Robotics

A Starship robot stands by at George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. A fleet of high-tech robots is now deployed at the northern Virginia university to serve the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students who summon them. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
January 23, 2019 - 2:33 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A fleet of high-tech robots has deployed at a northern Virginia university for the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students. More than 25 knee-high, cooler-shaped robots began delivery duty Tuesday at George Mason University in Fairfax. Ryan...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, a skylight is reflected in the rear window of a Waymo driverless car during a Google event in San Francisco. Google's robotic car spin-off Waymo is poised to become the first to test fully driverless vehicles on California's public roads. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 30, 2018 - 6:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo's driverless cars to...
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October 03, 2018 - 4:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Canadian company's plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders. Houston's City Council on Wednesday updated one local ordinance to specifically ban individuals from having sex with an "anthropomorphic device," a device that resembles a...
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September 21, 2018 - 5:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft has released two small exploration robots on an asteroid in a research effort that may provide clues to the origin of the solar system. The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the two Minerva-II-1 rovers were lowered from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 to the...
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September 03, 2018 - 5:37 am
GENEVA (AP) — A key opponent of high-tech, automated weapons known as "killer robots" is blaming countries like the U.S. and Russia for blocking consensus at a U.N.-backed conference, where most countries wanted to ensure that humans stay at the controls of lethal machines. Coordinator Mary Wareham...
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August 27, 2018 - 10:07 am
GENEVA (AP) — Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with "killer robots" — futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention. The weeklong gathering that opened Monday is the second of its kind this year at U.N. offices in Geneva...
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This March 3, 2018 photo provided by Heather Anderson shows, from left, Navajo Mountain High School students Nahida Smith, Myra King and Breana Bitsinne compete in a Utah regional robotics competition in West Valley City, Utah. The team from a remote town in southern Utah is now headed to an international robotics competition Aug. 14 in Mexico City, Mexico. They were invited to compete in the First Global Challenge, which will draw teams from 190 countries to create robots capable of feeding power plants and building environmentally efficient transmission networks. (Heather Anderson via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 2:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah is building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition. The teenagers have worked all summer on the project, scheduling meetings between long drives to jobs far from the...
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