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A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors -- every time.

Nov 5, 2013
A robot that beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors every time guaranteed. But there's a catch.
Posted In: Final Note, robot

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.
Posted In: robot, space, space exploration, astronaut

Forget WebMD. Hello, Robot, M.D.

Feb 25, 2013
Could robots be the next medical revolution?
Posted In: robot, medical care, doctors, Watson

Taking humans out of the supermarket checkout

Mar 27, 2012
Retail is getting more and more "robotified," and where it's most evident is the self checkout kiosks at supermarkets. Retail clerks are finding themselves displaced by the machines.
Posted In: Retail, robot

Robots ate my road trip, day two

Mar 26, 2012
An ear of corn almost derails David Brancaccio's misanthropic cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco.
Posted In: robot, road trip, Reporter's Notebook

Robots ate my road trip, day 1

Mar 25, 2012
From man's best friend to the hotel reception desk; check-in on the successful first leg of David Brancaccio's cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco, which he's attempting to complete without any human interaction.
Posted In: robot, road trip, Reporter's Notebook

Robots, automation, and the future of your job

Mar 23, 2012
Technology is advancing at an exponential rate, and at that speed, computers, automation, and robots are already doing tasks most people did not believe were possible. So what does that mean for the jobs economy?
Posted In: robot, Jobs, automation

With Kiva purchase, robots go the distance at Amazon

Mar 20, 2012
The giant online retailer buys robot-maker Kiva Systems for $775 million. The automatons will bring products to workers in Amazon's massive distribution centers.
Posted In: robot, Kiva Systems, Amazon

Video of MABEL the running robot

Aug 18, 2011
On our Friday show, we talk about MABEL, the robot from the University of Michigan who has learned to run. Here she is in action.
Posted In: featured, mabel, robot

They've made a running robot - who needs people?

Aug 18, 2011
University of Michigan researchers have made a robot that runs. Her name is MABEL. It's the only robot, they say, that can run like a human. From...
Posted In: robot, robuts

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