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Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler’s foot to ignoring people in distress

As companies have begun to experiment with security robots, the robots have repeatedly hit obstacles — or, in some cases, fallen into them.
Customers wait to pick up their Eatsa orders from the automat's futuristic pickup windows in San Francisco in 2016.

Some of San Francisco’s robot-run restaurants are failing. It could simply be that we still want to be served by humans, not machines.

There could be multiple reasons why some of them have flopped, but perhaps we're simply not ready to be served by robots in lieu of humans.
Walmart's Alphabot is housed in a 20,000-square-foot fulfillment center attached to one of its stores.

Inside Walmart’s store of the future, where robots can fill grocery orders up to 10 times faster than humans

We got a behind-the-scenes look at Walmart's automated grocery fulfillment system, called Alphabot, which will soon roll out to more stores.

Uniqlo’s robots have already replaced 90% of its human workers at its flagship warehouse, now they’ve cracked the difficult task of foldin...

Uniqlo's parent company has partnered with a Japanese startup that develops industrial robots to create a two-armed robot.

Festive robots are decorating trees, singing karaoke carols, and serving coffee at Bloomingdale’s for the holidays

The department store is using the robots in window displays to play karaoke, perform Christmas carols, decorate trees, and serve coffee.

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.