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A mech for modern times: Method-1 is your sci-fi fantasy come to life

In South Korea, a robotics company is building a towering mech robot straight out of the world of Gundam -- and they’ve hired a former concept artist for StarCraft II to help them.
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An android is entertaining passengers at a Scottish airport

Glasgow airport has become the first in the U.K. – and one of a growing number around the world – to test out robots for customer service. The android's duties include keeping travelers entertained with a variety of festive songs and…
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Robot bees are designed to pollinate flowers when real bees no longer can

Researchers at Poland’s Warsaw University of Technology have spent the past four years building robot bees, called B-Droids, designed to pollinate flowers in cases where real bees cannot.
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Robot arm can be controlled with thoughts, no brain implant needed

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a breakthrough in the field of neural interfaces by creating a system which allows people to control a robotic arm using just their thoughts.
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The latest invention from the ‘queen of crappy robots’ is her most terrifying yet

The self-described "queen of crappy robots" has just created a bot that wipes butts. However, it's fair to say that the invention, which incorporates a power drill among other things, needs a bit of work.
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The good news? There’s a robot that can fold your laundry. The bad news? It’s super slow

Researchers in the U.K., Greece, and the Czech Republic have developed an autonomous clothes-folding robot capable of picking up a crumpled garment and neatly folding it up. Sadly it's not available for sale.
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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…