The most advanced roboticists in the world have been preparing for months in preparation for a single competition.
In a robotic twist on American Gladiators, 17 robots and their teams will descend upon Florida this week to see which ones have the greatest superhero potential.
This week, 17 teams and their robot creations will descend on Florida to compete in an ambitious robotics competition.
“The Robotics Challenge aims to foster the development of robots that could someday work alongside humans in the aftermath of disasters or emergencies, according to DARPA officials.” Yeah, Right.
Big Dog, Wild Cat, Cheetah... all names one wouldn't associate with Google (if anything perhaps feline-named Apple operating systems).
BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie.
The sperm's tail acts like a tiny outboard motor inside a metal nanotube; the resulting biobot could be used to deliver drugs and guide sperm to the egg
The space agency shows off its entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Allison Barrie on how 'M-blocks' could be the foundation for an army of self-assembling robots
Robonaut 2 (R2) is having its legs tested on the ground while the rest of the robot is undergoing experimental trial on the ISS.
David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer -- or, he taught a robot to be one for him. In a charming talk Lang, a TED Fellow, shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build open-sourced, low-cost underw
In an out-of-the-way Google office, two life-size humanoid robots hang suspended in a corner.
Meet Atlas, the Pentagon’s 6'2", 330-pound humanitarian robot.
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life.
Look at his little fins!
By now you're probably resigned to the fact that flying robots are among us.
The future doesn't always arrive with a gasp and a boom like Skynet inTerminator. No, sometimes it's more like Office Space.
Quin Etnyre, a 13-year-old tech expert, teaches graduate students at MIT all about Arduino, an open source platform for controlling electronics.
If you think with the release of every new i-device the world is getting closer to thought-controlled smart tech and robotic personal assistants, you might be right.
Social robots are simpler to interact with than humans, can repeat games with infinite patience and record the data for further study. That’s changing the way autistic children learn new skills, say therapists.
Sony's PlayStation 4 is out Friday, but late-night host Jimmy Fallon has already tried out the system.
A stingray's efficient way of moving through the water could help engineers design better underwater robots.
There's a new use for artificial hearts, and it involves a more taboo bodily fluid than blood.
There's a guy out there with a computer embedded in his forearm.
One of the jobs robots are being groomed for is disaster relief.
A new 3D-printed robot called Poppy is helping a team of French researchers study bipedal walking and human-robot interaction.
Young designer Adrian Perez Zapata from Colombia, won this year's competition with his automated home cleaning concept entitled 'Mab'
Robots armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank missiles and even grenade launchers are marching, er, rolling ever closer to the battlefield now that they’ve shown they can actually hit what they’re supposed to.
Roboticist Rich Walker and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man.
When writing a truly grabby headline about robots, you generally have two options.