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From donkeys to dongles: Google's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Oh, there were a lot of new hardware products and services, too.

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Robots compete to mimic common human tasks

An upcoming DARPA robot challenge is focused on developing robots to use tools, climb stairs, and drive cars.

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Google buys maker of fascinating, creepy robots

Boston Dynamics' robots move like humans or four-legged animals, and one shifts its shape to fit through tight spaces.

Robotic limbs blasting off to NASA's space bot

The robot aboard the International Space station is going to get new robotic apendages specially designed for zero gravity.

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From Android to automatons: Rubin's robots are Google's next moonshot

Are an army of robotic servants Google's next bid for world domination? Google's former Android chief, Andy Rubin, is leading the charge.

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Robots fill new roles at work

Thanks to better sensors and other tech advances, robots are being used for new applications, including quality control.

$700 drone goes on display

3D Robotics gave a sneak preview of a comparatively cheap consumer drone at an unmanned aircraft convention in San Francisco this week.

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3D Robotics $700 quadcopter draws interest at drone show

3D Robotics gave a sneak preview of a comparatively cheap consumer drone at an unmanned aircraft convention in San Francisco this week.

Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extra-terrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

Military robots conquer air, land without humans

Our video report looks at a pair of robots capable of carrying out military tasks in the air and on the land.

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Manipulative machines: Why we like robots

Psychologists have long wondered why humans can attach an emotional presence to mere machines. It partly boils down to vanity: We like our own reflection.

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Japan uses robots, tech to care for elderly

Japanese firms in Osaka showed their solutions to caring for the country's handicapped and increasing number of elderly

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Robot Zoo showcases homemade bots

Robots have long been able to help humans complete certain tasks and some homemade bots were on show at the recent Robot Zoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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