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Toronto Sun
Thumbs out for robot hitchhiking across Canada
Toronto Sun
"We send robots off to do dangerous things -- explore Mars, visit undersea locations or make minefields safe," Smith told the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. "So the idea of sending a robot off to hitchhike, it stimulates the same questions people ask if ...
HitchBOT robot ready to hitchhike across
Can a Robot Hitchhike Across Canada Using Only Its Charm and Good Looks?Re/code
Hitchhiking robot embarks on cross-country trek from Halifax to VictoriaCTV News
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Digital Trends
Japan wants to see robots compete against each other in the 2020 Summer ...
Digital Trends
Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, and if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has any say in the matter, the world will see the world's robots come together to compete for robotic supremacy. “In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world's robots and aim to ...

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Robot dance recital concludes Society of Women Engineers' robotics camp
Savannah Morning News
Zaina Moore, 13, left, and Janieya Houston, 12, prepare their robot to perform a synchronized dance at the DeRenne Middle School gym Friday. For seven weeks the Society of Women Engineers volunteers worked with 10 seventh- and eighth-grade girls to ...

BBC News
Cheering robots replace real fans at Korean baseball
BBC News
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans. Hanwha Eagles supporters not able to get to the stadium can control the robot over the internet. The bots can ...
A Korean Baseball Team Is Filling Seats With Bizarre Robot FansBusiness Insider
This Baseball Team Is Hiring Robots to Cheer at GamesRYOT
Cheering robots replace fans at South Korean baseball
Popular Science -Fashion Times -The Score
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Yahoo!7 News
No guts, all glory at Robot Soccer World Cup
CNET (blog)
Billed as the biggest robotics event in the world, RoboCup was originally launched with the goal of developing a team of robots to beat humans in the 2050 FIFA World Cup. Now in its eighth year, RoboCup 2014 has brought together the brightest engineers ...
Australian team beats Germany in robot world cupZDNet
Robots' World Cup actionThe Australian
UNSW robots win world football RoboCupiT News

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AP introduces business reports written by a robot
New Zealand Herald
Kevin Roose wrote for New York Magazine that "the stories that today's robots can write are, frankly the kinds of stories that humans hate writing anyway." He recalled his painful experience working on earning reports at The New York Times and said he ...

Feds spending $10 million to build robot companions for children
Fox News
The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits. The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year ...

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Network Cable
Network Cable
A Network Cable is used to exchange information between robots, other sensor devices, or computers. Network cables can be replaced with a wireless network, however network cables offer certain advantages that can only be available to a wired connection.

Networks that are wired can transfer data at faster rates, over longer distances, and in many situations are much less susceptible to EMI noise. In the case of fiber optic cables, EMI noise can be completely eliminated from the transmission lines, which makes them ideal in noisy environments.

Network cables can also be used to supply power to remote devices such as poE (power over Ethernet) as well as eliminating security threats that might exist with a wireless data network. Additionally, wired networks do not require as much energy to maintain connection since they do not need to broadcast signals over the large distances that wireless networks do.

Typical network cables consist of twisted pair cables (for noise and cross-talk elimination) such as in a CAT-5 Ethernet cable, Coax cable (for shielding the inner conductor), and optical fiber network cables.

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Featured robot

The Sphero is a robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet.

Bluetooth controlled robotic ball – 50 foot plus range.
• Multi-colored LED capable of producing thousands of colors.
• Reach speeds of up to 3 feet per second with precise control.
• Internal guidance system including gyro, Accelerometer and compass.
• Charge time: Approximately 180 minutes.
• Drive time: Over 60 minutes at full speed.