Don't-Miss Robot Stories

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.

Pepper the robot understands how you feel

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

World Tech Update for May 22

This week we go hands on with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 and visit a start up that makes industrial robots that work alongside humans. Also, Fujitsu is putting its clean rooms to an interesting use.

Roboy's springy joints move like yours

The springs give Roboy's movements fluidity, which is different than the sometimes stiff movements in other robots.

Privacy challenges await robot home companions

NAO is a nearly two-foot tall humanoid robot made by Paris-based Aldebaran Robotics currently used for research, but destined for the consumer market. While companion robots are seen as easing the lives of humans, they also raise privacy concerns.

Paro theraputic robots just want a hug

This robotic version of a therapy animal is just about the most adorable thing we saw at CES 2014.

Jumping Sumo robot leaps around house, streams video

The robotic toy is controlled over your home WiFi network or a network created by the robot itself.

Can this robot cut crime in America?

Meet K5, a robot developed by local start-up Knightscope. The company says it and a companion data analysis system have the potential to cut crime in half in areas where it’s used.

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.

Rapid Review: Double Robotics

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