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The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

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These 3-D printed, swarm drones are a surveillance tool for the DOD

The Department of Defense is testing Perdix, autonomous micro-drones capable of collective decision-making and adaptive formation flying.

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LG's Hub Robot is a virtual assistant for the home

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

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In pictures: The cars of CES 2017

Cars have become one of the most popular attractions at CES in Las Vegas. Auto manufacturers use the show to preview cutting edge tech coming to vehicles in the future.

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Hyundai designed these three robots for humans to wear

They're just experiments, but Hyundai's three wearable robots could lend a bit of superhuman power to people who need it.

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Watch Honda's amazing self-balancing motorbike

Riding Assist is a prototype technology from Honda that keeps a motorbike upright. It does this by making small adjustments to the front wheel as it senses changes in the bike’s center of gravity.

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Taking a ride on Honda's fun Uni-Cub transporter

The Uni-Cub is a personal mobility device, designed to transport a single person around a building or town. The device freely moves forwards, backwards, side-to-side or diagonally according to the direction its user shifts their...

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This robot plays a mean game of chess

This robot uses computer vision technology coupled with deep learning to play chess.

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LG unveils smart home robots, Wi-Fi appliances and ultra-thin TVs

LG kicked off the second press day of the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday with a 45-minute keynote featuring robots, consumer appliances, and more. Here are the biggest announcements that the company made:

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Software is eating the food world

Put down that lab-grown meat burger and slimy Soylent shake. Silicon Valley has a better idea than freaky fake food.

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A.I. tools came out of the lab in 2016

A.I. may not have feelings, but they're well on the way to analyzing ours -- and to understanding a whole lot more about our world.

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If you can't trust health-related wearables, can you trust sex robots?

If health-related wearables can't be trusted from a privacy and security perspective, can sex robots be trusted to be secure and protect your privacy?

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17% off Wonder Workshop Dash Robot - Deal Alert

Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice. Designed for children 8 and up.

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8 drones that delighted us in 2016

Drone tech really took off in 2016, from drones that can light up the sky, to ones that will deliver goods right to your location on the golf course.

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AirMap, DigiCert to issue digital certificates for drones

Drones will start getting digital identification certificates under a new service being launched on Tuesday that hopes to bring trust and verification to the skies.

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Alphabet's self-driving car may keep the steering wheel after all

Google's parent company does not yet want to build a car with no steering wheel or pedals, preferring to put its self-driving technology into existing cars from traditional auto manufacturers.

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2016's most riveting robots

We take a look back at the year's most interesting robots, from a robot that will fold your clothing to one that will prick your finger to make a point.

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34% off OWI Super Solar Recycler Kit - Deal Alert

Before you chuck that CD ROM, soda can or plastic bottle, exercise your kids imagination with this kit from OWI that turns your recyclables into a solar-powered robot, race car, boat, or whatever you can dream up with this kit full of...

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