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It was after the robotic hummingbird flew around the auditorium -- and after a speaker talked about the hypersonic plane that could fly from New York to the West Coast in 11 minutes -- that things got really edgy.

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Your new best friend may be a robotupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 18:27:00

The provocative idea worth spreading in the talk I gave at the TEDWomen conference is that robots are a really intriguing social technology. This idea has emerged from pursuing my childhood dream of creating personal robots that are a meaningful, empowering and enriching part of our everyday lives.

Robots get personalupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 18:27:00

Cynthia Breazeal says the key to robot personalization is training them to interact with people.

CNNMoney: A universal language for robotsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 09:42:00

Tired of waiting for the day when an android will show up and start doing your laundry, like Rosie the Robot on "The Jetsons"?

Robot teachers invade South Korean classroomsupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 11:19:00

It's a typical classroom scene: Students working at their desks as the teacher calls out instructions. But, unlike your average teacher, this one is made of plastic and computer circuits.

Professor is human-robot hybridupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 09:44:00

VBS catches up with Kevin Warwick, a UK professor said to be the world's first cyborg. Go to VBS.TV for more.

Cyborg professor looks to future of bionic technologyupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 09:44:00

In 1998, Kevin Warwick became what some people call "the world's first cyborg." To be exact, Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at Reading University, had a radio frequency ID chip implanted in his arm. Years before RFID chips became common, this small implant allowed him to turn on lights by snapping his fingers, or open doors without touching them.

Fortune: Fastest-Growing's rising stars: Intuitive Surgicalupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 08:02:00

Robotic surgery is one of the hottest sectors in the global health care industry right now, and Intuitive Surgical (No. 21) has a corner on it. Intuitive sells million-dollar robotic systems that allow surgeons to remove tumors and suture skin by watching a high-definition video feed from a camera inside the patient while using a joystick and pedals to guide tiny scalpels and needles attached to flexible robotic arms.

The robot that visits your cubicleupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 08:14:00

When Trevor Blackwell, CEO of a company called Anybots, wants to know what his employees are up to, he sends a robot to their cubicles.

Willow Garage gets robots into researchers' handsupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:47:00

If you've never seen 11 all-purpose robots doing a choreographed flag-waving dance -- and really, who has? -- Willow Garage was the place to be Wednesday night.

Japan paves the way in robotic researchupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 07:55:00

Japan has long been the world leader in robotics research, but in recent years it's also been leading the way when it comes to cutting-edge medical technology.

What surgery will look like in the futureupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 07:53:00

Over the past 20 years, robotics have revolutionized surgery, and new innovations are continuing to push the boundaries of medicine.

Scientists say movie androids not as far-fetched as they seemupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 08:15:00

Why leave home when you can send out a sexy, stylish robot version of yourself to do anything you tell it?

CNNMoney: Space elevator chase yields Earthly rewardsupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 12:09:00

On an April day in Boulder, Colo., Michael Laine sat onstage in front of a large audience, struggling to hold back tears. That afternoon he was supposed to be presenting to the attendees of the Conference on World Affairs, but at the moment, Laine was finding it hard to concentrate. "Two hours ago I lost a $3 million building," he declared to the room. "And now I don't have a place to live."

Soccer robots being built to beat humansupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 13:40:00

Picture this: The European champions and current highest-ranked soccer team in the world, Spain, are beaten a team of robots.

Fingerprint study offers inspiration for robotics researchupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 09:37:00

Ever wonder how your fingers can tell that silk feels different from paper, which feels different from wood?

Surgery performed by robotupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 12:26:00

A high-tech procedure is giving men with prostate cancer a minimally invasive treatment option. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Surgical side effects cut with roboticsupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 12:26:00

As 3D images illuminate the viewfinder, a joystick delicately maneuvers a pair of robotic arms. It may sound like a video game, but Dr. Nikhil Shah is actually performing cancer surgery.

Monkeys control robots with their mindsupdated: Thu May 29 2008 11:35:00

Scientists have trained a group of monkeys to feed themselves marshmallows using a robot arm controlled by sensors implanted in their brains, a feat that could one day help paralyzed people operate prosthetic limbs on their own, according to a study out Thursday.

