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Robotel: Hotel Staffed By Robot Dinosaurs
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, odd, hotel, dinosaurs, robot )

Naoko
- 290 days ago - japantoday.com
"It's becoming difficult to secure enough labor at hotels. To solve that problem, we have robots serving guests."
Robot Beats "I Am Not a Robot" Captcha   video
Offbeat  (tags: robot, captcha, performance, interesting video )

Barb
- 319 days ago - youtube.com
Gee wiz! You'd think if a robot can beat a Captcha YOU could beat it too! I am scratching my head over this one.
Cute Chick Rover: A New Way to Spy on Shy Penguins
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, habitat, penguins, robot, research, interesting )

Naoko
- 1689 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
This photo provided by Frederique Olivier/John Downer Productions shows a remote-controlled roving camera camouflaged as a penguin chick in Adelie Land, Antarctica. The device is so convincing that penguins don't scamper away and sometimes even sing to it
Hitchhiking Canadian Robot Tests Trustworthiness of Humans
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, robot, Hitchhiking, trust, humans, hitchBot )

Naoko
- 1781 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometers across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans.
Daily Cute: Kittens Take a Dance Lesson From a Robot (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: robot, kitties, dance, lessons, video )

Barb
- 2044 days ago - care2.com
Alas, these cats are not impressed. It doesn't look like they'll be borrowing this robot's moves any time soon.
Latest Robot Can Pick Strawberry Fields Forever
Offbeat  (tags: technology, agriculture, strawberry, robot, Japan )

Naoko
- 2091 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The device, unveiled Wednesday, can pick a piece of fruit every eight seconds by using three cameras to determine which strawberries are ready to pick. A mechanized arm then darts out to snip each one free and place it into its basket.
Robot Deer Saves Innocent Wildlife From Illegal Hunters In Florida
Offbeat  (tags: florida, robo deer, robot, defending wildife, fight against poaching )

Simone
- 3139 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Wildlife in Florida have an unlikely new ally in the fight against poaching -- a remote-controlled buck lovingly known as Robo-deer. Although he can do little more than flick his tail and turn his head, Robo-deer is so convincingly lifelike that some
Plastic Sorting Robot Developed
Offbeat  (tags: robot, plastics, plastic bottles, sort, recycle, Japan, Osaka University, IDEC Corp, Mitsubishi )

Naoko
- 3396 days ago - asahi.com
A robot which can sort plastics left in garbage by using different types of laser beams has been developed by researchers.
Celebrities If They Are Cyborgs
Offbeat  (tags: Celebrities, cyborg, robot, funny, bruce willis )

Djole
- 3998 days ago - fun-genius.com
Let`s say,you need Bruce Willis for the Die Hard part 21,or you just want to hang out with him a while?!No problem,pick up the phone,dial the number,say your order and receive it by Fedex in two business days!!!
No Driver, No Problem as Robot Cars Finish Race
Offbeat  (tags: robot, cars, race, computers, California )

Eduardo
- 4244 days ago - reuters.com
Cars sprouting whirling lasers on top, moving cameras on the sides, and banks of computers inside sped through the streets of a California desert ghost town on Saturday in a robot race -- no drivers needed.
   

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