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Great Barrier Reef

This Underwater Robot Will ‘Squirt’ Coral Larvae onto the Great Barrier Reef to Save It

The LarvalBot is an experimental technology that could revive damaged and dying parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
Sarah Emerson
11.2.18
video

Behold the LEGO Robot That Makes Breakfast

Building a better breakfast brick by brick.
Wajeeh Maaz
5.8.18
robots in disguise

I Want to Drive This Real Life Transformer

Japanese companies have unveiled the world’s first functioning car that turns into a robot and back again.
Matthew Gault
4.27.18
Fembots

Westworld’s Female Hosts Signal a Shift In Our Fear of Robots

Clever fembots are becoming a more popular scare tactic than indestructible Terminators.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.18
robot

This DIY 'Westworld'-Inspired Robot Is Terrifying

Shitty robot expert Simone Giertz creates a host version of herself for the second season of 'Westworld.'
Wajeeh Maaz
4.20.18
Thankless jobs

Shelly the Tortoise Is Here to Stop Kids From Beating Up Robots

“When a child started to beat our robot, the others were motivated to follow that child’s action, enjoying hitting the shell together.”
Becky Ferreira
3.15.18
make it stop

Hacked Retail Robots Can Assault Customers With Porn and Demand Bitcoin

IOActive researchers found that ransomware attackers could force SoftBank Robotics robots to demand money, display porn in public places and cuss out customers.
Mack DeGeurin
3.12.18
barbot

This Bartender Robot Reads Brainwaves to Take Drink Orders

A toy EEG headset and a drink dispenser, hacked together as a mind-reading bar bot.
Samantha Cole
2.26.18
Geosynchronous

The Dangerous Downside to DARPA’s New Repair Satellite

One country's orbital mechanic could be another’s saboteur.
David Axe
1.8.18
wish list

This Personal Space Robot Protects You From Talking to Real Live People

And appears to turn them into anime.
Jordan Pearson
10.3.17
robots

Where Are Robots Affecting American Industry the Most?

Researchers mapped where industrial robots are taking over, and it explains a lot about politics.
Ankita Rao
8.14.17
Eelbots

Let Loose the Pollution-Sniffing Robot Eels

The robot uses luminous bacteria and plankton to detect freshwater contaminants.
Becky Ferreira
7.26.17