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Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots

Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It's part of Google's effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities.

By December 14, 2013

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Dyson to spend $8 million on robotics research lab

Robot vacuums and household 'chore' robots might be on Dyson's horizon.

By February 10, 2014

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Facebook launches AI research laboratory

Facebook has announced that it is expanding into research with a laboratory specifically targeted at artificial intelligence.

By December 9, 2013

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Meet Stubby, a hexabot inspired by 'Stargate SG-1'

Stubby moves in any direction and is controlled by a converted PlayStation controller. You can build your own for pretty cheap.

By June 30, 2014

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Lego tower-building robot could reach space, theoretically

An ambitious robot that builds a never-ending Lego tower could hypothetically reach space if it had enough blocks and time.

By July 14, 2014

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Robots dancing 'Gangnam Style' never gets old

If you've never seen 'bots dancing to Psy's breakout hit, you should. Guaranteed it will make you feel better about the impending robot takeover.

By July 8, 2014

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Japan's Schaft has all the right stuff at DARPA robot trials

A university spinoff's disaster-aid robot claims top honors at a Pentagon-sponsored competition. Oh, and it's now part of Google's robot fleet.

By December 23, 2013

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Tomorrow Daily 013: Climate-controlled cities, muscle-powered robots, potato salad, and more

Today's show features a very successful potato salad Kickstarter, and a futuristic city with climate control. Which one would you back?

By July 7, 2014

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Insect-inspired flying robot smacks panes sans pain

Researchers at Switzerland's Laboratory of Intelligent Systems are working on a robot that can collide with windows and other obstacles, fall, then get up and fly again.

By June 15, 2012

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MIT demos shoulder-mounted Doc Ock robot arms

We can't all be super-villains, but some MIT researchers are getting closer with a set of robot arms that sit on your shoulders. First the lab, then the world!

By June 3, 2014