Robots Archive
06 March 2015, 04:06 PM ET
This summer, 25 robots from around the world will go head to head in a competition to test how machines could one day provide assistance after natural or man-made disasters.
04 March 2015, 09:31 PM ET
Virginia Tech developed Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot (THOR-OP) and Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (DARwIn) have similarities to the robot from the new film "Chappie." UCLA Labs robotic expert Dr. Dennis Hong explains.
27 February 2015, 07:03 AM ET
In the future, you might be able to talk to computers and robots the same way you talk to your friends.
10 February 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its newest animal-inspired bot. Meet Spot — a four-legged robotic dog that can climb stairs, trot over rough terrain and even recover from a well-placed kick to the ribs.
06 February 2015, 06:16 AM ET
Hose-wielding humanoid robots could one day keep Navy firefighters out of harm's way.
05 February 2015, 02:16 PM ET
What if you could check into a hotel, have your luggage carried to your room and order a coffee — all with help from a team of robots?
28 January 2015, 10:45 PM ET
The reports of a robot uprising have been greatly exaggerated.
27 January 2015, 03:40 PM ET
What do you call a robot that can drive a car, break down walls and scale buildings? Hint: It's not "the Terminator."
22 January 2015, 02:48 PM ET
She's your personal assistant, your photographer, your butler and your home security guard — and she's a robot.
21 January 2015, 02:15 PM ET
A new software program combines your schedule and preferences with the best route to get you where you need to go.
19 December 2014, 05:03 PM ET
From humanoid robots to machine guns, here are five da Vinci inventions that were truly before their time.
12 December 2014, 06:18 AM ET
A new interactive exhibit in New York City teaches kids and adults alike about the mathematical order of the natural world in an unconventional way: with dozens of swarming robots.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
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.
10 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Tiny electrically activated "muscles" could one day give rise to microscopic robots that are smaller than a grain of sand, researchers say.
06 November 2014, 11:35 AM ET
Sometimes people report they can feel a strange presence around them, a ghost. Now scientists create the eerie sensation in the lab using a robot.
05 November 2014, 07:43 AM ET
With no brains to peer into, researchers have to work hard to dissect a bot's point of view.
27 October 2014, 02:53 PM ET
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.
17 October 2014, 07:11 AM ET
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.
09 October 2014, 03:10 PM ET
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.
09 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The science of biorobotics is informing the design of new robots.
09 October 2014, 07:55 AM ET
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?
07 October 2014, 02:06 PM ET
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.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
A warning to all smugglers: A new underwater robot could be used to sniff out contraband — including weapons and drugs — hidden aboard ships.
30 September 2014, 02:16 PM ET
A new toolkit could help veteran and beginner roboticists design, create and assemble a variety of soft-bodied bots.
29 September 2014, 01:58 PM ET
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.
29 September 2014, 01:43 PM ET
The octopus is inspiring all kinds of technologies, from grasping tentacles and camouflage material to robotic arms and suction cups. Here’s a look at the sophisticated tech that this sea creature has helped unleash in recent years.
20 September 2014, 04:12 PM ET
World Maker Faire is an annual festival that celebrates science, technology and innovation. The event features hands-on workshops, panel discussions and special exhibits. Here are some photos from the 2014 World Maker Faire in New York City.
15 September 2014, 03:40 PM ET
MIT's new robotic cheetah isn't as speedy as its wild counterpart, but it is stealthy and surprisingly agile.
15 September 2014, 10:15 AM ET
MIT researchers have assembled a robotic feline that weighs about the same as its real-life counterpart. It reached its current top speed during indoor track experiments.
25 August 2014, 06:39 PM ET
Decades of research and speculative fiction have led to today's computerized assistants such as Apple's Siri.
22 August 2014, 01:44 PM ET
This new generation walking stick combines the benefits of a whitestick with the guidance of a seeing-eye dog without the need for long, expensive trainings or the necessary clean up.
20 August 2014, 11:49 AM ET
With the goal of one day making tiny living drones, a team of engineers created a cyborg moth and watched it spin inside an "insect disco" full of flashing lights.
14 August 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Like an army of miniature robots with a highly effective drill sergeant, 1,024 coin-size machines can race into meticulous formation to create three-dimensional shapes.
14 August 2014, 02:07 PM ET
"Kilobots" are tiny robots that self-assemble into target shapes.
14 August 2014, 07:47 AM ET
A futuristic-looking robot suit that has its own "limbs" may help paralyzed patients walk again. The exosuit was originally developed in Japan, but has now been tested on paralyzed patients in Germany.
10 August 2014, 02:36 AM ET
Transformers, hallucinations and fake orgasms are just the start; check out the coolest stories in Science this week.