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    • Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      In just four weeks, a team of robotics researchers from the University of Southern Denmark has succeeded in developing the world’s first fully automatic swab robot, able to test patients for Covid-19. It will be deployed for work by late June, news wires reported.

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    • Meet the xenobots: the very first 'living' robots

      Meet the xenobots: the very first 'living' robots

      In another lifetime, if they had been allowed to follow their natural development, the stem cells taken from embryonic frogs would have turned into skin and heart tissue within living, breathing animals. Instead, in configurations designed by algorithms and constructed by humans, those cells have been assembled into something new and immensely revolutionary: the first-ever robots constructed entirely out of living cells.

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    • Tech giants 'put world at risk of a killer AI'

      Tech giants 'put world at risk of a killer AI'

      The invention of an artificial super-intelligence has been a central theme in science fiction since at least the 19th century. From E.M. Forster's short story The Machine Stops (1909) to the recent HBO television series Westworld, writers have tended to portray this possibility as an unmitigated disaster. 

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    • Russia's first humanoid robot is now in space

      Russia's first humanoid robot is now in space

      Yesterday Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 14 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia.

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    • EU scientists develop self-healing machines

      EU scientists develop self-healing machines

      From picking fruit to carrying out minor surgery, soft robotic hands made from jelly-like plastic are thought by scientists to be the future solution to many human needs. But being gentle and soft enough to avoid damaging fruit or flesh has made the robots prone to damage and left them largely impractical for use in the real world. Until now.

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    • AI, robotics to create more jobs than destroy by 2022

      AI, robotics to create more jobs than destroy by 2022

      Machines and automated software will overtake humans in terms of performing tasks at the workplace, by handling fully half of them within the next 7 years, a new report from the World Economic Forum forecasts. The group however points out that the sharp increase could also see a net gain in "new roles" for humans, who will have to revamp skills to keep pace with the way they would have to work with technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and precision medicines.

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    • World Robot Conference opens in Beijing

      World Robot Conference opens in Beijing

      The World Robot Conference (WRC) 2018 kicked off at Beijing Etrong International Exhibition and Convention Center today with robots from all over the world on display and over 300 experts and entrepreneurs participating with an aim to generate global wisdom and resources to boost the industry. 

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    • Mov.AI raises $3m From Viola Ventures, NFX

      Mov.AI raises $3m From Viola Ventures, NFX

      We all know what Android for smartphones is, right? A free, open source operating system (OS) for smartphones. But right now there is no equivalent of the “Android for robots.” A new startup however plans to solve this problem in order for the robotics market to really develop, and for it to have a good slice of the pie.

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