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Doc Ock Arms in Real Life

Ever need an extra pair of hands? So did Federico Parietti and Harry Asada of MIT. They’ve created a pair of semi-autonomous robot arms that you can wear: To demonstrate what the prototype can do, a camera observed a pair [...]

Another Beggar Bot: DONA

The beggar bot arms race has finally begun. In addition to DON-8r we saw earlier on Neatorama, there’s another beggin’ bot afoot: here’s DONA, an “urban donation motivating robot” which looks cute while asking you for alms. Fast Company has the story: If robots like DONA became popular, then we would quickly become immune to their charms, [...]