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Weird Beauty: Panasonic's Hair-Washing Robot

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Panasonic Hair-Washing Robot. Photo: Panasonic caught our attention this time last year with a "16-fingered," hair-washing robot d...

Super-Smart Robot Teaches Itself New Tricks

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology's Hasegawa Lab have developed a robot that is capable of thinking on its own and can learn how to so...

New Robot Has The Ability To 'Love'

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

Hooman Samani and team of researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a robot that is designed to "imitate the human ability to...

WATCH: Look Out Beckham -- Robots Learn To Play Soccer

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

These robots know how to get their kicks. Robots of all shapes and sizes took to the field for the 2011 Robocup -- an international competition that c...

Robotic Armpit: A Profound Protest?

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

You may have heard of the uncanny valley, but what about an "uncanny crevice?" London designer Kevin Grannan's design for a robotic armpit is just tha...

WATCH: Robots Take To The Streets To Raise Money For Charity

Posted 07.12.2011 | Impact

At HuffPost, we've reported on robots engaging in acts of regular life, from playing sports, to going to school to working as journalists. Now we can ...

Bot Catches Thrown Balls, Whips Up A Fine Cup Of Coffee

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

The Rollin' Justin robot and his counterpart DESIRE have been busy impressing humans since 2009, but Rollin Justin's latest achievements outshine his ...

Win 'Jeopardy,' Sure, But Can A Robot Write Poetry?

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Writing good poetry may one day be a final exam of sorts for an artificial intelligence.

Punching Robots Sock Volunteers

Newser | Aug 22, 2010 6:52 PM CDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Six Slovenian volunteers have been getting beaten up by a robot in the name of science. The men have been punched repeatedly in the arm at different s...

Science Students, Inspired By 'I, Robot', Take Home $100,000 Prize

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — A pair of high school students inspired by the science fiction movie "I, Robot" and another who studied star formation took home $1...

Robots: The New York Times vs. WPTZ

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

From childhood, I have always regarded The New York Times as the world's greatest newspaper, and the leading source of reasonably objective information. Yet, there is something about it that has always bothered me.

Japan Hopes Robot Baby Will Get Couples To Reproduce (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Can a robotic baby encourage couples to reproduce--and help Japan boost its low birth rate? Researchers, who have created a cooing, crying, sneezin...

Pavlovian Sleight-of-Words

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

This is is the process of de-conditioning/re-conditioning that might come in handy with the problem of overeating. That's right, dear reader, I am still writing about mindless eating and how to make it mindful.

Robot Maid Mahru-Z Washes Your Laundry, Cooks Your Food

Korea Times | Dong Ngo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Korean scientists have created a domestic robot that cleans up, dumps clothes in the washing machine and even heats food in the microwave. The 1.3-me...

Einstein Robot 'Albert Hubo' Physicist Back To Life (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The famed physicist Albert Einstein may no longer be living, but his robotic double almost seems to bring the scientist back to life. The engineers...

Buy A Custom Robot That Looks Just Like You (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See photo below* If you're wondering what to put on your wishlist for the holidays, here's a gift idea you might not have considered: your robot twi...

Skiing Robot Races Down Snowy Slope (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This skiing robot, about the size of an eight year-old, uses real skis to ski down a snowy hill, and can even navigate a slalom course. Courchevel cou...

IREX 2009 PICTURES: Japan's Amazing New Robots On Display (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Tokyo's 2009 International Robot Exhibition brought together hundreds of robot companies and institutes to show off their latest and greatest robot te...

Kick Back: 7 Gadgets That Will Keep You Off Your Feet All Weekend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On your feet all week? Maybe you just want to spend the next couple of days sitting on your ass. If you had these 7 gadgets, you wouldn't have to get ...

Deep Sea Robot Investigating Climate Change | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Crawling along the ocean floor at a rate of one meter per minute, it stops every few feet to collect information from the mud, including oxygen levels...

The JusticeBot 9000

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The JusticeBot 9000: You said you wanted a machine that took all the human factor out of the law, so that emotion and empathy would be forever banished from the bench.

ROBO Cop: Recycling Wall-E Cleans Up The Streets of Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This real life robot called DustCart, created as part of the $3.9 million DustBot research program has been busy at work on the streets of Pecciolli, ...

U.S. Department of Defense to Use Hummingbirds as Spies

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Robotic hummingbirds will be able to discretely enter areas where people would not be able to go without being detected and will look so realistic that people could easily be fooled.


The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ever dream of being Iron Man? Well, that dream might not be as far fetched as you might think. Cyberdyne, a Japanese company founded Professor Sankai,...

Walking, Talking Robot Will Make Debut At Japanese Fashion Show

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TSUKUBA, Japan — A new walking, talking robot from Japan has a female face that can smile and has trimmed down to 43 kilograms (95 pounds) to ma...