Mozilla Pulls Mr. Robot Add-On From Firefox Amid Blowback

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Mozilla teamed up with Mr. Robot to build an add on that stealth-installed itself, then changed how web pages looked when accessed. What could possibly go wrong?

The post Mozilla Pulls Mr. Robot Add-On From Firefox Amid Blowback appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260772-mozilla-pulls-mr-robot-add-on-from-firefox-amid-blowback?source=Computing

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Robot security guard freaks out homeless people … and neighbors

The robot was put into place to try and deal with the number of needles, car break-ins and other crimes that have reportedly come from a nearby encampment of homeless people.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/robot-security-guard-freaks-out-homeless-people-and-neighbors.html

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3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/10/3-essential-privacy-settings-for-your-amazon-echo.html

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Classroom robot helps South Carolina children with autism

South Carolina teachers at select schools are using the Robots4Autism curriculum and a small robot named Milo to teach students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/03/classroom-robot-helps-south-carolina-children-with-autism.html

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Transforming robot can swim, walk or glide

Thanks to special exoskeleton outfits, a tiny transforming robot can now become more than meets the eye. Once outfitted with the plastic exoskeletons, the small bots– dubbed Primers– are able to swim, walk, roll, sail and glide.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/transforming-robot-can-swim-walk-or-glide.html

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Robot tax coming? San Francisco mulls option to help laid-off human workers

Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/06/robot-tax-coming-san-francisco-mulls-option-to-help-laid-off-human-workers.html

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Robots May Become Go-To Customer Service Reps


The customer service robot market will be worth $88 million by 2022, according to Tractica. Annual shipments are expected to increase from 2,730 units in 2016 to nearly 4,800 in 2022. The robots will be both humanoid and non-humanoid. However, telepresence robots, chatbots, and stationary customer interactive systems that don’t have moving parts are not included in the count. Nearly half of all customer service robots will be deployed in the Asia Pacific Region; other significant markets will be North America and Europe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84765.html?rss=1

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$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Still Can’t Make Pizza

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Rodyman, the pizza-making robot, is having trouble with his pizza, despite four years of work. Will the robot be ready to make dough in time for the Naples Pizza Festival in May 2018?

The post $2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Still Can’t Make Pizza appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254153-2-9-million-dollar-pizza-making-robot-still-cant-make-pizza?source=Computing

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A Boston Dynamics robot fell off a stage and the audience loved it

People love it when a humanoid robot bites the dust, so enjoy the moment Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot took an unexpected tumble. The fall happened at a recent conference that was supposed to demonstrate the robot’s abilities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/boston-dynamics-robot-fell-off-stage-and-audience-loved-it.html

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LA Children's Hospital fighting disease with tiny robots, big data

From IVEY the assistive robot to an AI-enhanced intensive care unit, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is betting big on technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/la-childrens-hospital-fighting-disease-with-tiny-robots-big-data.html

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Florida will now allow delivery robots on sidewalks

If you see a robot delivering a package in flip flops, you know it’s from Florida.Florida is now the fourth state in the U.S. to pass a law which allows unmanned delivery robots on both sidewalks and crosswalks. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2017, states that authorized operation “of personal delivery devices within a county or municipality [are permissible] under certain circumstances.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/florida-will-now-allow-delivery-robots-on-sidewalks.html

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Las Vegas is about to get its first bar where robots mix the drinks

Tipsy Robot is an upcoming Las Vegas cocktail lounge where you order your drinks via iPad, and then have them perfectly mixed by one of the two expert robots bartenders behind the bar.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/las-vegas-is-about-to-get-its-first-bar-where-robots-mix-drinks.html

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Meet Stan, a robot that can pick up your car and park it for you

Stan is a robot that wants to park your car for you. The innovative system powering Stan has the potential to utterly transform how large parking lots use space, making them far more efficient than they are now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/meet-stan-robot-that-can-pick-up-your-car-and-park-it-for.html

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