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Cheap At $40,000: Phoenix Exoskeleton Gives Paraplegics Legs to Walk With 37 comments
World's First Robotic Farm To Produce 11 Million Heads of Lettuce Per Year 161 comments
Let's Tear Down a Kiva Bot! 22 comments
High-Speed Firms Now Oversee Almost All Stocks At NYSE Floor 138 comments
To Solve a Rubik's Cube In 1 Second, It Takes a Robot 100 comments
A.I. Startups Building Bots For Businesses 25 comments
The BBC Announces Robot Wars' Return To TV 77 comments
Sensors Designed For Prosthetic Hands Could Lead To New Textile Standards 21 comments
Nadine the Robot Receptionist 46 comments
Robot Mule Put Out To Pasture By Marine Corps 153 comments
NSF and Federal Partners Award $37M To Advance Nation's Co-robots 13 comments
NASA Looks To PlayStation VR To Train Space Robot Operators 13 comments
Take a Visual Tour of CyberKnife Radiosurgery 36 comments
Father of Robotics, Joseph F. Engelberger, Dies At Age 90 20 comments
Swarm Robotics Breakthrough Brings Pheromone Communication To AI 31 comments
NASA Selects Universities To Develop Humanoid Robot Astronauts 21 comments
MIT Helping NASA Build Valkyrie Robots For Space Missions 35 comments
The Next Gold Rush Will Be 5,000 Feet Under the Sea, With Robot Drones 129 comments
Louis Friedman Says Humans Will Never Venture Beyond Mars 378 comments
Bank of England's Andy Haldane Warns Smart Machines Could Take 15M UK Jobs 291 comments
Even the CEO's Job Is Susceptible To Automation, McKinsey Report Says 176 comments
The Dawn of the Robotic Chef 50 comments
Google's Robotics Group Lacks Leadership 43 comments
ABC's 'BattleBots' Reboot Will Come Back For a Second Season 37 comments
Ocean-Mapping Robots Could Help Uncover Mysteries of the Deep Blue 21 comments
Self-Driving Delivery Robots To Hit Sidewalks of London In 2016 98 comments
Farmer Coalition Offers $250K Prize For Blueberry Picking Robot 112 comments
Robots Teach Each Other New Tricks 27 comments
China Looks To Deep Space Missions, Including More Lunar Landings and Robot Ants 65 comments
Replacement of Writers Leads Gartner's Predictions 113 comments
NASA Targets Venus, Asteroids With Potential Missions 47 comments
How Amazon's Robots Move Everything Around 177 comments
Russian Scientists Create Cockroach Spy Robot 50 comments
Robots' Next Big Job: Trash Pickup 112 comments
The Lessons Learned From Emergency Robot Deployments 12 comments
Robotics Researcher Starts Campaign To Ban Development of Sexbots 536 comments
Can High-Tech Academia Survive Silicon Valley's Talent Binge? 137 comments
Morphological Computation: The Hidden Superpower of Soft-Bodied Robots 51 comments
Hedgehog Rovers Hop and Tumble In Microgravity 31 comments
Robot Submarine Poisons Sea Stars To Save Coral Reefs 106 comments
Magnet-Steered Nano-Fish Could Deliver Drugs and Sweep Body Toxins 37 comments
More From Tim O'Reilly about the 'WTF?!' Economy (Videos) 61 comments
Robots Are Coming For Our Jobs, Just Not All of Them 319 comments
HooperFly is an Open Source, Modular Drone (Video) 24 comments
How Long Until We Have a Home Robot That Lives Up To the Hype? 114 comments
Evolutionary Robotics 30 comments
Robotic Lawn Mower Gets Regulatory Approval 75 comments
Buzz: a Novel Programming Language For Heterogeneous Robot Swarms 30 comments
MIT Researchers Develop 'Real Steel' Robot With Human-Like Reflexes 38 comments
Real-Time Control of a Humanoid Robot 36 comments
Philadelphia Hackers and Others Offer Brotherly Love To Fallen Robot 142 comments
Hitchhiking Robot's Cross-Country Trip Ends In Philadelphia 224 comments
Answering Elon Musk On the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence 262 comments
NASA's Drone For Other Worlds 30 comments
A Robot That Can Walk and Jump On Water 39 comments
Robots Must Be Designed To Be Compassionate, Says SoftBank CEO 112 comments
Beyond Safety: Is Robotic Surgery Sustainable? 54 comments
Musk, Woz, Hawking, and Robotics/AI Experts Urge Ban On Autonomous Weapons 313 comments
MIT Is Improving Object Recognition For Robots 9 comments
When Do Robocars Become Cheaper Than Standard Cars? 252 comments
18th Annual International RoboSub Competition Happening Now In San Diego 6 comments
Tallying the Mistakes and Malfunctions of Robot Surgeons 64 comments
Robot-Staffed Japanese Hotel Opens 56 comments
