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Tech titans face scrutiny over killer-robot tech

Dutch activists are voicing concerns about technologies that could open the way for lethal autonomous weapons – such as AI software, facial recognition and swarming aerial systems – and are wondering where several tech titans including Amazon and Microsoft stand. … Continue reading

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Olis and Tethers Unlimited team up on space robots

Two space tech companies that are headquartered in the Seattle area, Olis Robotics and Tethers Unlimited, are joining forces to create a new kind of remote-controlled robotic system that could be used on the International Space Station or other off-Earth outposts. The … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos gets a kick out of robotic arms

LAS VEGAS — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ handshake is at least as firm as a robotic hand’s grip. I found that out for myself today at Amazon’s inaugural re:MARS conference, when Bezos tried out the touch-sensitive, dexterous robotic arm set … Continue reading

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Amazon unveils two new breeds of robots

LAS VEGAS — Amazon says there are now 200,000 robots working alongside 300,000 people at its distribution facilities around the world, and there’s more to come. Brad Porter, vice president of robotics at Amazon, took the virtual wraps off two … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited works on satellite servicing robot

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited works on space technologies ranging from radios to robotic arms, but the company is planning to put all those pieces together to create a space robot called “LEO Knight.” “LEO Knight is a microsat-class system intended to support … Continue reading

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Olis Robotics will lay out plan for space robots

Seattle-based Olis Robotics says it has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to lay out a plan for using its AI-driven software platform to control satellite-servicing robots in orbit. The initial Small Business Innovative Research grant could … Continue reading

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Robotic ostrich handles box-stacking tasks

Boston Dynamics’ latest robo-creature may be cuter than its creepy robot dogs, but its potential application could nevertheless make warehouse workers wary. The Handle robot, demonstrated in a YouTube video posted on March 28, is a long-necked robot that looks … Continue reading

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