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Droids dance, dogs nuzzle, humanoids speak at Madrid robot museum

A white robotic beagle sits wagging its tail and nuzzling anyone who pets it, while six pint-sized robots, flashing blue, pump their fists as they dance to the pop hit “Gangnam Style”.

A robot turtle will help underwater archaeologists to inspect shipwrecks

The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks.

The humanitarian case against killer robots

Noel Sharkey, the chairman of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, argued his case against killer robots last Friday at Northeastern University, saying that autonomous machines should not be allowed to make the decision to kill people on…

Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge

(Phys.org) —December 20 is a big day for teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge. The idea is to promote critical improvements in what robots can do to help out in disaster relief efforts, when hum…

Robots let doctors ‘beam’ into remote US hospitals

Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into a growing number of U.S. hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.

Researchers study how to use mind-controlled robots in manufacturing, medicine (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Worried that machines will someday control the human race? If so, relax.

NEC introduces the PaPeRo petit robot

(Phys.org) —Japan’s portfolio of robot creations has become well known as a versatile one that includes personal home robots which, in appearance as well as functions, can motivate humans to like spending time with them. The robots are not human-like…

The human touch makes robots defter

Cornell engineers are helping humans and robots work together to find the best way to do a job, an approach called “coactive learning.”

Robots to help elderly or paint nails at Tokyo expo (Update)

Pneumatic muscle suits and a walking stick that behaves like a guide dog competed for attention with an industrial robot that can paint fingernails at a huge expo in Tokyo Thursday.

Epson to unveil autonomous dual-arm robot that sees, senses, thinks, and reacts

Seiko Epson Corporation has developed an autonomous dual-arm robot prototype that expands the range of tasks that can be automated on the production floor. Equipped with vision and force sensing functions, this robot can autonomously execute tasks by r…