Monkey brains control robotupdated: Thu May 29 2008 11:35:00

Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts. WTAE reports.

All systems goupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 09:05:00

NASA holds a news conference to discuss the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour.

New 'helper' robotsupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 10:09:00

Toyota unveils a new line of "partner robots" in Japan that it hopes to have in use by 2010.

Space station troubles delay spacewalksupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 09:26:00

In the aftermath of Tuesday's tear of a space station solar array during deployment, NASA has recast its spacewalk plans for the remainder of Discovery's stay at the international space station.

Robot Boyupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 09:30:00

David Hanson talks about Zeno, a robotic boy that was designed by his company Hanson Robotics.

CNN Student News - 8/10/07updated: Wed Aug 15 2007 03:23:00

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CNN Student News Transcript: End of Summer Specialupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 03:23:00

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RoboCup champsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 00:05:00

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Dogged determination leads to RoboCup victory updated: Wed Jul 25 2007 00:05:00

How does a small liberal arts college in Maine overwhelm computing legends in the sport of canine soccer?

Business 2.0: The new new careersupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 18:37:00

The United States may keep shedding jobs to foreign countries, but it cranks out new occupations like no one else. Here are just five of the hottest you can get into now.

'Super Bowl of Smarts' brings on robot invasionupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 08:52:00

"Robot coming through. 'Scuse me, robot coming through."

Robotics discovers its soft sideupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 06:09:00

If your idea of a robot is a metal-plated humanoid jerkily walking into walls then think again. Scientist are creating a new generation of "soft" machines that can change their shape and size, move in ever more agile ways and even split themselves into smaller robots.

CNNMoney: Robots grab chunk of prostate surgery bizupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 08:42:00

In a packed lecture hall at Cornell University, Dr. Ash Tewari recently showed a 3D video of a robotic claw surgically removing a prostate, as medical professionals watched stoically and reporters squirmed in their seats.

The rights and wrongs of robotsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 11:22:00

From rebellious mechanoids taking over our lives to subservient droids that do our bidding, concepts of robots are often stuck in versions of fictional dystopia. But as fanciful as it seems, the issue of robot rights to protect both them and us is currently being debated by scientists and governments. But can robots ever know good from bad and what should we be more concerned about, robots abusing us, or bringing out our worst traits?

Nanobots get to the heart of the matterupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 10:42:00

A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before.

Nature inspires maker of 'Robosapiens'updated: Sun Dec 17 2006 05:34:00

Mark Tilden was an iconoclastic figure in the world of robotics before he left the laboratory to find a mainstream market for his inventions.

Robot cars rev up for the cityupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 12:56:00

A car that can drive itself is the fantasy of any designated driver, but the dream of owning a vehicle that does all the driving while you sit back and relax is one step closer to reality, as in-car artificial intelligence being developed by a team at Stanford University is ready to be used on city streets in the ultimate test of robot cars.

A giant hop for robot-kindupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 13:16:00

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CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 13:08:00

A new telescope will give astronomers their most detailed view ever of the universe, enabling them to see back in time almost to the "Big Bang."

CNNMoney: Taking robot arms to the bankupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 09:40:00

Robotic arms could be the future for surgery, and the future looks bright, but it won't come cheap.

Scientists finding new frontiers, near and farupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 15:44:00

Even without sailing to distant lands, modern-day scientists and researchers are charting new territory.

'Heaven' updated: Mon Jun 19 2006 04:50:00

Heaven or Hell? In the first of a three part series CNN hears how some scientists believe the future will be better than our wildest dreams.

CNN Future Summit: The panelupdated: Fri May 12 2006 10:03:00

The panel for the first CNN Future Summit program is set. Originating from Singapore, the one hour program will focus on the long-term impact of research into the fields of robotics, cybernetics, genetics and stem cells.

CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Fri May 05 2006 05:39:00

"Will science eventually build robots indistinguishable from human beings?"

Machines in our imageupdated: Thu May 04 2006 13:50:00

Ask a roboticist about the future and they'll tell you that in a few decades, robots will be everywhere.