Robots Appear To Raise Productivity Without Causing Total Work Hours To Decline 391 comments
Learning Simple Robot Programming With a 'Non-Threatening' Robot Ball (Video) 29 comments
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Was a Bust; Let's Try Again 35 comments
Japanese and US Piloted Robots To Brawl For National Pride 107 comments
How To Design Robot Overlords For "Robot Overlords" 17 comments
Volkswagen Factory Worker Killed By a Robot 342 comments
Foxconn CEO Backpedals On Planned Robot Takeover 45 comments
Making a Birdhouse is Like 'Hello World' for a Versatile Factory Robot (2 Videos) 24 comments
Robot Swarm Behavior Suggests Forgetting May Be Important To Cultural Evolution 37 comments
The Death of Aibo, the Birth of Softbank's Child-Robot 152 comments
More Warehouse Robots Coming To Market As Softbank Invests $20M In Fetch 38 comments
Soft Robot Tentacle Can Lasso an Ant Without Harming It 49 comments
Do Robots Need Passports? Should They? 164 comments
Why So Many Robots Struggled With the DARPA Challenge 44 comments
Robotic Assistive Devices For Independent Living 17 comments
Robots Compete In Navigating Simulation Of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Plant 64 comments
First ISS-To-Earth 'Handshake' Demonstrates Space-to-Ground Remote Control 21 comments
Building Amazon a Better Warehouse Robot 108 comments
Carnegie Mellon Struggles After Uber Poaches Top Robotics Researchers 234 comments
Untethered Miniature Origami Robot That Self-Folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades 27 comments
Florida Hospital Shows Normal Internet Lag Time Won't Affect Remote Robotic Surgeries 125 comments
MIT Trains Robots To Jump 62 comments
New 'Deep Learning' Technique Lets Robots Learn Through Trial-and-Error 65 comments
Cute Or Creepy? Google's Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear 102 comments
Here Comes the Keurig of Everything 270 comments
Mark and Joel Make Autonomous Drones in Their Spare Time (Video) 17 comments
Robots In 2020: Lending a Helping Hand To Humans (And Each Other) 46 comments
Oculus Rift-Based System Brings True Immersion To Telepresence Robots 34 comments
Fetch Robotics Unveils Warehouse Robots 49 comments
Researchers Mount Cyberattacks Against Surgery Robot 55 comments
Robots Step Into the Backbreaking Agricultural Work That Immigrants Won't Do 285 comments
Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carrying More Than 100 Times Their Weight 19 comments
Learn About FIRST's New Embedded Linux Controller (Video) 26 comments
Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers 289 comments
Drought and Desertification: How Robots Might Help 124 comments
John Hawley Talks About UAV Controls (Video) 20 comments
Embedded Linux Takes to the Skies (Video) 26 comments
Killer Robots In Plato's Cave 91 comments
Transforming Robot Gets Stuck In Fukushima Nuclear Reactor 99 comments
eBay Sales Patterns Show That the Maker Movement is Still Growing (Video) 24 comments
Man-Shaped Robots Harass Britain Once Again 54 comments
Robots4Us: DARPA's Response To Mounting Robophobia 101 comments
Future Firefighters May Be Guided By "Robots On Reins" 30 comments
Festo Reveals New Robotic Ants and Butterflies 19 comments
Robobug: Scientists Clad Bacterium With Graphene To Make a Working Cytobot 41 comments
Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation 56 comments
Do Robots Need Behavioral 'Laws' For Interacting With Other Robots? 129 comments
Bring On the Boring Robots 112 comments
ATRIAS Bipedal Robot Can Take a Beating and Keep Walking 31 comments
SXSW: Do Androids Dream of Being You? 80 comments
Why It's Almost Impossible To Teach a Robot To Do Your Laundry 161 comments
'Chappie': What It Takes To Render a Robot 44 comments
Robocops Being Used As Traffic Police In Democratic Republic of Congo 39 comments
Drones Underwater, Drones on Wheels (Video) 18 comments
Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More Robots 187 comments
Machine Intelligence and Religion 531 comments
5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken 257 comments
Should a Service Robot Bring an Alcoholic a Drink? 162 comments
Only Twice Have Nations Banned a Weapon Before It Was Used; They May Do It Again 318 comments
Delivery Drones: More Feasible If They Come By Truck 129 comments
