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Novel algorithm can help robots prevent colliding with humans

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US created an algorithm. A scientist has developed an algorithm that helps the robot avoid collisions by accurately calculating what path a human is going to take.

Be wary of robot emotions; 'simulated love is never love'

Research has shown that people have a tendency to project human traits onto robots, especially when they move or act in even vaguely human-like ways.

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AntBot, the first walking robot that navigates without GPS

AntBot copies the desert ants' exceptional navigation capacities, allowing it to explore without using Global Positioning System (GPS), researchers said.

SoftBank alum unveils 'affectionate' companion robot in Japan

The Lovot will compete with Sony Corp's AI-powered robot dog Aibo, revived last year more than a decade after it ceased production.

Novel insect-inspired flying robot developed

As in flying insects, the robot's flapping wings, beating 17 times per second, not only generate the lift force needed to stay airborne, but also control the flight via minor adjustments in the wing motion.

Vistara Airlines will soon have a robot called RADA to help customers

Vistara has introduced a robot called 'RADA', that will offer customer assistance, and is based on artificial intelligence.

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Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics, characterized by sensors.

iRobot Roomba 606 robotic vacuum cleaner launched in India: Price, features

iRobot has launched its robotic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba 606, in India. The advanced robotic vacuum cleaner is priced at Rs 19,990.

Robots could descend into old mines to prevent toxic spills

The US EPA has introduced a robot, that is expected to scan mines in order to search for heavy metals, that could contaminate the soil and local water streams.

Hyderabad-based startup launches smart 'robocop', named after 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare

A new 'robocop' has been developed by a Hyderabad-based machine learning start-up, and has been named after the senior-most officer slain in the 26/11 terror attacks, Hemant Karkare.

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