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NASA's dexterous Surrogate robot is designed for danger

Moving on tracks, this two-armed robot could operate in crippled nuclear power plants like Fukushima Daiichi

VIDEO: Meet the robotic muscle helping Amazon this holiday season

Across the US, 10 fulfillment centers will use robots and computer vision to help with online orders.

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Computer vision, robots bolster Amazon warehouses for holiday rush

The retailer's fleet of Kiva robot platforms tops 15,000, while a giant robot arm hoists stock

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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