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tim-E robotic iPhone alarm clock may make you want to get up

tim-E robotic iPhone alarm clock may make you want to get up

Kickstarter always seems to have some interesting project underway that I want to own. The latest project to surface is yet another device that I would like to have in my house called the tim-E, and it is designed to work with your iPhone. The device is a robot alarm clock and bedside companion that uses your iPhone or the iPod Touch for its head and face.

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Robot with gooey feet can scale tall mountains using hot plastic

Robot with gooey feet can scale tall mountains using hot plastic

Researchers in Switzerland are currently working on an interesting new robot that uses melting plastic feet to adhere to vertical surfaces. The robot is designed with special footpads that heat rapidly allowing plastic compounds to melt and ooze into the surface that the bot needs to climb. Molded plastic feet may not sound particularly strong, but strong they are.

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Robot hand has strength of a strongman, dexterity of a doctor

Robot hand has strength of a strongman, dexterity of a doctor

Huge amounts of money and time are being spent researching robotics for myriad of potential uses in the future. Robots promise the ability to be able to work in environments that are too hazardous for humans. A robot must have the strength and dexterity to handle difficult situations that would confront human beings. A lot of research is being put into creating robotic components that mimic the human body in functionality if not design.

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UN denounces killer autonomous robots

UN denounces killer autonomous robots

The United Nations spends a lot of time considering things that could be used against humans during times of war. One of the things that the UN has been considering recently are the use of automated robots with weapon systems on the battlefield. The UN is strongly against any use of autonomous robots with the ability to end human life.

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NASA to explore Greenland with GROVER robot

NASA to explore Greenland with GROVER robot

When someone mentions a NASA rover, the first thing we think of is Mars or some other celestial body. Our perspective will need to change soon, however, with NASA planning to deploy a rover in the icy tundra of Greenland on May 3. The rover will be tasked with roaming Greenland's ice sheets to provide scientists with information on the inhospitable land and the changes to its monumental plains of ice.

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Harvard’s robotic insects fly for the first time

Harvard’s robotic insects fly for the first time

They're a source of fascination for some and paranoia for others - robot insects, which are about the size of your standard house fly and capable of flying in mostly the same fashion. This week the first flight of robotic insects in a Harvard lab was detailed in the journal Science, along with an image of one of the tiny creatures in action, which we have after the jump.

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Bank of Canada reveals polymer note decked out with robot arms

Bank of Canada reveals polymer note decked out with robot arms

Leave it to Canada to roll out an awesome design you can carry on every ($5) bill in your pocket. Earlier today, the Bank of Canada announced its new $5 and $10 polymer bank notes, which are not only among the most secure bills Canada has ever issued, but the lesser denomination also features Canada's awesome robot arms and was unveiled in part by Commander Chris Hadfield of the ISS.

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New robots shed light on origins of sea turtles

New robots shed light on origins of sea turtles

Baby sea turtles have an interesting way of moving across sand and into the ocean, and scientists have been studying these little creatures for quite a while. So much, in fact, that engineers are designing and building robots that replicate the movements of a baby sea turtle in order to better understand the origins of these animals.

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Robot archaeologist discovers new chambers under Temple of Quetzalcoatl

Robot archaeologist discovers new chambers under Temple of Quetzalcoatl

Archaeology can be both challenging and dangerous. A lot of the archaeological finds take discovers underground, where they are forced to squeeze through very narrow passages that are at times to narrow for a human to crawl through. Archaeologists working in Mexico near the Pyramid of the Sun have begun using a robotic archaeologist to explore caverns and tunnels underneath the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. The caverns are too small for a normal human to explore.

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