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'Motoman' bot shows it's got rhythm

Four of them perform at ancient taiko drum festival in Japan.

By July 25, 2007


Mailman, move over for 'Motoman'

Japan develops robot that can sort packages.

By July 12, 2007


Kinect-run Smartpal robot cleans mom's house

Yasukawa's Smartpal VII telepresence robot can help you tidy up from hundreds of miles away.

By November 22, 2011


Frida factory robot won't crush your fingers

Switzerland's ABB has a concept factory robot that's humanoid and agile, and it won't crush a stray human hand.

By April 23, 2011


Two-armed robot takes on risky lab work

This modified assembly robot has been put to work in the lab, where it's handling dangerous materials to keep people out of harm's way.

By July 7, 2012


'Tis the season to Crave: Erica Ogg's picks

Another Crave expert shares their top holiday tech-related wishes. In this case, an end to voice mail and a kitschy laser gun clock.

By December 15, 2008


Assembly bot Baxter wants to get close to you (Q&A)

Boston startup Rethink Robotics thinks its new humanoid factory worker is so low-cost and easy to set up that it could change U.S. manufacturing. Crave spoke to Rethink founder Rodney Brooks.

By September 18, 2012


Border IDs checked without leaving car

NEC biometrics technology breaks immigration logjams in China.

By July 23, 2007


New Samsung phone joins the blogwagon

Another handset allows direct and easy posting of videos and photos directly from the phone.

By July 12, 2007


Desktop robot invasion advances to e-mail

Bandai's "Tachikoma" is the latest Japanese bot to take over desktop tasks.

By March 12, 2008