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Self-driving cars now ‘way more’ inevitable with launch of Waymo’s first test fleet

Google's sister company Waymo is getting serious about real-world testing.

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid big cloud gotchas

The one constant in tech is change. Here's how IT can get ready for the robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a move to the cloud.

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid cloud migration woes

Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.

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These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

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Anyone can command these live streaming bots via chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control it's robotic fleet using commands entered in a Twitch chat room.

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These shape shifting bots could help NASA explore planets

The robots are made from a number of rods and cables allowing them to easily adapt to moving through challenging terrains and making it much easier for them to be dropped onto the surface of planets than current rovers.

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With robots on the job, it won't be IT as usual

With more companies welcoming robots into the workforce, IT managers need to start prepping for the changes coming their way.

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17% off UBTECH Jimu Robot DIY Buzzbot/Muttbot Robotics Kit - Deal Alert

The Jimu Robot BuzzBot & MuttBot Kit is a DIY robotics building kit with Bluetooth. The Kit includes a central control unit, six digital servo motors, wiring, a rechargeable lithium battery and power adapter, 249 interlocking parts...

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Sanbot is the Jill of all trades

With an array of sensors, cameras, a projector, and voice interaction, Sanbot is building an impressive resume.

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Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court to use arbitration to settle most of the claims in a lawsuit brought by rival self-driving car developer Waymo.

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Danger, danger! 10 alarming examples of AI gone wild

Our dystopian future of machine learning breaking bad is already unfolding before our eyes

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It wasn't the money: Wozniak on robots, design and Apple's origins

More than 40 years after founding Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak has a lot to say about the early days of the world's richest company and about technology, Silicon Valley and being a born engineer.

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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot -- literally

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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Top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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NASA tests foldable, robotic scout for Mars

The next NASA rover to head to another planet might take along a robotic scout that can fold up its wheels and tuck itself away or unfold and pop up like a piece of origami.

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Waymo fears Uber may peek at secret court docs

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent...

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Robotics industry learns from successes and failures at Fukushima

Six years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, robots continue to play a key role in the cleanup effort. Scientists are learning more about the robots' capabilities, and where improvements are needed.

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