Kitty Gifford alerted us to an upcoming event in Ithaca, NY on 26 Feb called Science Cabaret that will include a discussion of walking robots. New neuroscience research may have identified some novel network structures that evolved in the human brain. Meanwhile, a study of machine visual recognition suggests that non-metric recognition algorithms may be the best way to go. Garret Fisher of F5 Robotics, let us know about an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for an ROV that looks like a proprietary version of the very successful open hardware / open software Open ROV project. Our friends at the NooTriX blog let us know about their latest post on questions of robot ethics. The Swirling Brain rounded up stories on the Veter Project, a $10 robot fish pet, and an experiment that torments lab rats using robot rats. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. Don't forget to follow us on twitter and Facebook. And now you can add us to your Google+ circles too.