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How emotion influences human interaction with robots

Robots are already replacing some human jobs but in other scenarios, robots will be expected to work alongside their human counterparts. On cruise ships, for example, robots are being used to serve mixed drinks while in Japan, humanoid robots stand…

This bipedal robot can do (almost) anything you can do

Meet Hermes, a robot with super-human strength and the ability to move as intuitively as a person. Researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed the tele-operated bipedal disaster robot with an interface that allows him to react more…

Scientists build autonomous construction robots based on termites

Inspired by the incredible work ethic of termites, scientists from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have been working for the past four years to build autonomous construction robots.