Robotics

The Jaguar I-Pace vehicle is introduced Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in New York. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo will buy up to 20,000 of the electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment announced Tuesday marks another step in Waymo's evolution from a secret project started in Google nine years ago to a spin-off that's gearing up for an audacious attempt to reshape the transportation business. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Self-driving car spinoff Waymo will buy up to 20,000 electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment, announced Tuesday during a New York event that was also webcast, marks another step in Waymo's...
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Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, Japanese meaning "Strange Cafe"in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo‘s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 03, 2018 - 11:54 am
FAMILY'S DOG TURNS UP 10 YEARS AFTER VANISHING FROM HOME APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo, but decade-old sadness turned...
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Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, meaning "Strange Cafe" in Japanese, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo‘s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 02, 2018 - 7:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a new cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in Tokyo's downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. The shop's name in Japanese means "strange cafe." The single-armed robot...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster...
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January 23, 2018 - 7:16 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts are giving a hand to the International Space Station's big robot arm. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors Tuesday to install the new mechanical gripper. Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the...
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Toyota's e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 08, 2018 - 9:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Cuddly robots just do not want to work for their corporate masters at the CES gadget show this year. Earlier in the day, LG's voice-activated counter-top bot CLOi experienced an early-morning hearing...
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In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Joe Acaba performs a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The 250-mile-high complex is currently home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian. (NASA via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 12:56 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly...
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In this frame from NASA TV, Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Randy Bresnik, right, emerge from the International Space Station on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The astronauts went out on a spacewalk to grease the robot arm's new hand. (NASA TV via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 2:38 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts hustled through a lube job and camera swaps outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, their second trip outside in less than a week. Astronaut Mark Vande Hei made fast work of greasing the big robot arm's new hand. Vande Hei and station...
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In this frame from NASA TV, Astronauts Mark Vande Hei, left, and Randy Bresnik work on the International Space Station on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The astronauts went out on a spacewalk to give the International Space Station’s big robot arm a new hand. (NASA TV via AP)
October 05, 2017 - 9:54 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts worked at giving the International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand Thursday. Commander Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei tackled the job on the first of three NASA spacewalks planned over the next two weeks. The latching mechanism on one...
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September 16, 2017 - 11:56 pm
ONE HOME, TWO RECORD-SETTING CATS FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Here's a very tall tail: Two record-setting cats are living together near Detroit. Arcturus Aldebaran Powers holds the Guinness World Records mark for tallest domestic cat, measuring at about 19 inches (48 centimeters). Housemate...
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