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Hackaday Links May 13th 2012

Amazing ass… for a robot Yep, Japan still has the creepy robotics market cornered. Case in point is this robotic posterior. Don’t worry, they’ve included a dissection so you can see how the insides work too. [via Gizmodo] Time-lapse camera module results As promised, [Quinn Dunki] sent in a link to the photo album from [...]
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Jibo the robot raises $1.75M on Indiegogo

Technology : GigaOM (yesterday)

Home robot Jibo‘s Indiegogo campaign was scheduled to close over the weekend, but after raising more than $1.75 million the robot’s creators have decided to keep the campaign open through September 14. If the campaign hits $2 millio... Read Post

Four short links: 14 May 2012

Technology : O'Reilly Radar (2 years ago)

Shiri = Japanese Robotic Ass (YouTube) -- I couldn't watch after 2m30s or so when he starts slapping the robot ass. I never imagined a butt as UI. I eagerly await the hobbyist version, the Arduino Ass Shield. (via Ed Yong) Facebook ... Read Post

Why More Robot Workers Isn't A Bad Thing For Jobs

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (yesterday)

Robot usage in the global manufacturing industry has been climbing steadily since 2009, the MIT Technology Review reports. Sourcing World Robotics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the OECD, MIT found that robotic worker pur... Read Post

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