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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EST

Kansas City Star. November 10, 2021. Editorial: Questioning Josh Hawley’s sexuality is not OK, even if it is Josh Hawley Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, as we’ve maybe said a time or two, is an elitist who never stops complaining about the elites and...

Review: Tom Hanks, a robot and a dog in ‘Finch’

Nov. 03, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

Tom Hanks doesn’t need a human or even a sentient acting partner to make a film or a scene sing. Think Wilson the volleyball, Hooch and even that laptop from “You’ve Got Mail.” So it’s not at all surprising if he’s the first guy on the list for your post-apocalyptic film about a...

Robots hit the streets as demand for food delivery grows

Nov. 02, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. But you may not see it in your neighborhood anytime soon. Hundreds of little robots __ knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas __ are now navigating college campuses and...

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

Oct. 19, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Moon rocks brought back to Earth by a Chinese robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. Li Xianhua said an analysis of the samples revealed new information about the moon’s...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

Sep. 13, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

LOD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli defense contractor on Monday unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot it says can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire. The unmanned vehicle is the latest addition to the world of drone technology, which is rapidly reshaping the modern...

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

Sep. 05, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks. “It doesn’t call sick,” says Amir Siddiqi, whose...

Students work together learning robotics at nonprofit center

Sep. 05, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — You could say Killian Townsend is inquisitive. “I remember when, I was like in the third or fourth grade, that I dragged this big tube TV from down the road into my room and tore it apart,” the Elkhart High School freshman said. ...

Grants awarded for farm robots, energy storage in Maine

Aug. 30, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A pair of companies in Biddeford and Wiscasset have each received $250,000 grants through the Maine Clean Energy Innovation Challenge. Farmhand Automation, in Biddeford, is developing batter-powered farming robots to help farmers transition away...

SpaceX launches ants, avocados, robot to space station

Aug. 29, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX shipment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday. The delivery — due to arrive Monday — is the company’s 23rd for NASA in just under a decade. ...