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By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Synthetic blood vessels in a new robotic fish could improve the technology needed to make lifelike robots run longer.
By Berly McCoy
An autonomous robot can now assemble an IKEA chair without a manual in less than 21 minutes, which is an odd but significant milestone in artificial intelligence and robotics.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new “robosaur” reveals the secret behind the plesiosaur odd but powerful swimming style, which could inspire alternatives to boat and submarine propellers.
By Teresa Carey
Abundant Robotics has built an automated apple picker, which could make agricultural labor shortages a thing of the past.
By Andrew Wagner
Fret no longer children of planet Earth, as new research has figured out the physics behind why shoelace knots fail and why some shoelaces are more prone to the mistake.
By PBS NewsHour
The lionfish has always been a relentless predator. When it lived only in the Indo-Pacific, its ferocity and aggression were contained. But since the species has expanded to the Atlantic, its overpopulation is threatening fellow aquatic creatures. So scientists are…
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
A nonprofit company is engineering robots to cull invasive lionfish, a detrimental species in the Atlantic Ocean.
Can artificial intelligence be emotionally intelligent? In Boston, researchers have programed BB-8, the little droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” to detect expressions and determine how people are feeling. And that technology is being adapted for marketing, video games,…
By Kassia Halcli, Gretchen Frazee
Dallas police executed an unprecedented move Friday morning, when officers used a robot-delivered bomb to engage a suspect.
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