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Japan's teddy bear nurse robot gets a softer touch

The latest prototype is designed to save human backs but still requires a human operator.

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This giant, human-like Navy robot uses sensors to fight fires at sea (Video)

SAFFiR is a slow, lumbering humanoid but it could work with shipboard drones to find and fight fires

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Androids will greet guests at Japanese smart hotel

The Henn-na Hotel in southern Japan will have face-recognition programs instead of door keys.R

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Panasonic's triangular robot vacuum is aimed squarely at corners

Rulo's brushes can get deep into tight spots and sense invisible dust

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Robotics startup building bones and muscles of humanoid robots

Modbot uses a common joint to power its different modules.

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The real star of the Mercedes-Benz keynote at CES was this little robot

Its name is Cambot. It represents approachable technology. What about adorable, even huggable? Well, watch it for yourself and you'll see.

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Creepy, modular Snake Monster robot mimics a spider

Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot demonstrates the effectiveness of modular design.

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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

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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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