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And Now, a Bicycle Built for None

As corporate giants like Ford, G.M. and Waymo struggle to get their self-driving cars on the…

Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Toby Walsh, a professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, is one of…

The Week in Tech: Some Workers Hate Robots. Retraining May Change That.

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

The Week in Business: Amazon Won’t Let the Robots Take Over

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Amazon to Retrain a Third of U.S. Workers as Automation Advances

Amazon has increasingly turned to robots and automation technology to fetch products from the shelves of…

Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans

The last person to touch an item at an Amazon fulfillment center is the packer, whose…

Unleashed, Robo-Insect Takes Flight

For years now, scientists have sought to build aerial robots inspired by bees and other flying…

Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away

“Sometime next year,” Elon Musk says, “you’ll be able to have the car be autonomous without…

For Its Next Trick, DeepMind Will Beat Us at Team Sports

Capture the flag is a game played by children across the open spaces of a summer…

Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way

Like Frankenstein, Marc Miskin’s robots initially lie motionless. Then their limbs jerk to life. But these…

Nils Nilsson, 86, Dies; Scientist Helped Robots Find Their Way

Nils J. Nilsson, a computer scientist who helped develop the first general purpose robot and was…

‘In Afghanistan, We Laugh Differently’

HERAT, Afghanistan — A 2017 wall calendar dangled from a nail over Kawsar Roshan’s bed on…

The Saturday Profile: He Helped Create A.I. Now, He Worries About ‘Killer Robots.’

MONTREAL — Yoshua Bengio is worried that innovations in artificial intelligence that he helped pioneer could…

Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program

A prototype of a robotic hand learning to spin a cross-shaped widget. In 2013, the company…

A.I. Is Flying Drones (Very, Very Slowly)

A drone from the University of Zurich is an engineering and technical marvel. It also moves…