What To Do After Robots Take Your Job 389 comments
Drone, Drone, Everywhere a Drone -- at CES (Video) 37 comments
Boston Dynamics Introduces Their Newest Four-Legged Robot, 'Spot' 63 comments
Replacing the Turing Test 129 comments
Students Demo Firefighting Humanoid Robot On US Navy Ship 55 comments
DARPA-Funded Robots Learning To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos 88 comments
NASA Considers Autonomous Martian Helicopter To Augment Future Rovers 83 comments
Europe and China Will Team Up For a Robotic Space Mission 39 comments
DALER: a Bio-Inspired Robot That Can Both Fly and Walk 14 comments
Microbots Deliver Medical Payload In Living Creature For the First Time 41 comments
DARPA Wants Atlas Robot To Go Wireless 19 comments
NASA's Robonaut 2 Can't Use Its Space Legs Upgrade 58 comments
An Open Source Flat Pack Robot Arm That's As Easy To Build As Ikea Furniture 39 comments
What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers? 628 comments
The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots 391 comments
After 40 Years As a Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms 66 comments
Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates 688 comments
Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots 52 comments
Robots Modeled On Ancient Fish Help Researchers Study Origins of Extinct Species 29 comments
Ocean-Going Robot Fleet Completes Fish Tracking Mission 10 comments
Kiva Systems Co-Founder: Drone Delivery Could Be As Low As 20 Cents Per Package 92 comments
How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War 117 comments
Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards 140 comments
Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans 335 comments
Robots Put To Work On E-Waste 39 comments
A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body 200 comments
Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles 38 comments
Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach 203 comments
Robot Makes People Feel Like a Ghost Is Nearby 140 comments
Pacific Northwest Lab's Sensor-Packed Fish Gauges Hydropower Facilities 28 comments
China Plans To Build a Domestic Robotics Industry 67 comments
Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google 82 comments
Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes 720 comments
Robot SmackDowns Wants To Bring Robot Death Matches To an Arena Near You 82 comments
Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots 87 comments
High-Tech Walkers Could Help Japan's Elderly Stay Independent 34 comments
Amazon Robot Picking Challenge 2015 106 comments
One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner 405 comments
Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed 71 comments
New Long-Range RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects 38 comments
The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission 70 comments
Developing the First Law of Robotics 165 comments
MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered 90 comments
Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors 33 comments
Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans? 115 comments
Ireland To Host Robotic Sailing Championships 14 comments
Robot Dramas: Autonomous Machines In the Limelight On Stage and In Society 31 comments
Robot Printer Brings Documents To Your Desk 64 comments
Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind 108 comments
FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine 133 comments
Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs 304 comments
A Thousand Kilobots Self-Assemble Into Complex Shapes 56 comments
Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now 84 comments
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload 109 comments
Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo 61 comments
Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon 47 comments
Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes 69 comments
Researchers Create Origami Wheels That Can Change Size 52 comments
Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand 77 comments
Phase-Changing Material Created For Robots 35 comments
Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots 530 comments
Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology? 88 comments
