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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.
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Bad news: you’re not getting a domestic robot and you still need to mow the lawn

You can carry the collective knowledge of humanity in your pocket with a smartphone, but domestic robots remain nearly as far-flung as they seemed decades ago. What happened?

Robot uprising? Cambridge University team to assess threat posed by AI

Researchers at the UK's Cambridge University are taking seriously the potential threats posed to the human race by the likes of artificial intelligence and biotechnology with the planned opening of the Centre for the Study of Existential…
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So a mood controlled kitten tail for people is now a thing

Jealous of your cat's wagging tail? Thanks to the people behind the necomimi ears, soon you may be able to own one just as functional.
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Study: Stupid robots can make kids smarter

Inserting a robot that gets things wrong into a classroom environment may sound counterintuitive, but according to a new Japanese study, it's something that helps children learn.
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RoboWorld Cup sees Usain Volt taking on world’s best robot athletes

The Olympics may already be a distant memory, but the RoboWorld Cup is happening right now, and what's more, Usain Volt is going for gold.