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Google Aquires Boston Dynamics, Makers of “Big Dog” Robot

Google Aquires Boston Dynamics, Makers of “Big Dog” Robot

Google announced Friday (December 13th 2013) that it has completed the aquisition of Boston Dynamics, a robotics company well known for its Big Dog robot. Google has aquired at least seven other robotics companies over the last year, a clear sign of the company’s intent to become a leader within the industry.

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Google Car Drives by Itself In the City, humanless for 1000 Miles.

Google Car Drives by Itself In the City, humanless for 1000 Miles.

Google’s autonomous car, which is a highly modified Toyota Prius, has logged over 1000 miles of humanless driving!

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

According to a study published in Pediatrics, using robots for surgery is safe, but provides no better outcomes for child patients in some cases. Robotic surgery systems, such as the Da Vinci allow surgeons to more easily do less invasive surgeries, as well as reduce human error like shaking hands.

Garbage Robot, ‘Dustbot’, Will Take Your Trash Away

This unique Italian grown robot has no problem taking out the trash. “Dustbot,” as the trash bot is called, provides a garbage disposal solution for older cities built with narrow streets that modern garbage trucks cannot navigate. The user calls a Dustbot over a telephone when they have trash. The robot navigates to the person’s […]

Obama Robot, ‘Robobama’, to be Unveiled by Disney on July 4th.

Obama Robot, ‘Robobama’, to be Unveiled by Disney on July 4th.

President Obama’s likeness will be represented at the Disney Hall of Presidents. The life-size, audio-animatronic model of Obama will join the ranks of all presidents past with his spot at the attraction.

“Scratch” Teaches Programming Concepts to Kids

“Scratch” Teaches Programming Concepts to Kids

Scratch is an educational programming language intended to teach kids programming concepts and allow them to easily create and share “interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.”

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Earlier this month, Spirit, one of NASA’s Mars rovers, became stuck in deep sand. NASA engineers are working to find the best method of freeing the aging rover.

iPhone Controlled R2D2 Robot!

This robot can move around and has a rotating dome head which is controlled by either the accelerometers in the iPhone, or the touch screen sliders on the iPhone.

Firefighting, Riotcontrolling, Bomb Defusing Robots with Video

These little robots can be equipt for firefighting, riot control, bomb defusing, and more! Watch the video below to see them in action.