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MIT deploys first full-scale autonomous Roboat on canals of Amsterdam


Back in 2016, we caught wind of an interesting research project looking to make use of Amsterdam's famously abundant waterways by deploying autonomous vessels to transport people and goods. These so-called Roboats have undergone a number of redesigns in the years since, and their creators have now landed on their final version, a full-scale, self-navigating watercraft they say is ready to be put to work.
 

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My first immediate thought?

'Who lives in a pineapple under the sea'.....

Dunno what that says about me but its not good.
 

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"I'd like to live, under the sea , in an octopuses' garden" :eek:
 

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America is hiring a record number of robots


Companies in North America added a record number of robots in the first nine months of this year as they rushed to speed up assembly lines and struggled to add human workers.

Factories and other industrial users ordered 29,000 robots, 37% more than during the same period last year, valued at $1.48 billion, according to data compiled by the industry group the Association for Advancing Automation.
 

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NTT Docomo balloon drone gets around using ultrasonic propulsion


As handy as multicopter drones are, the endlessly spinning blades are noisy, energy-intensive and potentially dangerous. Balloons could be a good alternative to do at least a few jobs other drones can do – namely, shoot video and look cool – and now Japanese company NTT Docomo has unveiled bouncy blimp-like drones that get around using an ultrasonic propulsion system.
 

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The Pentagon’s $82 Million Super Bowl of Robots


One afternoon in late September, a yellow four-legged robot called Spot pranced and pirouetted on a replica of a dingy subway platform that had been constructed inside a vast limestone cavern burrowed beneath the Louisville Zoo. Spot snooped around the platform, inhaling data through cameras and sensors arrayed on its vacuum-cleaner-size torso. The robot’s little feet kept darting perilously close to the edge of the platform, then back to safety. Finally, apparently satisfied by what it had learned, Spot nimbly descended a staircase to make further investigations on the track bed. Back on the now-deserted platform, a poster on the wall declared: “The Future Is Now.”
 

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World's first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say


The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce -- and in a way not seen in plants and animals.

Formed from the stem cells of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from which it takes its name, xenobots are less than a millimeter (0.04 inches) wide. The tiny blobs were first unveiled in 2020 after experiments showed that they could move, work together in groups and self-heal.
 

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AMU-Bot robot kills weeds as it makes its way through crops


While manually hoeing weeds out of crops can be very time- and labor-intensive, spraying those crops with herbicides is definitely not eco-friendly. A German consortium is developing a third choice, in the form of the AMU-Bot weed-killing robot.

Moving along on caterpillar-type treads, the bot is capable of autonomously travelling up and down the rows of plants in orchards, vegetable fields or tree nurseries. It utilizes onboard LiDAR scanners to stay between those rows, and to see where each row ends so it can turn around and head down the next one.


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Water-strider-inspired robot may one day clean up oil spills


It's possible that someday in the future, sunlight-powered robots may be able to swim across marine oil spills, soaking up the oil as they go. A tiny functioning prototype has already been created, and it was inspired by both the steam engine and an insect.

Currently in development at the University of California - Riverside, the "Neusbot" device is named after the neuston category of animals. One of those animals is the water strider, an insect which utilizes pulsating movements to scoot across the water's surface.
 

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