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British Philosophers Consider the Ethics of a Robotic Future
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British Philosophers Consider the Ethics of a Robotic Future

A standards document offers guidelines on robot-human relationships and more.
Lowe's Introduces LoweBot, a New Autonomous In-Store Robot
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Lowe's Introduces LoweBot, a New Autonomous In-Store Robot

The LoweBot speaks multiple languages, and will be deployed to 11 stores to help guide home improvers to find items in store.
In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance and His Robot Butler
Mark Zuckerberg

In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance and His Robot Butler

The Facebook CEO is eager to help people mark themselves as safe and show off his automated home.
Robot Babies Do Not Curb Teen Pregnancy
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Robot Babies Do Not Curb Teen Pregnancy

It turns out giving a teen a robot baby for two days does not deter them from getting pregnant.
Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms
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Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms

At two Aloft Hotels, you can change your room's temperature, lighting and music by yelling at Siri.
This Squishy, Flatulent Robot Just Wants to Be Your Friend
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This Squishy, Flatulent Robot Just Wants to Be Your Friend

Isn't this octopus-inspired robot adorable?
Nina Zipkin
People Will Lie to Robots to Avoid Hurting Their Feelings
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People Will Lie to Robots to Avoid Hurting Their Feelings

The side effects of making machines more human.
To Deal With an Aging Population, Thailand Businesses Bet on Demand for Robots and Diapers
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To Deal With an Aging Population, Thailand Businesses Bet on Demand for Robots and Diapers

Thai elderly care robot Dinsow can not only keep track of your medication and video-phone your relatives, but can also exercise with you and even entertain you with its karaoke skills.
At Last, Customer Service Agents That Customers Can't Drive Crazy.
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At Last, Customer Service Agents That Customers Can't Drive Crazy.

Smart agents can improve customer service and increase productivity.
Jonathan Crane
Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017
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Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017

The company wants to make products fast for U.S. consumers.
Edgar Alvarez
Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record
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Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record

These bots have moves you've never seen.
Rose Leadem
Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family
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Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family

Be careful what you say, because the Big-I is watching. Always.
Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human
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Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human

Japan is taking it up a notch on the creepiness scale as researchers unveil the new human-like Alter.
Rose Leadem