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Eerily realistic Toshiba android performs sign language

Her name is Aiko Chihira and she's an air-powered interpreter

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DHL 'parcelcopter' drone to deliver medicines to European island

Amazon.com and Google are also planning to use drones for deliveries.

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Japan rolls out afro-topped cheerleading swarm robots

The synchronized dancing machines balance on balls

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Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

A 18-meter giant Gundam could blow minds by 2019. If they can get it to work, that is.

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Arise, Swarmbots! Harvard lets loose army of independent robots

The Harvard Kilobots provide a glimpse into how machines can mimic biological processes

Heart-helping robot improves doctors' precision

Of the roughly 3 million cardiac catheterizations performed annually an increasing number are using technology that aims to benefit doctors and patients. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Eerily lifelike androids join staff at Tokyo tech museum

More human than human? These lifelike robots are meant to provoke existential questions.

Human or humanoid? Tokyo museum hires new guides

The robots meant to anticipate a time when androids are so lifelike that humans may have difficulty distinguishing them. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Paralyzed man in robot suit kicks off World Cup

Brain-machine interfaces may make wheelchairs obsolete

Pepper the robot understands how you feel

Meet Pepper the robot. It’s in stores now, and will be in homes soon in Japan.

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Meet Pepper, the 'love-powered' humanoid robot that knows how you're feeling

This $1,900 robot is powered by love, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says

World Tech Update for May 22

This week we go hands on with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 and visit a start up that makes industrial robots that work alongside humans. Also, Fujitsu is putting its clean rooms to an interesting use.

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Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

Robots in all shapes and sizes are starting to work alongside people more closely than ever

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Meet UBR-1, a robot that can stock shelves, work alongside people

The Silicon Valley startup Unbounded Robotics wants to make its $50,000 robot a platform to develop the industrial worker of the future