Robots Archive
13 December 2013, 11:27 AM ET
Young children with autism have a tough time making social connections, but because they often have an affinity for technology, psychologists using a robot can help these children understand concepts like imitation.
06 December 2013, 01:56 PM ET
How animals move in complex environments is a big question with relevance to several fields including robotics.
21 November 2013, 04:16 PM ET
While this might read like a scenario from a George Orwell novel, it is actually a reasonable step into the not-so-distant future of the next generation of robots.
07 November 2013, 08:48 PM ET
A device that mimics the squeezing action of the human heart has been used to pump urine into a microbial fuel cell, which could power robots that convert the waste into electricity.
06 November 2013, 03:55 PM ET
Virtual monkey avatar shown from a 3rd person perspective as the movements of the two arms are decoded in real-time from the brain of a rhesus monkey. The monkey sees the arms and 3D objects from a 1st person perspective.
06 November 2013, 02:10 PM ET
A group of researchers at Cornell University teaching a robot how to properly and safely handle a variety of objects, from sharp knives to egg cartons, based on human feedback in a grocery-store scenario.
06 November 2013, 01:53 PM ET
Researchers are training a cashier robot how to safely handle knives, tomatoes, egg cartons and other common items in a grocery store checkout.
05 November 2013, 11:52 AM ET
Teaching a robot to walk – even poorly – requires huge investment into computational resources. How is it that even the simplest animals are able to achieve far more sophisticated feats of manoeuvrability?
23 October 2013, 07:18 PM ET
What is our relationship to robots and how do our attitudes toward them – whether that’s a pervading fear of the singularity or a fond affection – affect the sort of robots we create?
21 October 2013, 04:08 PM ET
American soldiers may soon be joined on the battlefield by machine gun-toting robots on wheels, according to U.S. Army officials. The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines have already experimented with prototype machines on the battlefield.
16 October 2013, 11:41 AM ET
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has a reputation for working on some of the most cutting-edge, futuristic projects. From humanoid robots to flying armored cars, here are 10 of the coolest DARPA projects.
04 October 2013, 03:21 PM ET
Robot makers at Boston Dynamics have unveiled their latest military-funded creation: a four-legged machine called WildCat that bounds and gallops across the ground in an uncannily animal-like way.
04 October 2013, 02:55 PM ET
Robot-makers at Boston Dynamics are showing off their latest creation: WildCat, a four-legged robot that bounds and gallops at 16 mph.
30 September 2013, 08:58 PM ET
Researchers' new system could study other worlds with a cell phone camera.
21 September 2013, 04:33 PM ET
From boxing bots and 3D-printers to a rendersphere made of 400 LED lights, this year's Maker Faire was filled with innovation. Here are some of the highlights in photos.
18 September 2013, 02:19 PM ET
Modular robots like these Cubelets use individual pieces designed for a specific function like movement, sensors, or lights, that can be pieced together by children, learning simple computational thinking along the way.
23 August 2013, 10:39 AM ET
The GuineIN Tube is a robotic, self-guiding intubation device that correctly identifies which of the two holes in the trachea leads to the lungs (the other leads to the stomach) in a critically important procedure where failure can lead to death.
18 July 2013, 04:02 PM ET
These industrial robots show off their precision and speed at a Beijing manufacturing tradeshow.
02 July 2013, 05:16 PM ET
Cleaning windows and gutters is tough, repetitive, and sometimes dangerous work, which makes it the perfect job for a robot. Even keeping the air fresh throughout your home can be the work of a smart new droid with the cleanest robot technology.
15 June 2013, 10:51 PM ET
Someday soon, robots may appear indistinguishable from humans.
06 June 2013, 05:11 PM ET
Jared Frank and other engineering students at NYU-Poly have created Caesar, a humanoid robot built with off the shelf and 3D printed parts and programmed using open source software with the intent of helping people with limited mobility.
06 June 2013, 04:24 PM ET
The robotic bird is so lifelike it even fools hawks.
31 May 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Researchers are designing tiny particles to act as medicine.
30 May 2013, 01:11 PM ET
The gel absorbs water at room temperature but expels it at higher temperatures.
23 May 2013, 06:04 PM ET
Robots rush in where dolphins fear to tread.
22 May 2013, 07:48 AM ET
In computer simulations, squishy robots evolved to move like animals.
14 May 2013, 11:00 AM ET
A new pressure sensor can detect delicate touch better than human skin.
24 April 2013, 02:47 PM ET
Engineers hope to one day build amphibious robots that can tackle both land and sea.
22 April 2013, 04:07 PM ET
When humans watched video of a robot dinosaur being abused, it elicited the same emotions as seeing a video of humans being abused.
22 April 2013, 01:19 PM ET
Scientists show how a red-eared slider could be steered like a remote-controlled toy car.
17 April 2013, 01:48 PM ET
The new robot learns from its human partner in order to help assemble IKEA furniture
10 April 2013, 11:04 AM ET
Researcher Joseph Bahlman designs a robotic flapper inspired by bats.
05 April 2013, 03:20 PM ET
Even white-collar professionals are being replaced by machines.
10 March 2013, 04:05 PM ET
The robot can make a drink in less than 10 seconds, creators say.
06 March 2013, 12:35 PM ET
This robot is being developed for for the Army Research Laboratory's RCTA program.
04 March 2013, 02:40 PM ET
Recent research indicates some prey may inhibit attacks by signaling predators.