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Harvard wants everyone to build soft robots

Harvard University labs has launched a toolkit that will supply robotics enthusiasts and researchers with the tools they need to design, build and operate soft robots.

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Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

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RFID helps robots locate objects

Work to improve robot vision is ongoing -- but robots don't necessarily need to rely solely on their eyes.

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Tiny robot learns to fly a real plane

A doll-sized humanoid robot has learned how to use a cockpit simulator to fly a light aircraft designed for humans.

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Hide! MIT's robotic cheetah no longer needs a leash

MIT improves its robo-cheetah by giving it the ability to bound and run around outside while untethered.

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Be a food zombie with the CraveCast crew, it's slimming!

The latest CraveCast is all you can eat and drink, at least until all those beers and fried chicken keyboards turn you into a zombie that can only think about eating BRAAAAINS! NOM NOM!

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Kirobo sends his greetings to the Earth below as he floats around the ISS.

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!

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Cyborg moths to the rescue!

Scientists are developing a method of controlling the flight muscles of moths wirelessly, instantly introducing a new term to the vocabulary of technophobes: the mothpocalypse.

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Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

Engineer Nell Watson worries that it won't be easy to teach powerful robots values.

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Have you heard? Space gets loud on the latest CraveCast

They can't hear you scream in space, but that doesn't mean there are no sounds coming from the cosmos. The CraveCast crew investigates and discusses a hot new space game, a super DIY space dad and saddling up a real-life comet.

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In 2025, our lovers will be robots

A new Pew Report examines the world in the near future. It'll be one in which robots aren't confined to machine-like tasks.

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Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.

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