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WATCH: Nothing Seems To Stop This Rubbery Robot

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science

A snowstorm can't stop it. A blazing fire can't stop it. And even getting run over by a car is no problem for this squishy little bot. Researchers ...

This Robotic Couch Takes Laziness To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

It goes without saying that couch potatoes can be pretty lazy. But a bizarre new invention takes laziness to a whole new level: Say hello to the "r...

Ethical Robot Companies: 1 ; Ethical Robots: 0

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

The fact that technology is slippery and ever-changing need not convince us to take our eyes off the prize: let's avoid autonomous killer robots in any form. Killing is a devastating act, and there is no good reason for us to cede control to machines on this front.

Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. B...

WATCH: Freaky 'Origami Robot' Folds Self, Walks Away

natureheader | Posted 08.08.2014 | Science

Using techniques inspired by the art of origami, a US-based team has built a robot that can fold itself into shape starting from a flat sheet. The res...

Geared Up For Robotics

Haley Hanson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Haley Hanson

There was no reason any child should feel that way, and no reason any child could not participate in robotics. This team inspired me to make robotics accessible to students with differing abilities.

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

Killer Robot Remix

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Erik Schechter's recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, In Defense of Killer Robots, presents a reprise of some frequently debated positions on the place of robotic, lethal decision-making.

Robots Are Everywhere! Learning About Technology From Robotics

Julie Dobrow | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Julie Dobrow

If it seems like robots are everywhere today, that's because they are. Less well-known but well-worth knowing is some of the fascinating new research that uses robots and robotics to teach children about technology and a variety of educational concepts.

PODCAST: Tinder And Facebook Make Us Emotional

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 07.07.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2:...

The American Way: STEM Education

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 08.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Americans love a challenge of any kind, and we believe we have a puncher's chance at winning. That's the American way. That was the mindset of a group of undocumented Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

Now Is The Time For Robotics

Nathan Harding | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
Nathan Harding

This is going to change society dramatically, and in fact, it already has.

Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Peter Diamandis

The point here is that something as subtle and powerful as human emotion is coming "digitally online." It's being digitized and understood and monitored and commercialized. And you should know about it.

Maximum Heart Strings, Robotics, and the Minimum Wage Debate

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

In our hashtag world, the debate rages on about increasing the federal minimum wage. Proponents of raising the minimum wage in incremental increases f...

The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Between 2012 and 2050, the number of Americans age 65 or older is predicted to nearly double from 43.1 million to 83.7 million, according to a U.S. Ce...

WATCH: Amazing Robot Arm Can Catch Just About Anything

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

There are some things a robot can't do, but catching a flying object is no longer one of them. With its four-fingered, three-jointed hand, a new ro...

Laws On 'Killer Robots' To Be Discussed By The UN

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Diplomats urged the adoption of new international laws Tuesday that could govern or outright forbid the use of killer robots if the te...

This Robotic Drum And Bass Set Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment

Question: How can music be totally metal without ever shredding a single guitar? Answer: When it happens to be this incredible robotic drum and bass s...

The Crowdfunding Conundrum

Glen Martin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Huffpost Code
Glen Martin

Crowdfunding isn't necessarily a panacea. In fact, observes Scott Miller, the CEO and co-founder of Dragon Innovation, Inc., has revealed an alarming Achilles heel: an inability to deliver hardware.

WATCH: Who Knew A Baby Robot Dinosaur Could Be So Cute?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.25.2014 | Weird News

Meet Boomer. He's a robot dinosaur. The adorable Tyrannosaurus Rex was created by toy inventor Never Ben and his team, and though Boomer is just a...

Teens Create Prosthetic Hand For Young Boy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

A group of high school students in Texas has been engaging in one of the most rewarding after-school projects ever: They're building a prosthetic hand...

Are We All Cyborgs?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I got the chance to talk to filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva about these topics. He suggests that not only should we not be afraid of our bold new world, but we may all already be cyborgs.

It Takes One Robot to Tango

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Corporations will use robotic sensing, modeling and telepresence to break out of the digital world, infusing all the marketing and monetizing know-how they have honed into a much larger universe of mixed, digital-physical reality.

Inequality, Automation and the Political Class

Robert Moran | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Robert Moran

America's political class would prefer to keep the discourse safely symbolic, put the vote buying on the federal credit card and retire into a comfortable lobbying or association post. In sterile business-speak, our time horizons are misaligned. But reality intrudes.