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At last, plug-and-play modular actuators (think LEGOs for robotics engineers)

Engineers hate worrying about the "low level crap" of robotics development. This hardware trend is helping.<p>The LEGOs comparison. It's a painful but …

Misty II: Your Personal Robot

Do you remember Segway Loomo? If he is the perfect sidekick hoverboard robot, Misty II is your perfect personal robot. It includes locomotion, a …

Engineers Look to Nature to Inspire Animal-Esque Robots

A trio of USC undergrads built a four-legged robot inspired by the motion of a cat (via Daiming Yang/University of Southern California)<p>Robots don’t …

The 99% Is a Myth—Here's How It Really Breaks Down

Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik’s Cube in Less Than a Second

The classic Rubik’s Cube is a tantalizing 3-D puzzle that has enchanted people since its introduction in the ’70s, and with the improvement of …

Facebook is working on a camera-equipped ‘spy robot’ and it’s terrifying

It’s the social network which has made billions by gathering huge amounts of information about its users and selling this data to advertisers.<p>Now a …