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RoboThespian tests its mettle as stand-up comic

Give it up for RoboThespian! The programmable bot takes the stage to crack jokes for humans -- and comes across a bit stiff.

By August 15, 2013

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Kokoro shows off its latest android Actroid F

Tokyo entertainment firm Kokoro shows off its latest fembot, Actroid F, in a PR video. The lifelike android is slated to go on sale to work as a receptionist or hospital worker.

By August 28, 2010

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Tokyo store's female android looking for love

Takashimaya has rolled out a Geminoid robot to greet shoppers for Valentine's Day. Will she find love?

By February 2, 2012

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Are inflatable robots more than just hot air?

The pneumatic Ant-Roach is great for giving kids a thrill. But now someone has to invent a giant bug swatter.

By November 27, 2011

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Singing robot head could do duets with Chucky

Crooning robot head out of Taiwan can read music faster than the average human head, its creators say. It might be less terrifying if attached to a body, though.

By August 15, 2011

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Go on, you know you wanna smell this robot armpit

Kevin Grennan loves stinky machines. The London designer's armpit robot explores how smell can change the human-robot dynamic.

By June 29, 2011

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This week in Crave: The wrinkle-free edition

This week, we sorted through more than the usual share of Apple rumors, pretended to be working while we were really on Facebook, and worried that our smartphones are making our necks look bad.

By June 25, 2011

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Fans surprised to learn Japanese pop idol isn't real

AKB48's Aimi Eguchi is sweet, pretty, and perfect for legions of Japanese otaku geeks. Too bad she's not real. But does it even matter?

By June 23, 2011

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Japan eyes sending humanoid robot into orbit

A bot may watch over sleeping astronauts orbiting Earth if Japan's space agency JAXA moves ahead with its plans for 2013.

By February 17, 2011

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Bina48: Robotic head lets woman 'live' forever

Bina48 is a robotic head enshrining the personality of a real woman. As a New York Times reporter learns, its chat chops are a work in progress.

By July 14, 2010