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How To Design Robot Overlords For "Robot Overlords" 12 comments
Volkswagen Factory Worker Killed By a Robot 313 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
Insect-Inspired Flying Robot Handles Collisions And Keeps Going 61 comments
How To Attend Next Week's Robotics Show Robotically 38 comments
Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops 182 comments
People Trust Tech Companies Over Automakers For Self-Driving Cars 152 comments
3D Printing a 'Terminator' Arm ... Or a Whole Body 29 comments
Digital Revolution Will Kill Jobs, Inflame Social Unrest, Says Gartner 754 comments
Cyborg Cockroach Sparks Ethics Debate 512 comments
Boston Dynamics Wildcat Can Gallop — No Strings Attached 257 comments
The Era of Young Innovators: Looking Beyond Universities To Source Talents 86 comments
MIT Researchers Unveil Self-Assembling Robot Swarm 55 comments
Unmanned 'Terminator' Robots Kill Jellyfish 149 comments
Captain Cyborg Is Back! Kevin Warwick Predicts the Future 57 comments
Students Build Ship Inspecting Robot 47 comments
Robotic Boat Hits 1,000-Mile Mark In Transatlantic Crossing 68 comments
Robotics Research Lab Willow Garage Shutting Down? 23 comments
US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead 202 comments
Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome 194 comments
Robots Join Final Assembly Line At US Auto Plant 223 comments
FEMA Grounds Private Drones That Were Helping To Map Boulder Floods 356 comments
45% of U.S. Jobs Vulnerable To Automation 625 comments
Dogs Love Robots, Prefer Humans 45 comments
Unboxing Boston Dynamics' DARPA-Ready Atlas Robot 42 comments
Bringing Affordable Robotics To Big Agriculture 196 comments
Will Robots Replace Rent-a-Cops? 157 comments
Curiosity Goes Autonomous For the First Time 32 comments
Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs? 736 comments
Nissan's Crash-Free R&D: 7 Cute Robots Mimicking Bees and Fish 105 comments
Will the Headless Ape Robot Win the DARPA Challenge? 37 comments
Mobiserv Robot Designed To Keep Tabs On Seniors 40 comments
Report: By 2035, Nearly 100 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Be Sold Per Year 325 comments
Competition Tests Student-Built Aerial Espionage Robots 33 comments
Give Zebrafish Some Booze and They Stop Fearing Robots 58 comments
RHex Robot Shows Off Parkour Moves 46 comments
Robot Produces Paintings With That 'Imperfect' Human Look 74 comments
Would You Let a Robot Stick You With a Needle? 209 comments
Self-Assembling Multi-Copter Demonstrates Networked Flight Control 48 comments
Interviews: Ask James Gosling About Java and Ocean Exploring Robots 87 comments
RoboCup 2013: Team Water Is Middle Size League World Champion 16 comments
Jetstream Retrofit Illustrates How Close Modern Planes Are To UAVs 205 comments
DARPA-Funded Software Could Usher In the Era of Open-Source Robotics 17 comments
Cute Japanese Robots To Be Launched Into Space 90 comments
Foxconn's Robot Workforce Now 20,000 Strong 213 comments
Eye Surgery By Magnetically Guided Microbots Moves Toward Clinical Trials 47 comments
The Plight of Star Wars Droids 245 comments
Cat-like Robot Runs Like the Wind 69 comments
Robot Dominates Air Hockey, Adapts To Opponents' Playing Style 49 comments
India To Develop Military Robots For Warfare 169 comments
Footage Reveals Drone Aircraft Nearly Downed Passenger Plane in 2004 206 comments
IBM Uses Roomba Robots To Plot Data Center Heat 57 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Simple Robotics As a Hobby? 166 comments
NASA Launches Second Robot Challenge 9 comments
UN Debates Rules Surrounding Killer Robots 215 comments
Stanford's Flying Fish Glider 12 comments
CurvACE Gives Robots a Bug's Eye View 16 comments
Will Robots Take Over the Data Center? 141 comments
Arduino Branches Out, With a Plug-and-Program Robot 24 comments
Robotic Bartender Assembles Your Drink, Monitors Alcohol Consumption 138 comments
Drones: Coming Soon To the New Jersey Turnpike? 249 comments
How Should the Law Think About Robots? 248 comments
Meet the Sehome Seamonsters FRC (First Robotics Competition) Team 2605 (Video) 18 comments
Robot 'Fly' Mimics Full Range of Insect Flight 41 comments
Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs 559 comments
Robot Snake Could Aid Search and Rescue Operations 66 comments
IBM Robotic Coworker Will Help Engineers Fix Broken Systems 56 comments
Teachable Robot Helps Assemble IKEA Furniture 88 comments
Noodle Robots Replacing Workers In Chinese Restaurants 531 comments
Perceiving Robotic Industrial Arm Inches Toward Autonomy 22 comments
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