Robots

Find out everything there is to know about robots and stay updated on the latest robots and inventions with the comprehensive articles and interactive features. Learn more about man's innovative creations as people and scientists continue to invent and interact with robots.
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Weird! Robot 'Emotions' Mirrored by Humans
Einstein android robot mimicry
July 22nd, 2014
Humans will subconsciously mimic the facial expressions of android robots, a new study finds.
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DARPA's Most Challenging Robot Contest Set for June 2015
The CHIMP robot participates in DARPA's robotics challenge.
June 26th, 2014
Next June, the DARPA Robotics Challenge will draw to a close with a $2-million final competition in Southern California.
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Shape-Shifting Robots Could Have 'Melting Muscles'
An photo shows the robot muscle in their hard and soft states.
July 15th, 2014
A new kind of robot muscle — made out of materials that could be found at a craft store — goes soft when heated and hardens when cooled. Researchers say it could be used to make shape-shifting bots for surgery and disaster response.
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World Science Festival: Live Webcast Guide
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May 28th, 2014
Leading scientists, artists and thinkers from around the world will convene here this week for the World Science Festival, and you can watch the talks live in a webcast.
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Muscle Tissue Could Make Robots More Lifelike
June 30th, 2014
A 3D-printed "bio-bot" powered by skeletal muscle tissue could give robots more precise control over its movements.
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Easy-Bake Robots? 3D-Printed Bots Could Self-Assemble When Heated
Self-Assembling Robot
May 30th, 2014
Assembling a future robot could be as simple as heating it up. Two new studies demonstrate how 3D-printed robots could fold into shape and assemble themselves after being exposed to heat.
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World Science Fest Spotlights the Brain, Big Bang & More
engineering, NSF, animal-inspiried robots
May 27th, 2014
Leading scientists, artists and thinkers from around the world will convene here this week for the World Science Festival, a five-day event that celebrates "the beauty and complexity of science."
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