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    A Tiny Robot Fish is Now Helping Researchers Keep an Eye on the Oceans

    The oceans have always been a rewarding place for researchers to explore, but rising temperatures and growing islands of plastic waste have added a sense of urgency. Monitoring the oceans hasn’t gotten all that much easier over the years, either — improvements to robotics and sensor tech doesn’t mean much when we’re still largely blind underwater. […]

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    Are Robot Olympics Next? Bots Are Already Playing These 7 Sports

    We’ve got the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics — are the Robot Olympics next? Maybe! The metal and wire crowd might not have any Phelpsian swimmers in its ranks yet, but sports-playing robots are becoming more and more common. They’re not exactly graceful or athletic just yet, but hey, they and their human friends are […]

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    Today in Robots: If Only Bran Stark Had One of These Robots

    The good stuff keeps coming out of Boston Dynamics, home of the backflipping robot. They’ve been developing four-legged robots for as long as we can remember, too, and those dog-like bots always seem to be learning new tricks. This week, the SpotMini robot learned the trick of politeness, gaining the ability to open and hold […]

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    These Robots Are Your New 2018 Gym Goals

    Not content to make us feel bad about our job security, robots are now embarrassing us with their superior commitment to sick gains. Robotics are engineers are increasingly showing off what they can do by making robots that can pull off impressive athletic feats. In a span of about five years, robots have gone from […]

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    Smugglers Beware – The Age of Robot Customs Agents Has Begun

    Not that airport security is what we’d call lax, but for the customs evaders of the world, at least there was some hope of human error. This month saw the beginning of the end of that hope — there’s a new kind of customs agent on the scene, and it’ll always be watching! Sanbot Max is […]

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    Here’s How the Future of Robotics is Being Inspired By Origami

    Robots are big bad metal machines here to take your jobs and eventually rise up in a backflipping revolution, right? But, what if robots didn’t have to be that way? What if they could be squishy, squid-like creatures with tentacles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight or inch along the floor like an […]

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    The Week in Tech – It’s Over, the Robots Have Won

    There’s a ton of tech news to get to! Maybe you didn’t get to it all, because who’s got time for that? Well, that’d be us — here are a handful of stories from the week that was that might affect you! Lyft is coming to Toronto Lyft used to be an also-ran to clear ride-hailing […]

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    How Do You Feel About Saudi Arabia’s Newest Citizen?

    Saudi Arabia has been making some very amazing and interesting advancements lately. In late September, they announced that they are now permitted women to get behind the wheel and start driving cars. This change is taking effect June 2018, and Saudi Arabia has long been seen as oppressing women for having this legal ban on […]

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    Self-Driving Boats Are Coming To Amsterdam

    And you thought those self-driving cars sounded scary! Wait until you see a boat driving itself on the water. Self-driving boats are actually in the works in Amsterdam. Today, the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) announced a new, five-year research initiative to explore the possibility of floating robot vehicles. “Imagine a fleet of autonomous boats for the transportation […]

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    Domino’s Is Testing Out Pizza Delivery Robots

    Today, we’re learning that Domino’s is doing its part to end the age of human delivery. Before we know it, every Domino’s pizza might be delivered by DRU, their autonomous delivery bot. DRU is being tested on a few streets in Queensland, Australia right now, but there are plans to take this guy worldwide in […]

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    Robit Isn’t Just a Robot, He Wants To Be Your Butler

    What started out as a DIY project to create a fun way for a nine-year-old to learn programming is shaping up to become one of the most useful home robots yet — and the most affordable. Robit is a cute little wheeled robot who has become a guard dog, an assistant, and a friendly companion, […]

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    Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

    Horrifying stuff out of Germany today, as an accident resulted in a robotic system crushing a contract worker against a metal plate, crushing his chest. The man was revived, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries at the hospital where he was being treated. The accident happened at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Baunatal, Germany, where […]

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    Ozobot is a Tiny Robot that Teaches Kids to Code + Giveaway!

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s no doubt that there are a lot of jobs today that require knowledge of computer programming and that it would probably be a pretty good idea to introduce coding at a young age. That said, throwing dozens […]