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EXPO21XX: Where the Bots Are

You no longer need to contend with crowds, parking, lousy food, or noise to visit the halls of a conference center. EXPO21XX has created an online exhibition hall to showcase projects in more than 100 university robotics labs from around the world.

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Robot see, Robot Do

It’s not just the Japanese and Americans who are building humanoid robots. An ambitious coalition of researchers from German, French, and Italian universities and research labs recently met in Berlin to tackle the problem of how bots can autonomously learn and develop motor skills in open-ended environments.

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A Samsung Robot In Every Home By 2020?

In 1960, South Korea was poorer than two-thirds of the nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Today it’s the world’s most digital nation, with a per capita income of nearly $28,000, higher than New Zealand ($27K) or Portugal ($22K).

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Is that a Bat or a Bot?

Look out your window and see a strange-looking creature flying by the elm tree in your front yard. A crow, or maybe a bat? No. Actually, it’s a Parrot

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Oh, Those Robot Eyes!

Willow Garage is organizing a workshop at the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010 in San Francisco to discuss the intersection of computer vision with human-robot interaction.

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Valley of the Dogbots of War

Ever heard of the Boston BigDog? No, it’s not a new gourmet sandwich—it’s “the most advanced quadruped robot on earth,” the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots, designed to walk, run and climb on rough terrain, and carry heavy loads.

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