Bits | Looking for Robots That Will Cooperate, Not Terminate

Bits | Looking for Robots That Will Cooperate, Not Terminate
A robot that evoked a human form paused in front of a door leading to a simulated nuclear power plant accident and inexplicably stood motionless. Suddenly, from the grandstands overlooking the scene, a group of schoolchildren began to chant: “Go Robot!
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Iowa State Engineers Develop Micro-Tentacles So Tiny Robots Can Handle
Newswise — AMES, Iowa – The tiny tube circled an ant's thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers. “Most robots use two fingers and to pick things up they …
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At DARPA Challenge, Robots (Slowly) Move Toward Better Disaster Recovery
Earlier this week, 23 robots from all over the world competed in Pomona, Calif., for a $ 2 million prize in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. And thousands of humans watched as the machines showed off their skills on the course. Teams have been working on …
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