Master propmaker Shawn Thorsson and his life-size replica of the ED-209 robot from the movie "Robocop" enforce the rules at Maker Faire.
Although the Internet's mega superstore is acquiring Twitch, don't expect to see more ways to buy video games from the site.
The online retailer isn't just buying a site that streams goldfish playing video games, it's buying access to the most loyal of gamers.
Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.
Eric Drass' Factbot cooks up bogus "facts," attaches pix to create "nice meme-type image-and-text" combos, then Tweets them to see how they spread. Drass wants us to question our "reality tunnels."
Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.
Google has bought an eighth robotics company to add to its existing stable: military-affiliated Boston Dynamics, creator of BigDog.
The former Android leader is in charge of one of Google's "moonshots," an effort to use robots to free humans from drudgery.
Boomf lets your feast on your artfully filtered Instagram photos by printing them on marshmallows.
This bot uses an imaging system to gauge when berries are ripe. It's perfect for making very expensive jam.