Jacob SiegalContributor, TechHive

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Spiri is a flying robotic development platform for your dreams of global domination

If your human friends are unwilling to join you on your adventures, the programmable Spiri might be right up your alley.

Yogy the robot puts the power of Arduino in the hands of kids

This Arduino robot might not clean your floors, but it's a great starting point for any aspiring makers.

Ziphius the aquatic rover could make the swimming pool fun again

Last week was CE Week in New York, and one of the most interesting projects we got the chance to see was the Ziphius aquatic drone.

The Rapiro robot kit lets you build your own pint-sized automaton assistant

Last month, we predicted that baby robots might be on their way after the BrickPi Kickstarter was successfully funded. We never expected them to be quite this cute, though.

This robot sneaks around like a ninja (and other stuff you missed)

Fun fact: Super Bowl Sunday is supposedly the second most gluttonous day of the year in the US. Luckily for you, GeekBytes comes without those pesky calories.

The doctor will see you now…through the eyes of a robot

The company most well known for automated vacuum cleaners has been cleared by the FDA to use its latest robotic solution in hospitals, but not for the reason you might think.

Makeblock is what happens when your building toys grow up, get into robots

What happens when you take construction toys like Lego and Erector Sets and combine them with robotics sets? The Makeblock gives us a good idea of what it'd be like.

Bend it like NimbRo-OP (and other things we didn’t cover)

The last week of political discussions until 2014 is nearly over! Why not celebrate by reading today’s edition of GeekBytes? In today’s edition, we imply that robots might actually be taking over the world, and plug the project of a man who wants to make Legos that don’t stick together.

To Sandy and back again (and other things we didn’t cover)

We travel to New Jersey, Westeros, and the set of Conan, in an attempt to entertain you in this Thursday’s edition of GeekBytes. I sure hope you appreciate all the fictional traveling we did to gather these neat stories for you.

Self-assembling robots could be the future of snack delivery

Last week, we introduced you to a robot that had learned the dance moves to PSY’s infuriatingly catchy hit single. While CHARLI was shaking its hips Gangnam Style, four researchers were showing off self-assembling multi-robot systems at the Intelligent Robots and Systems 2012 conference.