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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.

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What drones can do for you

Not every drone flying above is a privacy-invading lethal weapon. We found five ways that drones are actually helping make the world a better place

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Meet Intel's vision of the future, from robots to smart cars to talking dogs

Intel showed off a wealth of future technology this week, from laptops with integrated depth cameras, (hackable) connected cars, and even solar-power solutions.

Pepper the robot understands how you feel

Meet Pepper the robot. It’s in stores now, and will be in homes soon in Japan.

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Chatbot passes Turing Test? Some aren't so sure

Critics are raising questions about news that a conversation bot passed an AI test.

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Meet Pepper, the 'love-powered' humanoid robot that knows how you're feeling

This $1,900 robot is powered by love, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says