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Meet Ollie, 3 times faster than Sphero and tuned for tricks

It can still teach your kid a little about robotics, but Ollie is mostly about driving as fast as you can.

CEO Boris Sofman demonstrates Anki Drive

Anki Drive puts self-driving robot cars to good use: Fun and games

This game is a demonstration of autonomous-driving technology right on your living room floor. Oh, and it's a blast to play.

Paro theraputic robots just want a hug

This robotic version of a therapy animal is just about the most adorable thing we saw at CES 2014.

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BeeWii's Bluetooth toys let you form your own robot fight club

You can control the Bluetooth Fighting Robot with a handheld device, using infrared light to do battle with a robotic adversary.

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Jumping Sumo robot leaps around house, streams video

The robotic toy is controlled over your home WiFi network or a network created by the robot itself.

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Jumping Sumo robot leaps around house, streams video

The robotic toy is controlled over your home WiFi network or a network created by the robot itself.

Clockwise Podcast: Airing our grievances

Have we reached peak social media? Are serial entrepreneurs creepy? Will people on the Internet pay for anything? And what's on our tech holiday shopping lists? These questions may or may not be answered by Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, and Susie Ochs.

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Clockwise Podcast: Rise of the robots, working on iPads, music videos, and creepy ads

Jason Snell is joined by Dan Frakes, Christopher Breen, and Leah Yamshon to talk tech in 30 minutes or less.

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Double Robotics review: Why go to the office when a robot can go for you?

Double is an easy-to-use robot with iPad controls for videoconferencing.

Rapid Review: Double Robotics

Double is an easy-to-use robot that uses an iPad for its controls and videoconferencing.

Review: Sphero 2.0 is a brighter, faster, smartphone-controlled ball of fun

It rolls, it jumps, it changes colors—and it can teach your kids about programming and augmented reality, too.

Rapid Review: Sphero 2.0

The second iteration of the friendly little robot ball is faster, brighter, and more fun all around.

Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extra-terrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

Five essential tech lessons I learned from 'Iron Man 3'

The latest 'Iron Man' flick isn't just a superhero action movie. It's a commentary on the nexus between technology and humanity, as Jason Snell discovered.

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Robot Zoo showcases homemade bots

Robots have long been able to help humans complete certain tasks and some homemade bots were on show at the recent Robot Zoo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Health care robot brings experts to bedside

A health care robot developed by iRobot and InTouch Health allows doctors who may be thousands of miles away to interact with patients at their bedsides.

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All-robot film crew makes a documentary about humans

The Blabdroid Project lets adorable robots interview and record humans with pointed philosophical questions.

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Turtlebot II robot uses Xbox Kinect to follow you with drinks

The Turtlebot II robot is a robotics development platform running the ROS open source robot OS. Within minutes, users can get the robot to move, follow them around and map their homes, the makers say.

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mRobo shows off dance moves that far surpass my own (video)

Tosy's mRobo robot can dance like no other, and brings his own speakers too.

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Will robots build your next iPhone?

They build cars, assemble TV panels and vacuum floors. But can robots build an iPhone?

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