Robots Archive
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.
21 August 2009, 06:56 AM ET
Red Rover's laser maps in 3D, while Black Rover's radar peers 6 feet under. Offspring of these wheeled test vehicles will ply the lunar surface, Martian terrain, crusts of planetary moons and perhaps the outer rinds ofdwarf planets.
19 August 2009, 12:36 PM ET
Researcher works to develop new nanomaterials and mentors high school student to science fair win.
14 August 2009, 05:38 AM ET
Robotic mobility and manipulation devices are being crated to assist people with disabilities
25 July 2009, 08:09 AM ET
The HRP-4C female robot hits the runway at the Osaka fashion show.
22 July 2009, 04:56 AM ET
ATMs from Absa bank in South Africa have gone hot with their latest means of fighting thieves.
16 July 2009, 10:08 AM ET
More and more of us will learn from robots in the future, but human teachers will still be the norm, according to a "new science of learning."
14 July 2009, 07:00 AM ET
A hyper-realistic Einstein robot at the University of California, San Diego has learned to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided learning.
14 July 2009, 06:31 AM ET
Smile, or else, the machine tells employees.
14 July 2009, 04:42 AM ET
Scientists can already control the flight of real moths using implanted devices.
11 July 2009, 07:55 AM ET
A palm-sized "robo-bat" with shape memory alloy is designed for surveillance.
10 July 2009, 09:08 AM ET
An Albert Einstein robot look-alike learned to make facial expressions.
09 July 2009, 06:37 AM ET
Artificial muscles driving the robots or prosthetic limbs of the future might be powered by the kind of alcohol that can make people blind.
06 July 2009, 08:16 AM ET
Robots designed, built and run by Middle School and High School students compete underwater. Event hosted by the Stevens Institute of Technology, well known for its ocean-engineering programs.
06 July 2009, 07:19 AM ET
Middle and high school students pit their remote-controlled underwater LEGO vehicles against one another at the Build IT Challenge.
23 June 2009, 11:00 AM ET
Researchers hope that modular robots might one day decide when and where to transform.
13 June 2009, 07:26 AM ET
Psikharpax has working whiskers, cameras for eyes, microphone ears and a set of tiny wheels.
21 May 2009, 06:19 AM ET
'Terminator' evokes fear, but real-world robots also inspire affection from human soldiers.
20 May 2009, 06:23 AM ET
The "Terminator" movies uncover fears about uncannily human robots.
24 April 2009, 09:21 AM ET
This 40ft tall, 58,000lb robo-cop crushed and scorched poor hapless automobiles at car shows and air shows for 10 years. Inventor Doug Malewicki piloted it from inside beast's head; a true mega-mecha dispensing pure, mindless, energy-wasting fun!
20 April 2009, 02:18 PM ET
Robots can do amazing things, as this list shows.
08 April 2009, 05:47 AM ET
Robotically Human: It's Us, Only Better...