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'Fetching and Carrying' Robots Swarm Nearer to Reality

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June 5, 2013
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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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Robots Draw Hotel Guests While They Sleep

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A Sense of Touch Makes Robots More 'Human'

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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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Coming Soon: Service Robots for Home or Work

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AP (Mar. 20, 2014) — Service oriented robots made their debut at the Innorobo trade show in France. The robots can navigate large crowds and identify objects for human owners. (March 20) Video provided by AP
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