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Robots Made Paintings and They're Very, Very Good

Robot painters made impressive paintings for the 2018 RobotArt contest.

AI Beats Humans in Diagnosing Brain Tumors
The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) tha…
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This Robot Got Modded to Take Care of Plants
The bot takes the plant for walks and announces when it needs to be …
MIT's Cheetah 3 Has a Precision Pounce

Good luck hiding behind that table.

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Sand Writing Robot Lets You Signal From the Beach

Just don't expect your message to get written quickly

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Harvard Robotic Cockroach Walks Underwater

The HAMR is tiny and amphibious. That was hard to do.

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'Dragon' Drone Can Twist and Change Shape in Midair

A new drone from the University of Tokyo brings versatility and adaptability to flying robots.

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Robotic AI Helping Autistic Kids Read Emotions

Working closely with psychologists, the bot can consistently show feeling.

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12 Year Old Girl Develops Pollution-Detecting Robot To Help Save the Ocean

Using techniques similar to sophisticated tech already in use, she's gotten noticed by 3M.

New Prosthetic Foot Adapts to Rough Terrain

An advanced prosthetic comes equipped with a motor and sensors to adjust to stairs or uneven ground.

Bomb Squads Practice Their Skills at This Robot Rodeo

Robot handlers and their specialty bots practice investigating downed planes in this annual rodeo in New Mexico.

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Humans Can Now Correct Robots With Brainwaves

Notice an error and your brain will automatically respond.

Scientists Are Teaching AI to do Household Chores

Someday, AI robot assistants might be able to make you a coffee after watching you do it.

Google's Mad Scientist on Why You Shouldn't Fear AI

Astro Teller on the potential of artificial intelligence.

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Disney's New Robot Is a One-Legged Acrobat

Stickman is designed to study how humans move and spin in the air.

These Tiny, Mindless Robots Are More Than the Sum of Their Parts

These robots can only do one thing: move forward. That doesn't stop them from achieving much more together.

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Watch a Laser-Powered Robotic Fly Take Its First Flight

One big flap for robotic animals everywhere.

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BostonDynamic's SpotMini Is Out on Patrol

Autonomous navigation shows the potential for a robo guard dog.

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This MIT Gadget Can Google Search Your Thoughts

The storied program is still trying to push the envelope.

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a Robot to Follow You Around the House

Amazon hopes its home robot will go on sale sometime in 2019.

Construction Robots Weld, Bolt, and Lift to Beat Worker Shortage

The Robo-Welder and Robo-Buddy, with twisting and turning mechanical arms, will be deployed at construction sites later this year.

Watch Two Robots Assemble a Chair Like It's Nothing

If robots can successfully build Ikea furniture, there's nothing they can't do.

3D-Printed Critters Are Incredibly Lifelike

They slither, they click and clatter, they whirl and they crawl...watch these 3D-printed robot critters come to li

You Could Drive This River-Cleaning Trashbot From Anywhere

Chicago non-profit Urban Rivers is designing a robot that lets anyone, anywhere in the world, help make their river cleaner.

The Flying Batbot Is Seriously Awesome

Na na na na na na na na batbot!

This Guy Spent a Year and a Half Building a Cake-Baking Robot

Robotics is mostly failure and a little pure joy.

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MIT's Robot Fish Can Blend in and Spy on Real Sea Creatures

SoFi gets up close and personal with its research subjects.

The Hilarious (and Terrifying) Ways Algorithms Have Outsmarted Their Creators

Evolutionary algorithms can turn up ingenious, unexpected solutions. They also love to cheat.

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9 Deep-Sea Drones That Will Soon Explore the Ocean Floor

Humanity has only seen 5 percent of the ocean. These XPRIZE challengers want to change that.