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04

Mar

Robotic garden lanterns prevent spills in the dark, haunt you in your sleepWhen solar-powered accent lights just aren’t cutting it, Alvaro Cassinelli’s somewhat nightmarish crawling robo-lanterns will help you safely traverse a garden or backyard at night.

Robotic garden lanterns prevent spills in the dark, haunt you in your sleep
When solar-powered accent lights just aren’t cutting it, Alvaro Cassinelli’s somewhat nightmarish crawling robo-lanterns will help you safely traverse a garden or backyard at night.

12

Dec

Meet Valkyrie: NASA’s humanoid robot shrugs off the superhero comparisonsThe new robot is intended to aid humans in disaster zones, but it could also serve as a constructor worker in advance of humans’ arrival on Mars.

Meet Valkyrie: NASA’s humanoid robot shrugs off the superhero comparisons
The new robot is intended to aid humans in disaster zones, but it could also serve as a constructor worker in advance of humans’ arrival on Mars.

25

Nov

Extremely tiny robot floats through the air — like a jellyfishThe transparent flying machine flaps its wings 20 times per second.

Extremely tiny robot floats through the air — like a jellyfish
The transparent flying machine flaps its wings 20 times per second.

19

Oct

1st fully bionic man walks, talks and breathesIn addition to prosthetic limbs, the robot has a nearly complete set of artificial organs, including an artificial heart, blood and lungs.

1st fully bionic man walks, talks and breathes
In addition to prosthetic limbs, the robot has a nearly complete set of artificial organs, including an artificial heart, blood and lungs.

06

Sep

Kirobo becomes the first robot to talk in spaceThe robot only speaks Japanese and is designed to help researchers explore the possibilities of coexistence with robots during long space voyages of the future.

Kirobo becomes the first robot to talk in space
The robot only speaks Japanese and is designed to help researchers explore the possibilities of coexistence with robots during long space voyages of the future.

14

Jul

Meet ATLAS: The walking, jumping robot that could one day save your lifeDARPA unveiled the experimental disaster-relief robot this week as part of its ongoing Robotics Challenge.

Meet ATLAS: The walking, jumping robot that could one day save your life
DARPA unveiled the experimental disaster-relief robot this week as part of its ongoing Robotics Challenge.

19

Jun

Billionaires could live forever by putting their brains in robotsRussian tycoon Dmitry Itskov says the technology will be a reality by 2045.

Billionaires could live forever by putting their brains in robots
Russian tycoon Dmitry Itskov says the technology will be a reality by 2045.

13

Jun

Robot helps sick boy throw pitch for MLB gameGoogle FIber employed telerobotics to help the young baseball fan join the game from 1,800 miles away.

Robot helps sick boy throw pitch for MLB game
Google FIber employed telerobotics to help the young baseball fan join the game from 1,800 miles away.

04

Jan


 Larry the vomiting robot helps researchers study norovirus 



The robot can projectile vomit nearly ten feet, showing how far a virus can be spread.
The robot can projectile vomit nearly ten feet, showing how far a virus can be spread.

02

Oct

Robot artist learns masters’ brush strokesRobots that can mimic the exact brush strokes of painters or calligraphers could re-create their work. A perfect copy of a work by long-dead artists such as Monet or Picasso is not possible, as the robot needs a living model to imitate, applying the same pressure and making the same gestures.

Robot artist learns masters’ brush strokes
Robots that can mimic the exact brush strokes of painters or calligraphers could re-create their work. A perfect copy of a work by long-dead artists such as Monet or Picasso is not possible, as the robot needs a living model to imitate, applying the same pressure and making the same gestures.