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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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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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