The inventor of a home helper robot called Jibo discusses the importance of social machines.
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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.
At a military contest in Miami, a Google scientist discusses the future of robotics.
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.
Scenes from the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Florida.