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Tomorrow Daily 035: Robot butlers, invisible plane walls, tattoos powered by sweat, and more

Forgot your toothbrush while traveling? Starwood hotels says this little robot named "Botlr" will bring various items up to your room from the front desk. We're just happy it doesn't asking for a tip.

By August 13, 2014

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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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Tiny robots powered by living muscle tissue

Rather than hydraulic actuators, springs or hinges, these tiny "bio-bots" are powered by living muscle tissue.

By July 6, 2014

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Andy Rubin's next Google moonshot project: Robots

The former Android leader is in charge of one of Google's "moonshots," an effort to use robots to free humans from drudgery.

By December 4, 2013

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Future robots powered by pee? Urine luck!

How to power robots that go where humans fear to tread? A new device works like an artificial heart to pump pee into the "engine room" of self-sustaining bots.

By November 11, 2013

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Liquid Robotics launches autonomous sea-faring data center

The new Wave Glider SV3 is essentially a fully autonomous floating server rack, a system its maker fashions as the Amazon Web Services of the open ocean.

By April 8, 2013

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A robot powered by heart muscles

A group of South Korean researchers from the Nano/Micro System Laboratory at Seoul National University has created a miniature robot powered by living heart tissue.

By September 12, 2007

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Curiosity rover drives $2.5B make-or-break Mars mission

The Mars Science Laboratory is the most expensive and complex lander ever sent to the red planet, a nuclear-powered rover that will scale a 3-mile-tall mountain to seek the building blocks of life.

By July 31, 2012

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Robot clone summit like one big, happy family

When the Geminoid clan gets together for a reunion of sorts in Kyoto, Japan, things get a little spooky.

By April 1, 2011

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Robo-runners complete marathon in photo finish

Team Vstone's Hobby bot Robovie-PC is the fastest robot marathon runner in the land, completing the race in 54 hours, 57 minutes, and 50 seconds.

By February 28, 2011