Robots Archive
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.
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.