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Why does Clothbot want to climb up your pants?

Would you mind this little machine perching on your shoulder? All it needs is a little fold or wrinkle to get busy.

By May 17, 2012

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Inspection orb bots could swim in nuclear pipes

Engineers say their egg-size bot could swim through nuclear plants, many of which are aging and threatening local groundwater.

By July 21, 2011

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Treebot tackles trunks, branches inchworm-style

Treebot can autonomously navigate its way up a tree and through the branches. Next up: nest-building skills?

By May 20, 2011

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You won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robot

Perched on your shoulder, this creepy humanoid brings a distant buddy into the conversation. Just don't expect to make any new friends.

By May 31, 2012

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Hockey-playing robot can stick it to you

Meet Jennifer. She's cute, she's from Canada, and she wants to play hockey. She may be a robot but she's aiming for the Stanley Cup.

By February 15, 2012

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Researcher offers arm to knife-wielding robot

A German researcher gives a robot a few knives--as well as his own arm--to play with. A collision avoidance system he and his colleagues are testing may help prevent injury by robot.

By May 9, 2010

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New Web safety institute unveiled

By February 13, 2007

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Towel-folding robot won't do the dishes

Researchers at UC Berkeley teach Willow Garage's PR2 humanoid robot how to fold a pile of towels. It's one step toward making robots better at housework.

By March 31, 2010