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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Germ-Zapping Robot Could Fight Ebola and Other Deadly Viruses
The robot in action.
November 11th, 2014
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
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Reading Robot Minds with Virtual Reality
The measurable virtual reality system.
November 5th, 2014
With no brains to peer into, researchers have to work hard to dissect a bot's point of view.
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Snake Robots! Slithering Machines Could Aid Search-and-Rescue Efforts
The Carnegie Mellon snake robot.
October 9th, 2014
One snake's ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes made it the perfect subject for a new study aimed at getting robots out of the lab and into the real world.
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'Muscles' Triggered by Electricity Could Power Tiny Robots
Particle Chains
November 10th, 2014
Tiny electrically activated "muscles" could one day give rise to microscopic robots that are smaller than a grain of sand, researchers say.
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'Smart' Robot Could Help Rescue Disaster Victims
The new algorithm distinguishes between human bodies and debris.
October 27th, 2014
A new robotic tool could help rescue workers locate victims of disasters and other emergencies before venturing into collapsed buildings or other potentially dangerous places.
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Underwater Robots Could Sniff Out Smuggled Drugs, Weapons
The submersible robot.
October 2nd, 2014
A warning to all smugglers: A new underwater robot could be used to sniff out contraband — including weapons and drugs — hidden aboard ships.
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Robot Laws: How to Regulate Driverless Cars & Robo-Surgeons
Driverless car accident
October 17th, 2014
If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recently released European Union-funded report seeks to answer.
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R2-D2 Gets Real: 'Star Wars' Droids Already Exist
R2-D2
October 9th, 2014
Even people who aren't diehard fans of the "Star Wars" films will likely remember C-3PO and R2-D2. These sci-fi creations provided a glimpse of how robots could be used in the future, but how close is the world to making its a real R2-D2?
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