Why Mop When a Genius Robot Can Do it Better?

Name someone who likes to mop. You can't because no one does, so thankfully iRobot has a brand new mopping robot—the Scooba 450—to make your floors shine. Read More >>

These Next Generation Drones Carry Gear and Machine Guns into Battle

When most people hear the word "drone," they probably picture a cockpit free plane zipping over the Iraqi desert. But there's more to it than that. The US Army is in the process of adopting a whole new generation of unmanned vehicles that will assist soldiers on the battlefield, and they're by far the scariest remote-controlled cars you'll ever see. Read More >>

iRobot Makes It Easier To Show Up To Work While At Home In Your PJs

Email, the internet, and a host of other advancements in office technology have finally made the dream of working from home a reality. But sometimes you just need to be in the office, and thanks to a collaboration between iRobot and Cisco, you still don't need to change out of your pyjamas to get chewed out by your boss. Read More >>

DARPA's Robot Hand Is Almost as Capable as What's on Your Arm

With an estimated cost of around £2,000 the hand is relatively cheap compared to other alternatives being developed, but it doesn't look like the researchers from iRobot, Harvard, and Yale have cut any corners. Remarkably the hand can even pick up a key off of a flat surface — a feat many humans struggle with — and its flexible fingers easily shrug off a blow from a baseball bat. So if there's one thing the rest of humanity can learn from this research, it's that our Louisville Sluggers will probably be useless against the eventual robot uprising. Good to know. [DARPA] Read More >>

iRobot's Inflatable Arm Could Be the Future of Grappling

If you remember our Bots of War series from last year, than you are familiar with iRobot's hardcore military robot fleet. But just because they're awesome doesn't mean they're done evolving. The comping generations may have lightweight, inflatable arms. Read More >>

The Cheapest Roomba Just Got Way Better

The Roomba 500 Series is dead. Long live the 600 Series! iRobot is giving some products a very nice upgrade today, starting with its entry-level robotic floor vacuums. Read More >>

The Robot Doctors of the Future Are Coming

Remember how in sci-fi tomorrowland we were promised that doctors would be followed around by robots who knew your medical history by rote and could make sure that nothing gets missed? Well, we've woken up in the future because shit just got real. Read More >>

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Inside iRobot's Vault of Failed Experimental Robots

The Roomba wasn't the first machine iRobot had in the works. In fact, at the company's headquarters in Massachusetts, all the flawed prototypes reside in a secret vault of old bots—mechanised ideas that never came to fruition. Read More >>

Roomba Just Got Even Lazier

iRobot's line of autonomous vacuums already cater to those who'd rather be doing anything other than pushing a vacuum around. But the company's newest model, the 790, includes a wireless command centre so you don't even need to get up to control or schedule Roomba's routine. Read More >>

The Time I Planted a Pipe Bomb Under Someone's Truck

I almost crash into a truck, at first. I can turn on a dime and accelerate like a tiny nitrous-oxide-fueled bat out of hell—even though I'm holding a 10-pound pipe bomb, 30 per cent of my body weight. I don't know what I'm doing, really. But by the time I get to the truck to plant the bomb, it's easy. I know exactly what to do. Read More >>

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The Sad Story of a Real Life R2-D2 Who Saved Countless Human Lives and Died

Robots can't have feelings. But humans develop feelings for them. You know, like R2-D2 in Star Wars. Or like Scooby Doo, a real life small robot that saved the day 19 times. This is his single-tear story. Read More >>

Meet the Real-Life War Machines

Like the prologue of any robopocalypse movie where the machines rise up to destroy us, most of the robots we hear about do things we could do, but don't want to. They mop our floors. They put together cars. They die for us. Read More >>


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