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The Verge

The Mr. Robot Hack Report: All about the Feds - The Verge
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Mr. Robot is back, and the C Y B E R is back, too. The show takes a special interest in showing off the details that usually get glossed over, often drawing on real ...
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This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction | WIRED
Zipping around like a bumblebee, the little black-and-yellow tractor claws its bucket into one of San Francisco's few vacant lots, kicking up a puff of dust. Payload ...

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AV Club


Burning Man announces 'I, Robot' theme for 2018 - USA Today
Burning Man announced its 2018 theme on Wednesday, "I, Robot," a theme inspired by the 1950 collection of short stories published by Isaac Asimov.

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One-third of UK workers are OK with having a robot boss
UP TO A THIRD of British Workers would be happy to report to a robot boss given the option but most thought that if it was the boss, it should pay tax. The survey of 1,000 workers for accounting package Freeagent found that 31 per cent of those ...

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The Verge

Watch the second episode of the Mr. Robot After Show - The Verge
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Episode 2 of Mr. Robot season 3 airs tonight, which means our digital after show won't be far behind. Tune in after the episode at 11PM to watch Nilay Patel, ...

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Reno Gazette Journal

Burning Man announces 'I, Robot' theme for 2018 event
Reno Gazette Journal
Sci-fi freakazoids, this is your year to flourish. Burning Man announced its 2018 theme on Wednesday, "I, Robot," a theme inspired by the 1950 collection of short stories published by author Isaac Asimov. The stories tell the fictional history of ...

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Samsung's Cliff Sensor
Samsung's Cliff Sensor
A Cliff Sensor is important to have on certain robotic systems to avoid excessive drops that otherwise might damage the robot. Roomba models come with a cliff sensor to help them avoid driving over stairwells or ledges.

A cliff sensor can be mechanical, optical, or even ultrasonic - however they all achomplish the same purpose. A mechanical cliff sensor is simply a contact that runs along the ground that when a large drop off is encountered - flips a switch or sensor that tells the controller that it has reached a drop off.

The roomba uses an optical cliff sensor - which shines an LED onto the ground at an angle that is picked up from a sensor. When the roomba comes across a large drop off, the reflected light from the LED is no longer detected into the receiver, and the roomba registers the drop off.

Ultrasonic sensors simply determine the distance to a surface, and when the distance changes rapidly, it registers a cliff. Check out more about ultrasonic sensors in the links below.

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Featured robot

PLEO is an Autonomous robotic life form, modeled on a young Camarasaurus dinosaur.

PLEO is designed to mimic life, which means PLEO thinks and acts independently, just like a real animal. In general, a Life Form looks, moves, and behaves in ways that trigger a "belief of life". Sepcifically, PLEO has organic body language, exhibits emotions, is aware of his/her surroundings and has recognizable behaviors. PLEO' sophisticated sensory system has devices that enable him to hear, to see, to sense touch, and to detect objects. It is the newest member of your family!

• Every PLEO LifeForm includes: Companion Guide, Training Leaf, Authenticity ID Card, One Li-Polymer Rechargeable Battery, Charging cradle, and Universal voltage power Adapter.
• Not intended for children under the age of 12.
• Product Dimensions: 15 x 4 x 8 inches - Weight: 8.8 pounds.
• Pleo's Li-Polymer battery provides longer play time than 2009 Pleo. Recharging a depleted battery takes 4 hours.
• US/Non-U.S. Version includes: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz universal adapter