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Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern

The White House and roboticists have set Nov. 7 to get together in a workshop to explore ways of using robots to help in the battle against Ebola. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will cohost the workshop on safety robotics for Ebola workers, with Texas A&M University's Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, or CRASAR.

DUBLIN, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Robots: ...

Ken Goldberg has been thinking hard about robots for almost three decades. His work ranges from over 170 peer-reviewed papers on things like robot algorithms and social information filtering to art projects about the interaction of people and machines.

The robots are coming. Of course, you knew that.  There is a fair amount of news recently about how robots can help healthcare workers with the Ebola virus, as well as with numerous other industries from manufacturing to the military. The BBC reported on social robots this week online and in a special conference (Oct 21) called BBC Future: World Changing Ideas Summit.

Space robots are about to get a whole lot sleeker and slinkier. Researchers are developing new types of robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and giraffe tongues. These flexible, maneuverable "tentacle robots" could have a variety of space applications, from inspecting hard-to-reach gear on the International Space Station to exploring crevices on Mars, scientists say. "Those ...

The "Olympics of robots" is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to help produce an independent, rock 'em sock 'em Web-based video series.

This week on Crave, we take a closer look at the Hendo hoverboard, fly on a Virgin Galactic spaceship, and get pumped for the return of the battle-bot action of RoboGames. It's a high-flying, hoverboarding, eagle-riding episode of Crave!

Hiroshi Ishiguro, a renowned robot designer at Osaka University in western Japan thinks that robots with a human-like presence could be used to relieve loneliness.

The summit will be co-hosted by Texas A&M University’s Centre for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR). and discuss how robots can help halt the spread of deadly diseases.