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Talking Lamp Posts Are Just the Beginning in Verizon's Vision of a Smart City

Given the costliness and fragmentation of the smart home market, Verizon Wireless has its sights set on a loftier prize.

People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows

A recent study from MIT took a look at the efficiency of robot/human team work.

This Robotic Butler Could Make Your Next Hotel Stay...Interesting

A California hotel recently hired a new high-tech employee: a robot butler named A.L.O.

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.

This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025

While there's opinions differ over whether the net effect will be positive or negative, most respondents agree that artificial intelligence's impact on the future of work will be significant.

Meet Plantoid, the Robot That Grows Like the Roots of a Plant

Robots do all kinds of amazing things, but this is the first one to actually grow.

This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road

No joke: A robot made of an old bucket, galoshes and a computer 'brain' is attempting to hitchhike across Canada.

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.

A Tiny, Whip-Tailed Robot Can Administer Meds Anywhere In the Body

Is this miniscule magnetic cyborg swimmer the future of medicine delivery, egg fertilization and scar-free surgery -- all in one?

Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe

In an interview with CNBC, Musk said his investment in the artificial-intelligence venture Vicarious marks an effort to keep tabs on a potential robotic uprising.

Domino's Introduces 'Dom,' a Siri-Like Voice Assistant to Process Pizza Orders

A computer-generated voice tool named Dom will enable users to customize their pies and also browse local menus and coupon offers.

Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity

The tech giant is reportedly embarking on a plan to launch 180 small orbiting satellites that will bring Internet to unwired parts of the globe.

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

No Sci-Fi Here: Your Own Personal Robot Is Coming

Brian David Johnson, Intel's futurist, talks to Entrepreneur.com about Jimmy, his 3-D printable, open-source robot, and why he thinks everyone will have their own Jimmy in the future.

A Look at Tomorrow's Tomorrow: We Will Live Inside Computers

Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel, predicts how human beings will interact with technology in the future. We sat down and talked to him at The Feast social innovation conference in NYC this fall.

Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure

Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.

Google Scoops Up the Drone Maker Zuckerberg Failed to Win

The Big G wants in on the global internet-beaming solar drone game and it just scored a high-flying advantage.

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Hacker Dad Rigs Air Hockey Robot from 3-D Printer Parts

Jose Julio fashioned a robot to play air hockey against his young daughter out of 3-D printer parts.

Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots

Underwater robots give scientists and budding explorers a way to dive in.

Does Google's Buying Spree Mean the Robot Apocalypse Is Near?

Artificial intelligence and robotics are making strides, as seen in Google's acquisition of DeepMind and several other companies. But don't hold your breath for robots that think like people.

Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Machines have the potential to wipe out 47 percent of the U.S. workforce -- unless small business can help stop them.

Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.

Google Gets Serious About Robots

Google is reportedly aiming to create technology that can be used to automate existing logistical systems and supply chains.

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