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Kid to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game through a telepresence robot

A sick kid from Kansas City will throw out the first pitch at a baseball game from 1800 miles away thanks to robots and fiber is your heartwarming technology story of the day.

Never talk directly to your co-workers again with this telepresence robot

iRobot and Cisco team up to build the officemate robot of the future.

Manipulative machines: Why we like robots

Psychologists have long wondered why humans can attach an emotional presence to mere machines. It partly boils down to vanity: We like our own reflection.

This tiny robot skitters away faster than a cockroach

Johns Hopkins University develops a ridiculous fast miniature robot.

Domino's pizza-delivering DomiCopter may be the best thing you read about today

Pizza. From the skies. Think about it. It really doesn't get any better than this and Domino's knows it.

Bring Terminator back to life with 15,000 Lego bricks

Revive the Terminator films by rebuilding relentless machine for yourself—out of Lego.

Xbox One should accelerate development of learning robots

Ashutosh Saxena bought an Xbox to play computer games at home, but discovered that the Kinect motion-detection technology it includes provides a rich tool for his robotics lab where he's trying to create robots that learn what humans are up to and try to help out.

Arduino's first robotics kit is here, and it's a seriously mean open-source machine

It’s finally here! Arduino brings out its first-ever robot kit on wheels, and it’s on sale now!

DARPA's Warrior Web could make soldiers harder, better, faster, stronger

Warrior Web program aims to deliver a lightweight under-suit that can reduce injuries and enhance performance.

BrickPi marries Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi; baby robots imminent

Not everyone knows how to design a Lego robot from scratch, but with BrickPi, the process could be much easier.

The coolest projects at Maker Faire 2013

From bartending robots to giant board games, this year's Bay Area Maker Faire was full of fun and unique exhibits. But what else would you expect from a fair that encourages creativity and a DIY-spirit?

Arduino's first robotics kit is coming, and it rolls around like a Roomba

Arduino has already made it easier to build your own electronics projects. Now, the microcontroller board maker to entering the robotics market with what it calls the first official Arduino on wheels.

This guy made a working robot out of home appliances

Former Baltimore cop Mark Haywood builds functional humanoid robot from household appliances.

Underwater spy robot created by Virginia Tech researchers

The research is backed by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Office of Naval Research, which are looking for self-powering, autonomous robots to do underwater surveillance or to monitor the environment.

SOINN artificial brain gets an upgrade, can use the Internet for self-enrichment

SOINN powers a robot that can think, learn and act independently. SOINN can now new things through the Internet. Halp.