Robots Archive
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.
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.
09 June 2011, 01:04 PM ET
Sexting with a robot doesn't make cheating any less dirty.
06 June 2011, 10:04 AM ET
The Precision Urban Hopper robot, designed for urban combat situations, can hop 25 feet to clear fences and other object.
03 June 2011, 08:45 PM ET
A robot has learned to associate likes and dislikes with a particular color in its environment.
03 June 2011, 04:22 PM ET
The Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST is building artificial brains to be used in robotics
06 May 2011, 02:25 PM ET
Researchers have designed a robotic snake capable of uniquely traversing its environment
24 March 2011, 04:04 PM ET
Paul Werbos uses mathematics to tackle the big questions of human intelligence, the beginning of the universe, and sustainable energy.
14 March 2011, 04:02 PM ET
Who do you call if you need a little help with some of life’s more complicated tasks like performing surgery, or even diffusing a bomb? The people at Barrett Technology are always glad to lend a hand, or an arm, or both, as long as they’re robotic.
04 March 2011, 03:31 PM ET
Researchers are exploring ways to make robots more “rescue friendly,” using new technologies and research about how humans interact with robots.
04 March 2011, 02:51 PM ET
Researchers are exploring ways to make robots more "rescue friendly," using new technologies and research about how humans interact with robots.
24 February 2011, 02:13 PM ET
Could help schools steer clear of chemical spills and turbines
25 January 2011, 05:19 AM ET
Robots that evolved from crawling babies into upright adults could help pave the way for better bots.
22 December 2010, 06:48 AM ET
Research into how an electric fish squirts jets of water from its body could lead to exceptionally agile underwater robots
21 December 2010, 10:19 AM ET
Howie Choset, a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is designing a robot that not only understands how to chart its path through any type of terrain, but has many degrees of freedom for motion.
17 December 2010, 01:59 AM ET
Jonathan Santiago describes his experience working with GreenFab and teaching advanced technical concepts to students in the Bronx.
14 December 2010, 10:29 AM ET
researchers used robots to add this missing sensory input, and they’ve found it allows monkeys move a cursor across a screen more quickly and accurately.
08 December 2010, 04:19 AM ET
Experts and the public don't see eye to eye when it comes to defining cyborgs.
24 November 2010, 07:22 AM ET
A new ribbed robotic arm bends like an elephant's trunk
21 November 2010, 04:31 AM ET
Researchers investigate how hummingbirds fly in gusty winds.
18 November 2010, 10:00 AM ET
Mavizon Technologies, maker of the AutoBot car system, was founded on a Hail Mary.
10 November 2010, 04:46 AM ET
A robot that can bust a move? Watch her in action.
09 November 2010, 12:04 PM ET
Beetles clean their feet when things get slippery.
08 November 2010, 04:17 AM ET
A team of UC-Berkeley researchers has programmed a robot to do something brand new - fold towels! They've overcome a major challenge in robotics, which is programming robots to manipulate flexible objects that change shape.