Humanoid

06.18.15
The bots that bucked the humanoid trend at DARPA's challenge
06.18.15

The bots that bucked the humanoid trend at DARPA's challenge

Humanoids are supposed to be best suited for a world that's engineered for humans. They can clim...

By M. Lalwani,   06.18.15
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02.05.15
US Navy's firefighting robot finally appears (with a trusty sidekick)
02.05.15

US Navy's firefighting robot finally appears (with a trusty sidekick)

SAFFiR, the humanoid firefighting robot that the US Navy and Virginia Tech engineers have been dev...

By M. Moon,   02.05.15
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07.10.14
Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play 'Angry Birds'
07.10.14

Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play 'Angry Birds'

As a way to help children dealing with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities, researchers from Ge...

By E. Alvarez,   07.10.14
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06.12.14
Are you ready for your first home robot? Meet Pepper
06.12.14

Are you ready for your first home robot? Meet Pepper

The path to mainstream home robots is strewn with the battery-drained corpses of AIBO and lesser-k...

By M. Smith,   06.12.14
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03.11.14
Japanese robot gets better at not running into people
03.11.14

Japanese robot gets better at not running into people

Hitachi is taking Asimov's I Robot law about not harming humans more seriously with new tweaks to...

By S. Dent,   03.11.14
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10.30.13
Nao robot to become even more of a chatterbox with new software (video)
10.30.13

Nao robot to become even more of a chatterbox with new software (video)

You may remember Nao, a charming humanoid robot, for its exploits on the soccer field, dance floor...

By J. Rigg,   10.30.13
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10.04.13
Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks
10.04.13

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the g...

By S. Buckley,   10.04.13
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07.12.13
DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)
07.12.13

DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)

DARPA and Boston Dynamics seem bent on engineering the robot revolution, and it's while wearing a...

By J. Rigg,   07.12.13
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06.11.13
Breakfast Topic: Do you have trouble playing a non-humanoid race?
06.11.13

Breakfast Topic: Do you have trouble playing a non-humanoid race?

When it comes to our avatars, some of us are better than others at handling anthropomorphism. I don...

By L. Poisso,   06.11.13
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