Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis went on The Daily Show in 2011 and told Jon Stewart that he would develop a robotic body suit that would allow paralyzed people to walk again simply by thinking about it — and he’d do it in just 3 or 4 years.
Robot iCub uses an artificial neural network to understand new sentences.
Here at Wired we don’t fear losing our jobs to robots – in fact, we advocate for it.
Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the US learns to control a monkey avatar, and then a robot arm...
If any job seems tailor-made for robots instead of people, it’s pulling products off warehouse shelves to fill online orders
A new teacher's kit designed to make it easy and affordable (relatively speaking) to bring robots to school.
I am not a natural team player: I hate to have to rely on other people performing well but, equally, I am devastated if I fear I have let them down. That makes working with me a tough brief for my latest teammate, Abbie, a bright orange, industrial r
Hybrid materials made of cardiac cells and carbon nanotubes might patch damaged hearts and provide muscle for robots made of living tissues.
NASA reports the Curiosity rover has successfully drilled a hole, 0.63 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep into a sample of sedimentary bedrock.
Think of how much you love your smartphone. Now think of how much you love your pet. What if the two were the same?
Will a robot take your job? We have entered a period in human history when technology is advancing at an exponential rate.
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, a dozen roses may look like a lackluster gift for the robot-lover in your life after seeing what Lingxiang Xiang built to woo his girlfriend — a Raspberry Pi-powered, voice-controlled R2-D2.
Because you've always wanted to see your doctor through an iPad.
The Phoenix program is building a robot that can repurpose dead satellites into new ones in space.
To build and supply a lunar base, astronauts will need heavy-duty space trucks for transporting gear.
Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to harvest their contents.
The technologist speaks about an ambitious plan to build a powerful artificial intelligence.
The Navy's 'Upward Falling Payloads' could hide in the ocean depths until needed, then launch to quickly create a distributed presence across a maritime region.
Based on the biology of the cockroach, VELOCIRoACH is the fastest robot of its size in the world.
A project spanning robotics, computer science, developmental psychology, and machine learning aims to figure out how one-year-olds learn to interact with the world.
Imagine that 7 out of 10 working Americans got fired tomorrow. What would they all do?
It's Friday, so let's indulge in some completely nerdulent head-banging.
Meet Roboy, “one of the most advanced humanoid robots,” say researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich.
General Motors reprograms robots to put a toy car in a wrapped box. Unionize, elves, before it's too late!
A four-legged U.S. military robot carrying 400 pounds of equipment has shown how it can play "follow the leader" in a manner similar to a trained mule or horse.
Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann want you to make architecture with robot arms.
Given their impressive flight capabilities, it’s not surprising to see researchers turning to the world of flying insects for inspiration when developing new kinds of micro UAVs.
Jasen Wang once bought a home robotics kit.
Earth’s poles are the wheeling grounds for two polar rovers: solar-powered Cool Robot and its younger cousin Yeti.