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Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike

Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that's what artificial intelligence can do for you.

By October 1, 2015


iRobot Roomba 980

iRobot's Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba 980 is an exciting hunk of next-gen vacuum tech, but it didn't wow us during testing. I'd hold off on this pricey automated floor cleaner until we review Neato's Botvac Connected and Dyson's 360 Eye.

By September 16, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 16, 2015
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Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum

Making its debut at the IFA 2015 tech conference in Berlin, the Neato BotVac Connected is the Roomba rival's first app-enabled robot vacuum.

By September 1, 2015

MSRP: $699.00


Neato Botvac D85 Robot Vacuum

Neato's Botvac D85 is a solid robot vacuum, but I'd stick with the original Botvac series for superior overall performance.

By August 24, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 24, 2015
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Blue Frog Robotics Buddy

Meet Buddy, an expressive household robot with all sorts of built-in security and automation tech.

By August 11, 2015

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Next up for iRobot: Lawn mowers?

A recent FCC ruling suggests that robot lawn mowers are in iRobot's future.

By August 17, 2015


Impressive dreamlike video features 100 dancing robot balls

Dancing with a room full of robots is more graceful -- and more complicated -- than you might think. CNET's Michael Franco talks to the filmmaker who made it happen.

By September 30, 2015


Passenger-carrying robot turns VR into an exhilarating ride

A robotic platform that operates using a precision system of cables is the next big thing in motion simulation.

By September 28, 2015


'CableRobot' combines VR simulations and precision motion (Tomorrow Daily 249)

Ashley checks out a parallel cable robot using VR to offer incredible virtual experiences, enjoys watching five men control a single shark balloon with their minds and explains how gels might help scientists 3D print complicated biological structures.

By September 29, 2015


Buyers of emotional robot must agree not to have sex with it, report says

Technically Incorrect: People who buy Softbank's emotionally-aware Pepper robot must abide by good behavior clauses.

By September 22, 2015