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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


Artificial-intelligence takeover imminent, Colbert says

Fresh off news that a computer program passed the Turing Test, Stephen Colbert argues that the end of humanity might already be here.

By June 12, 2014


Guess what? Drunk fish aren't afraid of robot fish

Scientists find that fish are scared of robot predators, but not when they're totally hammered.

By August 2, 2013


Is this 3D-printed robot the first of thousands?

InMoov is an open-source DIY printable robot that can obey voice commands. It's slightly creepy, but at least it's cheap.

By January 23, 2013


Meet Mask-bot, the human-like plastic head

Researchers aim to give robots a more human-like face with a system that beams 3D images onto the back of a transparent plastic mask. The effect? You decide.

By November 8, 2011


Telenoid R1 bot meant to be 'minimalistic human'

Robot wizard Hiroshi Ishiguro's latest creation comes with a high creep factor. But if you hug it, the creepiness goes away. Maybe.

By August 2, 2010


This Week in Crave: The immortal edition

Too busy applying for your free iPhone case to stay up on all Crave goings-on? Here's some of what you missed while you were telling Apple why you need a bumper.

By July 17, 2010