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You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

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Tomorrow, on what is being called by Disney Force Friday, a whole stack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and other merchandise will be unboxed and revealed during an 18-hour livestream marathon on YouTube. However, we already know one of the gadgets... >>

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

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If you go down to the woods today you could be in for a big surprise, especially if you're near Boston Dynamics' testing grounds. The robot development company has unleashed its Atlas humanoid robot on the world in outdoor tests. The 6-foot Atlas humanoid... >>

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

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A robot has been murdered for hitchhiking. HitchBOT has met its end at the hands of humans, despite loving them to the bitter end. HitchBOT was a robot created by Ontario makers at Ryerson University who wanted to see how far it would travel. The robot... >>

Builders beware, Hadrian the robot bricklayer can knock up a house in two days

Builders beware, Hadrian the robot bricklayer can knock up a house in two days

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The time of robots taking human jobs is well and truly here thanks to a robot bricklayer that can build a house shell in just two days. Hadrian the robot, named after the famous Roman defensive wall, was created by Australian aeronautical engineer, Mark... >>

Pepper, the emotion reading robot that feels, sells out in 60-seconds

Pepper, the emotion reading robot that feels, sells out in 60-seconds

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Pepper is a Japanese humanoid robot which is able to sense emotion and exhibit its own feelings. After going on sale in Japan, the robot made by Softbank was sold out in just a minute. Granted there were only 1,000 to be bought but they are not cheap.... >>

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

This tiny origami drone wants to fold into your body and dissolve when done

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As if flying drones weren't creepy enough, MIT has just unveiled a tiny bot it wants to send into your body. The magnetically powered drone is 1.7cm long but will, one day, be small enough to move about inside your body. The current model is still very... >>

Amazon setting robots against each other in $25,000 competition, potentially for human jobs

Amazon setting robots against each other in $25,000 competition, potentially for human jobs

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Amazon is calling out robots to fight for a $25,000 prize and, potentially, the jobs of its human warehouse staff. The retail giant already uses robots in its warehouses but when it comes to packing and unpacking items it still relies on the fleshy mitts... >>

Robocop police used in Congo, apparently to scare people in traffic

Robocop police used in Congo, apparently to scare people in traffic

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has replaced some of its traffic police with aluminium robots that look as though they could've come from a low-budget sci-fi film. The solar-powered machines tower over the roads, waving their arms, and hand out tickets... >>

Boston Dynamics' new robo-dog Spot is more of a pup, small but strong

Boston Dynamics' new robo-dog Spot is more of a pup, small but strong

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Spot is the new robot dog created by Google's Boston Dynamics. He's smaller than the first generation LS3 Big Dog, but just as capable. Spot is a 73kg electrically powered and hydraulically actuated robot that can walk, trot and climb. Spot can even take... >>

This Japanese hotel will be run almost entirely by robots

This Japanese hotel will be run almost entirely by robots

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Japan is like the planet's womb for robots, pioneering their development for decades. Now it's given robots a new level of responsibility with its robot hotel run almost completely by machines. The Henn-na Hotel will open in July, feature 72 rooms, and... >>