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New DARPA soft robot concept moves, camouflages itself like an octopus

We’ve seen robots that mimic animals in order to perform life-saving acts, but an emerging trend in autonomous creations are robots that actually look organic. Case in point: This new robot being developed for the Defense Advanced Project Research Agency … Continue reading → Continue reading

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Insight: Oil’s big players raise the stakes in Iraqi Kurdistan

LONDON (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdistan’s crude oil is plentiful and easy to get at, rare among undeveloped energy resources. The man managing it, a former North Sea engineer and consultant turned politician, knows how to attract investment. Continue reading

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New battle looms in Tajikistan as rebels dig in

DUSHANBE (Reuters) – Rebels in Tajikistan have refused to disarm or hand over a former warlord wanted by the authorities, increasing the chances that the government will launch a new military offensive against them, a senior security source said on Saturday. Fighters in the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region near the Afghan border are locked in a standoff with the government after President Imomali Rakhmon sent troops into the area on Tuesday to look for a former opposition warlord accused of killing a local security chief. … Continue reading

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Teachers strike across Spain, protesting cuts

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish teachers went on strike on Tuesday to protest against cuts in education spending that unions say will put 100,000 substitute teachers out of work but that the government says are needed to tackle the euro zone debt crisis. The central government has ordered Spain’s 17 autonomous regions to cut 3 billion euros ($4 billion) from education spending this year, as part of a tough program to trim the public deficit to an EU-agreed level of 5.3 percent of gross domestic product. .. Continue reading

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One in five want self-driving cars

A new study from J.D. Power and Associates has revealed U.S. drivers are interested in adding one of the newest and most expensive technologies to their next vehicle — autonomous driving Continue reading

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Spain regions stage backing for PM’s austerity bid

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish regions controlled by the ruling People’s Party staged their backing for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s austerity drive on Saturday in a move intended to reassure investors the country can manage its finances. Continue reading

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Watch DARPA’s disembodied robo arm perform everyday tasks without human input

The robot developed by DARPA’s Autonomous Robotic Manipulation program has quite a huge skill set — for a disembodied arm with three fingers, anyway. It may not be able to shoot hoops like its fellow DARPA project, but it can perform 18 simple tasks … Continue reading → Continue reading

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Nevada first state to authorize driverless cars

The Jetsons would feel right at home in Nevada — which this month became the first state in the nation to formally approve legislation authorizing the use of autonomous vehicles on its roadways. Continue reading

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WIRED NEWS: Let the Robot Drive

The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here Magazine Wired.com Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0 Culture Entertainment Gadgets Gaming HowTo Med Tech Multimedia Politics Product Reviews Science Software Tec… Continue reading

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