San Francisco Supervisor Pushes State Tax On Robots To Slow AutomationSupervisor Jane Kim, who is pushing the robot tax, says it's important to think now about how people will earn a living as more U.S. jobs are lost to automation.
'Socially Aware' Robot Studies Behavior Of Stanford StudentsThere's a robot roaming around the Stanford campus, but instead of taking orders from students, this machine is busy studying them.
Have A Robot Make Your Latte In San FranciscoCafe X Technologies has unveiled a robotic automated cafe in The Metreon in San Francisco.
Lowe’s Unveils LoweBot, The Bilingual Robot That Is Eager To PleaseThere's a new employee rolling around several Bay Area stores -- the bilingual robots -- asking if you need help at Lowe’s.
Giant Fighting Robot Being Built In Hayward Set For Battle In JapanThe next generation of giant fighting robots is being built in a Hayward warehouse.
Sex Robots Hot Topic At London Science ConferenceSex robots - discuss. That is precisely what scientists and academics are doing at a British conference also covering all-too-modern issues like digital intimacy and older Facebook users.
Toddler Run Over, Injured By 300-Pound Robot At Stanford Shopping CenterA toddler was injured by a roaming security robot at the Stanford Shopping Center.
Using Robot To Kill Dallas Police Shooting Suspect Likely A FirstPolice rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the Dallas police shooting , what appears to be the first time U.S. police have used a robot for lethal purposes.
Robot Roaming Stanford Campus Learning Etiquette Of Sharing Public SpacesStanford researchers have opened up an etiquette school of sorts – for robots.
Ocean Robot Developed In Palo Alto To Explore Unseen DepthsBay Area researchers are at the forefront of better understanding the ocean, and a robot developed in Palo Alto will help them explore what hasn’t yet been seen, nearly three miles down.
Chinese Riot Robot Zaps 'Potential Threats' With Electric ChargeInventors in China have developed a robot that can zap people it determines are a potential threat with an electric charge.
Creepy Cockroach Robots Could Save Your Life SomedayCockroaches are perhaps the most despised creature on the planet. It turns out, these creepy little critters are could actually be nature's little life-savers.