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Robot was the brainchild of the Czech playwright Karel Čapek, who introduced it in a 1920 play.
Researchers are developing a DNA-sampling robot for undersea exploration.
Sure, robots can weld car parts or stack cartons on an assembly line. But can they develop friendships with people? In this hour, Ira talks with inventors developing robots with personalities. How soon will it be before social, lovable robots enter our ho
Maurizio Porfiri designed a robotic fish that attract real fish. Now he’s trying to understand why.
Daniel H. Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, talks about his new book, Robopocalypse.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.