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    Official: Newest version of Honda's ASIMO coming to TV on April 15
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    Honda's ASIMO robot is moving into its teenage years, having originally been introduced in 2000, and like all teens, it's still learning. The bot has received regular incremental upgrades over that time, and the latest version will premiere on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday, April ...

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    Report: Congo using robocops to ease traffic congestion [w/video]
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    Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo has two robocops on patrol. Well, they are technically stationary, but they're still keeping pedestrians in the country's capital safer. The city of about 10 million people suffers from choking traffic, and the eight-foot-tall, aluminum and steel ...

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    Report: Ex-Ford and Carbon Motors exec working on robot security guards
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    Back in 2003, former Ford executive William Santana Li and former police officer Stacey Dean founded Carbon Motors, a company that designed a purpose-built diesel police car that recently filed for bankruptcy. But they're at it again, this time with a new company and a new invention that looks ...

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    Video: GM manufacturing robots take up second job as present wrappers
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    It isn't that uncommon for people to pick up second jobs during the holidays to help relieve some of the financial stress, but apparently our automaton friends feel the fiscal pinch this time of year, too. A handful of General Motors assembly line robots are picking up some extra shifts at ...

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    Official: Toyota developing Asimo rival for the disabled
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    Robots are here to stay, and all signs point to there being more "everyday" mechanized friends that will specialize in doing different things for different people. In addition to its work on the Partner Robot, Toyota is developing a Human Support Robot (HSR) to assist the elderly at home. The ...

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    Official: Asimo has a friend! Honda debuts Miimo robotic lawnmower
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    People who know me say that if it weren't for Autoblog, I'd probably be running a site called Mowerblog. I'm unusual in that lawn mowing, to me, is a form of relaxation, a hobby like knitting or racquetball is for someone else. As such, I try to buy the best equipment, and that means there's a ...

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    Freddie Ford predates Asimo by 34 years
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    So how's this for a way to celebrate National Robotics Week? Ford has dug up some photos and press releases from the late 1960s featuring "Freddie Ford," a quasi-robot made out of auto parts that entertained crowds on the auto show circuit. To our modern sensibilities, Freddie barely qualifies ...

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    Video: Learn how to turn an R/C car into an autonomous vehicle
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    If you're anything like us, you likely have more than a few remote controlled cars collecting dust in the basement. Instructables.com has taken the time to show us just what can be accomplished with a little time and motivation using those machines and some low-buck electronics. Namely, your own ...

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    Video: Translogic goes for a walk with MABEL the walking robot
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    Our sister site Translogic visits the University of Michigan in their latest episode to check out a bipedal robot named MABEL. While other similar robots like ASIMO (built by Honda), and the Partner Robots (from Toyota) have wowed crowds with their ability to walk upright, MABEL advances the ...

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    Video: Sand Flea robot goes where your R/C car can't
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    Your nitro-fueled R/C racer may look all badass and be really fast, but it's got its limitations. Namely, walls. The Sand Flea robot shown above, developed by Boston Dynamics, won't win any races or beauty contests, but it laughs at walls. More precisely, it just leaps over them. The little bot, ...

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    Official: GM shows off robotic glove for use in vehicle assembly [w/video]
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    Robots have been a part of every automaker's manufacturing arsenal for three decades now, but that doesn't make this latest effort at improving plant automation any less cool. While most factory robots are neither humanoid nor particularly interesting, the only thing more exciting than this ...

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    Official: Honda's new ASIMO robot can now pour you a drink all on its own [w/video]
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    Honda does a whole lot more than just cars. They do motorbikes, ATVs, power equipment, outboard marine engines, personal watercraft, business jets... and yes, even robots. In fact its ASIMO humanoid robot (parodied in a rather disturbingly hilarious episode of South Park) is one of the most ...

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    NASA to send R2 droid robot co-developed with GM to space station
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    General Motors R2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've got an unnatural fear of human-like robots, it's time to look away. It turns out that Chrysler isn't the only manufacturer getting cozy with NASA these days. General Motors just announced its new robot co-developed with ...

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    Honda rolls out Asimo ancestor ten years later
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    We don't know why Honda has kept Prototype 4, otherwise known as P4 (right), and probably known as ED-209 to humanoids in the near future, in a closet for ten years. P4 was the robot after P3 and just before the 'bot we have come to know as Asimo. Asimo was released so soon after P3 was retired ...

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    Video: Castrol - We make motor oil and giant soccer ball-kicking robots
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    Castrol Soccer Robot – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Our compatriots over at Engadget brought an interesting little tidbit to our attention today in the form of a soccer ball-kicking robot. What's that got to do with obsessively covering the auto industry, you ask? Simple. ...

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    Cyberdyne Systems Toyota reportedly working on robots to look after the elderly
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    We have an announcement to make: the Robot Apocalypse is not on its way. The Robot Apocalypse has officially begun. Toyota is working on a plethora of robots that will assist in caring for the elderly. Home health care is massively expensive and time consuming, and if the task were pawned off on ...

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    VIDEO: Audi in on developing dashboard-mounted buddy robot
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    MIT and Audi present Aida -- Click above to watch video
    We don't know where carmakers got the idea that we want intelligent robots learning our behavior and then talking to us. Wherever it was, we don't want it any more than they thought we did 25 years ago in a talking Maxima. Nissan has its ...

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    VIDEO: More autonomous VW action from Stanford
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    VAIL Autonomous valet parking demo -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    You didn't think having an Audi TTS climb Pike's Peak was the only thing that Stanford's Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory was working on, did you? No, they're also working on something closer to home -- ...

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    VIDEO: Mexican Chevy dealer's transforming Bumblebee suit has us jonesin' for Halloween
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    Got a minute? Literally, just a minute, 'cause you're going to want to see this. And then you're going to want to know where you can get one for Halloween. Crafting a suit to look like a Transformer is one thing, but this video, apparently taken at ...

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    Bored auto factory worker + assembly robot = new amusement park ride
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    Despite being told this video was shot in a Ford factory, we're not exactly sure which company claims ownership of the reassigned assembly line robot. Whoever owns the building, they might be surprised to learn what their employees have been doing on their ...

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