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Watching Robots Make Tiny Springs Is Wonderfully Hypnotic

Video: This is easily the best video to spend your eyeball time on today. That’s partly because it’s wonderfully shot and reveals the inner workings of the machines. But it’s mostly because it’s a bunch of robots making tiny springs.

How Many Drones Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

Video: “Work smarter, not harder” should be everyone’s mantra. Marek Baczynski certainly abides by it. Why else would he spend hours of trial and error figuring out how to get a drone to change a lightbulb? We can finally add ladders to the list of things robots will eventually replace.

Candy-Flinging Lego Bot Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

Kids love Halloween because they get to dress up, act like a monster, and be rewarded with free candy. Then you become an adult, and suddenly have to deal with little monsters demanding free sweets. Halloween is suddenly less fun, unless you build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters.

This Robot Could Save Aussie Farmers $1.3 Billion A Year

Agricultural robot Agbot II, designed and built by QUT with support from the Queensland Government, could save Australia’s farm sector $1.3 billion a year by reducing the costs of weeding crops by around 90 per cent.

Farmers saw the robot in action at Bundaberg last week, when the fully-autonomous Agbot ll was demonstrated for the first time.

A Future Where Tiny Swarming Robots Bring Me My Phone Is The Future I Want

Making robots act like humans is hard, but making robots act like insects is considerably easier. And if you’ve ever seen a towering ant hill, or a massive bee hive, you know that thousands of insects working together can accomplish impressive things. So why not have a bunch of tiny robots do the same?

This Humanoid Robot Sweats With Its Skeleton

Progress is a fight between what works the best and what’s feasible to manufacture cheaply at scale. Usually the latter wins. It’s why we used VHS instead of Betamax. It’s why most grocery store produce is utterly tasteless. And it’s why we’ve built a humanoid robot that sweats.

Chilling Ad Underscores The Insanity Of Caregiving Robots

To address the burgeoning “loneliness epidemic” and the demands of an ageing population, some think that we should deploy robotic caregivers. A new ad titled “BEN (Biologically Engineered Nursing)”, however, suggests that this is a dreadful idea.

Charlie Rose Flirting With A Creepy Robot Is Worse Than It Sounds

Watching Charlie Rose attempt to interview a bald, poorly dressed, artificially intelligent robot is akin to watching your own grandfather try to use Siri, except much, much worse.

Disney Just Invented A One-Legged Robot That Hops Like Tigger

In Disney’s continued quest to breathe life into all of its cartoon characters, it might be going beyond a mere costume. Its research branch just revealed what appears to be the first attempt to make a robotic version of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh’s tiger pal, who’s best known for bouncing around on his tail.

Your Lonely Grandparents Can Now Get A Robot Retriever To Keep Them Company

Last year Hasbro wowed, and saddened us a little, with a new line of toys targeted at seniors in need of a companion, but without the need for all the mess that comes along with a pet. The first addition to its Joy For All line was a robotic cat, but it’s now being joined by a robotic golden retriever that any dog lover would spend hours playing with.

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