Robots Archive
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.
04 March 2013, 02:40 PM ET
Recent research indicates some prey may inhibit attacks by signaling predators.
18 February 2013, 09:14 AM ET
Humans are turning toward robots, and away from other people, Sherry Turkle says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
26 July 2012, 06:36 PM ET
A Japanese robot baby goes through different levels of creepiness based on its appearance.