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This Robot Builds Other Robots, Learns From Failures, Builds Better Robots

Darwin probably didn’t expect basic principles of evolution to apply to machines, but here we are: Researchers have created a “mum” robot that independently reproduces “children,” passing beneficial features along to the next generation.


A Human Master Gives This Robot Perfect Balance And Lightning Reflexes

Creating a humanoid robot that’s as agile and fast as an adult human — not a toddler — is a huge challenge as the recent DARPA challenge illustrated. So researchers at MIT have designed a robot that acts more like a puppet, relying on a human operator for dexterity, speed and balance.


Will This Adorable Patrol Robot Ever Find What It's Looking For?

This little patrol robot was recently spotted at a transformer substation in Chuzhou, China. But will it ever find what it’s looking for? Maybe it’s over to the right.


Uh Oh, MIT Developed A Way To Make Robotic Hands Way More Like Our Own

Robotic arms have been around for decades now — but even though we humans like to compare these machines to our own bodies, robotic arms and hands are very, very limited when it comes to dexterity. According to a pair of MIT engineers, the key to making robotic hands more like our own is teaching them how to improvise.


Whoever Found HitchBOT Took Him To See Kevin Smith Last Night

The hitchBOT story just keeps getting weirder. After getting beheaded in Philly this past weekend, some people thought he’d be lost forever. But that little hitchhiking robot (now headless) has popped up again. This time hitchBOT made an appearance in Brooklyn with director Kevin Smith.



Here's Video Of The Jerk Who Killed hitchBOT

The hitchhiking robot known as hitchBOT was destroyed over the weekend. And now we finally have footage of the jerk who did it. Vlogger Jesse Wellens posted the footage below to Snapchat. It shows a lone man in a sports jersey repeatedly kicking hitchBOT.


Vlogger Claims To Have Surveillance Cam Footage Of HitchBOT's Death

Beloved hitchhiking robot hitchBOT was destroyed by vandals in Philadelphia over the weekend, and everyone wants to know who would do such a thing. We may soon have an answer. Vlogger Jesse Wellens claims to have security camera footage of hitchBOT’s demise.


Robotic Rhythmic Gymnastics Should Be An Olympic Sport

If you thought the debate over giving robots weapons was heated, the day is coming when we’ll also have to decide if we’re cool with them competing against us at sports. If this rhythmic gymnastics bot is any indication, there may never again be a human on the Olympic podium if that happens.


US Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks Because Humans Are Terrible

When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire US. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalised in Philadelphia.


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