Posts with the tag "robots"


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Colbert takes on robots

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On Thursday’s Colbert Report, the intrepid anchorman took on a subject near and dear to our hearts — robots.

He even tossed in a reference to Carnegie Melon’s robot snakes.

Does this mean that Colbert reads Handshake? No. But, oddly enough, he does employ the same robot valet.

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Robot Monday: Introducing Neato XV-11

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Remember when we fantasized about the robots we wanted? I believe someone mentioned that they would want a robot that cleaned for them. Handshake commenter, your dreams are about to come true. The Neato XV-11 is the next best cleaning robot. It is designed to make sure that every part of your floor is clean. […]

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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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Robot Monday: Farmer Wu — Peasant, Farmer, Robot Inventor — Goes To The Shanghai Expo

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Wu Yulu’s “children” are made of rubbish.

Wu, a peasant farmer from a small village near Beijing, started making robots at the age of 11. Since then, he has constructed 47 of them, all from junk salvaged from the local junk yards.

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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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