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Starship technology robots make deliveries at George Mason

Starship technology robots make deliveries at George Mason | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
At George Mason University, a delivery from a campus grocery store will arrive via robot in 15 minutes.
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wow - used to have to get up and find food in the caff or local McD - now it is delivered (no tip required?)

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Want a robot dog to control your home?

Want a robot dog to control your home? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A report says electronics giant Sony is planning to unveil a new robotic dog that can control home appliances at a media event next month. 
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NO - unless it barks, cuddles, does not listen - and sheds - not the same thing!

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Border security may soon be staffed by lie-detecting robots

Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time (AVATAR) is a kiosk that can detect changes in physiology and behavior.
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hmmm - is this an early version of the Terminator? With cybernetic organisms running around who needs a damn fence?

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A robot that can peel lettuce takes us closer to automating delicate farm work

A robot that can peel lettuce takes us closer to automating delicate farm work | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Automation is slowly making inroads into tasks we thought the sole domain of humans. This includes delicate manual labor like harvesting fruit and vegetable. New research from Cambridge University shows how a robot can peel a lettuce — a tricky task.
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pretty soon even jobs for migrant workers are going away...

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This robot may be flipping your burgers soon

This robot may be flipping your burgers soon | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Miso Robotic's Flippy supposedly frees up fast food workers from 'high pain points' on the job. Could it free them of the job entirely, though?
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we use robots to build cars etc - why not a complete burger sandwhich?

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This autonomous robot will do your yard work year-round | ZDNet

This autonomous robot will do your yard work year-round | ZDNet | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Kobi is the world's first autonomous robot that can mow the lawn, clean up leaves, and remove snow. It's convenient, safe, and environmentally-friendly -- but you can't buy one until next year.
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but I LIKE to cut the grass!

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