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A tiny wheeled robot equipped with tilt sensors automatically gives you a massage by rolling around your back.
Kevin Warwick, known for implanting electrode arrays into his arm so he can control robots on other continents, has been growing rat neurons to control a simple robot with two wheels and a sonar sensor. How big can these rat-brained robots grow?
Ever wanted a robotic hand that could grab all sorts of things---keys, screwdrivers, even the phone? A researcher at Yale University has built a versatile and inexpensive robot hand with a soft touch, that's also apparently easy to make.
Researchers are violating First Law of Robotics--that robots shouldn't harm humans--in the name of science.