New York City's police department has decided to return a robot dog that it was testing. Though the robot worked well, it upset many people. Some thought it was "creepy". Others worried that it would invade their privacy.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…a 110-year-old carrier pigeon message is found in France, a Japanese village uses robot wolves to scare off bears, and an unusual bright yellow turtle is found in India.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a robot that can run experiments on its own. The robot works tirelessly, stopping only long enough to recharge its batteries. Recently, the robot finished nearly 700 experiments in eight days.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
Researchers at Georgia Tech have been working to improve a musical robot called Shimon. Now Shimon doesn't simply play music, he also writes the words to his own songs - and sings them.
Students at Bullock Creek High School in Midland, Michigan found an unusual way to raise money for their robotics team - they used 27,434 rolls of toilet paper to build the world's largest toilet paper pyramid.
A floating computer assistant called CIMON 2 has been sent to the International Space Station. CIMON will work for the next three years to help the astronauts, and also to be "someone" they can talk to.
There's new hope for corals in areas of the Great Barrier Reef damaged by warmer waters caused by climate change. Experts are using robots and clever methods to deliver millions of new baby corals.
In elementary school, Glenn Cameron was very aware of the challenges faced by his friend, who was missing a hand. Now Mr. Cameron has built a robotic hand that can be controlled by a human brain.