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Going rogue! 10 scary examples of AI gone wild

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The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th...

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US Army shows off its 'hoverbike' delivery drone

It's been a year since the U.S. Army began researching the use of a British-built hoverbike as an autonomous delivery drone for battlefields, and it recently showed off its progress.

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Electric Eve is a vision of the autonomous car future

The concept vehicle is designed by Chinese start-up, Nio, and offers a glimpse of the company's dream for the future of autonomous, connected travel.

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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

A prototype 5G radio link hit speeds of 15Gbps during the demo

The far-out office of the future is (almost) here

Behold the awesome office of the future

From shape-shifting furniture to holographic displays, the workplace of the future promises more than just another day at the office

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This robotic barista never needs a coffee break

Cafe X is the first fully autonomous coffee shop in the United States.

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Drop your bags, this personal bot will lug your groceries home for you

Piaggio, the company behind Vespa, has come up with an autonomous robot that will follow you around and help you with your luggage.

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These 3-D printed, swarm drones are a surveillance tool for the DOD

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

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LG's Hub Robot is a virtual assistant for the home

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

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Hyundai designed these three robots for humans to wear

They're just experiments, but Hyundai's three wearable robots could lend a bit of superhuman power to people who need it.

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Watch Honda's amazing self-balancing motorbike

Riding Assist is a prototype technology from Honda that keeps a motorbike upright. It does this by making small adjustments to the front wheel as it senses changes in the bike’s center of gravity.

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Taking a ride on Honda's fun Uni-Cub transporter

The Uni-Cub is a personal mobility device, designed to transport a single person around a building or town. The device freely moves forwards, backwards, side-to-side or diagonally according to the direction its user shifts their...

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This robot plays a mean game of chess

This robot uses computer vision technology coupled with deep learning to play chess.

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17% off Wonder Workshop Dash Robot - Deal Alert

Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice. Designed for children 8 and up.

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8 drones that delighted us in 2016

Drone tech really took off in 2016, from drones that can light up the sky, to ones that will deliver goods right to your location on the golf course.

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2016's most riveting robots

We take a look back at the year's most interesting robots, from a robot that will fold your clothing to one that will prick your finger to make a point.

Global economic technology prospects: China and the United States of America

China didn't steal your job—I did

It's all us techies' fault in creating robots and machine intelligence that can do a better job than even the best-trained workers

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34% off OWI Super Solar Recycler Kit - Deal Alert

Before you chuck that CD ROM, soda can or plastic bottle, exercise your kids imagination with this kit from OWI that turns your recyclables into a solar-powered robot, race car, boat, or whatever you can dream up with this kit full of...

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