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At This Store, Robots Will Replace Human Employees. But, Wow, They Are Adorable.
Robots

At This Store, Robots Will Replace Human Employees. But, Wow, They Are Adorable.

Softbank, the Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, will staff a cellphone store with (almost entirely) humanoid Pepper robots for a week.
Catherine Clifford
Report: Robots Will Cause the Loss of 5 Million Jobs by 2020
Robots

Report: Robots Will Cause the Loss of 5 Million Jobs by 2020

Women will be the biggest losers as their jobs are often concentrated in low-growth or declining areas such as sales, office and administrative roles, the report said.
German Robots to Manufacture First Running Shoes for Adidas
Robots

German Robots to Manufacture First Running Shoes for Adidas

The new 'Speedfactory' will start production in the first half of 2016 Adidas plans to establish a global network of similar factories.
How Boeing Is Doing More Work With Fewer Workers
Robots

How Boeing Is Doing More Work With Fewer Workers

The world's largest plane maker is in the midst of its biggest peacetime boom.
This Robot Smartphone Dances and Talks -- Weekly Headlines
Weekly News Roundup

This Robot Smartphone Dances and Talks -- Weekly Headlines

Plus: A surprising new rival enters the drone delivery market.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Meet the Chatty Robot That Acts as a Smartphone
Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Chatty Robot That Acts as a Smartphone

RoBoHoN can dance and talk with people in addition to performing smartphone functions like texting and browsing the Internet.
Roomba Once Was Blind, But Now It Sees
Internet of Things

Roomba Once Was Blind, But Now It Sees

The company behind the robotic vacuum cleaner is making a major play for the Internet of Things with its next-generation device.
Geoff Weiss
Stephen Colbert Tries to Figure Out if Elon Musk Is a Superhero or Something More Sinister (VIDEO)
Elon Musk

Stephen Colbert Tries to Figure Out if Elon Musk Is a Superhero or Something More Sinister (VIDEO)

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO talked Mars, reusable rockets and sustainable energy with the newly minted Late Show host.
Nina Zipkin
Amazon Aftermath and the First Global Robot Battle: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Amazon Aftermath and the First Global Robot Battle: Weekly News

Plus: A company crowdfunds a 12,000 lb robot for bot-to-bot combat.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The Robot Battle of Your Childhood Dreams Is Actually Happening
Robots

The Robot Battle of Your Childhood Dreams Is Actually Happening

Start your engines. A company called MegaBots is raising money on Kickstarter to prepare its 12,000-pound robot for a fight with a robot in Japan.
Nina Zipkin
A Robotic Lawn Mower Gets FCC Approval
Robotics

A Robotic Lawn Mower Gets FCC Approval

The newest product from iRobot, makers of the Roomba, will be a lawn mower that wirelessly connects with signal beacons.
This Startup Wants Robots in Every Warehouse
Small Business - Big Impact

This Startup Wants Robots in Every Warehouse

Clearpath Robotics says its robots are fundamentally different from the ones Amazon uses.
How This Man Beat the System and Won 1,000 Twitter Contests
Robots

How This Man Beat the System and Won 1,000 Twitter Contests

Computer engineer Hunter Scott claims to have won four contests a day for nine months.
Steve Dent