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Your next Uber could be self driving

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh as the company tests out its autonomous car development

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Sony's prototype Xperia gadgets

An Android computer with a projector, smart ear piece and home assistant that can make you coffee.

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Stay tuned for a new robot, says Sony CEO

Speaking in Berlin, Kaz Hirai provided an update on the project

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Brain-controlled robotics help paraplegics regain mobility

Eight people have regained some voluntary muscle control and sensation after using brain-controlled robotics.

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RoboGlove returns to Earth

NASA's RoboGlove is coming back to Earth as a commercial product made by GM.

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Jobs are becoming easier one robot at a time

Service robots are taking over as walking aids for patients, farmers, and oil rig inspectors at the Automatica international trade fair in Germany.

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This robot intentionally hurt me and I didn't know how to feel

I tested out the First Law robot, which was build with the sole purpose of injuring its user. It's meant to start a serious discussion about AI.

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Pain Inflicting Robot Sparks AI Debate

Roboticist and artist, Alexander Reben, says he created the first robot build for the sole purpose of inflicting pain on people, all to get them talking about artificial intelligence.

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Automation, not cheap labor, is reshaping outsourcing

While Congress and workers debate H-1B visas, virtual labor is ascendant

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These affordable underwater drones are the new wave in ocean exploration

Two companies are hoping to make underwater exploration accessible to everyone by building low cost, easy to use aquatic robots.

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Jonney Shih explains the Asus Zenbo robot

It’s the robot that had Computex talking, but what’s Zenbo all about? I sat down with Asus Chairman Jonney Shih to find out more about the bot and why Asus decided the time is right for a robot.

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Game of Drones is a form of aerial warfare where drones fight to the death

As drones have gained popularity, so has the sport of drone fighting. Pilots from around the world gather to go head to head for a chance to become top drone.

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Asus' Zenbo is a cute home robot

Asus' Zenbo is a cute home robot that follows voice commands from its owner.

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Makani energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Makani's energy kite is an airborne wind turbine that aims to generate more energy using less materials.

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This autonomous boat is attempting to cross an ocean using only solar power

The "Seacharger" hopes to become the first unmanned vehicle to cross an ocean using only solar energy during its month-long voyage from California to Hawaii.

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This ping pong robot can be programmed to be the perfect partner

The Trainerbot is a smart ping pong robot that aims to take your skills to the next level.

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Python 3, Ruby, Rust, and JavaScript algorithms are now welcome on Algorithmia

The service for building and hosting algorithms and monetizing them as APIs will also support the standard repositories for third-party code used by each language

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17% off Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid - Deal Alert

Meet BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced. Right now you can buy him on Amazon for 17% off his regular list price.

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