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Eufy RoboVac 11 review: A budget-friendly dust buster

This robot vacuum will clean your floors as well as some remium models, at a fraction of the price.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

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Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 930 review: This robot vacuum can mop, too

This combo-cleaner recognizes the type of floor surface its on and automatically switches to the appropriate mode.

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iRobot Roomba 960 review: This robot vacuum leaves all others in its dust

It's worth pinching your pennies for the Roomba 960's premium features and superb performance.

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The biggest AI startup deals of 2018

Total investments in U.S. venture-backed artificial intelligence companies topped $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the highest ever. Here's where the money went.

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Why autonomous cars won’t be autonomous

The truth is that artificial intelligence is neither artificial nor intelligent. A.I. is made out of people.

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Why we’re getting self-driving delivery before self-driving Ubers

The public will have to wait another decade for self-driving Ubers. But autonomous vans are already delivering groceries.

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Weird science: The 9 strangest tech stories of 2017

The last 12 months have brought significant developments in what retro-future technologies

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Lego Boost review: Yup, tablet-connected Lego robots are as cool as they sound

One Lego Boost kit, five robots, and 60-plus in-app challenges add up to one happy family.

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SoftBank targets service industries with Boston Robotics acquisition

SoftBank's latest robotics acquisition could allow it to open up a whole new market for service industries and home help.

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Apple’s new Swift Playgrounds 1.5 includes controls for robots and drones

Swift isn’t just for making apps anymore. Students can learn how to write code to control products from Lego, Parrot, Sphero, and more.

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Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Amazon Web Services has long offered an SDK to make it easier to access its web services from Java. Now it has another lure for Java programmers: James Gosling, the father of Java.

The ‘cobots’ are coming. Is your IT team ready?

These collaborative robots work alongside human employees, sending productivity sky-high. But IT teams must be ready to take on complex programming, deal with connectivity issues and get used to sharing workspace with 6-foot-tall...

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A smart exoskeleton can keep the elderly safe

A team of Italian and Swiss researchers have developed a prototype exoskeleton to prevent elderly people from falling.

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This smart exoskeleton will keep you on your feet

The exoskeleton can detect when the wearer's gait changes, and, using a set of motors, can help the person regain their footing.

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Germany will allow self-driving, but not driverless, cars on its roads

Add Germany to the list of places where businesses can test their self-driving cars on the open road -- as long as they have a driver sitting at the wheel ready to take control at any time.

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Waymo, Uber dispute referred to US attorney for investigation

A lawsuit by Waymo, alleging the use by rival Uber Technologies of stolen trade secrets relating to autonomous vehicle technology, has been referred by a federal judge to a U.S. attorney, raising the possibility of a criminal...

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Delphi does self driving without the ugly tech

A self-driving car test bed from Delphi has the scanners and cameras integrated into the body of the car so it's almost indistinguishable from a normal car.

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