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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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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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This tiny drone can be carried and deployed by soldiers

Drone-maker AeroVironment has developed a handheld quadcopter that it says can be carried by soldiers on the battlefield and quickly deployed to get an aerial look at a potentially hostile location.

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Industrial robots are security weak link

Industrial robots used in factories and warehouses that are connected to the internet are not secure, leaving companies open to cyberattacks and costly damages, a study finds.

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Groupe PSA, NuTonomy team to test fully automated Peugeot 3008s

NuTonomy, a developer of software for self-driving cars, has teamed with Groupe PSA to integrate its software, along with sensors and computing platforms, into fully autonomous Peugeot 3008 sport utility vehicles that have been...

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14% off iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - Deal Alert

Roomba 960 seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done. Featuring the revolutionary AeroForce Cleaning System, Roomba 960 delivers up to 5x the air power and...

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Get 42% off The Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot - Deal Alert

Grillbot is the first automated grill cleaning robot. Just sit back while it scrubs away in 10, 20 or 30 minute cleaning cycles. Grillbot has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, removable dishwasher-safe brushes, and works with...

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Grillbot grill-cleaning robot review: The best thing to happen to barbecues since fire

Technology relieves mankind of yet another unpleasant task.

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid big cloud gotchas

The one constant in tech is change. Here's how IT can get ready for the robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a move to the cloud.

Baidu's autonomous platform to be available to partners from July

Baidu will share autonomous vehicle technology

Hoping to get self-driving vehicle companies to share a common platform rather than design from scratch, Baidu said Tuesday it would offer its technology for autonomous driving to other companies, while also partnering in the joint...

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These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

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These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

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Drone software gives offline farmers real-time images

Software vendor DroneDeploy's latest feature, Fieldscanner, lets farmers view aerial pictures while the drone is still flying, without an internet connection.

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Anyone can control these live, streaming bots through a chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control its robotic fleet using commands entered in a chat room.

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