Robots

Find out everything there is to know about robots and stay updated on the latest robots and inventions with the comprehensive articles and interactive features. Learn more about man's innovative creations as people and scientists continue to invent and interact with robots.
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Chatty Machines? Future Computers Could Communicate Like Humans
Binary code.
February 27th, 2015
In the future, you might be able to talk to computers and robots the same way you talk to your friends.
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World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel to Open in Japan
geminoid robot
February 5th, 2015
What if you could check into a hotel, have your luggage carried to your room and order a coffee — all with help from a team of robots?
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Is the Personal Robot Finally Here?
Robotbase robot
January 22nd, 2015
She's your personal assistant, your photographer, your butler and your home security guard — and she's a robot.
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Meet Spot: New Breed of Robot Dog Climbs and Trots
Spot the robot dog gets kicked.
February 10th, 2015
Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its newest animal-inspired bot. Meet Spot — a four-legged robotic dog that can climb stairs, trot over rough terrain and even recover from a well-placed kick to the ribs.
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'Rise of the Machines' is Not a Likely Future (Op-Ed)
Robots from Terminator movie
January 28th, 2015
The reports of a robot uprising have been greatly exaggerated.
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Move Over, Siri! New Software Could Make Better Personal Assistants
A woman holds a smartphone displaying a map inside a car.
January 21st, 2015
A new software program combines your schedule and preferences with the best route to get you where you need to go.
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Germ-Zapping Robot Could Fight Ebola and Other Deadly Viruses
The robot in action.
November 11th, 2014
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
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Firefighting Robots Could Help US Navy Snuff Out Fires at Sea
SAFFIR Firefighting Robot
February 6th, 2015
Hose-wielding humanoid robots could one day keep Navy firefighters out of harm's way.
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DARPA Overhauls 'Atlas' Robot Ahead of Competition This Summer
The DARPA Atlas robot.
January 27th, 2015
What do you call a robot that can drive a car, break down walls and scale buildings? Hint: It's not "the Terminator."
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Flying Machines? 5 Da Vinci Designs That Were Ahead of Their Time
Da Vinci's flying machine.
December 19th, 2014
From humanoid robots to machine guns, here are five da Vinci inventions that were truly before their time.
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