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Pepper the humanoid robot debuts in France

Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank is testing its Pepper robot in France after four months of sell-outs in its homeland.

By October 21, 2015


Google's humanoid robot walking in the woods is terribly creepy

Technically Incorrect: Google-owned Boston Dynamics presents the latest stage in scaring you out of your wits. It's as if the "Blair Witch Project" and a hundred other horror movies had come to life.

By August 18, 2015


Watch adorable humanoids battle for the robot soccer world cup

The annual RoboCup competition features humanoid robots trying, and sometimes failing, to play the beautiful game in a series of soccer tournaments.

By July 22, 2015


Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy role

Myon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.

By June 30, 2015


This humanoid robot can read facial expressions and make his own

Hanson Robotics' Han the robot made his debut at the Global Sources Electronics Fair, where he interacted with visitors, holding eye contact and conversation.

By April 20, 2015


Humanoid robot Jennifer hits the slopes

Why should humans have all the fun in the snow? The University of Manitoba's Autonomous Agents Laboratory tests out its robot's abilities in cross country and Alpine skiing.

By February 3, 2015


Why humans prefer robots as flawed as we are

The slick, seemingly flawless robots of our sci-fi dreams may not be the best kind of bots to play with our kids and help care for us when we're sick, research suggests.

By October 13, 2015


'We're a long way from a singularity' says 'Ex Machina' AI consultant

Geneticist Adam Rutherford, who served as artificial intelligence consultant on recent robo-flick "Ex Machina", says robots have always played the villain in human stories.

By June 4, 2015


The evolution of humanoid robots (pictures)

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.

18 Images By July 14, 2013


Battling robots want your help spreading metal mayhem

RoboGames, the "Olympics of robots," is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to help produce an independent, rock 'em sock 'em Web-based video series.

By October 23, 2014