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Humanoid robot Jennifer hits the slopes

Why should humans have all the fun in the snow? The University of Manitoba's Autonomous Agents Laboratory tests out its robot's abilities in cross country and Alpine skiing.

By February 3, 2015

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Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.

By March 26, 2015

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Batman vs Iron Man fan film looks awesome, but will it survive?

When the Joker gets out of jail, the impossible happens. Characters from DC and Marvel meet on the screen in a CGI extravaganza -- maybe.

By March 13, 2015

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Boston Dynamics robots get 1980s movie montage

Some brilliant YouTube spark has cut footage of Boston Dynamics' humanoid robots performing feats of strength and agility to "Scarface (Push it to the Limit)."

By March 15, 2015

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Can this robot ski better than you?

Autonomous snow skiing robots are the future, and the future looks adorable. Watch Jennifer, a little humanoid robot made by the University of Manitoba's Autonomous Agents Laboratory, take some turns on the slopes.

By February 3, 2015

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Supercut celebrates a century of robots in film

Robbie the Robot! R2-D2! Wall-E! Watch your favorite robots, androids, cyborgs, metal men and Replicants from over 100 films in this sci-fi supercut.

By February 11, 2015

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Ready for a robot smackdown? 'BattleBots' returns to TV

DIY metal machines fight to the death. Real-life rock 'em sock 'em competition "BattleBots" to air on ABC after a 12-year hiatus.

By February 8, 2015

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Bellhop bots? This Japanese hotel will be run by robots

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?

By February 5, 2015

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Skier races Oculus-wearing virtual reality rivals down the same hill, see who won

Skiers stationed in Austria, Greece and Germany all raced down the same run at the same time thanks to VR and gaming technology.

By February 4, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 122: Google growing human skin, Jennifer the skiing robot, NASA's SMAP, and more

Jennifer can ski and play hockey -- even though she's a robot -- but there's more to her than just fun and games. Researchers hope that someday, the same principles they're using to program Jenny to play sports will be used to create firefighters and rescue robots, able to adapt to changing environments.

By February 2, 2015