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...
06 April 2009, 12:48 PM ET
CB2 was designed to mimic a child of age 1 or 2. And it is creepy looking.
06 April 2009, 05:41 AM ET
Today's kids might not recognize their robot grandchildren as fully human.
06 April 2009, 05:01 AM ET
Who are your children's children? Individuals? Or cells of the super-organism? Or might they be both...?
03 April 2009, 05:48 AM ET
Humans have gone to the moon, but robots have gone just about everywhere else in space.
03 April 2009, 05:01 AM ET
Our robotic offspring will carry us to the stars. But who, actually, will "we" then be?
02 April 2009, 09:48 AM ET
Up 'til now, robots have only been good at generating data for humans to interpret. Aberystwyth University's new Biology Robot Scientist can do both, saving researchers a lot of time and headaches.
01 April 2009, 01:51 PM ET
Too much of life is based on electronic representations of reality.
01 April 2009, 08:56 AM ET
Students design, build and race to complete science tasks using Lego robots during the annual FIRST robotics regional competition at JPL.
01 April 2009, 05:38 AM ET
Science fiction reflects hopes and fears for robots.
01 April 2009, 05:02 AM ET
"Robot" means "forced labor" or "serf," as conceived in 1921 by Czech writers Karl and Josef Capek. But will these servants soon become the masters?
31 March 2009, 11:22 AM ET
A special helmet reads brain activity, and then the arms and legs of Asimo move.
30 March 2009, 09:14 AM ET
You are fast becoming a communicative cog in a vast super-organism. Can you maintain your individuality? Your privacy? Your sanity? [Story]
30 March 2009, 06:07 AM ET
The human-robot convergence draws near.
28 March 2009, 06:55 AM ET
Specially-equipped Roomba robot vacuum cleaner can now sense human emotional states.
27 March 2009, 06:29 AM ET
The coming convergence of human and machine comes up from the bottom (with micro-bots and nano-cytes) and down from the top (with "mecha").
25 March 2009, 07:34 AM ET
Human footsteps are actually a controlled kind of falling. Robot technologists try to be as brave as human toddlers, on the path to building truly mindful Artificial Intelligence. [Story]
25 March 2009, 07:25 AM ET
Robots struggle to balance form versus function in walking.
23 March 2009, 09:39 AM ET
Vote out to name NASA's new Mars Science Laboratory robotic explorer.
23 March 2009, 07:27 AM ET
Step 1: Recognize human feelings. Step 2: Mimic human feelings. Step 3: Feel truly alive...
23 March 2009, 06:12 AM ET
Creating a robot which can truly understand and respond to emotions remains tricky for researchers.
20 March 2009, 08:21 AM ET
Neural messages sent by cyber-circuits may supply artificial vision. Such "cyber-sight" devices will likely shrink to cellular-size. [Story]
20 March 2009, 05:38 AM ET
A one-eyed filmmaker tries to wear a bionic eye camera.
18 March 2009, 06:13 AM ET
Robotic artificial intelligence may arise from perceptual learning.
18 March 2009, 06:05 AM ET
Turns out a brain needs a body to make a mind. Robots must learn how to conceptualize "feelings" by touching, hearing and seeing for themselves. We cannot teach them.
16 March 2009, 11:10 AM ET
They are increasingly made in our image; yet their core technologies are changing us into entities more like them. They will "take care" of us; one way or the other...
16 March 2009, 09:15 AM ET
Experts say that armed robots need not be ethically perfect.
13 March 2009, 12:28 PM ET
Robots have not taken over the world. Yet.
26 February 2009, 03:52 AM ET
Scientists teaching robots to play soccer.
17 February 2009, 06:02 AM ET
A robot for breast exams and breast biopsy is being developed at Duke University.
27 January 2009, 07:19 AM ET
A new prototype surgical robot developed in Britain bores into the brain like a wood wasp.
22 January 2009, 05:33 PM ET
Paul Blart, step aside.