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Austin suspends extra trash fees as at-home residents make more of it

Jodi Bart Holzband loves trash day - and perhaps now more than ever, since she visits the bins twice as often as usual since stay at home orders went into effect. (Photo by Bess Maple Holzband, age 5)

Jodi Bart Holzband looks forward to trash day all week.

"I love that feeling, that it's leaving my house," the Austin public relations consultant said.

Never more than right now, perhaps, because Holzband says her family is generating more trash and recycling at the home than they ever did in the days before the stay-at-home order kept the family of four home all day.

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Friend or Frankenstein? North Austin lab holds prototype humanoid robot, with more to follow.

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Austin-based company Apptronik is developing a humanoid robot and is teaming up with NASA to get it done.

The robot, named Apollo, is poised to be one of the first humanoids available in commercial markets and is expected to reach broader availability next year. Currently, its first prototype is complete at the company’s headquarters on Stonehollow Dr. in North Austin.

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