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Past articles by Peter:

Walmart teams with Nuro’s robot cars to deliver groceries in Houston

Walmart, the nation's largest employer, announced a partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup called this week. The two companies will begin delivering groceries to customers in Houston this year using autonomous vehicles. → Read More

Boston Dynamics’ ‘terrifying’ robotic dogs have been put to work by at least one police agency

Boston Dynamics began began leasing their robotic dogs to the public this year. One of their first customers: The Massachusetts State Police. → Read More

At this Chinese hotel, the bellhops have been replaced by talking robots

Robots are showing up in more and more hotels all over the world. A Washington Post reporter's video captures what it's like to interact with one. → Read More

California has 33 million acres of forest. This company is training artificial intelligence to scour it all for wildfire.

As fires tear across California, a Silicon Valley technology company believes artificial intelligence could be the key to preventing them in the future. → Read More

NBC’s latest gamble depends on the idea that you’ll want to shop while you watch TV

NBC has rolled out a new feature that allows people to shop while they watch television, but a question remains: will anybody use it? → Read More

Wanted: ‘Friendly’ human face for global army of humanoid robots. Apply within.

A British firm claims it has been hired by a mysterious robotics company to find the perfect face for a new fleet of humanoid robots. → Read More

Caltech’s latest creation: A hovering, bird-like robot that could someday explore Mars

Researchers at Caltech have unveiled a complex new robot with the ability move between flight and walking on two legs. The machine unique design was inspired by birds. → Read More

Istanbul’s new airport is one of the world’s largest. A fleet of humanoid robots is helping passengers find their way around.

How do you help millions of passengers navigate one of the world's largest airports? In Turkey, the answer is a fleet of humanoid robots. → Read More

Three years ago it could barely walk. Now Atlas the humanoid robot is doing gymnastics.

Three years ago it was barely walking. Now, Atlas, the humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics is performing gymnastic routines that mimic professional athletes. → Read More

The newest hope to beat the traffic: a ‘flying’ water taxi that glides across town

The SeaBubble is a new form of urban transportation that could offer Parisians a watery alternative to hailing a taxi, driving a car or hopping on an electric scooter. → Read More

The latest tool to help police develop empathy for the public: Virtual reality headsets

To help law enforcement officers resolve emergency situations, one company has created empathy training based in virtual reality. → Read More

Zum, a ride-hailing company for kids, expands to six more U.S. cities, including D.C.

Zum announced that it is expanding to a half dozen other cities around the county, including San Diego, Miami, Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago and the D.C. area. → Read More

‘Hey, Google! Let me talk to my departed father.’

If all goes according to plan, future generations will be able to interact with departed relatives using mobile devices or virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, asking the deceased questions, eliciting stories and drawing upon a lifetime’s worth of advice long after their physical body is gone. → Read More

This Tesla owner wanted to control her Model 3. So she implanted a valet key in her arm.

A Texas woman wanted to control her Tesla Model 3. So she implanted part of the vehicle's valet key in her arm. → Read More

What happens when a Buddhist statue begins to speak? Introducing ‘Mindar,’ the robotic priest

A Japanese temple has settled on a new plan for connecting with the masses, one that channels ancient wisdom through the technology of the future. → Read More

Researchers just created a robotic lens that can be controlled by the eyes

A team of researchers at the University of California at San Diego have created a soft robotic lens that responds to eye movements. → Read More

The world is getting hotter. Can temperature-controlled clothing provide some relief?

Sony has introduced a new product called The Reon Pocket, which operates like a mobile air conditioner until that fits inside clothing. → Read More

Ever wonder how much tech workers get paid in your town? This map might have the answer.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, looked at 100 metro areas across the US to rank average tech salaries. → Read More

After death of YouTube star, Amazon will push for e-scooter safety warnings in the U.K.

Amazon, the global e-commerce giant, will ask electronic scooter manufacturers to make clear in their online listings that their devices cannot be used on public roads. → Read More

How quickly can AI solve a Rubik’s Cube? In less time than it took you to read this headline.

The University of California announced that an artificial intelligent system has solved the puzzle in just over a second, besting the human world record by more than two seconds. → Read More