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San Francisco Police can now kill high-risk suspects using robots
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San Francisco Police can now kill high-risk suspects using robots

The San Francisco Police Department will now strap bomb disposal robots with explosives and try to kill high-risk suspects by detonating these robots near them.

A 17-YO Kerala boy builds a robot for Rs 10,000 to help his struggling mother with household chores
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A 17-YO Kerala boy builds a robot for Rs 10,000 to help his struggling mother with household chores

Android Pathooty was inspired by a robot that cost Rs 3-4 lakhs and was being used as a waiter in a restaurant. The 17-YO computer science student built his robot for Rs 10,000.

Only in Saudi Arabia: Video of a man flying using a jetpack to deliver food goes viral
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Only in Saudi Arabia: Video of a man flying using a jetpack to deliver food goes viral

A viral video shows a Saudi man delivering food while flying in a jetpack. While the video looks cool, one wonders, just how feasible will such delivery systems by, and why not, simply use a drone?

Insects & Bionics: Japanese researchers develop cyborg cockroaches for 'search and rescue operations'
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Insects & Bionics: Japanese researchers develop cyborg cockroaches for 'search and rescue operations'

A team of researchers at the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research in Japan have developed cyborg cockroaches using real, Madagascar cockroaches to be used in search and rescue operations.

Israeli firm unveils remote-controlled armed robot to patrol volatile borders
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Israeli firm unveils remote-controlled armed robot to patrol volatile borders

The robot can gather intelligence for ground troops, carry injured soldiers and supplies in and out of battle, and strike nearby targets

Scientist develop tech that communicates with crops, finds out when they get sick
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Scientist develop tech that communicates with crops, finds out when they get sick

The tech is still new, but it could be used to build "plant-based robots" that handle fragile objects when rigid, robotic arms can't.

CES 2021: Robotics, smart devices, digital health take centre stage at the event
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CES 2021: Robotics, smart devices, digital health take centre stage at the event

In previous years, the Las Vegas extravaganza pulled in more than 4,000 exhibitors from startups to big multinationals, with upwards of 175,000 attendees.

Robotic hand built by Japanese firm to be part of tech demo at the space station in 2021
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Robotic hand built by Japanese firm to be part of tech demo at the space station in 2021

With this tech demonstration, GITAI hopes to develop more robots to carry out versatile tasks in space.

All-woman Afghan robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to help treat Coronavirus patients
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All-woman Afghan robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to help treat Coronavirus patients

The ventilator is easy to carry, runs on battery for 10 hours, and costs roughly $700 to produce, compared with the $20,000 of a traditional ventilator.

Time for action to make India global manufacturing hub in post-coronavirus world: Industry experts
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Time for action to make India global manufacturing hub in post-coronavirus world: Industry experts

India can be the destination of choice for global manufacturing in the post-COVID 19 world if it gets its acts together with the right policies as a lot of things are going for the country, say industry experts

Snake inspired robot could navigate tough terrain, help in search and rescue operations
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Snake inspired robot could navigate tough terrain, help in search and rescue operations

The robot snake, at first, had difficulty staying stable on large steps and often wobbled and flipped over or got stuck on the steps.

To Moon, Mars and beyond: First batch of NASA astronauts graduate two-year training school
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To Moon, Mars and beyond: First batch of NASA astronauts graduate two-year training school

They can go on any manned mission and will join the ranks of about 500 people who have been to space.

Manipur youth develops robot that communicates in English, identifies and picks electronics
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Manipur youth develops robot that communicates in English, identifies and picks electronics

Irom Roshan could not graduate due to financial constraint and worked for nearly two years to develop the robot.

The future of soft robots depend on materials that conduct electricity, sense damage, self-heal
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The future of soft robots depend on materials that conduct electricity, sense damage, self-heal

The concept of embodied intelligence describes a system of materials that are interconnected, like tendons in the knee.

Terminally-ill roboticist on his way to becoming the world's first full cyborg
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Terminally-ill roboticist on his way to becoming the world's first full cyborg

Scott-Morgan has announced the end of 'Peter 1.0' and the start of his life as a cyborg.

Paralysed man can now walk with the help of a brain controlled exoskeleton
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Paralysed man can now walk with the help of a brain controlled exoskeleton

The clinic used a system of sensors implanted near his brain to send messages to move all four of his paralyzed limbs.

Tata Steel creates a culture and ecosystem of innovation, ushering India into the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Tata Steel creates a culture and ecosystem of innovation, ushering India into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tata Steel works closely with the government and regulators to shape and drive policies for economic and environmental sustainability.

The robotics and AI revolution will, like climate change, disrupt life as we know it; what future will it herald for humans?
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The robotics and AI revolution will, like climate change, disrupt life as we know it; what future will it herald for humans?

A future in which automatons do most of work as we know it is nigh. Since work is either physical or mental, and the automatons will increasingly be capable of both, it will be difficult if not impossible for most humans to move to a higher niche in the job market.

Scientists have developed a robotic arm that can taste for chemicals using bacteria
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Scientists have developed a robotic arm that can taste for chemicals using bacteria

Soft robotics uses lightweight, flexible and soft materials to create machines that match the versatility of living things.

Doggo is the robot dog developed by Stanford students that can do backflips, jumps and trots
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Doggo is the robot dog developed by Stanford students that can do backflips, jumps and trots

According to the students, the cost to build a Doggo would be around $3,000