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As humanity rapidly advances towards a society that is wholly dependent upon computers and technology, there are key decisions to make about how far we let technology advance that we do not directly
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA, today announced new investments totaling approximately $38 million for the development and use of robots that cooperatively work with people to enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety.
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other.
There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as several small robots roll briskly up the hallways of an office building - working by themselves and communicating only with one another, the vehicles divide up a variety of exploration tasks â€“ and within minutes have transmitted a detailed floor map to humans nearby.
Robots do whatever humans tell them to do, right? Or is all a big lie?
Researchers conduct experiment as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception.
Hondaâ€™s new â€œrobot teacherâ€ can scold, smile and call roll, delighting students with her lifelike appearance.
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