Robots Archive
12 April 2012, 10:18 AM ET
The U.S. military wants robots to replace humans in disaster zones, but it's not just looking for humanoid shapes.
10 April 2012, 11:49 AM ET
The U.S. military is looking for a few good humanoid robots to work in the dangerous aftermath of disasters such as Japan's Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
06 April 2012, 12:53 PM ET
The Navy's helicopter drones get smarter about spotting possible pirate boats on the high seas.
06 April 2012, 10:33 AM ET
The robot can walk, has voice recognition, vision and is even able to move its two eyes as well as five fingers independently of each other.
05 April 2012, 05:25 PM ET
DARPA's new Grand Challenge aims for humanoid robots that can drive vehicles, climb ladders and use keys to open locked doors.
05 April 2012, 02:45 PM ET
A future of flying cars may need to follow the path of driverless cars if it's to become a reality.
05 April 2012, 11:03 AM ET
Professor Jonathan Hurst discusses ATRIAS, a two-legged robot whose task is to move as nimbly and fluidly as people do.
04 April 2012, 03:55 PM ET
Mission: create a robot that can move as fluidly as a person.
31 March 2012, 08:24 AM ET
A roachlike RHex, four-wheeled hopping Sand Flea, and a mechanical cheetah may step foot onto the battlefield.
30 March 2012, 09:36 AM ET
The military is investing $250 annually to solve the battlefield problem of sorting through a deluge of data.
26 March 2012, 02:53 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force wants to detect terrorist threats based on a person's body size, shape or motion.
25 March 2012, 09:55 AM ET
The robot is made of shape memory alloys (materials that can remember their original shape), wrapped in carbon nanotubes and coated with platinum.
24 March 2012, 11:03 AM ET
The lizards dig into the sand by using their limbs to make a wave motion.
22 March 2012, 09:09 AM ET
It's three arms provide for a range of motions.
19 March 2012, 10:32 AM ET
The military's new lab can test robots in survival settings ranging from dry deserts to tropical rainforests.
19 March 2012, 08:24 AM ET
In less than a second a sandfish lizard can dig its way into the sand and disappear. It’s slithering moves are inspiring new robotic moves that could one day help search and rescue crews find survivors in piles of rubble left from disasters.
13 March 2012, 03:50 PM ET
Underwater drones have already smashed a Guinness Book World record during the first part of their journey across the Pacific.
07 March 2012, 03:40 PM ET
The Navy's firefighting robot would handle fire hoses and hurl extinguisher grenades like any sailor, but its design could also lead to more lethal missions down the road.
07 March 2012, 11:37 AM ET
A robot balloon crane offers instant seaports anywhere that could revolutionize how 90 percent of the world's goods move from ship to shore.
05 March 2012, 04:28 PM ET
A robotic cheetah can't touch its real-life animal inspiration just yet, but it's getting closer to outrunning even the fastest humans on future battlefields.
05 March 2012, 12:04 PM ET
The smart fur could allow robot pets to gauge their owners’ emotions and respond accordingly.
01 March 2012, 12:00 PM ET
Humans could stave off "Judgment Day" by building a virtual prison that keeps possibly dangerous artificial intelligence trapped.
24 February 2012, 10:59 AM ET
Turns out, robots are creepier than you may have imagined.
13 February 2012, 02:08 PM ET
Robots and virtual companions can already push the emotional buttons of humans, and tomorrow's versions will only get better.
08 February 2012, 11:59 AM ET
A military robot designed to carry heavy loads could follow the spoken commands of soldiers.
18 January 2012, 10:02 AM ET
A dog has shown how it can deploy a snake robot near disaster victims by simply barking.
27 December 2011, 09:50 AM ET
MorpHex starts out looking like a spherical ball and then expands into a sex-legged walking machine.
02 November 2011, 04:36 PM ET
Toyota is developing technology to help elderly and paralyzed patients walk.
28 September 2011, 12:01 PM ET
To resist wear and tear, scientists start making nanobots out of diamond.
23 September 2011, 02:03 PM ET
Researchers have made a robot run like a human, the height of agility for a two-legged machine.
30 June 2011, 03:10 PM ET
Clifford Nass investigates how to make rescue robots more "user-friendly"
30 June 2011, 09:21 AM ET
Clifford Nass investigates how to make rescue robots more “user-friendly.”
28 June 2011, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers are developing a robot language, which follows rules similar to human language, to enable them to communicate with each other and learn about the world around them.
27 June 2011, 08:15 AM ET
Linguist Jeff Heinz and mechanical engineer Bert Tanner are teaching robots about cooperative behavior, by observing how children learn to communicate and how adults learn new languages.
10 June 2011, 11:46 PM ET
Modern archaeologists get robots instead of bullwhips.
10 June 2011, 03:54 PM ET
Much has changed in archaeology since Indy fought Nazis with bullwhip in hand.