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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.

US Army shows off its 'hoverbike' delivery drone

It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.

Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

This robotic barista never needs a coffee break

Cafe X is the first fully autonomous coffee shop in the United States.

Drop your bags, this personal bot will lug your groceries home for you

Piaggio, the company behind Vespa, has come up with an autonomous robot that will follow you around and help you with your luggage.

These 3-D printed, swarm drones are a surveillance tool for the DOD

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

LG's Hub Robot is a virtual assistant for the home

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

Hyundai designed these three robots for humans to wear

They're just experiments, but Hyundai's three wearable robots could lend a bit of superhuman power to people who need it.

Watch Honda's amazing self-balancing motorbike

Riding Assist is a prototype technology from Honda that keeps a motorbike upright. It does this by making small adjustments to the front wheel as it senses changes in the bike’s center of gravity.

Taking a ride on Honda's fun Uni-Cub transporter

The Uni-Cub is a personal mobility device, designed to transport a single person around a building or town. The device freely moves forwards, backwards, side-to-side or diagonally according to the direction its user shifts their weight.

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17% off Wonder Workshop Dash Robot - Deal Alert

Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice. Designed for children 8 and up.

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The 7 coolest robots we saw in 2016

We rehash the most intriguing robots of the year, from a robot that can imitate over 60 facial expressions, to one that will set you on a philosophical journey.

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34% off OWI Super Solar Recycler Kit - Deal Alert

Before you chuck that CD ROM, soda can or plastic bottle, exercise your kids imagination with this kit from OWI that turns your recyclables into a solar-powered robot, race car, boat, or whatever you can dream up with this kit full of gears, motors, a solar panel and more.

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Attack of the bots! 10 AI helpers you can try today

With everyone from Microsoft to Facebook to Slack singing the praises of bots, it's time you see what all the fuss is about.

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Save $105 on iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot - Deal Alert

The highly rated Roomba 880 cleaning robot is currently discounted $105 and can be purchased via Amazon for $594.99.

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Here's how long it takes Liam to disassemble an iPhone

New iPhone-recycling robot, Liam, is one of Apple's coolest inventions. Here's exactly how it works.

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Dominos has the droid you're looking for, and it's bringing you your pizza

If data science can be used to craft a brand-new beer, why shouldn't an autonomous droid deliver the accompanying pizza?

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Meet Sophia, the female humanoid robot and newest SXSW celebrity

Hanson Robotics' latest prototype may one day deliver super-intelligence with a smile, but right now she's just kind of rude.

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The iRobot Braava uses Roomba logic to wet-mop kitchens and bathrooms

Picking up where Roomba leaves off, the Braava has three different cleaning modes to tackle challenges that just aren't appropriate for a robot vacuum cleaner.

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Sphero's BB-8 wins the cutest racing competition at SXSW

Two of the Star Wars droids were pitted against each other, and the result was hilarious.

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You Can Now Purchase the Highly Anticipated DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone

The most advanced camera drone from DJI is now available to purchase exclusively at Apple.com and DJI.

Ubtech looks to up its toy robot game with the Jimu

The Jimu promises to be an easier to use—and more powerful—toy robotics kit compared to the popular Lego Mindstorms sets.

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Double Robotics upgrades its iPad telepresence robot

The new Double 2 is steadier and faster.

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Hands on with Alpha 2, an 'interactive family robot' that tells bedtime stories and teaches yoga

The Alpha 2 from UBTech might cost $1,300, but you have to pay to play in the pricey world of service droids.

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5 high-tech toys to delight kids of all ages

Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.