PancakeBot: The future of breakfast has arrived on Kickstarter

Ever wanted a robot that makes pancakes for you? Well good news -- not only does such a robot exist, it also happens to be on Kickstarter right now for under 200 bucks.
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Meet Robear, a Japanese robot nurse with the face of a bear

With its population aging fast and birth rate falling, Japan is set to call on robots to help care for its senior citizens. A team of researchers in Nagoya recently unveiled the third version of Robear, a robot with a bear's face capable of…
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Watch Google’s new robo-dog recover from an unexpected kick

It's been a while since we last saw something from Boston Dynamics, but the company has recently produced a smaller (more kickable) version of its signature four-legged robots, and has released some fresh footage of it in action.
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High-tech hotel will use robot staff to check-in, help guests

Finally taking a solid step forward to a future that includes Will Smith fighting legions of sentient machines, a hotel in Japan has ditched silly humans in favor of a staff of humanoid robots.
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Meet SAFFiR, the Navy’s new humanoid robot firefighter

After keeping the project under wraps for years, the Office of Naval Research has finally released details on it's firefighting robot, SAFFiR.
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Robots can learn how to cook by watching YouTube videos, thanks to DARPA

Give a robot a cooking program and you feed it for a day; teach a robot how to learn by watching how-to cooking videos and you feed it for a lifetime. A DARPA program has enabled robots to learn how to cook by watching YouTube videos.

Add Wi-Fi and HomeKit compatibility to your Roomba with this clever retrofit

Designed to replace the faceplate of your existing Roomba, Thinking Cleaner connects the bot to your home wireless network and gives it all the features and functionality that iRobot forgot to include
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Remember Wall-E? You could film it for real in Amazon’s new fulfillment centers

Amazon announced that 15,000 robots from Kiva Systems will be deployed in 10 fulfillment centers in order to combat the holiday rush. Don't fret, humans: Amazon will also bring aboard 80,000 seasonal workers.
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HBO is turning Michael Crichton’s Westworld into a TV series, coming 2015

Popular 1973 movie Westworld will be adapted into a TV show for HBO in 2015, starring actors like Sir Anthony Hopkins and directed by J.J. Abrams.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 2, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Keecker, the projector-packing robotic butler, is now on Kickstarter

Ever wanted a little R2D2-like robot that could follow you around the house and play movies and music wherever you go? Well good news -- Keecker does exactly that, and it's just launched on Kickstarter