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Robotics is the science of creating artificial intelligence. From the simplest of automated machines to the most complex “real” transformers, robots are more ubiquitious than you might imagine.

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10 Historical Robots

 10 Historical Robots

We think of robots as modern inventions, but some go way back in history. View 10 historical robots to learn more. See more »

10 Hardest Things to Teach a Robot

 10 Hardest Things to Teach a Robot

Robots can do lots of things, but there are still some tasks that are tough to teach them. Find out what the 10 hardest things to teach a robot are. See more »

How Baxter the Robot Works

 How Baxter the Robot Works

Baxter the Robot is a careful and friendly robotic coworker. Learn about the manufacturing robot Baxter. See more »

10 Evil Robots Bent on Destroying Humanity

 10 Evil Robots Bent on Destroying Humanity

Will robots someday seek to destroy humanity? Science fiction suggests so. Learn about 10 evil robots bent on destroying humanity. See more »

What makes realistic robots so creepy?

 What makes realistic robots so creepy?

Realistic robots can be unsettling. But why is that? Find out what makes realistic robots so creepy. See more »

How Kilobots Work

 How Kilobots Work

Kilobots are small robots that you can build yourself with just $15. Learn about kilobots and what it takes to make one. See more »

10 Robots With Dirty Jobs

 10 Robots With Dirty Jobs

These 10 robots with dirty jobs take on tasks that would make even Mike Rowe shudder. Meet the bots that made our list. See more »

How Birth Simulators Work

 How Birth Simulators Work

Birth simulators are full-size robotic mannequins used in medical training facilities. Learn how birth simulators work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How FIRST Works

 How FIRST Works

FIRST Robotics is a non-profit program aiming to mold young people into the science and technology leaders of tomorrow. Learn about FIRST Robotics. See more »

How have robots changed manufacturing?

 How have robots changed manufacturing?

Have robots changed manufacturing in a significant way, or do we still largely rely on man power? Find out how robots changed manufacturing. See more »