How artificial intelligence may be making you buy things

Retailers are increasingly using AI to try to predict and encourage what customers purchase.

Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Google reveals Mineral crop-inspecting robots

The project will analyse every leaf on every crop, helping farmers tend the fields.

Oct. 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.

By Ben Morris • bbcnews
Aug. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Beetle-mounted camera streams insect adventures

Researchers have developed a tiny lightweight video camera that can be carried by a beetle.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 17, 2020 ~2 min

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Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~3 min

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Ocean Infinity: Exploration company goes for robot boats at scale

Uncrewed Surface vessels are the future on water, just as are driverless cars are on land.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Boston Dynamics boss learned by knocking down toddler

Marc Raibert tells BBC News he pushed his daughter over just to work out how people balance.

By Jane Wakefield and Sarah Treanor • bbcnews
Nov. 7, 2019 ~3 min

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Russia launches life-sized robot into space

The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 22, 2019 ~1 min

 robotics  russia  space-exploration  international-space-station

GEBCO-NF Alumni robots win ocean-mapping XPRIZE

Have we found some of the technologies that can finally help us survey Earth's unknown depths?

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 31, 2019 ~5 min

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