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Watch This Humanoid Robot Doing Pushups and Crunches and Reckon with Your Own Mortality

Researchers say the robots will help with the development of prostheses.
Kaleigh Rogers

Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV

Between 'Westworld', 'Humans' and last year's 'Ex Machina', the influx of androids is undeniable. But it's not them we fear—it's something about us.
Tom Duggins

I Went to a ‘Forget the Year’ Party With a Japanese Robotics Lab

Hiroshi Ishiguro and his humanoids saw out 2015 with a bōnenkai party.
Emiko Jozuka

This Is Yangyang, a Ridiculously Human-Like Lady Android

Stuck for gift ideas? How about a painfully realistic robotic replica?
Emiko Jozuka
Goodbye Meatbags

The Man Building Robots to Better Understand Humans

"We’re not so serious about the differences between humans and robots.”
Emiko Jozuka

​The Robot That Steals Your Face

Artists highlight the oddity of humanoid robots with one that uses facial recognition to mimic your face.
Nicole Kobie

Stronger Artificial Muscles Will Make Robots Seem More Human

Motors are so 20th century.
Alexandra Ossola
Motherboard Blog

The DARPA Cyborg Showdown Looked Like a Golf Game Between Giant Babies

Real progress in humanoid robots isn’t going to come from DARPA's comparatively puny million-dollar awards. This is now Google's game to lose.
Arthur Holland Michel
Motherboard Blog

Humanoid Robots Are Getting Really Good at Making Art

Social 'bots can dance, draw, act, and make music with humans. In other words, we’re getting really good at engineering art.
Meghan Neal
Motherboard Blog

Rescue Robots Activate! The Pentagon Calls for Disaster-Ready Bot Squad

A robot would need to be able, for example, to break down a door or climb a staircase, to recognize human objects like “levers and valves,” and to do human stuff like drive a car or use a power tool, according to the contest announcement.
Greg Thomas
Motherboard Blog

Robots Want To Compete In the 2050 World Cup

When I was younger I played soccer this time of year, every year. One of my earliest memories of the sport was being confined to playing indoors, where my brother and I shared a similar disdain for the sealed environment which was that, "Indoor soccer...
Daniel Stuckey