Don't-Miss Robot Stories

Terminator robots still cutting edge

Yaskawa's Motoman robots are still on the cutting edge, 31 years after it terminated the original Terminator.

Parrot MiniDrones are equipped to hover, race and float on water

A new generation of drones is smaller and more affordable, but has serious drawbacks.

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R2-D2 robot fridge is the droid you're looking for

The remote-controlled R2 unit can chill your drinks and deliver them.

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Androids will greet guests at Japanese smart hotel

The Henn-na Hotel in southern Japan will have face-recognition programs instead of door keys.R

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Panasonic's triangular robot vacuum is aimed squarely at corners

Rulo's brushes can get deep into tight spots and sense invisible dust

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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum aims to sweep Roomba under the carpet

Watch out iRobot! After a decade and a half of research Dyson finally has an answer to the Roomba.

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Trick-happy Ollie breaks the app-controlled robot speed barrier

Hands on and wheels up with the souped-up, tube-shaped, fun-to-drive Ollie, the little brother to Sphero.

Meet Ollie, 3 times faster than Sphero and tuned for tricks

It can still teach your kid a little about robotics, but Ollie is mostly about driving as fast as you can.