Robots Archive
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.
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
28 April 2011, 07:21 PM ET
The rolling droid could perform search-and-rescue functions after natural disasters.
26 April 2011, 03:36 PM ET
Researchers are getting better at synthesizing the nuances of the human voice.
05 April 2011, 11:22 AM ET
A team of autonomous underwater robots was crucial in locating debris from the long-sought Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic almost two years ago.
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.
17 March 2011, 08:09 PM ET
The first demonstration of a nanomachine that can take directions.
17 March 2011, 12:19 PM ET
Robots are being programmed to gain a person's attention.
15 March 2011, 01:39 PM ET
Mechanical flying insects can soon be made using printers.
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.
14 March 2011, 01:57 PM ET
Automated pharmacy dispensary could cut down on errors and free up doctors and nurses.
10 March 2011, 02:15 PM ET
Don't expect cuddly, squishy E.T.s to come calling someday; instead, picture robots descending from the sky.
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