Robots Archive
11 December 2012, 03:38 PM ET
These tiny, flying 'bots' could one day help with search and rescue, weather mapping.
11 December 2012, 01:00 PM ET
A small robot on the International Space Station could help astronauts on deep-space missions and lonely people on Earth, says one of its creators.
10 December 2012, 11:57 AM ET
The little robot is being teleoperated by a person using Microsoft's Kinect technology.
03 December 2012, 02:00 PM ET
The robot was also designed to turn and look at as it catches the ball.
19 November 2012, 09:27 PM ET
The gripper can jam around an object and hold it tight when a vacuum is applied.
14 November 2012, 10:48 AM ET
Roboticists are developing fish-looking machines to help save fish from manmade underwater perils such as turbine blades. Movement of the robo-fish's tail draws fish towards it.
13 November 2012, 10:24 PM ET
Thermite can be remote controlled from up to 1/4 mile away.
10 November 2012, 12:28 PM ET
The robot was made using a modified $1,800 Kondo KHR-3HV hobby kit with a few modifications.
04 November 2012, 04:49 AM ET
After slicing the cucumber, CIROS puts the knife away.
26 October 2012, 03:16 PM ET
Until recently autonomous drones were used almost exclusively by the military, government, and research institutions, but falling prices and open source hardware are making these hovering robots more accessible than ever.
24 October 2012, 01:12 PM ET
Robots programmed by attendees of World Maker Faire in Queens, NY dance to the viral Korean pop hit 'Gangnam Style'.
28 September 2012, 08:56 PM ET
Assistive robotics help children overcome adverse developmental effects of congenital immobility.
17 September 2012, 06:10 PM ET
A kamikaze drone made by South Korea could target North Korean artillery guns or fast-moving hovercraft.
05 September 2012, 12:34 PM ET
A robot bear will sneakily take your pulse even as it gives you a hug.
05 September 2012, 12:12 PM ET
The laser equipped snake-arm robot is able to cut access holes in metal to get where it needs to go.
31 August 2012, 01:27 PM ET
Maurizio Porfiri designs robots that look and act like fish.
30 August 2012, 03:54 PM ET
Brain signals alone can control a flying quadrotor drone in a Chinese team's demonstration video.
29 August 2012, 01:51 PM ET
The inflatable arm can easily be inflated with an on-board pump and deflated when needed.
28 August 2012, 05:57 PM ET
A wave-gliding robot is roaming the seas in an attempt to improve future storm forecasts.
28 August 2012, 03:36 PM ET
The first drone university is readying for commercial and private pilots in the U.S.
24 August 2012, 06:25 PM ET
A Japanese robot suit creator is part Tony Stark, part Samurai blacksmith.
21 August 2012, 05:17 PM ET
A drone submarine can cheaply and swiftly inspect oil rigs and underwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.
20 August 2012, 12:52 PM ET
A hover vehicle from the 1960s gets redesigned to allow anyone to fly it without pilot training.
20 August 2012, 12:12 PM ET
Aerofex has redesigned hover vehicle technology so that it responds to a pilot's natural sense of balance. [10 Imaginary Worlds]
20 August 2012, 12:53 AM ET
Researchers have developed a robotic hand that can be used to disarm explosive devices.
19 August 2012, 08:53 AM ET
Ancient emperors, Antarctic UFOs, squishy robots and penguin poop top our list of cool science this week. Guess what else we found!
16 August 2012, 02:00 PM ET
Soft robots could squirm through obstacle courses that might prove challenging or impossible for rigid metallic robots.
13 August 2012, 06:38 PM ET
The robot, called Meshworm, is made from wire made from nickel and titanium.
08 August 2012, 01:06 PM ET
The robot can walk, talk and make expressive faces.
07 August 2012, 05:01 PM ET
Artificial grippers inspired by sticky beetle feet could allow robots to walk underwater.
31 July 2012, 04:10 PM ET
A science fiction dream robot piloted by a human can be yours for the price of $1.35 million.
29 July 2012, 02:00 PM ET
The android uses a mockup of the Columbus module.
26 July 2012, 06:36 PM ET
A Japanese robot baby goes through different levels of creepiness based on its appearance.
26 July 2012, 05:30 PM ET
A Tokyo bakery's system can recognize pastries automatically and price them at the cash register.
26 July 2012, 04:08 PM ET
A robot arm mounted on tank treads can install solar panels day and night for an energy-hungry world.
25 July 2012, 03:50 PM ET
A swimming drone shaped like a graceful ray fish could do underwater missions for the U.S. military or scientific surveys.