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Looks like the DARPA challenge is showing some results.
NASA’s Valkyrie is a ‘superhero’ robot that could lead us to Mars
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) has finally unveiled Valkyrie, its “superhero robot” entry to the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials, which take place on December 20 in Florida. Valkyrie will compete against fellow humanoid robots, such as Atlas, on a series of eight physical tasks to test the dexterity and autonomy of the robots, with the chance of going forward to the DRC Finals in 2014, where it could win $2 million from the US government. The DRC isn’t about money, though: It’s all about accelerating humanity’s development of advanced humanoid robots, for use in hazardous situations… such as war.

Valkyrie, so named after the supernatural female figures in Norse mythology that plucked fallen warriors from the field of battle and transported them to Valhalla for an eternity of feasting and mead quaffing, is 1.9 meters tall (6’2) and weighs 125 kilos (275 lbs). Valkyrie, or Val for short, has 44 degrees of freedom (divided up between her legs, feet, arms, hands, torso, and head) and is capable of walking over uneven terrain, driving a vehicle, and using tools. Oh, and yes, that is a glowing NASA logo emblazoned on her chest a la Iron Man.

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http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/172631-nasas-valkyrie-is-a-superhero-robot-that-could-lead-us-to-mars
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SG Replicators anyone?
This is just awesome: MIT researchers unveil incredible self-assembling robots. Watch them in action:

http://bit.ly/1bI7RuN
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Collaborative robots.
Eager to design machines that can be used for a wider range of tasks, technologists are now figuring out how to bring robots “out of the cage” so that they can work safely and more productively with people. The aim is to combine the dexterity, flexibility and problem-solving skills of humans with the strength, endurance and precision of robots. The emergence of “co-operative” or “collaborative” robots, as these new machines are called, could also lead to robots that are better able to help out in the office, at school or in the home http://econ.st/152TE6C
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An intriguing story of artificial spirituality. Please comment on the original :).

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Thought I'd share my latest project. It's a Hasbro R2D2 toy modded with a Raspberry Pi. It is controlled over wifi with a web browser. There is a webcam that streams live video and a small projector mounted inside to play movies and sounds.

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Consider this a warning - we need to prepare ourselves for the changes about to come :).

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This remote control robot can turn left and right and navigate through hoops. Pretty standard for a robot with a simple controller. However, in this case, the controller is the researcher's mind. The person controlling the robot imagines making a fist with their right hand to move the robot right, and so on. 
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