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Robots Draw Hotel Guests While They Sleep

September 28, 2012
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Robots at a hotel chain in Europe are taking the candy on the pillow gesture a step further. The robots can draw portraits of guests while they're asleep. The 'bots sense movement, heat and sound and translate those into images.

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'Fetching and Carrying' Robots Swarm Nearer to Reality

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Reuters (June 5, 2013) — British researchers have created a swarm of self-organizing robots which can carry out simple fetching and carrying tasks. They say their work sets the stage for the development of autonomous teams of robots to help in disaster rescue efforts and even medical surgery.
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A Sense of Touch Makes Robots More 'Human'

A Sense of Touch Makes Robots More 'Human'

Reuters (Dec. 31, 2013) — Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing robots with a sense of touch. They have produced artificial skin that works with computer software to allow robots to physically interact with humans and, as Ben Gruber reports, one man is already seeing the benefits.
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The Best Apps for Monitoring Sleep

The Best Apps for Monitoring Sleep

Buzz60 (Jan. 20, 2015) — When life comes into play, getting a great sleep can be tough, but there are a few apps that can get you back on track. Krystin Goodwin (@krystingoodwin) has the best apps to help you monitor and get the most of your sleep. Video provided by Buzz60
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Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm to Chaos

Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm to Chaos

Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) — The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory help in the form of cameras or microphones, the robots are able to keep balls in the air with nothing but mathematics to guide them.
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