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Boston Dynamics has a new robot dog, and this one might be its creepiest yet

November 15th, 2017

When it comes to creepy robots, it’s impossible to compete with Boston Dynamics. The company, which was famously bought then sold by Google, has always had a knack for making bots with unsettlingly realistic movements, and it just teased its latest creation which most certainly continues the trend. The newly redesigned SpotMini robot “dog” is …

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Study shows robots are better at slicing humans open than humans are

October 13th, 2017

Human surgeons are some of the most skilled, precise individuals on the planet, but no amount of training and experience can make them better at slicing human flesh than robots already are. A new study aimed at comparing the steady hand of a human surgeon against the cold precision of the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot …

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Honda’s new disaster robot walks like a gorilla, but could save your life

October 3rd, 2017

Honda’s Asimo robot was one of the first really lifelike humanoid bots to capture the public’s attention. Looking like a little mechanical astronaut, it’s capable of some pretty impressive movement, but it’s not exactly something you’d want searching for you in a disaster scenario. For that, you’d be much better of with Honda R&D’s new …

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Inside the Las Vegas bar where all the bartenders are robots

July 21st, 2017

Bottoms up, human. Waiting to greet patrons inside a newly opened bar on the Las Vegas Strip — across from the Bellagio, in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood — is yet another reminder that robots are coming. For our jobs, our cars and, it seems, our liquor. The latter, thanks to the Tipsy …