"Four robots have set a new distance world record, swimming more than 3,200 nautical miles (5,926km) across the Pacific Ocean" (BBC).

Swimming robots set world record

Swimming robots break world distance record in Pacific without any fuel.

The robots of CES 2017 - CNET

The robots of CES 2017

Mayfield Robotics Kuri The Kuri robot nanny comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a cam, facial recognition and sturdy wheels des.

"Madeline Ashby's new book vN is inevitably going to be compared to Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and its movie adaptation, Blade Runner. There's even a cheeky section where the robot heroine goes to work at a robot-themed restaurant called the Electric Sheep, where a lot of the menu items have names like "Tears in Rain." (It's a cocktail)" (io9).

The Most Messed Up Book About Robot Consciousness Ever

Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann. For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family.

This (creepy) robot baby has perfectly lifelike movements. Eventually it'll be covered in skin and used in a soap opera. Wowza.

Fleshless robot baby would do Skynet proud

Boxie the Robot: Cute now; later it will try to take over the world.

Boxie the robot will kill you with cuteness

"This robotic dog was created by Bandai (the makers of Tamagotchi), and it comes to life when docked with an iPhone. Using a free app, Smartpet responds to gestures and voice commands, works as an alarm clock, and even uses puppy-dog eyes when it’s sad" (Slate).

"This robotic dog was created by Bandai (the makers of Tamagotchi), and it comes to life when docked with an iPhone. Using a free app, Smartpet responds to gestures and voice commands, works as an alarm clock, and even uses puppy-dog eyes when it’s sad" (Slate).

Innorobo 2012: Is the dream of having a robot companion over?  By Dave Lee  Technology reporter, BBC News, Lyon

Rethinking robots at Innorobo 2012

Made by KIST, Kibo's body includes a face-recognition camera and voice-recognition microphone. He is a Unique humanoid Robot.

"NASA uses Robothespians to meet and greet visitors at the Kennedy Space Centre" (BBC)

Rethinking robots at Innorobo 2012

NASA uses Robothespians to meet and greet visitors at the Kennedy Space Cent

"RESCUE ME A defense research challenge envisions robots, humanoid or otherwise, that can work in disaster zones.  By JOHN MARKOFF  Published: April 9, 2012"

Pentagon Contest to Develop Robots to Work in Disaster Areas

The defense agency's new Robotics Challenge is a contest to design robots for disaster relief. A key goal: Let humanoid robots, not fleshy humans, enter danger zones.

"The electric snail is here. There’s an electric cockroach too. Both are early experimental forays in a new line of research aimed at creating tiny, self-powered animal/machine hybrids as an alternative to tiny robots" (James Gorman of NYT).

The Snails of War

Cyborg snails power up Molluscs with implanted biofuel cells produce electricity from glucose.

"First Look at the Giant Robots in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim!" from i09

First Look at the Giant Robots in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim!

Sensational Trailer for Guillermo del Toros Pacific Rim starring Charlie Hunnam is revealing, powerful

"Fire-breathing robotic sculptures are amazing and terrifying"  (iO9).

As the National Guard evacuated the city, Barry and the marketing team agreed never again to speak of their pureed habañero baby food.

"These 1980s robot waiters were real, but they were terrible at their job" (io9).

These 1980s robot waiters were real, but they were terrible at their job

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