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Google buys maker of fascinating, creepy robots

Boston Dynamics' robots move like humans or four-legged animals, and one shifts its shape to fit through tight spaces.

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Robotic limbs blasting off to NASA's space bot

The robot aboard the International Space station is going to get new robotic apendages specially designed for zero gravity.

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Robotic limbs blasting off to NASA's space bot

The robot aboard the International Space station is going to get new robotic apendages specially designed for zero gravity.

Clockwise Podcast: Airing our grievances

Have we reached peak social media? Are serial entrepreneurs creepy? Will people on the Internet pay for anything? And what's on our tech holiday shopping lists? These questions may or may not be answered by Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, and Susie Ochs.

It's time to leave the driving to the droids

The best thing about driverless cars is that robots don't get distracted. Tom Kaneshige explains why we should pry our fingers from the steering wheel and leave the road to self-driven cars.

Clockwise Podcast: Rise of the robots, working on iPads, music videos, and creepy ads

Jason Snell is joined by Dan Frakes, Christopher Breen, and Leah Yamshon to talk tech in 30 minutes or less.

Will this robot make America safer?

R2D2 meets Robocop, but privacy advocates worry about the robot's implications

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From Android to automatons: Rubin's robots are Google's next moonshot

Are an army of robotic servants Google's next bid for world domination? Google's former Android chief, Andy Rubin, is leading the charge.

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Here's why Amazon drones may never land at your door

Amazon's distribution network limits the company's deliveries to just a tiny fraction of the country

15 awesome techy gifts for kids

From smart robots they can program themselves, to humble building blocks that teach physics and engineering, these gifts will delight tech-savvy children and the adults who love them.

Double Robotics review: Why go to the office when a robot can go for you?

Double is an easy-to-use robot with iPad controls for videoconferencing.

Rapid Review: Double Robotics

Double is an easy-to-use robot that uses an iPad for its controls and videoconferencing.

Meet Monsieur, the robotic bartender for your home

This Android-powered artificially intelligent robotic bartender can pour you a drink at the touch of a button.

Review: Sphero 2.0 is a brighter, faster, smartphone-controlled ball of fun

It rolls, it jumps, it changes colors—and it can teach your kids about programming and augmented reality, too.

Rapid Review: Sphero 2.0

The second iteration of the friendly little robot ball is faster, brighter, and more fun all around.

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.

Driverless Trucks

The first driverless cars will actually be a bunch of trucks

Don't let Google hype confuse you: The future of automated vehicles is all about moving cargo, not people.

Robotic needles bust cranial blood clots, could make brain surgery less invasive

Don’t worry, no pictures: Vanderbuilt University's robotic needles could one day make certain kinds of brain surgery far less invasive.