Robots are machines built to perform complex tasks that may be too difficult, unsafe or just too tedious for humans.
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Boston Dynamics has released footage showing how its flagship Atlas humanoid robot would cope in a factory environment as it lifts heavy struts and puts them into a flow cart.
In a new video, 1X's EVE robots work together in silence in a test environment, performing actions such as sorting mail, handling objects and tidying up a child's toys.
Most robots are preprogrammed to perform specific functions, but Figure's humanoid Figure 01 machine — that learns by watching and corrects its own mistakes — might upend the field.
Tesla's Optimus Gen-2 has come a long way since the firm's first Bumble-C machine in 2022 and can manipulate delicate objects with its fingers.
Tiny biological robots can move on their own, assemble into 'superbots' and encourage nerve cells regrow.
The hand was printed using a technique called slow-curing, which gives plastics more time to set and makes them more durable.
A spider-inspired robot called mCLARI weighs less than a gram and could one day be deployed to aid first responders following a natural disaster or help out in surgery.
In a new study, participants became convinced that a human-like robot had achieved self-awareness. But in reality, it was being controlled by researchers.
Engineers have designed a mini robot crab that can be made to walk sideways using lasers. The tiny eight-legged critter is the world's smallest remote-controlled robot.
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