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Japanese comedian robot is the other kind of funny

Can humour be broken down into a series of programmable commands? The Kobian robot helps researchers find out.

By June 16, 2014


Segway inventor's 'Star Wars'-style robot arm gets go-ahead

Dean Kamen has since turned his mind to creating a revolutionary robotic arm that's now gained FDA approval.

By May 12, 2014


Athos: Computers should be in your workout wear, not just your pockets

Designed by electrical engineers, the vision behind the Athos gear is to turn the clothes we wear into personal trainers.

By December 5, 2013


Google's Chrome for mobile targeted in patent suit

Google's Chrome browser for mobile devices is the target of a new lawsuit from a patent holder that has previously targeted Apple.

By July 12, 2012


Facebook's next patent push: The top suspect

Facebook is on a mission to arm itself with a powerful arsenal of patents, and it's surprising where the next set of patents may come from.

By April 26, 2012


Time-lapse vid shows Qbo robot assembly

It takes this engineer just less than three hours to put together Qbo, the bot that can recognize itself in a mirror.

By April 4, 2012


Facebook vs. Yahoo: Who's shaking down whom?

Suddenly, the winner of this fierce patent war between two of Silicon Valley's biggest names has become a lot less obvious.

By April 3, 2012


Facebook strikes back, countersues Yahoo

The war over patents continues as the social network charges that Yahoo has violated 10 of its own patents.

By April 3, 2012


Yahoo-Facebook: First fisticuffs, then flowers?

Facebook needs to move fast to stave off any doubt among investors as its IPO approaches. One possibility: It buys a bunch of Yahoo's patents outright.

By March 14, 2012


Tattoo-like patch may be future of health monitoring

Scientists at the University of Illinois engineer a device that manages to squeeze sensing, medical diagnostics, and communications technology on an ultra-thin patch that mounts directly on the skin.

By August 11, 2011