Meet the new Atlas robot and see how well it reacts to bullying

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Atlas is a humanoid robot made by Boston Dynamics (the makers of the ever-popular BigDog military robot). Atlas can walk on two legs and use its “arms” to lift, carry, and climb (and maybe one day, fight back against robot bullies). Atlas is even sophisticated enough to adjust and navigate through tight, cluttered places.

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Join the movement – stop the abuse of robot dogs!

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Regular visitors to Geek Slop’s Mad Scientist Lab know Geek Slop loves robots. In fact, he’s pretty much fanatical about Boston Robotics’ four-legged dog robots (fanatical enough that some of us are beginning to worry). Check out the public service announcement call-to-action to stop the abuse of robot dogs.

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No, no “Eugene” did NOT pass the Turing test

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I hate to steal anyone’s thunder but I’m afraid Eugene did not pass the “Turing test”, the test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. Media outlets are reporting that “Eugene”, an AI created by a team based in Russia, has passed a Turing test organized by the University of Reading, by duping one…

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Robotics, Robots, and how they’ll take over the world

ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) by Honda

In simple terms, a robot is a mechanical device that is intended to do the work a human would normally do. Robots can be as simple as a mechanical arm that helps assemble cars in a car assembly plant, or as complicated as a two-legged mechanical robot that looks very much like a real person.…

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Two-ton Mantis hexapod robot machine powered by 2.2L diesel engine


Meet the Mantis, a two-ton all-terrain hexapod built by Matt Denton of Micromagic Systems. Looking like something out of a Sci-Fi horror movie, the robotic machine is powered by a Perkins 2.2L Turbo Diesel engine and can be operated with onboard controls or via a remote Wi-Fi controller. It’s onboard controller is a Linux-based PC…

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Paralyzed woman can now feed herself using mind-controlled robotic arm

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The most advanced brain-computer interface for operating a robotic arm has given a woman paralyzed from the waist down a new lease on life. Researchers implanted two chips into the woman’s motor cortex, the part of the brain responsible for body movements. Each chip is connected to 96 electrodes that are wired through the woman’s…

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