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This robot ‘dog’ can climb ladders, a first for four-legged robots

The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.
Boston Dynamics makes several different robots. This one is named Spot.

The eerily lifelike robot dog ‘Spot’ is now working with the police

Boston Dynamics' dog-like Spot robot is now helping the Massachusetts State Police navigate potentially dangerous situations instead of going viral.

5 tech predictions the original ‘Blade Runner’ got wrong about 2019

'Blade Runner' made some accurate predictions about November 2019, but not everything worked out. Here are some of the mistaken predictions.

Scooters, self-driving cars, and bots: San Francisco is finally launching an office to regulate new tech before it enters public areas

The city's new Office of Emerging Technology comes after electric scooters, ride-sharing cars, and delivery robots have surfaced in the city.
SoftBank's new robot vacuum uses self-driving car technology.

SoftBank created its own robot vacuum that uses self-driving car technology and costs $500 a month

The vacuum, called Whiz, is primarily aimed at offices. It uses LIDAR sensors, the same technology used in self-driving cars.

From ‘Jeopardy’ to poker to reading comprehension, robots have managed to beat humans in all of these contests in the past decade

Thanks to leaps and bounds in the field of artificial intelligence in the past decade, robots are increasingly beating humans at our own games.

MIT made an army of tiny, ‘virtually indestructible’ cheetah robots that can backflip and even play with a soccer ball — see them in...

MIT's Mini Cheetah robots can perform actions like backflipping, jumping, walking, and running. And they're said to be nearly indestructible.
Yandex's delivery robot is called "Rover."

The ‘Google of Russia’ has built a fleet of self-driving food-delivery robots

The robots are just being trialed at Yandex HQ, but the company's hope is to integrate them into its food-delivery platforms.
One of the robots getting liquor in order to make a drink.

The world’s largest cruise ship has a bar with robot bartenders. Here’s how my margarita compared to one made by a human.

The world's largest cruise ship features a lot of trippy amenities, like the Bionic Bar, which is staffed by two robot bartenders.
Boston Dynamics' robot dog, SpotMini.

Boston Dynamics’ terrifying, dog-like robot Spot is leaving the lab for the first time

Boston Dynamics has begun leasing out Spot, a dog-like robot which it says could be used for inspecting building sites or oil and gas facilities.