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NASA unveils 6-foot 'superhero robot' Valkyrie

Designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, this "female" robot could be the precursor to robo-astronauts that will help colonize Mars.

By December 10, 2013

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Boston Dynamics' Atlas is terrible at karate

Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas robot has been programmed to perform the iconic 'Karate Kid' crane kick on a tower of cinder blocks.

By November 11, 2014

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Japan's ISS Kirobo robot is lonely in space

The humanoid robot created to keep astronauts on the International Space Station company seems to have caught a case of intergalactic ennui. Cheer up, Kirobo!

By September 2, 2014

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Google's cardboard VR headset is no joke -- it's great for the Oculus Rift

Virtual reality may be one of the most important new frontiers in tech. But its pioneers still need to sell the public on the idea of reality-escaping face computers. Enter Google Cardboard.

By June 28, 2014

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Project Morpheus vs. Oculus Rift: VR gaming gets very real at E3 2014

How close are we to virtual-reality entertainment? Based on what I saw at E3, much closer than you might think.

By June 11, 2014

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Why the $2B Facebook Oculus deal is a down payment on gaming and everything beyond

Relax, gamers. Not only will Oculus still be able to fulfill its ambitions, but the Facebook acquisition will also prove a landmark moment for the impending ubiquity of virtual reality.

By March 26, 2014

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Gauntlet remake coming to PC, SteamOS

Warner Bros has announced a new remake for classic arcade game Gauntlet, coming in winter for PC via Steam and the Steam Machine.

By March 17, 2014

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Sony's Project Morpheus makes big bet on body tracking

Thanks to PlayStation Move, the newly minted virtual reality titan is pushing the boundaries of body tracking, but with a proprietary catch putting it at odds with Oculus.

By March 20, 2014

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'Sherlock' Lego set: 221B Baker St. tribute in bricks

Sherlock Holmes and his cohorts may one day make fine Lego minifigs. Lego is reviewing the possibility, along with six other Winter Lego Review qualifiers.

By February 4, 2014

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Japan's Schaft has all the right stuff at DARPA robot trials

A university spinoff's disaster-aid robot claims top honors at a Pentagon-sponsored competition. Oh, and it's now part of Google's robot fleet.

By December 23, 2013