Robots Archive
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.
24 July 2012, 05:21 PM ET
Factory robots, nanotechnology and 3D printers can revive U.S. manufacturing, but may not bring back human jobs.
23 July 2012, 06:02 PM ET
Iranian-made drones have appeared at a Syrian airfield in commercial satellite images.
23 July 2012, 04:17 PM ET
An ordinary trashcan uses video game technology to become a trash-catching robot.
20 July 2012, 05:38 PM ET
The U.S. spy intelligence agency is funding small, stealthy spy drones that can hover quietly in midair.
20 July 2012, 04:39 PM ET
Homeland Security needs to take responsibility for the security risks of drones in the U.S., Congress said.
19 July 2012, 01:35 PM ET
A robot arm with a sensitive side can feel the comfort level of new cars.
11 July 2012, 06:51 PM ET
A robot can look happy or sad, but humans will likely still find its rigid expressions creepy.
09 July 2012, 03:37 PM ET
A tiny drone that whirls around like a helicopter can take video anywhere in a 360-degree view.
06 July 2012, 05:48 PM ET
A new drone census allows U.S. citizens to find out which government entities are using flying robots.
06 July 2012, 02:50 PM ET
The first biologically accurate robot legs may show why clumsy human babies can still walk on treadmills.
05 July 2012, 05:33 PM ET
A robotic android can do dirty, dangerous jobs better than experienced human technicians in half the time.
05 July 2012, 02:52 PM ET
Humans can control a small fighting robot using boxing motions captured by motion-sensing technology.
02 July 2012, 03:26 PM ET
A rival GPS technology can work indoors, underground or anywhere by using TV, cell phone and radio signals.
02 July 2012, 11:18 AM ET
Homegrown drones failed to win $100,000 in a U.S. military competition, but their failure is still a small success for taxpayers
29 June 2012, 01:07 PM ET
Robot makers were held for a two-hour interrogation at a London airport on suspicion of possible terrorism.
29 June 2012, 12:45 PM ET
Hacking drones through GPS spoofing also points to problems for GPS-guided aircraft, ships and driverless cars.