By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem 564 comments
In Düsseldorf, A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car 120 comments
Researchers Create Walking, Muscle-Powered Biobots 33 comments
Intel Offering 3-D Printed Robot Kits 26 comments
How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President 97 comments
John Hawley and His Dr. Who-Inspired Robot K-9 (Video) 23 comments
Robotics Engineers: "We Don't Want To Replace Humans. We Want To Enhance Humans. 124 comments
Open Source Robot OS Finds Niches From Farms To Space 36 comments
The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines 222 comments
MIT Working On Robotic Limbs That Attach To Shoulders, Waist 12 comments
EU Launches World's Largest Civilian Robotics Program; 240,000 New Jobs Expected 171 comments
MIT Researcher Works Toward Robots That Assemble Themselves In an Oven 20 comments
Robots Will Pave the Way To Mars 95 comments
The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence 255 comments
Understanding an AI's Timescale 189 comments
US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics 165 comments
DogeCoin To the Moon Via a Google Lunar X PRIZE Team 35 comments
UN to Debate Use of Fully Autonomous Weapons, New Report Released 180 comments
Foam-Spraying Quadcopter Becomes a Flying 3D Printer 34 comments
The Struggle To Ban Killer Robots 138 comments
Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery 150 comments
Minesweepers Robotic Competition Aims For a Landmine-Free World 103 comments
The Squishy Future of Robotics 36 comments
Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan 80 comments
Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate 870 comments
Lego Robot Solves Rubik's Cube Puzzle In 3.253 Seconds 60 comments
iRobot CEO: Humanoid Robots Too Expensive To Be the Norm 122 comments
Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029 294 comments
First Outdoor Flocks of Autonomous Flying Robots 84 comments
Apocalypse NAO: College Studies the Theological Ramifications of Robotics 176 comments
Robot To Serve Security Detail At FIFA World Cup In Brazil 32 comments
Termite-Inspired Robots Build With Bricks 17 comments
Dyson Invests £5 Million To Create 'Intelligent Domestic Robots' 125 comments
Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else) 135 comments
UCLA Architectural Program Teaches Design for Robot Homes 35 comments
The Changing Face of Robotics 49 comments
Robot Tourism Coming Soon To Korea: Robot Land Project Breaks Ground 31 comments
Robots Test Their Own World Wide Web 64 comments
Inside Tony Hsieh's Quiet Plan To Bankroll Hardware Startups 40 comments
Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do? 514 comments
The Year In Robotics 44 comments
How To Change U.S. Laws To Promote Robotics 118 comments
Japanese SCHAFT Takes the Gold at DARPA Robot Challenge 51 comments
How Asimov's Three Laws Ran Out of Steam 153 comments
One-Armed UBR-1 Points the Way To Cheaper Robots 56 comments
Will You Even Notice the Impending Robot Uprising? 246 comments
Fully Autonomous Flapping-wing MAV Is As Light As 4 Sheets of A4 Paper 79 comments
Google Acquires Boston Dynamics 104 comments
Amazon Uses Robots To Speed Up Human 'Pickers' In Fulfillment Centers 184 comments
Factory-In-a-Day Project Aims To Deploy Work-Ready Robots Within 24 Hours 157 comments
Andy Rubin Is Heading a Secret Robotics Project At Google 162 comments
R2-D2: Mall Cop 139 comments
U-CAT Robotic Sea Turtle Set To Explore Shipwrecks 23 comments
Gift Review: Strandbeest Model Kit 28 comments
DARPA's Atlas Walking Over Randomness 76 comments
Anki Is Not a Toy Company; Has iRobot, Others In Its Sights 19 comments
Robots: a Working Breed At the Dairy 65 comments
Military Robots Expected To Outnumber Troops By 2023 177 comments
NASA's Robonaut Gets Its Legs; Could a Moonwalk Be In Its Future? 63 comments
Scientists Invent Urine-Powered Robots 123 comments
Construction Firm Balfour Beatty Considers Drone Workers 129 comments
AgriRover Brings Mars Rover Technology To the Farm 41 comments
Robots Can Learn To Hold Knives — and Not Stab Humans 104 comments
Robotic Surgery Complications Going Underreported 99 comments
Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time 114 comments
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