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Service robots are becoming a thing: K5 and OSHbot will help you keep watch, find a hammer

Service robots are becoming a thing: K5 and OSHbot will help you keep watch, find a hammer

By 18 November 2014

Robots are about to take over service work, at least in the US. Robots can be found in manufacturing plants, or even in the form of a disc-shaped vacuum cleaner that sweeps across your floor, and now a California startup is planning to kick things up... >>

Doctor Octopus style robotic arms have been created to give humans a hand, or two

Doctor Octopus style robotic arms have been created to give humans a hand, or two

By 20 June 2014

The phrase "I could use another pair of hands" can finally be taken literally as researchers at MIT have come up with just that. Robotic arms to be precise. The arms were developed to be worn as a shoulder mounted pack allowing people to take multi-tasking... >>

Cybathlon 2016: The cyborg Olympics is actually happening

Cybathlon 2016: The cyborg Olympics is actually happening

By 28 March 2014

While human athletes are starting to reach the peak of their sporting performance, augmented cybathletes are just about to get started, exceeding humanity's best flesh-only efforts. Cybathlon 2016 is an event that will pit humans with robotic enhancements... >>

Drummer has robotic arm upgrade to become better-than-human cyborg drumming machine

Drummer has robotic arm upgrade to become better-than-human cyborg drumming machine

By 7 March 2014

Jason Barnes wanted to become a professional drummer but lost his arm in an accident. His dream is within reach once again thanks to a robotic arm that allows him to play, potentially better than before. The limb, designed by the Atlanta Institute of... >>

Google and Foxconn reportedly getting closer when it comes to robotics

Google and Foxconn reportedly getting closer when it comes to robotics

By 12 February 2014

Google and Foxconn, the big manufacturer often associated with Apple, may soon work together on a project you might not have guessed: robotics. The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn and former-Android boss Andy Rubin may soon join to pursue new... >>