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.
02 March 2013, 02:08 PM ET
Designed by scientist Tomotaka Takahashi, the robot recently underwent zero gravity tests.
18 February 2013, 09:14 AM ET
Humans are turning toward robots, and away from other people, Sherry Turkle says.
17 February 2013, 10:22 AM ET
The robot also checks the perimeter, reviews IDs and performs at a security checkpoint.
04 February 2013, 11:47 AM ET
A male silkmoth operates a small, two-wheeled robot as he navigates by the scent of a mate.
02 February 2013, 11:38 PM ET
Swat-Bot can pierce vehicles and move them out of the way.
29 January 2013, 11:58 PM ET
The 3D vision enables a robot to be able to differentiate between different shapes and sizes.
04 January 2013, 12:23 PM ET
Researchers are trying to better understand how a virus spreads.
26 December 2012, 12:48 PM ET
Ian Bernstein and Jasen Wang, who both created successful consumer robots, believe simplicity is the key to success.
19 December 2012, 11:00 PM ET
They plan to use this software as a platform for more complex swarm robotics.
13 December 2012, 11:23 AM ET
Are we one step closer to a robot invasion?
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.