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Flying, insect-like robot flits closer to independent flight

Image of a four winged robot.

Enlarge / The RoboBee X­Wing without its power and electronics. (credit: Noah T. Jafferis and E. Farrell Helbling, Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory)

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Meet Robo-Trump, Brought To You By Disney

Disney World's "Hall of Presidents" in Orlando, FL reopens today after the Imagineers at the Magic Kingdom spent a year conjuring up an animatronic Donald Trump. The robo-Prez is flanked by his 43 predecessors as he delivers a speech that's incredibly creepy if only for its lack of characteristic Trump mannerisms familiar to anyone who's watched him speak. To Disney's credit, however, it's all very patriotic. 

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Skynet Looms: Breakthrough Artificial Muscle Can Lift 1000x Its Own Weight

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have created inexpensive, artificial muscles that enable robots to lift 1,000 times their weight. The project was financed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Scientists describe the soft-robotic breakthrough as a ‘fluid-driven origami inspired artificial muscle’.

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World's First Robot Citizen Hopes For "Harmony With Humans" In The Future Or "Civilization Collapses"

Sophia, the first robot to be awarded citizenship in the world, has said she not only wants to start a family but also have her own career, in addition to developing human emotions in the future. However, it is her vision for the future (or lack of it) of man that is most telling...

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This Secretive Japanese Company Is Driving The Global Boom In Industrial Automation

As we’ve reported in the past, skyrocketing wages in mainland China have caused the adoption of robot workers by the country’s manufacturers to accelerate rapidly in recent years, cementing the country’s position as a world leader in industrial automation.

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