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Robot's singular job: Cutting flesh from pig bone

Some people are scared of clowns, some of zombies. I'm scared of giant robots with knives programmed to slice meat from a pig's thigh.

By December 7, 2010


CES: Grab a robotic massage from the WheeMe

The tiny WheeMe robot from DreamBots can provide a full back massage when your favorite human masseuse isn't available.

By January 6, 2011


Korean schools welcome more robot teachers

More and more robots are invading Korean classrooms to help kids learn English. Teachers in the Philippines are telepresent in the machines.

By December 28, 2010


Romeo the robot ready to love you

Aldebaran Robotics is getting set to debut a functional prototype of Romeo, a bot for the elderly and disabled that helps with daily tasks, but does not recite Shakespearean sonnets.

By December 23, 2010


Robot avatar comes with 3G connection

Gostai's Jazz telepresence bots can run on a 3G connection, meaning you can pilot your robo-avatar around your neighborhood.

By December 21, 2010


Are pogo-dancing robots headed to moon?

Japan has said it envisions moonwalking humanoids by 2015, but jumping robots may be more like it.

By December 20, 2010


Running robot aims to take on Usain Bolt

Aptly named Athlete, bipedal robot developed in Japan takes a biomechanical approach to running in an attempt to mimic human flexibility and agility.

By December 13, 2010


Strawberry-picking robot knows when they're ripe

Japan prepares to unleash a strawberry-harvesting robot on the world.

By December 13, 2010


CNET UK Podcast 215: Are robots already plotting our demise?

This week, Flora and Luke performed a real life DDoS on Ian, and we pleaded with the robots to save our fragile bodies from their upcoming war against humanity.

By December 10, 2010


Robots meet solar at Solyndra Fab 2

The futuristic Fab 2 integrates robotics manufacturing with 1,000 human workers to build unique solar modules. But can the high-tech expertise compete against cheap labor?

By December 9, 2010