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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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Phew! Omron's ping-pong robot won't unseat humanity

The HAL 9000 of ping pong robots can still be beaten. But what will the future hold?

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Japan rolls out afro-topped cheerleading swarm robots

The synchronized dancing machines balance on balls

Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum ready to take on Roomba

16 years in the making, Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum uses infrared sensors and a 360-degree camera to map out its environment and navigate while cleaning.

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Google's driverless car prototype will get a steering wheel after all

California DMV says self-driving vehicles must allow humans to take control

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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

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What drones can do for you

Not every drone flying above is a privacy-invading lethal weapon. We found five ways that drones are actually helping make the world a better place

on techhive.com

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Hardware hackathon hopes for new ideas on 3D printers, robots

Hack-A-Day is offering $200,000 in rewards for open-source hardware innovations.

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Intel introduces 'Jimmy,' the first member of a family of 3D-printed robot kits

The company is developing 3D-printed robots that mimic humans

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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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Humanoid robot Nao gets battery, face-detection boost

Nao Evolution can detect obstacles better and pick up pens and balls, the company said.