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2008-03-20 00:00:00

A robot named "Phobot" that mimics human fear took top honors during the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in Amsterdam last week. Seven teams from technical universities competed in the contest, with attendees voting Phobot, designed by University of Amsterdam students, their top pick. All of the competing teams used the same National Instruments software and  Lego robotics set with light, sound, touch and ultrasound sensors. "This robot is there as a sort of buddy to...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'