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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'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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Build-a-Bot Kit Makes Robots Open Source
Soft Robot Toolkit
September 30th, 2014
A new toolkit could help veteran and beginner roboticists design, create and assemble a variety of soft-bodied bots.
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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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Robots 'See' Objects with High-Tech Fingertip Sensor
The GelSight sensor.
October 7th, 2014
Some robots can swim. Others can kick, fetch, jump or fly. But the latest development in the field of robotics lets machines carry out an activity that is somewhat less athletic: plugging in a USB cord.
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Well-Armed Design: 8 Octopus-Inspired Technologies
Wild Octopus
September 29th, 2014
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
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