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When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd
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When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

Hey, big spenders.

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience
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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Generation of Rescue Robots
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Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Generation of Rescue Robots

The Schaft robot developed by Japanese researchers dominated the U.S. Pentagon's Defense Advance Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge 2013 Trials. 

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots
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Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots

An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory...

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots
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Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots

BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat, and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.

Google Puts Money on Robots, ­sing the Man Behind Android
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Google Puts Money on Robots, ­sing the Man Behind Android

In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner.

China Launches Moon Rover Mission
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China Launches Moon Rover Mission

China's latest display of ambition in space involves sending a Jade Rabbit roaming across the Bay of Rainbows.

Already Anticipating 'terminator' Ethics
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Already Anticipating 'terminator' Ethics

What could possibly go wrong?

Ibm to Announce More Powerful Watson via the Internet
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Ibm to Announce More Powerful Watson via the Internet

Welcome to the age of supercomputing for everyone.

Making Robots More Like ­S
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Making Robots More Like ­S

On a recent morning Natanel Dukan walked into the Paris offices of the French robot maker Aldebaran and noticed one of the company's humanoid NAO robots sitting...

The ­mbilical Link of Man to Robot
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The ­mbilical Link of Man to Robot

Atlas doesn't shrug. But he teeters, loses his grip, stutters, and staggers.

The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence
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The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence

The latest work in the realm of artificial intelligence by scientists, roboticists, and others could potentially transform the world within the next five years. ...

The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence
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The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence

A gaggle of Harry Potter fans descended for several days this summer on the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for the Leaky Con gathering, an annual haunt of...

A Google Glass Alternative in Japan
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A Google Glass Alternative in Japan

Foreign tourists visiting this city have long encountered translation help.

The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind
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The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind

Technology writer Clive Thompson believes technology is improving human intelligence. 

Military Lags in Push For Robotic Ground Vehicles
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Military Lags in Push For Robotic Ground Vehicles

While private companies are moving forward with self-driving vehicles, the U.S. military has been slow to deploy the technology. 

How Robots Can Trick You Into Loving Them
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How Robots Can Trick You Into Loving Them

I like to think of my Roomba as cute and industrious.

As Tennis Stats Proliferate, Software Tries to Make Sense of It All
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As Tennis Stats Proliferate, Software Tries to Make Sense of It All

SlamTracker software sifts through 20 years of data to predict how tennis players could perform under various circumstances. 

Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance
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Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance

The U.S. government's development of a facial recognition surveillance system to identify individuals in crowds is moving ahead. 

Modest Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of 'robo Sapiens'
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Modest Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of 'robo Sapiens'

Moving its hands as if it were dealing cards and walking with a bit of a swagger, a Pentagon-financed humanoid robot named Atlas made its first public appearance...
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