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  • The Halluc Iix "is a prototype from the Future Robotics Technology Centre (FRTC)." Three modes: "vehicle, insect, and animal mode"
  • 56 motors, "which makes travelling on unpaved surfaces possible and eliminates the need for paving"
  • Aims to rethink the relationship between society, nature and mobility.
  • The Magic Candy Factory is the world’s first ever 3D printer for custom-made fruit gums
  • "A total of 10 flavors is available to customers, with the option of combining them.”
  • “Entrancing onlookers at the Rosenthaler Strasse’s Café Grün-Ohr” in Berlin.
  • Robots use the "user-generated advice site to learn how to do all sorts of tasks for us—including making pancakes and pizza."
  • "RoboHow’s robot, the PR2, scans the text of wikiHow and other sites to find the information it needs to complete the task it’s been given."
  • Semantic Parsing: "Analyzes the language meant for humans into something it can act upon."
  • "NASA engineers are designing a flying 'prospecting robot' designed to travel to remote regions of the moon and Mars."
  • Scoops up soil samples for detecting minerals and other resources.
  • Gold, silver, mercury, and water "have already been detected on the lunar surface."
  • "Automation poses a threat to millions of workers, but it could create opportunities for a few."
  • New report "recommends that companies should be studying how automation will change their business."
  • "Further, they should develop career pathways for those who might be replaced by a machine."
  • New technology "allows students to control robots through a cap that detects the faint electrical activity of their brains."
  • "Students can control the robots' movement and get them to pick up objects."
  • "Officials say the technology could provide new types of home appliances."
  • HERMES is operated by a person wearing an exoskeleton; mimicking precisely the actions of that person.
  • "When the exoskeleton wearer punches, HERMES does too."
  • Developed by researchers at MIT to "showcase his unique balance-feedback interface;" HERMES can shift his weight like a well-coordinated human.
  • Created for those with PTSD who are allergic or afraid of dogs.
  • Has the ability to move, respond to touch, and make dog noises.
  • There are hopes that clinicians can begin testing it with patients by early next summer.
  • Test modeled on philosophical problem "King's Wise Men" addresses a "very tiny slice of self-awareness"
  • Robot recognized sound of its own voice; concluded it was programmed differently from other robots
  • Designer is now working on US Navy funded research teaching robots right vs. wrong
  • U.S. Co-founders of Megabots challenge Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a Robot Duel
  • Megabots' Mark 2 is a 6 ton giant robot controlled by two pilots, designed for futuristic sports leagues.
  • Suidobashi Heavy Industry's Kuratas is a towering, single-pilot robot, already commercially available.
  • MX3D to print a bridge in Amsterdam beginning in September, 2015.
  • Computer program plots designs while robotic arms heat metal to 1500 degrees celsius.
  • Robotic arms travel along the very surface they have created
  • "The fastest [human] bricklayers can mortar and place over 700 bricks an hour."
  • "The robot works a little like a 3D printer, similarly taking its cues from a digital 3D model of the structure it’s building. "
  • 1000 bricks/hour is enough to erect the walls of a house in two days of round-the-clock work—a task that, on average, takes a human crew four to six weeks of hard labor.
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