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Robot-Assisted Carpentry Could Save Countless Hands, Fingers

Carpentry, like most professions, can be improved with the addition of robots, according to MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In an effort to minimize injury (i.e. unintentional amputations), CSAIL created the […]

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A designer’s vision of the future involves robots that care for us in our final moments


Dan Chen is a designer who creates scripted art installations with robots. One of his creations, the End of Life Care Machine, explores the notion of a future in which it is robots that are by our side during our final moments. Read more…

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Robot assistants and a marijuana incubator

 We’ve had plenty of time to get used to our robot overlords and Boston Dynamics is helping us get there. This week we talk about the company’s addition of a door-opening arm to its SpotMini robot. It’s not spooky at all. We then switch gears and discuss Facebook’s Messenger for Kids. Is it good, bad or the company’s master plan to get every last human being with… Read More

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Thirsty robot gets fired from supermarket job


A robot just learned dating rule numero uno the hard way: that coming on too strong inevitably leads to rejection.

Meet Fabio, a robot who was placed as a shopping assistant in the Scottish supermarket Margiotta. He was supposed to help customers find their items, as well as give price price information, and do other helpful things that supermarket employees do. 

However, it turned out that he wasn’t great at his job, according to reports. Not only could Fabio not adequately give customers the information they asked for, his programmed personality quirks ended up creeping people out. Read more…

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