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Robots Compete In Response To California Disaster Simulation

Robots in the disaster response competition in California must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall and drive a light utility vehicle.


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Home Bound Students Use Robot To Virtually Participate In LAUSD Classes

Students with special needs Tuesday demonstrated how new technology allows for virtual participation within classroom and social settings.


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Robot Lends A Hand During Pioneering Hysterectomy Procedure

A breakthrough medical procedure relies on a robot and a single incision through the belly button.


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Irvine Hospital Welcomes Germ-Fighting Robot

An Irvine hospital is the first facility in Orange County to try out a germ-zapping robot.

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‘Suspicious Backpack’ Prompts Evacuation Of Walmart In Rosemead

A Walmart in Rosemead was evacuated Monday after a suspicious backpack was found outside the store.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

A Peek At What NASA’s New Rover Packed For Mars

NASA’s latest tourist, the roving robot named Curiosity, will lug around a suite of gadgets to snap pictures, sniff, taste and even drill.


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Hoops-Shooting Robot Stolen From Riverside Church Parking Lot

A group of junior high and high school science students on Friday pleaded for whomever is responsible for stealing a student-built basketball-shooting robot to return it.



Santa Monica Inventor Selling Real-Life ‘Avatars’

TiLR is the brainchild of Fred Nikgohar, founder and CEO of RoboDynamics Corp. Nikgohar has built a robot that can be controlled from anywhere with a laptop or 4G mobile phone, a sort of “Avatar” or “Surrogate.”