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This disinfection robot zaps away bacteria with radiation

The robot, made by Blue Ocean Robotics, uses UV-C light to destroy the nucleic acids within bacteria and disrupt their DNA.

These pedestrian robots could deliver your next package

Starship Technologies wants to make "last-mile" deliveries fast, easy, and convenient with its six-wheeled delivery robots.

Roboden is cable that can stretch

This cable does something others don’t. It stretches. Developed by Asahi Kasei, the cable was originally intended for use on robots, where cabling often has to snake around joints that pivot or extend.

This table tennis robot now has artificial intelligence smarts

Forpheus, the mighty table tennis robot developed by Japan’s Omron, is getting smarter. An updated version on show at the Ceatec electronics show this week has artificial intelligence to become a tougher opponent.

Sharp's J-pop cleaning machine

Sharp has developed a new version of its Cocorobo robot vacuum cleaner that plays J-Pop as it sweeps.

Live at CEATEC: Day 2

We are live for day two of CEATEC, Japan's largest IT and electronics conference, to check out some of the hottest new products that will be hitting the market.

Toyota's cute Kirobo Mini robot is a traveling companion

Kirobo Mini is small and light enough to be carried around but is probably most at home in the car. There’s a snug holder to keep it safe in a cup holder, and yes, even Kirobo wears a seat belt.

Laundroid, the world's first laundry robot, will soon be here

Soon, you may never have to sort and fold laundry again. Laundroid, a futuristic laundry robot, is being launched in 2017.

Maintenance safety is not a pipe dream for this robot

The Cirris XR pipeline repair robot can work on live gas pipelines, reducing the risk of injury to maintenance workers and providing uninterrupted service to customers.

Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.


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.


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 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.