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Ad of the Day: Man Battles Machine in World's Most Important Game of Ping-Pong KUKA's nimble robotics

It's a question mankind has been asking ever since we've struggled to understand our place in the universe: Can a human beat a robot at Ping-Pong? Robotics manufacturer KUKA decided to…

March 12, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

San Pellegrino App Lets You Control a Real-Time Robot on the Streets of Sicily Facebook fans can spend 'Three Minutes in Italy'

So, San Pellegrino will let folks remotely control robots on the ground and in the air over Italy … but NOT for the purpose of Dalek-like mass destruction? Where's the…

August 13, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

Rory McIlroy Battles a Robot in Chipper Ad for Golf's European Tour Who'll get taken to the cleaners?

This ad for golf's European Tour pits Northern Irish phenom Rory McIlroy against a wise-cracking golf-ball-hitting robot named Jeff in a contest to see who can chip the most balls…

July 1, 2013, 6:56 AM EDT

Robots of the World Gather to Gaze Upon ... Something Pop culture cameos abound in GE's 'Brilliant Machines' ad

Warning! Warning! The robot casts of Forbidden Planet, Lost in Space, Knight Rider and more have finally assembled in the same spot for "Robots on the Move," part of GE's…

November 29, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

Rise of the Machines, on the Web Bots account for 10% of U.S. traffic, says Solve Media

When publishers pitch advertisers on their sites’ audiences, they usually don’t include robots as a targeting segment. But according to Solve Media—the company that puts ads in those annoying CAPTCHA…

September 28, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

Baxter the Robot Will Make Your Life Easier, Until You Have No Life Rethink Robotics promo fails to reassure

Just in time for the Nostradamus Apocalypse, Rethink Robotics will ship a twin-clawed, $22,000 workaholic hunk of steel and circuitry called Baxter, which the Boston-based company says signals a breakthrough…

September 19, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

Honda's Roomba-Style Robot Cuts Your Grass for You Say hello to Miimo, your new best friend

Finally, a Roomba for your lawn! The Honda Miimo is a robotic lawn mower—the first of its kind, actually—with a self-charging lithium-ion battery, a "continuous cutting system" that keeps the…

August 24, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

Disney Cloning Human Faces for Theme-Park Robot Guides A stroll into the uncanny valley

We've long known that robots are out to subjugate humankind. They've found a potent ally in Disney, which likewise aspires to global domination. Of course, the company has already established…

August 16, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

Commune With the Eager, Friendly Robots at Google's Web Lab Yearlong Chrome exhibit running on- and offline

The machines have won. Let us bow down to our Chrome overlords and anoint their WebSockets with precious oils! Lots of folks will enjoy Google's Web Lab, a free, yearlong…

July 19, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT