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This Geckobot will have your kids climbing the walls

The Geckobot is a 176-piece kit that you snap together to build a wall climbing robotic gecko, but it may prove frustrating for kids.
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QuadBot is the 3D-printed, customizable crab robot that will teach you to code 2:34

QuadBot is a 3D-printed, 100 percent programmable, Arduino-powered walking crab robot that's designed to transform you from zero to robotics hero. It's also the focus on a new Kickstarter campaign.
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Watch this terrifying robotic LaserSnake destroy a nuclear power cell 1:46

What kind of hardware do you call in to help decommission an old nuclear power plant in England? If you're anything like the real-life decision makers, the answer is obvious -- a laser-wielding giant snake robot.
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Where do you put the money? Robot stripper performs at Australian ‘Sexpo’

The most eye-popping sight at the recent "Sexpo" event in Melbourne, Australia was a computer-controlled stripper robot constructed out of mannequin parts and boasting a CCTV camera for a head.
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Cockroaches may hold answer to how robots can right themselves after toppling

Dr. Chen Li, an assistant professor at John Hopkins University’s Terradynamics Lab, has built a cockroach robot that is able to right itself after it flips over. The approach could help solve a major problem encountered with…
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Anki’s Cozmo robot will soon play Simon and recognize your pet dog or cat

A major update to Anki's AI-powered Cozmo robot will imbue the toy with the ability to recognize dogs and cats, repeat short words and phrases, and play a new game inspired by the classic '80s game Simon.
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These two wacky walking robots may pave the way for future locomotion

A robot with crazy-thin legs and a balloon body and a bandy-legged robot with a cardboard for a head? Yes, they may look unusual -- but they might also happen to be the future of walking robots.
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Luxury apartments in Los Angeles come with smart robot butlers

Ever wondered what kind of amenities you could expect if you rented a luxury apartment for $25,000 per month? California-based robotics company Savioke has your answer -- and it’s a smart robot butler called Charley.
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Wearable exoskeleton lets researchers in Russia control a robot in Germany

A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.
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Watch this robot solve a Rubik’s Cube in a fraction of a second

While there are a few humans who can solve a Rubik's Cube in little more than four seconds, robots, as you might expect, can do it even faster. Take the Sub1 – this amazing machine can analyze it AND complete it in a mere 0.637…
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3D-printed robot's only job is to pass the butter, mourn its wasted life

'Rick and Morty' fan Andre Bella used 3D printing and an RC vehicle to bring one of the show's many memorable jokes -- a butter-passing robot -- to life. Mourn its lack of a greater purpose!