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CMU's Zoe Robot Resumes Search for Life on Earth
If Zoe can find life in the Atacama Desert, she might be able to find life on Mars, too
Disposable Drones Will Collect Data by Surfing Along with Hurricanes
Swarms of cheap, tiny drones will surf the wind and waves to study hurricanes
Is Anki the Hottest Robotics Company You've Never Heard Of?
The startup unveils its first product: a "real-world video game"
Video Friday: Quadrotor Acrobatics, Telerobotic Pitcher, and RoboRoach
Flying robots and cybernetic bugs invade Video Friday
This Robot Wants to Beat You at Air Hockey
It adapts to your playing style, and wants to get on your nerves
Video: Drones, Quadrupeds, Humanoids, and More Robots From ICRA 2013
Here are all the robots you may have missed at ICRA conference
Willow Garage May Sell Limited Edition Velo Grippers
An inexpensive, 3D printable, and very capable new gripper may be coming your way from Willow Garage
Microsoft's Robot Touch Screen Lets You Palpate a Brain
The TouchMover display uses a robotic mechanism to create haptic feedback
iRobot and Cisco Team Up to Create Ava 500 Telepresence Robot
This robot knows how to drive itself around your office
Video Friday: TurtleBots, Kilobots, and (More) Ikea Furniture Assembly
How many robots does it take to assemble an Ikea table?
Robot Scout Finds Fires With 3D Thermal Imaging
This robot happily goes map fires so that you don't have to
Miniature Quadruped Robot Is Blazingly Fast
This tiny little robot is probably the fastest in the world for its size
UC Berkeley's Little Legged Robots Grow Wings and Tails
Legged robots have a lot to learn from animals with additional accessories
DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge: OSRF Gets Simulator Ready
We've got an overview of the tasks competitors will have to conquer
Video Friday: PR1, DARPA Cyborgs, and AR Drones Go Haywire
Before PR2, there was PR1. Plus tons more videos, as always!
Designing a More Human-Like Lower Leg for Biped Robots
Japanese roboticists have set out to reinvent the wheel, er, the leg
Drone Adventures Uses UAVs to Help Make the World a Better Place
Can a handful of drones change the world?
Linkbot: That Modular Robot You've Always Wanted Is Now on Kickstarter
These small, easy to program modules snap together to make bigger robots
Video Friday: AR Drone Stunt, Real Transformer, and Futurama Justice
What better way to kick off the weekend than with a flaming flying robot?
TurtleBot 2 Tutorial: Installing ROS
Want to install ROS on your desktop PC? It's a lot easier than it sounds