Trust me, I'm a robotupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 08:02:00

"Ultimately technology could allow even a monkey to do an operation -- the learning curve is getting shorter, the possibility of mishaps is getting smaller," says Dr. Ara Darzi of St. Mary's Hospital in London. "These [robotic] systems won't allow you to do the wrong thing."

CNN Future Summit robotics forumupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 07:27:00

Robots are already a part of our lives, and in the future, will fill our homes and world. We want to know what you think about the future of robotics in our world.

Robots: The future is nowupdated: Fri Apr 14 2006 10:37:00

Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of robots. Science-fiction, so often the medium through which society explores the potential impact of new technology, has always been obsessed with robots, and some of the most enduring sci-fi characters have been robots, from R2D2 and C3PO, to The Terminator and Data.

Cybernetics: Merging machine and manupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 09:33:00

Ever since our ancestors first started making tools, humanity has been trying to go beyond its limitations to improve on the way our bodies interact with nature.

Jesse Sullivan powers robotic arms with his mindupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 11:07:00

It's Sunday night, and my wife and I are watching "The Sopranos." This is appointment television. No calls, please.

Robot chopper documents Katrina's powerupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 09:13:00

"And let's go out over the motel roof so we can get the seams ... go out a little further... alright that's good, hold there."

'Robots helped treat my prostate cancer'updated: Fri Dec 02 2005 11:52:00

John Fox was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. After researching different treatments on the Internet, he elected to have laproscopic radical prostatectomy surgery -- a procedure less intrusive than traditional treatments. Here is his story:

Robotic fish make aquarium debutupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 07:31:00

The three newest inhabitants at the London Aquarium move like all others in nearby tanks, but the brightly colored fish are robots.

Robots can be lifesaving rescue workers updated: Thu Sep 15 2005 14:08:00

They look like big, high-tech toys. But robotic airplanes and helicopters with cameras, microphones and sensors can provide crucial information for emergency responders in the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

Robot workout for stroke sufferersupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 06:49:00

MIT scientists are hoping to create a "workout area" for stroke sufferers that incorporates smart therapeutic robots to help patients regain movement of their bodies.

SpelBots score with technology, education updated: Mon Aug 08 2005 04:18:00

For six young women from Spelman College in Georgia, a competition to teach robotic dogs how to play soccer has also taught them a lot about their own abilities to break down stereotypes.

Business 2.0: Taking Robots for a Rideupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

The KR 500, designed to lift car parts, is sold by Kuka Robotics, Europe's largest manufacturer of automated industrial machines. In 2000 several Kuka engineers wondered aloud whether the KR 500 co...

Dancing robot is strictly ballroomupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 10:13:00

Those with two left feet may soon be able to take ballroom dancing lessons from a partner with three wheels.

'Robo-doc' works hospital roundsupdated: Wed May 18 2005 07:27:00

A London hospital has two new members of staff -- two robotic "doctors" that can carry out ward rounds in place of human physicians.

Tell us what you thinkupdated: Tue May 17 2005 10:58:00

Here is what some of you predict will happen in the next 10 or 20 years. Got a vision? E-mail it to us at Vision. Please keep your e-mail to 100-150 words, include your first and last name and where you are from, to increase the likelihood of it being published.

Enter the 'care' economyupdated: Thu May 12 2005 09:29:00

We will be seeing a transition from an information economy to something called a "care" economy -- and that is quite different.

Robotic table takes on foosball fansupdated: Fri May 06 2005 11:35:00

For football fans with a spare €25,000 ($32,500), German scientists have created the ultimate tech-toy -- a robotic foosball machine.

Saving the world, one robot at a timeupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 14:36:00

Organizers say this weekend's FIRST LEGO League World Festival might help save the planet, but for the thousands of kids putting their robots up against those of their peers, this is just plain fun.

Robot walks, balances like a humanupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 07:48:00

A team of French scientists working with collaborators at the University of Michigan (U-M) and Ohio State University have created a robot that walks and balances just as a human does.

Robots reveal their human sideupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 09:43:00

The robots at the 2005 World Expo have something to prove: that they can be human too.

Tiny robot to help cancer diagnosisupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 05:30:00

British scientists are developing a tiny robot to fit inside MRI machines, which will improve the accuracy of biopsies taken to screen for prostate cancer.

