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Las Vegas Set to Get ‘First Robotic Bar in the World’

If you love the social atmosphere of bars but hate people – first, you have a lot of conflicting feelings – but second, the Las Vegas Strip will soon have the answer for you: the “first Robotic Bar in the World.” That’s right, no more being forced to order your drinks from a friendly human bartender who will give you heavy-handed pours and free buy-backs. Now you can order a drink from a cold robot that measures alcohol with atom-splitting precision.Like many things in Las Vegas, the hype...

Tarzan-inspired Robot Swings Like a Champion

As robots take on greater roles in society, one simple question remains without a satisfying answer: How are they going to move around?Researchers have devised robots that run, walk, roll, hop and slither, but each method of locomotion comes with advantages and inherent drawbacks. Wheeled robots are great indoors, but get stuck when faced with even a single step. Legged robots are good at navigating rough terrain, but have difficulty moving quickly and efficiently. There won’t be one...