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Move Over Messi, Here Come the Robots
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Move Over Messi, Here Come the Robots

More than 1,000 soccer-playing robots from 40 countries are competing against each other in the RoboCup soccer tournament. 

Al-Qaida Tipsheet on Avoiding Drones Found in Mali
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Al-Qaida Tipsheet on Avoiding Drones Found in Mali

One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand.

Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data
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Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars?

IBM Sends Watson to Ny College to Boost Its Skills
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IBM Sends Watson to Ny College to Boost Its Skills

IBM announced that it will provide Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Watson supercomputing system. IBM says RPI's artificial intelligence researchers...

Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?
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Will Smart Machines Create a World Without Work?

They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider...

Cambridge to Study Technology's Risk to Humans
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Cambridge to Study Technology's Risk to Humans

The potential risks that super intelligent technologies pose to humans will be the focus of the proposed Center for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University...

Paralyzed Man Uses Brain-Powered Robot Arm to Touch
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Paralyzed Man Uses Brain-Powered Robot Arm to Touch

Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend's hand. Such ordinary acts—but a milestone for a paralyzed man. True, a robotic arm parked next to his wheelchair did...

Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4
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Mars Landing Sites Narrowed Down to Final 4

After years of poring through images from space and debating where on Mars the next NASA rover should land, it comes down to four choices.

Robot's Space Debut 'giant Leap For Tinmankind'
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Robot's Space Debut 'giant Leap For Tinmankind'

NASA is sending a humanoid robot, called Robonaut 2, to the International Space Station for the first time. R2 has more than 350 electrical sensors throughout...

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Driverless Vans End 8,000-Mile Test Drive to China

The European Research Council's 8,000-mile robotic car test, which began in Italy on July 20, came to a conclusion as four unmanned electric vans successfully completed...

Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles
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Italy to China in Driverless Vehicles

University of Parma researchers recently embarked on an 8,000-mile, three-month road trip from Italy to China to test the limits of driverless vehicles. 

Stanford Researchers' Audi to Climb Pikes Peak Without a Driver
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Stanford Researchers' Audi to Climb Pikes Peak Without a Driver

It can traverse rough terrain, accelerate quickly and negotiate sharp turns like other high-performance sports cars, but there's one thing that sets this Audi coupe...

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Scientists, Lawyers Mull Effects of Home Robots

Scientists and legal scholars are studying the likely effects of the inevitable bond that will form between humans and robots in the coming decade. Although robots...
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