This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will test an innovative wearable joystick that may someday allow humans to remotely control robots on other worlds.
Why are some of the world's largest corporations investing in advanced robotic technologies? Is this a natural drive toward a technological future, or is there more to the movement? Artificial intelligence recently received a major boost from a trio
The time is soon approaching when you will show up for class, and instead of a human behind a desk, your professor will be a robot.
Twenty-three bizarre looking vehicles line up at the gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: thereÕs nobody behind the wheel.
Jeopardy! had Watson and chess had Deep Blue, so it was time for ping-pong to face a formidable opponent in technological form.
Google doesn’t want the U.S. military’s money.
Autonomous vehicles will save thousands of lives. But what about the ones they take?
We're currently living in an age of technology where artificial intelligence is being born. As AI becomes more mainstream, we’ll have it doing everything for us, from recognizing objects in our environment, to making video games, to running our homes
You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.
A new XPrize for artificial intelligence takes center stage
Robots are already all around us, shipping our goods, mowing our lawns, and spying on us from above the clouds. Despite that fact, we derive a certain sense of security in knowing that somewhere, humans are still in control. But in the near future, t
For those not in the know, there's a whole community out there based solving Rubik's Cubes as fast as possible. Entire competitions are set up to see who can solve a cube fastest. Currently, the fastest any humans has solved a cube in is 5.55 seconds
In short: robotics world domination
Say what you will about the sci-fi oddity that was A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but Spielberg's robot-centric vision of the future just took a pole-dancing, hip-grinding step toward reality. At this year's CeBIT expo in Hannover, Germany a trio of r
Economists are warning about the coming robot job-apocalypse. But where's the data?
Running away to sea has been a dream of escape for centuries, but unless you plan to be a tap dancer on a cruise ship, that door may be closing.
In 2012, Jason Barnes lost the lower part of his right arm after being electrocuted.
High-tech robots called PackBots will be unleashed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to help boost security and examine suspicious objects.
At the University of Texas at Dallas, there's a professor by the name of Ray Baughman. He's a man obsessed with outlandishly strong muscle — just not the human kind. Back in 2011, he used carbon nanotubes to create an artificial muscle capable of rot
World’s leading futurologist predicts computers will soon be able to flirt, learn from experience and even make jokes
Ray Kurzweil popularised the Teminator-like moment he called the 'singularity', when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest – on behalf of the tech behemoth
NASA has set up a "rapid response system" to pick the best candidates for its ambitious asteroid-capture mission.
How do you manage a sky full of humans and robots? A new DARPA initiative aims to find out.
3D Systems, in collaboration with Ekso Bionics, has created a 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton that has restored the ability to walk in a woman paralyzed from the waist down.
Say hello to two-step verification and more.
The human race has a growing history of pitting its best and brightest against mechanized challengers.
Harvard researchers have developed robots that work like termites to build complex, three-dimensional structures, without depending on a boss.
Aside from being loud, dirty, and stinky, and requiring you to remember to keep the gas can full, pushing a lawnmower isn’t a very desirable activity (unless you’re charging the neighbors to cut their grass), but one which is necessary if you live in
Nothing beats a movie recommendation from a friend who knows your tastes. At least not yet. Netflix wants to change that, aiming to build an online recommendation engine that outperforms even your closest friends.
On Tuesday the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), released concept images for its plan to design flying drones for the U.S. military that can “transform”.