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What happens when you give hundreds of strangers umbrellas fitted with multicolored LEDs? The sky gets groovy -- and maybe you learn something about networked robots.
Association for Computing Machinery bestows its award on Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali for pioneering technology in Internet security.
Big data gets relentlessly hyped as the answer to any number of problems. But more data isn't always the needed tool.
This year's symposium highlights the challenges of dealing with legacy while embracing new computing approaches.
Robotics engineers are using the Kinect motion-sensing controller, which lets people play video games hands-free, as cheap sensors to help robots "see" their surroundings and operate autonomously.
Dreamer, a Japanese-style humanoid robot built by Meka Robotics, was inspired by anime faces and puppy ears.
Get your one-armed PR2s for only $285,000. They're perfect for robot-human arm-wrestling.
MIT grad student cooks up a robot that can bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch. We're a little afraid to see how the trey taste though.
Text adventure games may seem like ancient history but they have aspects in common with today's casual and social games.
Thanks to scientists at Harvard and MIT, programmable electronic sheets can now fold themselves into shapes that any origami aficionado could appreciate.