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This wall-climbing Spider-Man robot has a serious case of sticky feet

Science may not have managed to create a real-life Spider-Man just yet, but it's working on the next best thing: A robot that can climb up walls simply by heating and cooling its meltible adhesive feet.
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Despite their world domination, humans actually care about robots’ well-being

Artificial intelligence may not mean much to you at first, but if you were exposed to a video of a robot getting abused, chances are you may actually empathize with the poor thing.
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IKEA robot assembly assistant may just save you some blood, sweat, and tears

Italian researchers have decided to end this IKEA furniture building misery by enlisting the help of a robot assistant that can learn how to help without pre-programming needed movements.
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Wild wild west in outer space: NASA to lasso an asteroid, park it near the moon

NASA has an abundance of strange and wonderful ideas and missions. Its latest plan will send a robot spaceship into deep space to lasso an asteroid and drag it back for exploration.
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Scientists build robotic ant colony that learns from each other

Scientists in New Jersey have created a number of robots that act (and learn from each other) as if they were members of a cybernetic ant colony. It's a smart approach to robotics, but also seems us fearing that they may soon learn too…
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The Twitternet of things? How robots use Twitter for good … or evil

When you think of robots on Twitter, you think of spambots. But Twitter and its users can benefit from automated accounts - believe it or not.
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Forget Roomba, the window-washing Winbot is the Spider-Man of self-scrubbing automatons

Cleaning windows suck. Who wants to keep their arms raised and swipe back and forth for an hour? If you have a home full of windows, the Spider-Man-esque Winbot may be what you're looking for.
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Like your personal space? This robotic spider dress should help

Here's a dress ideal for those who'd like a little more space when travelling on a packed subway train or bus.

Portal fan Guillermo del Toro confirms GLaDOS/Pacific Rim connection

Director Guillermo del Toro's latest, Pacific Rim, features an AI that sounds suspiciously similar to GLaDOS, the malevolent star of Valve Software's Portal series. According to del Toro, this is all by design.

Gifts of Holiday Past: C-3PO has nothing on My Pal 2, the best robot of all time

Robots have always been awesome, but opportunities to own one have been few and far between. In 1991, a little robot pal came a long and changed all that.
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Paralyzed woman surprises researchers with skillful use of mind-controlled robotic arm

A woman paralyzed from the neck down has surprised researchers in Pittsburgh with her skillful use of a mind-controlled robotic arm.