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If you want to trust a robot, look at how it makes decisions

Robots, and autonomous systems in general, can cause anxiety and uncertainty, particularly as their use in everyday tasks becomes a more immediate possibility. In order to lessen at least some of that anxiety, we should shift our focus from the decisions robots could make on our behalf to how they actually make them in the first place. In some ways, they may be more trustworthy than a human.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2014

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Helping robots learn to walk

A two-legged robot can learn to walk on different surfaces thanks to computer code that mimics the natural adaptability of humans.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2014

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Robotic technology in the service of fashion

Two companies receiving support from the Business Incubator in Universidad Carlos III in Madrid's Science Park are innovating the field of fashion by using technology based in robotics. Samsamia is launching a mobile application - Dresscovery - that identifies a bag just by taking a photo of it, while beMee is creating a system, called Proximus, that locates people visiting a shopping mall in order to better serve them.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2014

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Rise of the compliant machines

MIT spinout Meka Robotics, recently acquired by Google, creates 'sociable' humanoids that could help advance human-robot interaction.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2014

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Robotic construction crew needs no foreman (w/video)

Inspired by termites' resilience and collective intelligence, a team of computer scientists and engineers has created an autonomous robotic construction crew. The system needs no supervisor, no eye in the sky, and no communication: just simple robots - any number of robots - that cooperate by modifying their environment.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2014

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Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move

The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs or repair damaged deep sea oil rigs.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2014

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