25 October 2010, 09:24 AM ET
A seemingly simple task for humans—picking up objects of various shapes —can be quite complex for robots. A new shape-shifting technology could soon change that.
15 October 2010, 11:46 AM ET
Researchers in Japan are fashioning a singing, dancing fembot that they hope will perform in pop music concerts someday.
14 October 2010, 04:01 AM ET
A robot is testing just how much pain machine-on-man violence causes.
13 September 2010, 10:49 AM ET
Imagine a robot deceiving its enemies by hiding so it won't get caught.
13 September 2010, 09:33 AM ET
A new type of artificial skin with a sense of touch that rivals the human variety could lead to next-generation robotic and prosthetic devices.
02 September 2010, 07:45 AM ET
Shapeshifting edges could allow a new type of robot plane to be flown into storms to aid in search-and-rescue missions at sea.
27 August 2010, 06:49 AM ET
Advanced mine safety technology with special sensors could have helped save victims of the Chile mine disaster.
27 August 2010, 06:35 AM ET
Sensor-laden planes called "Hurricane Hunters" pierce and prod hurricanes in the Gulf Coast.
25 August 2010, 11:39 AM ET
Researchers at MIT have created a fleet of robots that can cruise the ocean and clean up surface oil slicks.
23 August 2010, 09:22 AM ET
A chemical detector made from egg cells of the African clawed frog could give robots a new sense of smell.
13 August 2010, 08:27 AM ET
A specialized robot will penetrate deeper into the Great Pyramid of Giza than ever before.
09 August 2010, 09:16 AM ET
Researchers have now created a micro-camera that could allow agile micro-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the ability to see the world as bees do.
05 August 2010, 09:45 AM ET
A new robot moves efficiently like human rock climbers or apes swinging through trees.
26 July 2010, 06:29 AM ET
Visit Dennis Hong's lab and you'll see robots climbing walls, negotiating bumpy uneven terrain, even typing a letter. Robots are being developed to perform a wide variety of tasks and to eventually be able to move and think on their own.
22 July 2010, 06:02 AM ET
As hawkmoth caterpillars crawl, their guts slide forward before the rest of the body.
20 July 2010, 06:50 AM ET
Cornell University’s Ranger robot has set a world record for untethered robotic walking.
07 July 2010, 10:25 AM ET
Skin that feels would make robots more effective … in many ways.
30 June 2010, 12:10 PM ET
Analyzing how three-legged dogs run could help inventors design and develop robots that can adapt to injuries.
21 June 2010, 09:22 AM ET
Researchers have created robots that seek each other out and then link up, Voltron-style, to form a larger flying machine.
18 June 2010, 04:24 AM ET
New "glider" robots use water power to zigzag through the ocean.
15 June 2010, 04:50 AM ET
A number of weapons and weapons systems now on active duty or in the prototype stage seem to have been ripped straight out of the overwrought imagination of a sci-fi writer.
07 June 2010, 10:08 AM ET
Engineer John Schmitt is trying to develop legged robots that can easily run over the roughest surfaces. He uses cockroaches and other animals as models for the robot design.
01 June 2010, 09:24 AM ET
The same video technology the NFL uses for instant replay could soon help monitor battlefields in Afghanistan.
28 May 2010, 09:19 AM ET
It's likely one day there will be robots crawling around that look a lot like caterpillars! Barry Trimmer is researching the neuromechanics of caterpillars, which involves observing how caterpillars crawl on very high tech force beam systems.
18 May 2010, 08:03 AM ET
If robots are ever to handle "edgier" tasks, people will need to feel safe around domestic machines wielding sharp tools.
14 May 2010, 06:20 AM ET
Boeing’s sleek fighter-size Phantom Ray stealth jet will make its first flight by year’s end.
07 April 2010, 11:59 AM ET
Robotic car steering is modeled on how real people actually see the road.
07 April 2010, 08:08 AM ET
Robot subs with sensory systems inspired by blind cave fish could help make the droids more autonomous.
06 April 2010, 07:58 AM ET
SOLO-TREC is undersea robot powered entirely by the natural temperature differences found in varying depths of the ocean.
30 March 2010, 01:49 PM ET
Historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta competes strongly in RoboCup, the Olympics of robotics and artificial intelligence.
28 March 2010, 05:23 AM ET
The seventh annual RoboGames competition runs from April 23 to 25 at California's San Mateo County Expo Center.
18 March 2010, 09:50 AM ET
The military has embarked on a new project to develop a "smart camera" that would help robots understand the world around them.
17 February 2010, 05:45 AM ET
A new remote-controlled robot available this fall will likely be the first of many programmable toys aimed at children.
08 February 2010, 10:46 AM ET
Tech ads have been a staple of Super Bowl Sunday since nearly the beginning, and yesterday's game was no exception.
29 January 2010, 05:36 AM ET
A new six-legged robot walks like a spider.
23 January 2010, 12:30 PM ET
Meet Boss - the car that can drive itself! It has 18 sensors, including a three dimensional laser and onboard computers that connect to GPS and mapping software. When it comes to knowing the rules of the road, Boss rarely makes a mistake.