Endowing AI with confidence and doubt will make it more useful, paper argues

More like us, in other words.

Knowing for the sake of knowing: algorithm developed to hardwire curiosity into robots

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but cats don’t run on microprocessors. I think.

These tiny birds’ hopping could teach robots how to navigate rough environments

Hoppity hop.

Your robot always dropping stuff? Try these gecko-inspired pads

A gripping tale.

Robot see, robot do: MIT software allows you to instruct a robot without having to code

No code? No problem!

This robot works six times faster than humans — and it’s putting jobs at risk

The time where we could speak about ‘robots taking our jobs’ at the future tense has passed.

First deep-sea mining operation scheduled to start in 2019 — here are the bots that will do it

Whether you agree to the idea or not, the bots sure are awesome.

Emotional computers really freak people out — a new take on the uncanny valley

Be like us, but not us.

Check the wheels on that thing: Boston Dynamics’ latest robot overlord

One award-winning company is back in style with another crazy robot.

Even bots have arguments. Some Wikipedia bots can undo each other for years before settling an edit

An important incursion into bot sociology.