robots

DARPA’s BigDog robot can throw cinder blocks farther than you

DARPA’s BigDog robot can throw cinder blocks farther than you

You may already know about the four-legged robot from DARPA and Boston Dynamics; we've talked about it in the past and how it's supposed to help out military troops by carrying supplies over rough terrain and beyond. Now, the BigDog robot can throw objects, including concrete cinder blocks. However, instead of using one of its four legs, it actually uses an extending arm (which looks to be the robot's head and neck) to throw objects.

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Daft Punk album 4 tipped as duo hits Columbia Records

Daft Punk album 4 tipped as duo hits Columbia Records

After many successful years with label Virgin/EMI, the electronic music duo known as Daft Punk will be headed to Columbia records with the promise of a brand new full-length album set for this Spring. Though the details surrounding the new album are scant, we do know that Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have indeed left Virgin records - this is a monster happening due to their extended period rocking and rolling under the label - nearly 17 years!

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots hands-on

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots hands-on

LEGO has been into robotics for quite some time now, but today at CES, the company unveiled the new MINDSTORMS EV3 robotic system, which is LEGO's first robotic system that comes with iOS and Android app support. The best part is, we got some hands-on time with a few of the robots on display at the company's booth at Pepcom.

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iRobot to unveil new cleaning robots at CES 2013

iRobot to unveil new cleaning robots at CES 2013

Out of the many head-turners that will show up at the pool this summer, one new gadget will certainly catch the eye of any geek getting his tan on. iRobot will be unveiling the Mirra 530 pool-cleaning robot at CES next week, along with the Looj 330 gutter-cleaning robot, both of which provide the same great robot-cleaning technology from the makers who brought you Roomba.

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MIT’s milli-motein robot can shape shift

MIT’s milli-motein robot can shape shift

The strange-looking piece of twisty curly metal below is actually a robot that can shape shift into various shapes. The robot, called milli-motein, is about the size of your oridinary garden catepillar. Says the scientists involved with the project, this robot could be a "harbinger" of the future and the shape shifting robots that are currently science fiction.

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Human rights groups call for ban on automated killer robots

Human rights groups call for ban on automated killer robots

Human rights groups are calling for a universal ban on robotic weapons systems that are able to determine when to fire without human interaction. Clearly, someone has watched The Terminator too many times. Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic have both called for all states to agree to ban the development, production, and use of fully autonomous weapons.

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LG launches robot vacuum Hom Bot Square

LG launches robot vacuum Hom Bot Square

Few things are better than having robots perform your chores for you. While wireless robot vacuums have been on the market for years, the earliest models were clunky and not terribly good at their jobs. That has changed as technology has improved, however, and now LG has announced its latest offering: the Hom-Bot Square.

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