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At Last, Customer Service Agents That Customers Can't Drive Crazy.
Customer Experience

At Last, Customer Service Agents That Customers Can't Drive Crazy.

Smart agents can improve customer service and increase productivity.
Jonathan Crane
Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017
Robots

Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017

The company wants to make products fast for U.S. consumers.
Edgar Alvarez
Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record
Robots

Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record

These bots have moves you've never seen.
Rose Leadem
Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family
Robots

Big-I Is a Smart Home Robot That Will Stalk Your Family

Be careful what you say, because the Big-I is watching. Always.
Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human
Robots

Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human

Japan is taking it up a notch on the creepiness scale as researchers unveil the new human-like Alter.
Rose Leadem
China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control
Robots

China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control

Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze River, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesized classical music.
Watch a Robot Repair Lockheed Martin Blimps
Robots

Watch a Robot Repair Lockheed Martin Blimps

The patented SPIDER device solves one of the greatest challenges faced by the airship industry.
With Robotic Exoskeleton, Scientists Teach Kids to Crawl
Robots

With Robotic Exoskeleton, Scientists Teach Kids to Crawl

By promoting muscle activity, it could prevent the onset of cerebral palsy.
Toy-Robot Maker Raises Millions in Second Funding Round
Robots

Toy-Robot Maker Raises Millions in Second Funding Round

Wonder Workshop, which makes toy robots that teach kids how to code, said it raised $20 million in its second round of funding and was looking to expand into new markets, especially China.
New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in the Operating Room
Robots

New Crop of Robots to Vie for Space in the Operating Room

Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms.
How to Avoid Being Redundant When the Robots Have Replaced Most of Us
Innovation

How to Avoid Being Redundant When the Robots Have Replaced Most of Us

Instead of worrying about a robot taking your job, start thinking about how to keep robots working for you.
Ryan Stewman
Behind China's Push for Robotics -- and a 2020 Deadline
Robots

Behind China's Push for Robotics -- and a 2020 Deadline

China's push to modernize its manufacturing with robotics is partly a response to labor shortages and fast-rising wages.
How Robot Therapists Can Fill a Gap in Health Care
Robots

How Robot Therapists Can Fill a Gap in Health Care

Robots are eliminating job drudgery in hospitals, and as technology advances, they'll take on therapeutic roles too.
These 'Biohybrid' Robots Crawl Like Sea Turtles
Robots

These 'Biohybrid' Robots Crawl Like Sea Turtles

"We're building a living machine -- a biohybrid robot," project lead Victoria Webster said.