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This ping pong robot can be programmed to be the perfect partner

The Trainerbot is a smart ping pong robot that aims to take your skills to the next level.

Autonomous trucks hits public roads

Six groups of trucks just took part in the EU Truck Platooning Challenge, an international test of autonomous truck driving technology.

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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.

Drone deliveries are arriving at a golf course in Japan

Online retailer Rakuten will start a drone delivery service at a golf course in Japan

Get to know Liam, Apple’s iPhone disassembling robot

Apple gets serious about recycling with Liam, a 29-armed robot designed to take your iPhone apart precisely in 11 seconds.

Apple's Liam, a robot that recycles iPhones

Apple is working on developing a robot that can strip iPhones so their components can be more easily sorted and reused

Domino's has a pizza delivery robot

The future is here! Domino's Pizza has developed an autonomous pizza delivery robot in Australia

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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?

Getting friendly with the future of robots at the IBM Cognitive Studio

Robots rule at SXSW, where Leah beat one at rock-paper-scissors and controlled another with her mind.

Alphabet could sell robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, a advanced robot start-up that was purchased by Google just over two years ago, is up for sale according to Bloomberg.

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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.

Female humanoid robot Sophia is a celebrity at SXSW

Watch my awkward first date with Sophia, the latest brainchild of Hanson Robotics.

Watch a DJI drone race a Jaguar XJ

What happens when you pair a top Hollywood stunt driver with one of the world’s best drone pilots? You get an amazing cat and mouse chase between the two. That’s what.

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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.

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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.