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This Robot Could Save The Great Barrier Reef

The world’s first robot built to control the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish could be transformed into a versatile “robo reef” protector — thanks to the Australian Google Impact Challenge.

Don't Look Into This Robot's Eyes While It Learns To Play The Ball-and-Cup Game

Japan’s popular Pepper robot can guess your mood, dress up in cute clothes and now, it can learn to play simple games.

This Video Of Boston Dynamics Walking Its Robot Looks Like It's Straight From A Sci-Fi Movie

Video: The mother of a Reddit user was out walking her dog when she spotted the nice folks over at Boston Dynamics out walking their robot and looking dead inside. Is this what our future looks like?

The Robot Assistant Who Can Second-Guess Your Every Need

It’s here – a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day, and yes, become our trusted friend. Science fiction is becoming science fact.

As sci-fi writer William Gibson noted: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

The demand for helper robots is booming, and academia, industry and the military are working overtime to meet the need as a whole new industry gains momentum.

Yes, Really: Robot Conferences Are Coming To Australia

Australia’s first conference where attendees can both engage with live robots, and watch them working with each other is coming to Sydney.

Competitive Robot Fighting Downunder

Not many people realise that Australia actually has a small but active group of robot warriors. From small events in a local shed to national and international competitions, these backyard boffins do battle.

That Hitchhiking Robot That Americans Beat Up Will Live Forever In A Canadian Museum

Summer 2015 marked the failed American odyssey of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking humanoid built for motorists to tote from Salem, Massachusetts, to San Francisco. It got as far as Philly before being torn limb from limb. But in Canada, where people are infinitely friendlier toward roadside robots, the original hitchBOT — which did manage to thumb it cross-country — will be enshrined in a national museum.

Have A Robot Paint You Like One Of Its French Girls

Sure, gesture-controlled robots are cool. Even cooler? Scientists have developed a way to control a robotic arm just by blinking at it — no hands needed.

When Robots Start Acting Like Humans You Can Expect The Worst

Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions — they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits — but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.

USA Challenges Japan To A Duel Between Giant Robots

It’s a potential Megabots Inc vs Suidobashi Heavy Industries showdown. Actual huge piloted mechs doing battle. This is what science and technology is all about. Check out the hilarious and awesome team Megabot video challenge for yourself and decide for yourself who will win.

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