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The Mechanical Man Issue Date: 01-31-2010

Cool Spots imageDo you think that an object can be cursed? Whether you are superstitious or not, The History of Science and Technology's Curse of the Automaton, www.fi.edu/learn/sci-tech, will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Maillardet Automaton's past is a tragic one, from a fire to years of collecting dust because no one knew of his abilities. See this robot repaired and in action as his series of drawings tells the story of his life. When you consider how old this colorful guy is, you will be amazed!

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Do the Robot Issue Date: 11-22-2009

Cool Spots imageDue to their human qualities, it is hard not to notice a robot! The National Science Report, www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/robotics, invites you to explore robotics and see what scientists have in store for the future. Right now, the quest for "high intelligence" continues, and many bots are quite advanced. See what robots are waiting to offer helping hands, such as the nursebot, who helps the elderly in their homes. Then visit Where No Human Can Go to meet robots who can live and work in hazardous conditions.

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Rad Robots Issue Date: 09-09-2007

Cool Spots imageIntroduce yourself to the very real world of Artificial Intelligence, or A.I., at http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/
. From movies to books, many different entertainment mediums focus on the future of A.I. Basics explains how computers think and details what A.I. is really about. Click and drag different objects into a cube in Uses to discover all the cool ways A.I influences your life. Ethics helps explain how scientists keep a handle on A.I. while continuing their research. Also, see if you can crack Azimov's Code.

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My Cockroach and Me Issue Date: 07-25-2004

Cool Spots imageRobots come to life in the Low Life Labs at www.robotsandus.org. The labs are divided into Moving, Sensing, Thinking and Being. In Moving, you can manipulate a robot's movement with the Soda Constructor or observe robots as they work. Do you know your facial expressions? In the Sensing Lab, you're challenged to identify faces that are angry, surprised or afraid. Mess with the mind of a Mobot as it uses quick thinking to react to light and obstacles. In the Being Lab, you'll meet Kismet, a robot who's always smiling and can interact and converse with humans.

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Rockin' Robotics Issue Date: 07-28-2002

Cool Spots imageRobots come alive at The Tech Museum's Robotics Web site at www.thetech.org/robotics. Explore the fascinating history of robotics at Universal Robots. Machines and Man examines some tough ethical questions. If you are into making robots, you'll love the work of four California artists in Robot Art. At Your Command lets you navigate a remotely operated vehicle on Earth or on the moon with the help of a cool Shockwave-based game. You'll also find fun facts at the Robotics TimeLine.

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