Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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"Hello everyone. Cute Little Peanut is serving food to you now," the robot said according to a translation. "Enjoy your meal."
Alibaba Group opened a high-tech "hotel of the future" in China, run almost entirely by robots. Here's what it's like.
The robot may change how astronauts explore the Moon.
MiiA can do pretty much anything you set its mind to: driving, dancing and even playing ping-pong soccer.
Research has shown that people have a tendency to project human traits onto robots.
The MIT robot has an origami 'magic ball' skeleton, and is able to pick up delicate and irregularly-shaped objects.
It can coach human players.
Toyota has sold enough cars to put one outside every Japanese home. Now it wants to put robots inside.
Robotics company Boston Dynamics released a video of one of its robots doing parkour. The Atlas robot, which is humanoid in appearance, jumps over a log and then hops up a series of platforms.
Countries should quickly agree a treaty banning the use of so-called killer robots "before it is too late", activists have said as talks on the issue resumed at the UN.
The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.
It could mean cutting down on fixing errors on site, which they say accounts for approximatly 20% of costs.
Folding laundry in a matter of seconds is an idea I like to hear.
Stevie II is the successor to Stevie, a prototype assistance robot initially designed to carry out menial chores in care homes like automatically reminding residents to take their medication.
The footage appears to be from Jeff Bezos' exclusive robotics conference, MARS.
There are certain jobs that are safe from robot replacements. At least, for now.
A palm-sized prototype consists of a plastic wheel, a small lithium battery and a liquid-metal droplet.
It’s hiring day at Rolls Royce’s jet-engine plant near Petersburg, Virginia. Twelve candidates are divided into three teams and given the task of assembling a box. Twelve Rolls Royce employees stand around them, one assigned to each candidate, taking notes.
A Japan academic has invented a robot that looks like something straight out of a dystopian sci-fi film.
Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake thinks that's a poor use of taxpayer dollars.
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