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Home robots all the rage at IFA in Berlin

Home robots held centre stages at Europe's biggest tech trade show, IFA, in Berlin. The message: put your feet up and let the robot do the work.

Home robots held centre stages at Europe's biggest tech trade show, IFA, in Berlin. The message: put your feet up and let the robot do the work.

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'Cozmo' a high tech toy for the present and future

A new palm-sized robot looks set to become a favorite toy, equipped with a cheeky personality and hopes for a possible future entertainment franchise.

A new palm-sized robot looks set to become a favorite toy, equipped with a cheeky personality and hopes for a possible future entertainment franchise.

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Meet Canada's robot masters

Behind the scenes at the Canadian Space Agency to meet the team that controls the Canadarm 2, trains astronauts to use space robots, and develops rovers for the Moon and Mars.

Behind the scenes at the Canadian Space Agency to meet the team that controls the Canadarm 2, trains astronauts to use space robots, and develops rovers for the Moon and Mars.

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Robots ‘must not be given license to kill’

Autonomous robots should never be used for combat missions because they would undermine the fundamental rules of war, a report has warned.

Autonomous robots should never be used for combat missions because they would undermine the fundamental rules of war, a report has warned.

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Takeaway: my robot, my friend

Little Casper has been designed to make sick children smile. He sees and talks; he walks and plays -avoiding obstacles. He is currently under test

Little Casper has been designed to make sick children smile. He sees and talks; he walks and plays -avoiding obstacles. He is currently under test

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Starship Technologies trial robot delivery system in Greenwich, London

The Starship Enterprise, Starship Troopers now Starship Technologies, the company launched by the co-founders of Skype, is hosting trials of its self-driving delivery robots in Greenwich, London.

The Starship Enterprise, Starship Troopers now Starship Technologies, the company launched by the co-founders of Skype, is hosting trials of its self-driving delivery robots in Greenwich, London.

Culture

Putting the art into artificial intelligence as a critic robot tours Quai Branly in Paris

Visitors to Paris' Quai Branly museum of indigenous art will encounter a little robot in a bowler hat which is programmed to record their reactions and then use the data to develop its own taste.

Visitors to Paris' Quai Branly museum of indigenous art will encounter a little robot in a bowler hat which is programmed to record their reactions and then use the data to develop its own taste.

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Humanoid robots take centre stage in China

Humanoid robots were among the highlights of the World Robot Exhibition, which is taking place in Beijing from November 23-25. They included Android

Humanoid robots were among the highlights of the World Robot Exhibition, which is taking place in Beijing from November 23-25. They included Android

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Robot fights wildfires while they're small

In Hong Kong, a new robot built by Insight Robotics, is packed with all the latest technology to detect fires. Last year it won the makers

In Hong Kong, a new robot built by Insight Robotics, is packed with all the latest technology to detect fires. Last year it won the makers

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Do you know: are there still treasures under the sea?

We’re taking photos of Pluto and landing spacecraft on comets – surely, by now we know everything about the seas on our own planet? Maarja Kruusmaa

We’re taking photos of Pluto and landing spacecraft on comets – surely, by now we know everything about the seas on our own planet? Maarja Kruusmaa

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Making a song and dance about robots in Russia

Moscow's 'Robostation' exhibition showcases more than 30 internationally-developed robots from rubik's cube-solving droids to all-singing, all-dancing thespian machines.

Moscow's 'Robostation' exhibition showcases more than 30 internationally-developed robots from rubik's cube-solving droids to all-singing, all-dancing thespian machines.

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Robotics a walk in the park with latest advances on display

Boston Dynamics , one of Google’s parent company Alphabet’s hi-tech arms, has released video of its latest baby, the Atlas robot. In the video the

Boston Dynamics , one of Google’s parent company Alphabet’s hi-tech arms, has released video of its latest baby, the Atlas robot. In the video the

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Robot tries to unlock Giza pyramid's secrets

It’s a puzzle that has had Egyptologists scratching their heads for decades. What look like air shafts in the Great Pyramid of Giza are blocked from

It’s a puzzle that has had Egyptologists scratching their heads for decades. What look like air shafts in the Great Pyramid of Giza are blocked from

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Welcome to Japan's robot hotel

A new hotel in southern Japan is about to open and its robot staff are ready. There is one at the reception to welcome and check guests in, another

A new hotel in southern Japan is about to open and its robot staff are ready. There is one at the reception to welcome and check guests in, another

Culture

Humanoid robot stars in Berlin opera

A small robot, the size as an 8-year-old child, is the unlikely star of the opera ‘My Square Lady’ at Berlin’s Komische Oper. The opera tells the

A small robot, the size as an 8-year-old child, is the unlikely star of the opera ‘My Square Lady’ at Berlin’s Komische Oper. The opera tells the

Business

Japan: using smart technology to save lives at sea and beyond

In this episode of Target Special Japan we discover a unique amphibious search and rescue plane. The ShinMaywa, used by the Japanese Navy, is the

In this episode of Target Special Japan we discover a unique amphibious search and rescue plane. The ShinMaywa, used by the Japanese Navy, is the

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Press to download: Robots readying to assemble near you

Building your own personal robot is the stuff of costly dreams for most people. But soon the know-how will be available to download for anyone keen

Building your own personal robot is the stuff of costly dreams for most people. But soon the know-how will be available to download for anyone keen

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Do you know: what is a soft robot?

What is a soft robot? well it’s not a robot that’s dull and delicate. Lucia Beccai, a top Italian expert in Bio-robotics told us. Watch the video

What is a soft robot? well it’s not a robot that’s dull and delicate. Lucia Beccai, a top Italian expert in Bio-robotics told us. Watch the video

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A robot that grows

Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the

Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the

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Lifelike 'humanoids' on show

Tokyo’s Miraikan science museum has unveiled three advanced androids to the public, including one that allows the user to see through the android’s

Tokyo’s Miraikan science museum has unveiled three advanced androids to the public, including one that allows the user to see through the android’s