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Sticky Feet Help Robots Land on Asteroids

A new biologically inspired robot could one day crawl over the surface of an asteroid or Mars and gather samples for study using lots of tiny, mechanical "toes." Full story

New Robotic Plane Flies Itself Indoors

Robotics researchers at MIT have developed a system that lets a toy-size airplane quickly figure out where it is inside a building as it is flying. The system allows the vehicle to swoop around corners and take tight turns, all on its own.  Full story

Robots respond to brain control

   Ezra Klein offers a look at new technology that allows a stroke victim to control a robot arm with her brain.

Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to move robotic arm

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Using just her thoughts, a 58-year-old paralyzed woman instructed a robotic arm to grasp a cup of coffee and guide it to her mouth where she sipped from a straw, the first drink she has been able to serve herself in 15 years. Full story

Paralyzed woman moves robotic arm with her mind

   In this raw video, researchers show Cathy Hutchinson, who has been paralyzed for 14 years, move a robotic arm with her thoughts. Video courtesy of BrainGate.

Robo-Butt Gives New Meaning to Uncanny Valley

A robotic butt named SHIRI touches upon every nook and cranny of the uncanny valley, especially as a human pokes, slaps and strokes its fleshlike surface. It's downright creepy. Full story

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  ‘Borderlands 2’ brings more guns and wub wub

Some old robotic friends and a massive arsenal of weapons are back again as 2K Games announces that “Borderlands 2” will come out September 18th. In-Game’s Todd Kenreck reports.

  Pride and hope for the future of robotics

Avery Katko, son of TRMS director Rob Katko, is part of a team that has won a NASA competition, inspiring pride within the show and hope more generally for the future of space exploration and robotics.

  Revolutionary approach cures ‘silent killer’

A new robotic surgery to cure sleep apnea gets to the narrow channel of the throat and removes the necessary tissue, and might help many people who suffer. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Robotic storage speeds up DNA research

The University of Miami's new robotic storage and retrieval system, capable of holding and tracking 500,000 DNA samples is allowing genetic researchers to make discoveries much quicker. WTVJ's Diana Gonzalez reports.

  Pimp my PC

Whether it is in the form of robotic walkers, Mac/PC hybrids or slick liquid cooled monsters; the art of modding PCs is alive and well. In-Game's Todd Kenreck reports.

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A robot fish developed by SHOAL. The pan-European ICT project has successfully developed and delivered intelligent robotic fish capable of working together to detect and identify pollution in ports and other aquatic areas.
A robot fish developed by SHOAL. The pan-European ICT project has successfully developed and delivered intelligent robotic fish capable of working together to detect and identify pollution in ports and other aquatic areas.

A robot fish developed by SHOAL. The pan-European ICT project has successfully developed and delivered intelligent robotic fish capable of working together to detect and identify pollution in ports and other aquatic areas.

The SHOAL robotic fish, a state-of-the-art pollution monitoring system, is seen in this undated handout photo
The SHOAL robotic fish, a state-of-the-art pollution monitoring system, is seen in this undated handout photo

The SHOAL robotic fish, a state-of-the-art pollution monitoring system, is seen in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/SHOAL Consortium/Handout

Matt Heverly, a robotics engineer, talks about the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team in the desert near Baker, California
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An Oshkosh truck using the TerraMax autonomous driving system climbs a hill on a test course outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in this March 1, 2012 file photo. The robotic truck is being developed by Oshkosh and its partners for the U.S. military. Robotics research is now nearing the stage that