In recent years, the Navy’s Fire Scout robotic helicopters have racked up quite a resume: Drug busts off the coast of Latin America, counter-piracy missions off the shores of Africa and even covert surveillance in the skies above Afghanistan.
In as little as five years, gesture-based computing could become the norm in the workplace, Forrester analyst Frank Gillett told Business Insider.
Robot nannies could diminish child care worries for parents of young children.
Over at BBC, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has examined what he’s calling the world’s first anthropomimetic robot--a robot that mimics in extremely high anatomical detail the movements and construction of the human body.
Would-be sushi moguls take note: Suzumo has a line of sushi robots that might fulfill your 24-7 maki-making fantasies. The Japanese company is displaying its machines at the World Food and Beverage Great Expo 2012 in Tokyo this week.
A US military agency is to announce Grand Challenge for a new generation of humanoid robots to add it to the country’s military arsenal.
Wednesday morning, there was a violent sell-off in stocks that seemed to start exactly at 10:00 AM. This had some New York Stock Exchange floor traders scratching their heads.
New plastic scaffolds attached to prosthetic devices could enable nerves to feel and control artificial limbs, using electrical signals to bring back real sensations.
A technique inspired by pop-up books could enable quicker production of tiny robots and other electrical devices, according to Harvard engineers.
Our favorite grippy robot fist, the balloon filled with coffee grounds, has graduated from grabbing to throwing.
Shooting down gov't drones is one thing,...but if they're private,...FIRE AWAY!!!
iRobot's Warrior is strong enough to tow a car and dexterous enough to open its trunk using the handle.
The Navy is hoping to one day run a huge chunk of its fleet on biofuels. So the Navy’s advanced researchers are turning to a tiny robotic helicopter to help them figure out which crop they might be able to convert into their fuel of the future.
Manned surveillance missions are critical to obtaining useful intelligence. But sending a soldier into sensitive areas can often be too dangerous
The South Korean Ministry of Justice is hiring, but they’re not looking for human help at the moment: they want robo-cops.
You have to hand it to the Japanese; Last March’s Tohoku earthquake and associated tsunami wasn’t the first natural (or unnatural, for that matter) disaster to befall the island nation, but as just as before the country isn’t simply rebuilding.
The twin Grail probes arrived at the moon on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and are preparing to study our only natural satellite's past.
For animals and animal-inspired machines, launching into flight takes lots of energy. Some animals have evolved to achieve air not by accelerating and lifting off, but by jumping and then using their wings or flaps of skin to glide
Japanese firm Kawada Industries is on the leading edge of a growing industry that threatens to become a major disruptive force in the coming years: automated labor.
Pakistan is still blockading NATO war supplies passing through the port of Karachi in response to last month’s killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers by an alliance air strike.
Spiderbot, Spiderbot, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size..... Osaka University Limb Mechanism Robot
As Moore predicted, computers continue to become exponentially faster, while their components have become much cheaper. William Nordhaus, an economist at Yale University, examined 100s of devices—from the first computer to the Apple II to modern PCs—
At a “micro-aviary” at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, researchers are testing models based on critters as small as hummingbirds and dragonflies. Using motion capture sensors, they’re are able to track vehicles’ movements within a tenth of
Toyota unveiled its ambitions for high-tech health care Tuesday, displaying experimental robots that the auto giant says can lift disabled patients from their hospital beds or help them walk.
Coming to a SciFi movie near you. The cool water demo starts at 35 secs.
DARPA's robotic arm is legendary. It's the result of years of work and a whopping $100 million, but it just might be worth it: This arm mimics the natural motion of the arm, elbow, wrist, and hand with 27 different movements
At AUVSI’s (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) massive robot conference in D.C. this week there is no shortage of robots designed to seek out--and in some cases destroy--human targets.
Willow Garage’s PR2 has provided a unique, open source robotics platform to all kinds of labs and institutions that otherwise wouldn’t have access to a complex robotics system--but not to that many.
Google's self-driving cars have apparently had their first fender-bender — and it was a person's fault, the company says.
The factory bots will reduce labor costs and improve efficiencies, the company’s founder, Terry Gou, told the Xinhua news agency. And they will be unable to take their own lives.