Robots Archive
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.
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.