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Puppy love is not cheap with Aibo but robot parts, tech will make you look twice (at least) - Yawn. Another homebody robot placed on pre-order, worthy of news headlines? This one is grabbing media nonethless. After all, the story is about Aibo, a robot dog that its designers crafted to melt hearts. Sony has made its new, improved Aibo available for sale in the US, now for pre-order.

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Researchers teach computers to see optical illusions - Is that circle green or gray? Are the center lines straight or tilted?

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A new method for type synthesis of non-holonomic underactuated parallel mechanisms - Researchers at Shanghai University have developed a new method to achieve type synthesis of non-holonomic underactuated parallel mechanisms. Their method, presented in a paper published in Acta Astronautica, could aid the development of space robots for on-orbit servicing operations.

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IBM: If AI decision needs closer look, stay woke, and here's how - OK we get it. The gee-whiz feeling of artificial intelligence as shown in its developmental glory is with us and we ride the wave willingly.

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What makes an educational video game work well? - To succeed at "Lure of the Labyrinth," a video game created by designers in MIT's Education Arcade, players rescue pets from an underground lair inhabited by monsters. In so doing, they solve mathematical puzzles, decipher maps, wear monster costumes as disguises, and cooperate with Iris, daughter of Hermes from classical mythology. With tenacity, players can foil the monsters' plot and free hundreds of pets.

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Improbotics: Bringing machine intelligence into improvised theatre - An unconventional company called HumanMachine has recently devised a unique theatre production called Improbotics, which involves both human performers and machines. This is the latest of a series of projects and initiatives that merge the world of theatre with machine learning and robotics.

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E-skin able to detect changes in wind, water drops and moving ants - A team of researchers working at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed an electronic skin that is sensitive enough to detect changes in air moving, falling drops and moving ants. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes their e-skin and possible applications.

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AMD steps up its Ryzen game with 45W chips - Ryzen and shine. AMD has released new laptop chips and expect their glitter to come through in high performance laptops. Namely, AMD has listed Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H on its website, said Tom's Hardware.

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Chemists demonstrate sustainable approach to carbon dioxide capture from air - Chemists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from air. They report their findings in Nature Energy. If deployed at large scale and coupled to geologic storage, the technique may bolster the portfolio of responses to global climate change.

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'Robotic skins' turn everyday objects into robots - When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New "Robotic Skins" technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots.
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