An all-robot press conference in Japan introduced us to CommU and Sota, two of the cutest robots we've ever seen. There's a bit more to them than simply looking "kawaii": they may someday be capable of acting as a kind of robo-companion for Japan's elderly population.
On today's show, we discuss the DARPA Robotics Challenge (and the rebuilt Atlas robot entering the competition), explain how you can sign up for a free online class about alien life (taught by a Harvard professor), and get gooey over the cutest robot press conference of all time.
Nothing is better than a face-melting Nazi. Re-create Major Toht's memorable meltdown from the first Indiana Jones movie with this gruesome candle.
Researchers have disguised a remote-controlled rover as an emperor penguin chick in order to get up close and personal without disturbing the birds.
The doll-like dancing robots made by Japanese electronics manufacturer Murata balance themselves perfectly on a single ball.
We take a look at the Xperia E3, a cheap Android KitKat phone with Sony's colourful stylings.
Animator pays homage to the Doctor and his companions in this fan-made trailer for "The Animated Adventures Of Doctor Who." Even the Daleks are cute!
The lead animator for the movie "Wall-E," Angus MacLane, also built an incredible Lego version of Wall-E currently being considered by Lego as an official product.
From the creator of robo-puppy Zoomer comes Boomer — an adorable little robotic Tyrannosaurus rex.
Gramofon is a wallet-friendly music streamer from Wi-Fi network Fon, which you buy on Kickstarter.