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Curiosity lands on Mars


August 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered rover Curiosity touched down on Mars Sunday."Touchdown confirmed for @MarsCuriosity," said a NASA tweet as its scientists celebrated back in headquarters.The six-wheeled ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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Robot can detect tiny mines under ship hulls


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US naval scientists have designed a robot that can navigate through underwater environments and spot mines the size of an iPod attached to a ship's hull ... Read more...

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A living robot who smiles, sings like a girl!


April 12th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) A Japanese company has created a robot with 65 facial expressions which can talk, sing and can easily be mistaken for a real-life girl at first ... Read more...

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Robots to replace human labour in China


January 16th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Technology firm Foxconn will employ one million robots to replace human labour in China in the next three years."Robots are more accurate and adaptive than workers," ... Read more...

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Cricket hair inspire ultra sensitive sensor


December 12th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Miniscule hair on a cricket's underbelly have inspired researchers to create an ultra sensitive sensor. These hair help a cricket sense approaching enemies and unerringly ... Read more...

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Dancing robot toy sells like hot cakes


November 18th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A robot toy, which giggles when tickled and which was originally designed to help autistic kids learn to interact, is now selling like hot cakes both ... Read more...

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WWE Raw: Hugh Jackman Makes Match- Zigler vs Ryder


September 20th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hugh Jackman of 'X-Men' starred live from Cleveland, Ohio on last night's episode of 'WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow'. Jackman took the mic and greeted Cleveland with his ... Read more...

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China to build polar icebreaker


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China will build a polar icebreaker that would be capable of shattering ice over 1.5 metres thick, an official said.The polar icebreaker will have a displacement ... Read more...

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Infants a model for robots?


September 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) The way infants spend their initial months trying to figure their way around could serve as a model for training robots, an Indian American researcher says. ... Read more...

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‘Drones taking combat situations towards a Terminator-like reality’


April 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): The growing use of unmanned aircraft in combat situations raises huge moral and legal issues, and threatens to make war more likely as armed robots take over from human ... Read more...

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The silent assassin: Robots may perform military missions


April 18th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The next time you are at home or office, watch out for ninja robots. They may be hiding in the bedroom closet or under your desk. ... Read more...

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Now, robots that can hide from humans while spying!


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories have developed a robot that could operate around humans without being detected.The robot takes a zigzag path to avoid well-lit ... Read more...

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Robots to help in earthquake relief in Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japan is looking up to its trusted friend-the robot- for relief. Two types of robots would be brought on board to help in the rescue efforts in ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘molecular robot’ that can be programmed to follow instructions


March 10th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A programmable 'molecular robot', a sub-microscopic molecular machine made of synthetic DNA that moves between track locations separated by 6nm, has been developed by researchers.The robot, a ... Read more...

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Now a robot helps autistic kids


March 9th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A robot has caused a major influence in the life of an autistic child. The child was so withdrawn that she even wouldn’t allow other little girls ... Read more...

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Making human-like robots for easier interaction with people


March 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion, people find it easier to interact with them and mimic them."It's ... Read more...

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‘Transformer 2′ was crap: Michael Bay


March 8th, 2011 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Michael Bay has accepted his "Transformers" sequel was "crap"."We made some mistakes... When I look back at it, that was c**p. The writers' strike was ... Read more...

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Robot marathon to take place in Japan


February 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Feb 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Everything is going towards the robotic way in Japan. The first ever robot marathon is being held in the tech-loving country.Several robots entered the competition. Robot makers, ... Read more...

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Chennai students win award for humanoid robot


February 15th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI) : A group of students from Chennai won the best innovation award for a humanoid robot during the recently held Spring Innovations Competition at Nanyang Technological University ... Read more...

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Robots may soon get their own Internet


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): It seems robots are poised to have an equivalent of the Internet and Wikipedia, thanks to the efforts of some European scientists.They are currently developing a project ... Read more...

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Cockroaches inspiration behind future robots


February 8th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Ask anyone who has ever tried to squash a skittering cockroach - they're masters of quick and precise movement. And scientists are now trying to incorporate this feature ... Read more...

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Cockroach ‘to fine-tune robots of the future’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are using the maddening locomotive skills of cockroaches to improve robots of the future.Amir Ayali of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology said the ... Read more...

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Elite Oz batsmen becoming robots because of bowling machines: Smith


January 30th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 30 (ANI): Australia's coaches must minimise their use of bowling machines and restrict throw-downs in net sessions in order to correct the flawed footwork of some of the batsmen, according ... Read more...

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Hugh Jackman studied boxing with Sugar Ray Leonard for ‘Real Steel’


January 27th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that he recruited world-class boxing coach, Sugar Ray Leonard, to train him for his upcoming flick 'Real Steel'.The Australian star delved into ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in German town after explosives cache found


January 23rd, 2011 - 4:45 am ICT by BNO News
BECHERBACH,GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- About 600 people were evacuated in the German town of Becherbach on Saturday as police brought in bomb-disposal robots to deal with around 60 kilograms of explosives, the ... Read more...

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Now, a robo that ‘feels’ with its fingertips and smiles just like us!


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): At first sight, the pi4-workerbot looks like a clump of metal, but there's something extraordinary about this one - it has fingertip sensitivity and a variety of facial ... Read more...

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Robot arm boosts brain-controlled device’s performance


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new University of Chicago study has found that the performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralysed people move objects with their thoughts just got better ... Read more...

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No superhero movies for Reese Witherspoon


December 12th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Actress Reese Witherspoon has no intention of trying her hand at a superhero movie - because futuristic films have no roles suitable for women of her age.The Hollywood ... Read more...

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No superhero movies for Reese Witherspoon!


December 11th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Superhero movies have no suitable roles for women her age, 34-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon feels.The Hollywood star admits the movie industry has changed drastically over the years and ... Read more...

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New Chinese restaurant has robos as waitresses!


December 10th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): A new restaurant has opened in Shandong province of China, and has robots as waitresses.The Dalu Rebot Restaurant, in Jinan, has six robot waitresses and can cater for ... Read more...

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‘Joking computer’ to give stand up comedians run for their money!


December 10th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Stand-up comedians beware: The 'joking computer' is here - a computer program that creates pun-based gags created at the University of Aberdeen and is sure to give you ... Read more...

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‘Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’ Secrets Unveiled


December 9th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After much wait and anticipation by the fans of the 'Transformers' franchisee, the first teaser of the upcoming movie 'Transformers: Dark of The Moon' has surfaced ... Read more...

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Scientists teach robots to read


November 25th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS)) Scientists are trying to teach robots to read so that they can understand road signs and shop names.Experts believe developing literate artificial intelligence should be relatively simple because ... Read more...

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Families fell to the floor when told of New Zealand miners’ death


November 24th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 24 (IANS) Families of the 29 New Zealand coal miners, who reportedly died in the second blast in the Pike River mine Wednesday, "fell to the floor screaming and ... Read more...

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