Studio sees a robot future that's groovy, not apocalyptic     – CNET
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Put your AI fears aside, says Sony, algorithms and other tech can help you fire up your muse.

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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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