Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy

By JOHN MARKOFF
Robots still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch.






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Germany to Arm Kurds Battling ISIS

By ALISON SMALE
Chancellor Angela Merkel and top ministers decided Sunday to deliver thousands of machine guns, as well as antitank missiles and armored vehicles to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in northern Iraq.
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