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  • The world's first culturally sensitive robots for elderly care
    Researchers have developed revolutionary new robots that adapt to the culture and customs of the elderly people they assist.

  • Sensitive robots feel the strain
    Flexible skin for soft robots, embedded with electrical nanowires, combines conductivity with sensitivity within the same material.

  • Robots in the field: farms embracing autonomous technology
    Faced with seesawing commodity prices and the pressure to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, farmer Jamie Butler is trying out a new worker on his 450-acre farm in England’s Hampshire countryside.

  • Could 'Iron Man' style suit be the answer to the world's biggest nuclear challenge?
    If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.

  • Image: Robotic hopper
    This walking and hopping robot is currently being tested in ESA’s Mars Yard.

  • 5 ways to help robots work together with people
    For most people today, robots and smart systems are servants that work in the background, vacuuming carpets or turning lights on and off. Or they’re machines that have taken over repetitive human jobs from assembly-line workers and bank tellers. But the technologies are getting good enough that machines will be able work alongside people as teammates – much as human-dog teams handle tasks like hunting and bomb detection.

  • Meet Lindsey: She'll be your guide today
    A 5ft 2ins tall magenta robot, equipped with sensors and cameras, will guide visitors through exhibitions at a Lincoln museum from today.

  • Robot carers could help lonely seniors—they're cheering humans up already
    The film Robot and Frank imagined a near-future where robots could do almost everything humans could. The elderly title character was given a “robot butler” to help him continue living on his own. The robot was capable of everything from cooking and cleaning to socialising (and, it turned out, burglary).

  • Researchers make android child's face strikingly more expressive
    Japan’s affection for robots is no secret. But is the feeling mutual in the country’s amazing androids? Roboticists are now a step closer to giving androids greater facial expressions to communicate with.

  • Development of a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, capable of heavy labor
    Researchers have developed a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, intended to autonomously perform heavy labor or work in hazardous environments.

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