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Do soldiers get too attached to battlefield robots?

A University of Washington researcher finds that soldiers develop emotional bonds with robots deployed in place of humans -- and that may affect their battlefield performance.

By September 19, 2013

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Google turns down military money for robot competition

The bipedal Schaft robot, the top scorer in a DARPA competition last year for disaster-response scenarios, will compete in the finals, but now with funding just from Google.

By March 24, 2014

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Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Cubli is a cube-shaped robot that can jump up, balance on a single corner, and "walk" itself across a desk, all using off-the-shelf parts.

By March 17, 2014

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​PC gaming at E3 2014: Gaining steam, even without Steam Machines

New hardware and some key games keep PC gamers in the loop at this console-heavy event.

By June 13, 2014

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Lab-made muscle repairs itself in supermouse

Duke University researchers create living skeletal muscle that looks and acts very much like the real thing -- even down to repairing itself. Then they attack it.

By April 3, 2014

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Epoch 2: the robot shooter action continues

Australia's Uppercut Games has released the sequel to its hit debut title, third-person shooter Epoch.

By November 13, 2013

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'RoboCop' not so sci-fi anymore

Nanosuits, powerful prosthetics, and brain-computer interfacing seemed far-fetched when the original movie hit theaters. Now, with a remake nearly three decades later, the plot is closer to reality than you may think.

By February 11, 2014

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'RoboCop' has CES 2027 'under control'

A (faux) video of a 2027 CES keynote is released 13 years early to promote the "RoboCop" remake due to hit theaters on February 12.

By January 9, 2014

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Human Rights Watch launches campaign against 'killer robots'

"The line needs to be drawn now on fully autonomous weapons," the NGO says. How close are we to letting robots off the leash?

By April 23, 2013

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5 Verizon innovations we really hope don't get misused

At its Innovation Center, Verizon displayed a few of the novel tech gadgets it developed in partnership with other companies. Note to evil geniuses: These devices are for the benefit of mankind.

By October 10, 2013