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Russia’s space-bound humanoid robot FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) is being trained to shoot guns from both of its hands.

Robots, AI, Quantum Computing: How China Is Preparing for a New Generation of War

WASHINGTON, DC — China has developed a plan to “overtake” the United States in the race to militarize artificial intelligence, robotics, and quantum computing, an expert from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warned lawmakers, noting that the communist nation is “rapidly closing the gap” with America.

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Robot-Powered Restaurant Raises $18 Million

Momentum Machines have raised $18 million for their robot-powered restaurant, which includes a robot that can produce over 400 hamburgers per hour.

The hand of humanoid robot AILA (artificial intelligence lightweight android) operates a switchboard during a demonstration by the German research centre for artificial intelligence at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover March, 5, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files

Cheaper Production Line Robots Threaten Small Business Jobs

Advances in robotics have led to the production of cheaper industrial robots, providing easier access to production line quality machinery for smaller businesses, potentially resulting in fewer jobs for human workers.

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Robotic Device Helps Man in Wheelchair Stand at His Wedding

A robotic device helped a man who normally needs a wheelchair stand next to his bride at the altar on Saturday, a 6 ABC report states. Steve Jabari suffered a brain aneurysm six years ago, which has affected his mobility and speech.

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Google’s Robot Dog Drives Real Dog Crazy

A recently released video shows a robot “dog” named Spot confronting a real Terrier named Cosmo in a San Jose parking lot–and driving the real dog crazy.

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Israeli Startup Delivers a Suitcase That Follows You Around

The Times of Israel reports: Israeli startup NUA Robotics has unveiled a prototype for luggage that uses Bluetooth technology to sync with a smartphone app, locate its owner, and follow along. The case also features an anti-theft alarm, a USB