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A Cockroach Might Save Your Life

Though they sound like a weapon in a super-villain's arsenal, remote-controlled cockroaches are actually forces for good

By Adam K. Raymond

How to Make Robots Less Awkward

Social robots could keep us company, assist with basic tasks and teach us new skills—if, that is, we can stand to be around them.

By Sarah Laskow and Jesse Singal

Robots Don’t Play Sports for Fun

Like 4-year-olds swarming around a soccer ball in a suburban park, sports-playing robots are comically inept. But they're learning.

By Adam K. Raymond

The 15 Best Robot Movies of All Time

Ever since the early years of cinema — even before the term “robot” was coined, in fact — the movies have been obsessed with them.

By Bilge Ebiri