Robots Archive
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.
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.