With advances in sensors and control systems, humanoid robots, like DARPA's Atlas, are soon to be working side by side with us in everything from industry to entertainment.
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.
Can humour be broken down into a series of programmable commands? The Kobian robot helps researchers find out.
Roboy is a tendon-driven robot designed to emulate humans, right down to the gestation period.
Kenji Ishida wants to build a full-scale Autobot. It all starts with this RC toy.
Baxter is a factory worker robot that's about to take to the floors. It's just the beginning of the robot revolution.
Raised in 1980s Denver, caught in the grips of Broncomania, Crave's Eric Mack later stopped following the NFL for 15 years. This year he jumped back on the Broncos bandwagon and quickly felt more at home than ever.
California-based Knightscope has designed a 5-foot-tall, 300-pound automaton called the K5 to combat crime and provide for public safety. Oh yeah, and it'll work for just $6.25 an hour.
Florida roboticist builds Kate (Kids Avatar Teacher and Entertainer) to keep children of military personnel company while their parents are away. She can play, chat, and even smell smoke.
DARPA trials would apparently involve getting a robot to drive a utility vehicle, enter a locked room, and repair a pump. Eliminating members of the ragtag human Resistance comes later.