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TED conference: Gates, Gore, robot wars

The premiere and exclusive gathering of visionaries and luminaries included Al Gore's not-so-surprising admonishment of the coal industry and Bill Gates' quite surprising release of bugs.

By February 5, 2009


Robot vacuum is overlord of crumbs

Mini Robo Vacuum is small enough for kitchen tables and countertops.

By January 30, 2009


Why caring robots should be controlled

An expert in robotics, Noel Sharkey of the United Kingdom's University of Sheffield, believes that we should have strict controls over the personal uses to which we put robots.

By December 19, 2008


Hopping robots display pack instinct

All seeing, armed, hopping robot could replace attack dogs.

By December 6, 2008


On the record: New overseer for Techmeme robots

Former Valleywag snarkstress Megan McCarthy is now the moderator of good taste and journalism for Techmeme.

By December 3, 2008


Gadgettes 115: OMG, More Robots Episode

There are some things that we'd rather not have to do, and our robot underlings would be perfect fill-ins. That is, of course, until the robot revolt. But until then...

By November 21, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 857: Dumber than a robot donkey

In today's show, we find out that the demise of humanity is imminent (or that all of our robot mythology is fundamentally rooted in self-hatred), and the RIM BlackBerry Storm takes the world by drizzle.

By November 20, 2008


Microsoft's latest robotics release

More leeway for licensees with 2008 version of the Windows-based platform for programming robots.

By November 17, 2008


The robot that acts like Keanu Reeves

Researchers in England have been working on robot that can skillfully mimic facial expressions. The only problem is that its expressions are in the range of Keanu Reeves'.

By November 13, 2008


Recon robot goes to prison

Recon scout robot to assist guards in California prisons.

By October 30, 2008