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The Best Robots of 2009 51

Posted by samzenpus
from the best-of-show dept.
kkleiner writes "Singularity Hub has just unveiled its second annual roundup of the best robots of the year. In 2009 robots continued their advance towards world domination with several impressive breakouts in areas such as walking, automation, and agility, while still lacking in adaptability and reasoning ability. It will be several years until robots can gain the artificial intelligence that will truly make them remarkable, but in the meantime they are still pretty awesome."

Comment: A tale in the Desert (Score 2, Interesting) 69

by hlopez (#29366609) Attached to: The Future of Indie MMOGs

Anyone remember playing this game a few years back?
It was awesome how you could interact with the developers in game almost on a daily basis, even the president of the company played every other day.
I guess it never took off because of its niche market, but the lack of combat and need of watching you back made character development and in
the case of this game developing your compound your main goal.

Businesses

Amazon Launches "Frustration-Free Packaging" 353

Posted by kdawson
from the save-the-earth-and-keep-more-of-your-fingers dept.
mallumax notes Amazon's new Frustration-Free Packaging initiative. Over several years the retailer hopes to convince many of its suppliers to offer consumer-friendlier packaging. It's starting with just 19 products from Mattel, Fisher-Price, Microsoft, and Transcend. Until this program spreads to more products, better get one of these (ThinkGeek and Slashdot share a corporate overlord). From Amazon's announcement: "The Frustration-Free Package is recyclable and comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. It's designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife and will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box. Amazon works directly with manufacturers to box products in Frustration-Free Packages right off the assembly lines, which reduces the overall amount of packing materials used."

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