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Robot DJs Are Coming, Hide Your Turntables

(YouTube Link) Watch this programmed robot arm, complete with creepy pink hand, scratch away on some vinyl like a true turntablist. I don’t know whether to feel amazed by the programming, or deflated by how easy this robotic arm makes the rhythmic scratching of records look. Either way, it can’t compare until the robot arm is switching [...]

Robot Trained to Repeatedly Punch Humans

Robots usually aren’t supposed to hurt people. But how does a robot know if its actions injure a human? The only way is for the robot to learn how much physical pressure the human body can comfortably endure. So Borut PovÅ¡e, a researcher at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia had a robot punch people [...]