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Talking space droid Kirobo yaps away on ISS

"One small step for robots," says deceptively friendly Kirobo, a conversation droid designed to liven up the ISS.

By September 5, 2013


Chatty Japanese robot to be astronaut's space buddy

A robot astronaut gets a launch date to visit the space station and participate in a human-robot conversation experiment. Don't worry, this one is a lot friendlier than HAL 9000.

By June 26, 2013


Robovie R3 robot wants to hold your hand

New humanoid robot is designed to help the elderly and disabled with everyday tasks. Cheaper than earlier versions, it still costs as much as a sports car.

By April 21, 2010


Ropid the robot can walk, run, and hop

Japanese start-up Robo-Garage has come out with a new humanoid robot that can jump 3 inches off the ground.

By October 30, 2009


Soccer-playing bots bask in world victory

Humanoid, entertainment robots duke it out for top spots at RoboCup 2005 smackdown in Osaka, Japan. Photos: Bots score in soccer

By July 19, 2005