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Coming Soon: A 12-Foot-Tall Robot You Can Ride and Steer

A group of Japanese mecha enthusiasts band together and build a pilotable mech that you can control using a smartphone and a Kinect-based control system.

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Robotic Espresso Machine Takes Your Order via Text Message

No time to make coffee? Not in the mood to wait in line at Starbucks or Peets? The Textspesso may be the answer...

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Researchers Build a Robot You Can’t Knock Down; Robot Apocalypse Begins

Japan builds a quick and agile robot with cat-like reflexes that won’t fall over even it is repeatedly kicked over.

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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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