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Disney has made flying stunt robots that can pose like superheroes in midair

Disney is developing humanoid robots capable of being catapulted into the air to perform stunts, as revealed in an interview with TechCrunch. The robots could be used as stunt doubles for more delicate animatronics during Disneyland shows.
An illustration of IBM's CIMON robotic head floating in space above Earth.

SpaceX launched a flying robot head that will befriend lonely astronauts on the space station — and later spy on them

SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station on Friday. In addition to supplies, the spaceship will deliver an artificially intelligent robotic head, called Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON), which will use IBM Watson software.
There's a new way to get your grub — and it may be a good thing for fast-food employees.

Robots are already working in fast-food restaurants — here’s exactly what they’re doing right now

McDonald's, KFC, Panera, and other fast food joints already have robot employees. Experts say that this automation won't replace human workers. Instead, they say the bots fill a major labor gap in food service.
Tacolicious, a popular Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, employees front-of-house workers. But some of the city's restaurants either can't find or afford them.

The San Francisco housing market is so absurd that restaurants are putting diners to work because they can’t afford to pay waiters

Housing in San Francisco is so costly, restaurant workers are leaving the city for more affordable regions, according to The New York Times. Some of the city's restaurants can't find — or can't afford — workers. They're finding solutions for operating without a staff.

Elon Musk talks about robots all the time, but nobody else in the auto industry does — here’s why

CB Insights, a data analytics firm, has done something interesting: it used algorithmic analysis to crunch 28 quarter of earnings-call transcripts from General Motors, Ford, Daimler, and Tesla. Guess who loves robots the most?

This robot-powered burger restaurant says it’s paying employees $16 an hour to read educational books while the bot does the work

Creator, a Silicon Valley startup, is finally opening its long-awaited burger joint in San Francisco. The company uses a robot at the center of the restaurant to make up to 130 burgers an hour.

This 19-second video of a drone wielding a flamethrower will haunt your dreams

Put a flamethrower on a drone. What's the worst that can happen?

This futuristic cafe relies on robots to take your order and make your coffee — no human interaction required

Cafe X uses robots in lieu of humans to build out coffee orders. But despite the stigma accompanying the industry's automation trend, the company said it's focused on "humans working alongside technology," not replacing them.
Starship Technologies builds autonomous food delivery robots.

People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots

Starship Technologies co-founder Ahti Heinla told Business Insider that people sometimes kick the company's food-delivery robots. He said the vast majority of interactions with its bots are harmless, but some fall victim to being an 'anger management' tool.
Starship Technology builds robots that deliver food to people.

Robot delivery firm Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO and raised $25 million

Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired Airbnb veteran Lex Bayer as its new CEO. The London-based startup has also raised $25 million from existing investors, as well as Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk and Skype founding engineer Jaan Tallinn.