Robots Archive
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.
22 January 2010, 11:20 AM 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.
04 January 2010, 02:27 AM ET
Insect-like robots could be useful explorers on Mars or other off-world terrains.
28 December 2009, 06:12 AM ET
Robovie monitors your Grandma's health and even suggests specific dishes to improve health.
01 December 2009, 06:07 AM ET
A new Roboclam developed by scientists can help in deep sea drilling projects.
13 November 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Japan introduced a virtual girlfriend you can actually get physical with.
11 November 2009, 04:21 AM ET
Swarms of soup-can-sized robots will soon plunge into the ocean seeking data on poorly understood phenomena from currents to biology.
10 November 2009, 08:10 AM ET
Robots will be employed to help scientists probe changes in the ocean.
23 October 2009, 11:33 AM ET
Robots with whiskers like a rat can detect and then project 3D virtual images of objects on to a computer screen. Scientists say robotic rovers, like the ones on Mars, might contain a set of whiskers to help them navigate the terrain around them.
17 October 2009, 05:10 AM ET
Snackbot is an autonomous mobile robot whose mission is to bring tasty treats.
15 October 2009, 04:15 PM ET
This is not your father's pogo stick. Hang on.
13 October 2009, 08:07 AM ET
A new barnacle-scraping robot may be a welcome addition to a ship's crew.
13 October 2009, 06:04 AM ET
The robotic hull bio-mimetic underwater grooming, or Hull BUG, would strip barnacles from ship hulls so the ships use less fuel.
25 September 2009, 07:47 AM ET
Autonomous robot finds and responds to chemical spills, potentially saving human lives.
21 September 2009, 02:32 PM ET
Precision Urban Hopper robots, designed for urban warfare, can jump onto or over obstacles more than 25 feet.
21 September 2009, 10:26 AM ET
The Precision Urban Hopper robot, designed for urban combat situations, can hop 25 feet to clear fences and other object.
16 September 2009, 03:51 PM ET
Morality is no longer the exclusive realm of human philosophers. Now what?
04 September 2009, 07:15 AM ET
College students build underwater robots designed to save mock submarines.
26 August 2009, 06:22 AM ET
Robotic fish that swim like the real thing created to patrol waterways.
24 August 2009, 06:48 AM ET
Researchers let robots evolve in a lab, and they learn to deceive. Should we worry?
21 August 2009, 10:50 AM ET
A robotic feline may soon be a popular companion for seniors.