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Robot Monday: China Beats South Korea In Robot World Cup

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Who cares that they didn’t make it into FIFA’s world cup? China rocks the robot soccer world.

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3D Porn Shapes The Future

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There’s no doubt about it. Sex still sells – and may even alter the future of television.

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Robot Monday: If You Could Have A Robot

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They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. With that said, can robots ever be a man’s best friend?

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Robot Monday: Robots Are Joining the Workforce in Scotland

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Human janitors, beware. Robots in Scotland will soon be competing for your jobs. When it opens in August, the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland will use a fleet of robots to dispense drugs, deliver food, clean the floors, and remove waste. According to the BBC, the robots will be controlled by staff […]

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Robot Monday: Pool Shark Edition

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Pretty soon you might be losing your money to a machine at the bar other than a jukebox. The folks at Willow Garage, a robotics development firm, have programmed their PR2 to play billiards. So what do you think? Could you beat the PR2 or would it take the shirt off of your back?

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Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Jet A Big Boost For Boris and Natasha

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After watching a test flight of the Russkie’s newest fighter jet Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the plane will be superior to the U.S.’s super jet, the F-22 Raptor. Now Boris and Natasha will be able to to catch moose and squirrel for sure.

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Robot Monday — Diapers.com Employs Roomba-Like Factory Robots

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At Handshake, we try to avoid functioning as corporate shills. That is, except when a company employs a Roomba diaper factory management system. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Hypersonic Travel: Travel From London To New York In An Hour

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Picture this: You hit the snooze button on your alarm one too many times and just woke up in your London flat. You look over and let out a scream because you just realized you have a business meeting in New York in an hour and a half!

No worries, Australian defense scientists and the U.S. Air Force are on it. They’re testing a hypersonic airplane that travels at 5840 km per hour, or around 3,629 mph for the anti-metric types. That would cut the travel time from New York to London down to under one hour.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Resigns. Will His Robot Moon Colonization Plan Survive?

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Japan is embarking on a $2.2 million venture to colonize the moon with humanoid robots, according to a recent Japanese government report (and a NY Daily News Story). Apparently, they’ll have a degree of autonomy, but not to the HAL 9000 or I, Robot level. Sleep sounder at night! Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Robot Monday: Boston Dynamic’s PETMAN Prototype

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In ten years, The Giant iPad That Rules The World will send this robot back in time to kill the young Cory Doctorow. We guarantee it. Video: PETMAN Prototype by Boston Dynamics: Biped robot that balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion. It is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and […]

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