Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the Transformer Program. The university is also exploring the feasibilit
During the last several years, sophisticated robots have moved from novelties at trade shows to classrooms, companions at nursing homes, actors in live stage productions, and even the focus of a new sexuality. The robot revolution has arrived. Robots
This robot bowler, cheekily named EARL, is capable of laying down the exact same, utterly perfect shot every time. Yet it still lost to professional human bowler Chris Barnes. How did this happen?
The XOS Exoskeleton, which was first shown off about two and a half years ago, was the first full-body suit that really evoked the sci-fi and comic fan's dream of donning a suit that grants superhuman strength.
A new robotic exoskeleton based on a military design will help paraplegics walk once again on their own two legs.
Anyone trying to get onto the grounds of the Nevada National Security Site – the installation housing tens of millions of cubic feet of low-level radioactive waste and site of many nuclear weapons tests back when they were militarily fashionable
MURATA GIRL can do "Runs over a S-curve balance beam".
The company that created the Landwalker bi-pedal exoskeleton has created a five-and-a-quarter-foot exoskeleton just for the kiddies that is sure to captivate even the most technophobic youngster, assuming such a thing exists.
Scientists have developed robots that are able to deceive humans and even hide from their enemies. An experiment by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception.
DLR, the German aerospace agency, is showing a new pair of legs. DLR-Biped, which could use a new name, is a four-foot-eight walking research platform that was developed in less than a year.
The eyes may be the window to the soul. But what do you see when you look into robotic eyes so real that it’s almost impossible to tell they are just empty, mechanical vessels?
Meet 10 of the most advanced human-assist 'bots from around the world
First dolphins caught on. Now underwater robots are using iPads to communicate, thanks to a new system designed at York University in Toronto.
And after 50 or so tries (and some kinesthetic training), he does
While it looks more like a toaster with legs than Usain Bolt, Cornell University’s Ranger robot has set some track records all the same. On July 6, Ranger set a world record for untethered robotic walking, traveling 14.3 miles in only 11 hours.
Walking, self-contained, adult-size robots are commonplace in robotics labs in Japan and South Korea, but there’s only one made here. Why are we falling behind?
South Korea has deployed sentry robots capable of detecting and killing intruders along the heavily-fortified border with North Korea, officials said on Tuesday.
Pentagon research scientists have taken a first step towards "Transformers"-style shape-shifting cars and aircraft, with a robot that can fold itself like origami into different forms.
In Japan, a short cryptic statement made a startling announcement about a somewhat different vision of the future — a goal to make available commercial mind-reading devices and personal assistant bots within the next 10 years.
Spain on Wednesday handed back to the United States a robot which last week completed the first underwater crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to help monitor climate change by tracking temperatures.
Unlike the mechanical sensors currently used to regulate robotic touching, the Belgian researchers used optical sensors to measure the feedback. Under the robot skin, they created a web of optical beams. Even the faintest break in those beams registe
The dystopia planned for our future.
Aerospace engineers have designed a hovering craft that mimics the spiraling pattern made by maple tree seeds. Called RoboSeed NAV (nano air vehicle), the craft has a maximum dimension of less than 4 inches, making it the world's smallest controllabl
Nice list. Quite informative...
Ray Kurzweil's concept of the Singularity rests on two axioms: that computers will become more intelligent than humans, and that humans and computers will merge, allowing us access to that increased thinking power. So it only makes sense to begin the
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In an experiment, 10 robots with
downward-facing sensors competed for "food" - a light-colored ring on
the floor. At the other end of the space, a darker ring - "poison" -
was placed. The robots earned points for how much time they spent near
food as opposed to poison.
Cool video! Ishikawa Komuro Lab's high-speed robot hand performing impressive acts of dexterity and skillful manipulation. [For more information, see Hizook.com.]
Toyota humanoid robot running
Leading researchers warned that mankind might lose control over computer-based systems that carry out a growing share of society’s workload, from waging war to chatting on the phone, and have already reached a level of indestructibility comparable with a cockroach.