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On the Road Again: hitchBOT Hitchhikes Across America
“There’s this issue of trust in popular media where we see a lot of dystopian visions of a future with robots that have gone rogue or out of control. In this case, we’ve designed something that actually needs human empathy to accomplish its goals.”
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Will Robot Bullying Trigger the Robot Uprising?
A new study finds that children lacked empathy for a humanoid robot inside a shopping mall. The children admitted the robots human-likeness, yet they continued to kick, punch and beat the android.
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DARPA Team’s Goal: Build Robot with Capabilities of 2-Year-Old
Lockheed Martin's Team TROOPER says "one of our goals was to work toward a robot with the capabilities of a two-year old ... but like a two-year old, there's definitely some misbehavior in these robots. They don't always do what we tell them to."
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MIT’s Cutting-Edge Approach to Robot Control for DARPA Finals
MIT didn't win the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, but the team still feels victorious after developing and testing its cutting-edge algorithm to control robots.
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Why So Many Robots Struggled with the DARPA Challenge
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals highlight some of the potential issues of human-robot collaboration.
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14 Epic Fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
A robot uprising seems like science fiction after seeing these falls and fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
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DRC-Hubo Humanoid Dominates DARPA Finals
The DRC-Hubo robot from Team KAIST was much faster than the other robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, completing the eight tasks in a time of 44 minutes, 28 seconds to win the $2 million grand prize.
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Watch 4 Robots Conquer a DARPA Finals Test Course
Team WPI-CMU, Team KAIST, Team MIT, and Team IHMC send their humanoid robots through a simulated course to preview what's to come in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the 24 Finalists
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals take place June 5-6 in Pomona, California. Meet the 24 robots vying for a $2 million top prize in the ultimate robot competition.
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JD Humanoid Robot Kit
JD is a fully functional humanoid robot from EZ-Robot designed for functions such as interacting with human tools and environments, experimental purposes, and more.
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Meet the Creepy Humanoid Robot That Resembles Sarah Palin
Yangyang, a new humanoid robot that can talk, move its head, shake hands and even give hugs, resembles Sarah Palin. Yangyang even has skin made from a special type of silica gel to replicate the texture of human skin.
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AI, Humanoid Robots Enhancing Cross-cultural Communication
By combining artificial intelligence and robotics with insights from virtual role-playing research, researchers are pioneering new avenues to improve cultural awareness.
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Robots to Run Japan’s Henn-na Hotel: No Human Employees Welcome
A new hotel opening in Japan will be staffed completely by robots that will carry your bags, clean your room, and manage the front desk. The Henn-na Hotel will also use facial-recognition technology instead of room keys.
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The Best Robots of CES 2015
You couldn't escape the robots at CES 2015. Drones, robot toys and humanoids were the talk of Las Vegas. Here are our picks for the best robots of CES 2015.
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Meet ChihiraAico: The Creepiest Robot of CES
Toshiba's ChihiraAico humanoid robot is designed to resemble a a 32-year-old Japanese hostess that makes conversation, sings and could one day take care of people with dementia. And boy is it creepy.
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Editors’ Picks

Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot
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Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots ‘Superpowers’
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RoboBusiness Europe 2018 Registration Opens
Registration is now open for RoboBusiness 2018, which takes place Feb. 14-15 in...