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RoboGlove returns to Earth

NASA's RoboGlove is coming back to Earth as a commercial product made by GM.

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Jobs are becoming easier one robot at a time

Service robots are taking over as walking aids for patients, farmers, and oil rig inspectors at the Automatica international trade fair in Germany.

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Elon Musk wants to build you a robotic housekeeper

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has his sights set on building robots that can do housework, have conversations, and play games.

This robot intentionally hurt me and I didn't know how to feel

I tested out the First Law robot, which was build with the sole purpose of injuring its user. It's meant to start a serious discussion about AI.

Pain Inflicting Robot Sparks AI Debate

Roboticist and artist, Alexander Reben, says he created the first robot build for the sole purpose of inflicting pain on people, all to get them talking about artificial intelligence.

These affordable underwater drones are the new wave in ocean exploration

Two companies are hoping to make underwater exploration accessible to everyone by building low cost, easy to use aquatic robots.

Jonney Shih explains the Asus Zenbo robot

It’s the robot that had Computex talking, but what’s Zenbo all about? I sat down with Asus Chairman Jonney Shih to find out more about the bot and why Asus decided the time is right for a robot.

Game of Drones is a form of aerial warfare where drones fight to the death

As drones have gained popularity, so has the sport of drone fighting. Pilots from around the world gather to go head to head for a chance to become top drone.

Asus' Zenbo is a cute home robot

Asus' Zenbo is a cute home robot that follows voice commands from its owner.

Makani energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Makani's energy kite is an airborne wind turbine that aims to generate more energy using less materials.

This autonomous boat is attempting to cross an ocean using only solar power

The "Seacharger" hopes to become the first unmanned vehicle to cross an ocean using only solar energy during its month-long voyage from California to Hawaii.

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17% off Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid - Deal Alert

Meet BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced. Right now you can buy him on Amazon for 17% off his regular list price.

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Save $105 on iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot - Deal Alert

The highly rated Roomba 880 cleaning robot is currently discounted $105 and can be purchased via Amazon for $594.99.

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Dominos has the droid you're looking for, and it's bringing you your pizza

If data science can be used to craft a brand-new beer, why shouldn't an autonomous droid deliver the accompanying pizza?

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Meet Sophia, the female humanoid robot and newest SXSW celebrity

Hanson Robotics' latest prototype may one day deliver super-intelligence with a smile, but right now she's just kind of rude.

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The iRobot Braava uses Roomba logic to wet-mop kitchens and bathrooms

Picking up where Roomba leaves off, the Braava has three different cleaning modes to tackle challenges that just aren't appropriate for a robot vacuum cleaner.

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Now you can monitor and control Neato's Botvac robot vacuum with your smart watch

With a firmware update and an app for your Apple Watch or Android Wear device, you'll be able to manage the Botvac from your wrist.

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Hands on with Alpha 2, an 'interactive family robot' that tells bedtime stories and teaches yoga

The Alpha 2 from UBTech might cost $1,300, but you have to pay to play in the pricey world of service droids.

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With machine learning, you can finally make politicians say what you want them to

Anyone who has ever watched a political debate has probably wished they could influence the words coming out of candidates' mouths. Now, machine learning is making that possible -- at least to some extent.

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5 high-tech toys to delight kids of all ages

Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.

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The first affordable robot servant, Alpha2, is now in development

Don’t set your expectations of its capabilities too high.