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Robotics

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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Fleshy, Huggable Robots Could Soon Roam Disney Theme Parks

Disney continues to innovate with a new patent for fleshy, humanoid robots. Learn more about this robot patent in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Russian Gun-wielding Robot Totally 'Not a Terminator,' Says Russian Official

Why does the Russian android FEDOR use guns? Learn more about FEDOR, the gun-toting Russian robot, in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Watch This Robot Correct Its Mistakes Through Brain Waves

People can tell Baxter, a collaborative robot, when he's wrong via brain waves. Find out more about the technology at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Robot Pingpong Coach Helps Players Up Their Table Tennis Game

Can a robot train you to improve your sports performance? Learn about this pingpong robot in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Artificial Intelligence Is Getting So Smart, We Need It to Show Its Work

How does machine learning work? Learn more about how artificial intelligence makes its decisions in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Japanese Engineers Create Robot That Does Pushups, Sweats to Cool Off

Kengoro is a robot that can do pushups and cools itself by perspiring. Learn more about this robot that sweats in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Rovables: Tiny Robots That Roll on Your Clothes All Day

Researchers have created tiny robots that roam over clothing and act as sensors and displays. Learn more about these 'Rovables' at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Statcheck: When Bots 'Correct' Academics

Statcheck, a new application that scans psychology research for statistical errors, had quite the dramatic entrance. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Robots Made With Living Tissue? That Future Is Arriving Now

Will robots ever incorporate living tissue? Learn more about the future of cyborgs and lab-grown tissue in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Mudskipper Robot Helps Show How Vertebrates Evolved to Walk on Land

A new robot mimics mudskipper motion in an effort better understand evolution. Learn more in this locomotion robot HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »