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Topic: Robots

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

Discovery Communications Parties With James Woods, Robots, Oprah at Upfront Cable company unveils a slew of green lights

Discovery tends to play it big for its upfront presentation, and 2012 was no exception. If you had to pick a star of the show, it would probably be Henry Schleiff,…

April 6, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

Do Not Hand Your Children Off to Robots, New Geico Ad Warns

Geico is back with a few new spots, taking a break from the "hypothetical questions" shtick in favor of strange money-saving situations. King among the new ads is "Robot Daycare,"…

August 3, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

The WheeMe wants to caress you senseless

Here's your suggestive infomercial of the day—for the WheeMe, a new palm-size robot that crawls all over your body, massaging and caressing you, using tilt-sensor technology so it doesn't fall…

December 2, 2010, 2:33 PM EST

Junkbot struggles to adapt in the digital era

Steve the Robot, a clunky bucket of bolts cobbled together from obsolete technology like TV-VCR combos and over-air antennas, sulks his way through this U.K. clip for the i-Can Easy HD…

July 26, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

Robot designer gets screwed over yet again

A foul-mouthed graphic-designer robot objects to being treated like a talentless, underpaid slave by a brochure-seeking client in this humorous video. But of course, in the end he takes the…

September 29, 2009, 11:26 AM EDT

Robocallers get one-way ticket to scrap pile

"Greetings, human consumer. I am calling to inform you that new laws go into effect on Tuesday that make it illegal for companies to market their products and services…

August 31, 2009, 9:31 AM EDT

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