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Hugvie: The Squishy, Huggable Future of Telepresence Is Here

Get human-ish contact without the human! Roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro develops a new soft, huggable robot for more intimate phone calls.

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Firefighting Robot Saves The Day, Creeps Everyone Out in the Process

The U.S. Navy is developing a robot that can put out a fire, with a little help from voice and gesture inputs.

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Robots Featured in New App Store

If you want to waltz with your Roomba or remotely control your flying AR Droid, there's a new app store that has the tools you need.

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TacoCopter Delivers Tacos by Quadrocopter: Is This for Real? [Updated]

Joke or legit? A new service in the San Francisco claims it will deliver (hopefully) delicious tacos to wherever you are via quadrotor helicopter.

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Why Are There So Many Toilet Robots?

Because when nature comes a-calling, the last thing you want to see is something unnatural.

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Qbo Gets a 3D Motion Camera Upgrade, Becomes a Robot Trailblazer

The Corpra's Qbo robot gets a 3D motion-sensing camera that lets it map out its surroundings and go on exploring by itself.

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TED Conference 2012: Way More to it Than Flying Robots

Attendees were treated to discussions of how cockroach science applies to humans and how close society is to android interactions.

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Nevada Approves Self-Driving Cars after Google Lobbying Push

Self-driving cars aren't ready for consumers, but they are being tested on public highways -- with human passengers who can take the wheel if needed.

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DARPA Controls Cyborg Moths in Flight, Mothpocalypse a Reality

Cyborg moths created by DARPA may not bring about the robot apocalypse, but they're still plenty creepy.

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Worst of CES 2012: What Really Bugged Us About Tech's Largest Gathering

We didn't let massive monorail lines, overly slick PR pitches, gigantic crowds, and lack of sleep prevent us from pinpointing some the worst of CES 2012. In fact, it was pretty easy. Here's what we hated about this year's tech Lollapalooza.

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