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You wouldn't want to meet this camouflaged humanoid in a dark alley. For the time being, it's tethered to a treadmill.
The bipedal Schaft robot, the top scorer in a DARPA competition last year for disaster-response scenarios, will compete in the finals, but now with funding just from Google.
Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It's part of Google's effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities.
A Time magazine staffer got a call from a telemarketer who sounded not quite human. That's when the fun -- and the weirdness -- started.
Google has confirmed it's acquired a company that makes robots for the military. But what's it planning?
Boston Dynamics' Petman humanoid soldier looks pretty confident strutting its stuff on the treadmill.
Atlas looks like the prototype for a future robot infantryman, and it can tackle rough terrain and carry human tools. Can you say "Skynet"?
This week, we take a ride in a hovercraft golf cart, play an e-mail guitar, and pay a huge amount for a "Star Trek" phaser rifle.
With more military gadgets, soldiers are weighed down by batteries. These braces produce power through walking, lightening the load.
Georgia Tech researchers aim to build a "MacGyver robot" that knows how to use nearby objects to escape risky situations. Hopefully it won't sport a mullet.