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Human-ish ATLAS Robot Can (Almost) Traverse A Teenager's Messy Bedroom

ATLAS, Boston Dynamic's great robotic hope and the obvious star of DARPA's Robotics Challenge, is one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever …

Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon

Google grows more and more like Amazon with each passing month, transforming itself into an honest-to-goodness online shopping company, and this …

Google Dreams of a Robot Workforce

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After Amazon's pie-in-the-sky drone announcement, Google decided to tip its hand about one of their …

6 Digital Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

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Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

You Built What?! A Supersize Robotic Chess Set

Inspired by Harry Potter's magic chessboard, a Lego roboticist takes his creations to the next level<p>A veteran designer of Lego robots (he built one that plays Connect Four), Indiana programmer Steve Hassenplug was looking for something still grander. When he watched the first Harry Potter movie …