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Robots

Boston Dynamics Robot Dog

Experts agree: There’s no real threat of a robot uprising anytime soon

February 17th, 2018

The Twitterati have been freaked out for several days now over a video showcasing the creepy door-opening ability of the SpotMini, a dog-like robot from Boston Dynamics. The robot is so creepily life-like, it quickly became the top trending video on Tuesday and prompted a flurry of only slightly humorous tweets warning that the beginning …

robot that sweats

Researchers built a robot that actually sweats when it gets hot

December 26th, 2017

When you consider all of the ways that humanoid robots are better than actual humans — they’re stronger, faster, and don’t complain when they stub their toes — you probably don’t take heat into account. Robots tend to get pretty hot when they’re doing serious work, and cooling them down is a serious challenge for …