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'Battlebots' champion uses smartphones to help robots see the world

For Road Trip 2015, we chat with Donald Hutson, one of the reigning robot warriors, about cheaper machines and how the ubiquity of mobile devices will help push robots into the mainstream.

By July 19, 2015


Ready for a robot smackdown? 'BattleBots' returns to TV

DIY metal machines fight to the death. Real-life rock 'em sock 'em competition "BattleBots" to air on ABC after a 12-year hiatus.

By February 8, 2015


Lights, camera, interaction: Welcome to LA, home of the open-door mini studio

For Road Trip 2015, CNET visits a new breed of sound stages: smaller, hipper and totally free. They're designed to serve the next generation of stars -- who aren't coming out of Hollywood.

By August 4, 2015


Watch adorable humanoids battle for the robot soccer world cup

The annual RoboCup competition features humanoid robots trying, and sometimes failing, to play the beautiful game in a series of soccer tournaments.

By July 22, 2015


RoboGames returns with fighting robots in April

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, the "Olympics of robots" is back, once more invading San Mateo, Calif. The event will later be released as a Web series and DVD.

By March 24, 2015


Prepping for 50-on-50 aerial BattleBot conflict (pictures)

At the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., researchers are working on a wide variety of technologies, including systems for setting up complex airborne UAV skirmishes.

18 Images By June 21, 2012


RIP robot dogs: Funerals held for metal mutts

Saying final goodbyes to personality-filled pet robotic dogs isn't easy. Now that Sony has shut down its AIBO customer support, robot dog owners are holding funerals for their broken pooches.

By March 4, 2015


RoboGames headed to battle with former MythBuster as host

Ex "Mythbusters" cast member Grant Imahara will host the "Olympics of Robots," to be held in early April in Northern California.

By February 18, 2015


'MythBusters' host races spider robots in new webseries

In "Jamie's Racing Spiders," a robot racing spider is built from the ground up, with the help of Evernote and movie prop experts at Kernerworks.

By February 11, 2015


Supercut celebrates a century of robots in film

Robbie the Robot! R2-D2! Wall-E! Watch your favorite robots, androids, cyborgs, metal men and Replicants from over 100 films in this sci-fi supercut.

By February 11, 2015