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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


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


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


'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


'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


Desktop robot invasion advances to e-mail

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

By March 12, 2008


Tamagotchi morphs into Mr. Roboto

The Little Mr. T grows up, goes mechanical.

By September 21, 2007


Vote: Battle of the nonviolent robots (Round 1, Part 2)

These robots don't want to fight. That's why you have to pick the winners. Here's part two of the first round of our grand tournament, featuring robots from the movies and TV.

By September 2, 2007