Review: Bright 'Robots' rise above scriptupdated: Fri Mar 11 2005 10:34:00

The eye-popping visuals of "Robots" swirl, zing and ping right off the screen. Director Chris Wedge ("Ice Age") and his talented team at Blue Sky Studios have created an entire world populated by robots of all shapes and sizes. They've also gathered an amazing group of talented actors to give voice to their unique creations.

Design for machine livingupdated: Wed Mar 09 2005 12:39:00

They gleam with a candy-colored shimmer, beautifully molded shapes of chrome and metal. Even the clunky ones have a lovingly polished finish.

Fly-eating robot powers itselfupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 09:59:00

Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) have designed a robot that does not require batteries or electricity to power itself.

Fly-eating robot powers itselfupdated: Fri Dec 24 2004 09:22:00

Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) have designed a robot that does not require batteries or electricity to power itself.

Land of the rising robotupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 08:28:00

Of the 750,000 industrial robots in use around the world, about half are developed in earthquake-prone Japan.

I, exploding, bullet-riddled robotupdated: Wed Jul 14 2004 12:56:00

Like most people, all I've seen of "I, Robot" is the trailer and some commercials.

Asteroid eaters: Robots to hunt space rocksupdated: Wed May 19 2004 15:22:00

At the movies, the best way to stop an asteroid from wiping out Earth is to lob a few nuclear missiles at the rocky beast or blow it apart from the inside with megaton bombs.

NASA: Robotic repair of Hubble 'promising'updated: Tue Apr 27 2004 10:20:00

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe told U.S. lawmakers worried about the Hubble Space Telescope's future that robotic servicing of the orbiting observatory appears to be more feasible than agency officials initially believed.

Robots fail to complete Grand Challengeupdated: Sun Mar 14 2004 02:29:00

Nobody won. Nobody even came close.

15 teams qualify for Mojave robot raceupdated: Fri Mar 12 2004 14:49:00

Of more than 100 entries, only 15 robotic vehicles, ranging from a motorcycle to a mega-military truck, made the final cut.

Robotic legs could lead to super troopers updated: Wed Mar 10 2004 19:06:00

Move over Bionic Man and make room for BLEEX -- the Berkeley Lower Extremities Exoskeleton, with strap-on robotic legs designed to turn an ordinary human into a super strider.

Fortune: Can't Anyone Make a Decent Robot? I'LL EVEN TAKE R2-D2updated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

I've always loved robots. An impressionable 9-year-old when The Day the Earth Stood Still hit the local movie theater, I practiced saying "Klaatu barada nikto" to keep my cigar-box-and-Erector-set ...

Fortune: BRACE FOR JAPAN'S HOT NEW STRATEGY After a mighty effort, top U.S. companies are closing the quality gap. But their toughest rivupdated: Mon Sep 21 1992 00:01:00

HERE'S the good news: American business's campaign to improve quality is paying off so well that in many areas the Japanese no longer enjoy a clear lead. Now the bad news: While the quality gap nar...

Fortune: INVASION OF THE SERVICE ROBOTS Like human workers, robots are moving into services -- especially jobs people find dangerous or bupdated: Mon Sep 14 1987 00:01:00

FOR A LONG TIME robots have been stuck on the factory floor, toiling away at such repetitious, brute-force chores as welding car bodies and lifting heavy steel bars. Now they're breaking loose. Lik...

Fortune: JAPAN'S ROBOT KING WINS AGAIN No point fighting Fanuc. General Motors caved in first. Now General Electric has joined up with thupdated: Mon May 25 1987 00:01:00

THE FUTURISTIC SETTING could serve for a James Bond thriller. Within huge, bumblebee-yellow assembly plants in a pine forest at the foot of Japan's Mount Fuji, the yellow robots of Fanuc Ltd. work ...

Fortune: HOW GE BOBBLED THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE Chairman Jack Welch bet big that factory automation would soon be a ''megamarket'' thatupdated: Mon Nov 11 1985 00:01:00

BEHIND General Electric's factory automation headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, rises a hill that employees used to call America's answer to Mount Fuji. The locals call it Piney Mountain. I...

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