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Robots fill new roles at work

Thanks to better sensors and other tech advances, robots are being used for new applications, including quality control.

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Japan sends talking robot into space as part of program to help lonely people

Kirobo, a talking robot that also recognizes faces, was launched Sunday on a cargo transfer vehicle and will reach the International Space Station in six days.

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Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extraterrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

Talking robot to blast into space for experiment in human/robot conversation

A small, humanoid robot will fly to the International Space Station this summer to take part in the first experiment on conversation in space between a human and a robot.

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Manipulative machines: Why we like robots

Psychologists have long wondered why humans can attach an emotional presence to mere machines. It partly boils down to vanity: We like our own reflection.

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Xbox One should accelerate development of learning robots

Ashutosh Saxena bought an Xbox to play computer games at home, but discovered that the Kinect motion-detection technology it includes provides a rich tool for his robotics lab where he's trying to create robots that learn what humans are up to and try to help out.

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UK student builds his own telepresence 'Sheldonbot'

A British student has created a telepresence robot that recognizes when a human is addressing it and mimics human behavior.

SXSW show floor: Beam videoconferencing device takes a spin

Tech enthusiasts at South by Southwest Interactive exploring the exhibit hall's gizmos and apps on Sunday were greeted a little differently at one booth -- the figure approaching them was not a person but a television-sized monitor mounted to a sleek base on wheels.

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Robot master behind 'Men in Black' and 'Hellboy' shows us how movie magic is made

Mark Setrakian uses his unmatched robotic-engineering knowledge, advanced puppeteering skills, and artistic vision to build some of Hollywood's best mechanical creatures.

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mRobo shows off dance moves that far surpass my own (video)

Tosy's mRobo robot can dance like no other, and brings his own speakers too.

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