Robot,android

08.13.15

In today's ICYMI, we take on two pieces of robot news, both of which seem promising for different reasons. First, a robot with responsive, human reflexes is being designed to enter dangerous situations where a real person might be injured. The secret is that the controller is a guy wearing a matching robot exoskeleton. Then, more MIT scientists executed an algorithm that allows robots to actually buzz around and serve alcohol.

07.15.15
Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel
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07.15.15

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main at...

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06.28.15
Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android phone
06.28.15

Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android phone

Yes, Google hates lag on smartphones as much as you do -- enough so that the search giant has a ro...

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10.07.14
Toshiba's new android 'employee' uses sign language, speaks Japanese
10.07.14

Toshiba's new android 'employee' uses sign language, speaks Japanese

Toshiba's newest hire (of sorts) is called Aiko Chihara -- and she's manning a reception desk at t...

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07.05.14
Google makes sure its founders will survive a Terminator assault
07.05.14

Google makes sure its founders will survive a Terminator assault

The Connor family may be doing a great job preventing Skynet from becoming self-aware and declarin...

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12.04.13
Google's next big project is robots, from the man who brought you Android
12.04.13

Google's next big project is robots, from the man who brought you Android

Not one to let Amazon get all the robots-are-our-future attention, Google's revealed that its alre...

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08.13.13
Insert Coin: the ixi-play robot owl monitors toddlers, helps them learn (video)
08.13.13

Insert Coin: the ixi-play robot owl monitors toddlers, helps them learn (video)

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit prod...

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04.16.13
R.BOT shows off Synergy Swan, a phone- or tablet-powered telepresence robot (video)
04.16.13

R.BOT shows off Synergy Swan, a phone- or tablet-powered telepresence robot (video)

While wandering around the show floor at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, we had to stop and take a...

By R. Lai,   04.16.13
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01.05.13
Machinarium plushie now available for pre-order
01.05.13

Machinarium plushie now available for pre-order

Machinarium may be over three years old at this point, but that doesn't mean that the adorability f...

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11.16.12
Sphero's Augmented Reality Engine gets fully realized in Sharky the Beaver (video)
11.16.12

Sphero's Augmented Reality Engine gets fully realized in Sharky the Beaver (video)

Been keeping up to date with the quirky robotic ball named Sphero? We've been wondering when its A...

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