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March Monthly Roundup--chess joins the robotic ranks, Lego "LikeLight" that lights up when something is liked, homemade NES console, and more.

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U.S. to Send Radiation-Hardened Robots to Japan

The United States is sending specialized robots to Japan to help officials there get control of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants damaged in this month's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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Robots Can Juggle Better Than You

Researchers in Zurich programmed quadrocopters to juggle and play catch with each other. Could robot sports be next?

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U.S. Robots Aid in Japan Relief Efforts

Robots may soon be rolling through Japanese nuclear power plants, testing the air for radiation and evaluating the amount of damage to the facilities.

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Radiation Detector Robot Deployed in Fukushima

More help to prevent the radiation crisis at the Fukushima power plant from getting worse has arrived, but not in human form.

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FIRST Robotics Competition’s 2011 Regional Season Is Worth a Look

What's cooler than reading about robots on PCWorld.com? Watching them in action. With three weeks left, this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition makes for a great weekend trip.

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MIT Robots Take Stage in New Opera

An unlikely pair of robots and opera singers teamed up for the U.S. debut of "Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera" in Boston Friday night.

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MIT Robots Take Stage In New Opera

In Death and the Powers, a new opera by MIT Media Lab professor Tod Machover, the main character wishes to leave the physical world, but remain there digitally. He downloads himself into The System and continues to interact with the audience and other characters through robots and a technique called disembodied performance.

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Chess Game Moves Its Own Pieces; Up Next: Wizard Chess

Make your own chess-playing robot that plays on the same level that you do.

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Robots Swim Through Eyes To Give Treatment

Researchers develop tiny robots that can be steered through blood vessels and deliver medication to the eye.

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