Crave 51: Why robots shouldn't sing (podcast)

This week, robot lightsaber duels, emotion-sensing animatronic cat ears, and a robotic mouth that will haunt your nightmares.


In this episode of the Crave podcast we examine the highs and lows of recent robotic advancements, including robot lightsaber duels, emotion-sensing animatronic cat ears, and a robotic mouth that is heebie-jeebies incarnate. We also take a look at a working, turbine-powered Batmobile, and a couple of Android-powered RC toys.

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Episode 51

- Turbine-powered Batmobile

- Robot cat ears

- Android trash can

- Android RC car

- Robot Jedi battle

- Singing robot mouth 2.0

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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