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Homemade tarantula-inspired robot can slowly scamper over uneven ground

Homemade tarantula-inspired robot can slowly scamper over uneven ground It’s a six-legged, spider-inspired robot — yes, we know that spiders have eight legs — that uses 18 different motors to crawl over uneven ground.Unlike most of the hexapod robots, MX-Phoenix is able to walk on rough terrain, not just flat and level floor.

Cheetah-like prototype may make robots more energy efficient

Cheetah-like prototype may make robots more energy efficient Though best known for their speed, cheetahs are also remarkably efficient runners, making them animals of interest for roboticists who want to replicate that energy efficiency in their machines.“They made two awesome robots but still I thought, ‘We’re actually trying to copy the way it runs — the speed, the energy-efficiency — and not the way it looks.

Get ready for robot CEOs, says major CEO

Get ready for robot CEOs, says major CEO The CEO of Asia's largest ecommerce company said at a conference in China over the weekend he believes that we're just a few decades away from having robots run our companies.First of all, good news for Time that they're going to be around in 30 years.

Man arrested for allegedly assaulting a robot security guard in Silicon Valley

Man arrested for allegedly assaulting a robot security guard in Silicon Valley People show their concern about the impending artificial intelligence-fuelled rise of the robots in all manner of different ways.The robot caught up in in the incident was K5, one of the smart sensor-equipped 300-pound security robots designed by robotics company Knightscope.

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls Chances are you haven’t heard of Knightscope, a security startup founded way back in 2013.The K5 is a 400-pound, 6-foot tall autonomous security robot that roves parking lot aisles, the hallways of office campuses, sports stadium foyers, and shopping malls on the prowl for suspicious activity.

Dog learns to turn off home robot, and it's serious about it

Dog learns to turn off home robot, and it's serious about it In the emerging war of pets versus home robots, things have now ratcheted up from furry-faced consternation over mechanical invaders to fighting back using paw and snout.That's the scene in this latest video featuring Shasta the dog foiling her owner's attempt to clean the living room by using dog wits to repeatedly turn off a Roomba vacuum cleaner.

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise.

Google-backed exhibit shows robots just want to be friends. They promise. That's the broad theme of a Google.org-backed robotics exhibit coming soon to Chicago.

Jeff Bezos is not a robot — I saw it with my own two eyes

Jeff Bezos is not a robot — I saw it with my own two eyes Indeed, that's how they got their start and that's how they'll continue to thrive, Bezos said.I like the customer obsession," Bezos said.

Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters

Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters In the midst of fulminating about an approaching robot apocalypse, a strange and disturbing counter trend is taking place: the rise of violence against robots.Only more recently have robots found themselves performing jobs in the public eye — jobs like delivering pizza and patrolling malls.

Dubai Set to Deploy its First Robotic Cop

Dubai Set to Deploy its First Robotic Cop The oil-rich city is set to deploy its first robotic cop on May 24th.Those of us being policed by robots may have reason to fret, too.