The furor over a Facebook experiment suggests that few people realize how often Web companies test out new product features on them.
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Tricky intersections and rogue mechanical pedestrians will provide a testing area for automated and connected cars.
Robots are starting to collaborate with human workers in factories, offering greater efficiency and flexibility.
The inventor of a home helper robot called Jibo discusses the importance of social machines.
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
Some of the machines acquired recently by Google represent a giant leap forward for robot-kind.
A recent demonstration involving two trucks tethered by computer control shows how automation and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are creeping onto the roads.
Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.
Computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.
Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.