Robotics

Meet the Humans Preparing AI for the Robot Job Revolution

If science fiction has proven anything, it's that humanity is never prepared for the robot uprising. But leaving aside the prospect...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 2:35PM

Artificial Intelligence and 'Westworld': The Future of Robotics at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

Everyone who's watched Westworld is looking forward to a future that looks like this:When in fact, it may look more like this:Today,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 6:28PM

The SVCC Tech Showcase Was Filled With Robots and Supercars

While the main show floor at Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, California is mostly full of science fiction and superheroes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 1:30AM

Top 5 Science Videos From This Week: Bill Nye, Black Holes, and Robots

Let's be honest here: science is always better in video form. Whether it's watching a glowing nuclear reactor or checking out a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 1:43PM

Japan's Autonomous Robot Fighting League Is Both Cute and Terrifying

We all love a good robot fight. But for those who aren't that interested in gigantic, car-crushing robots facing off in an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 11:27AM

This Short Video Shows How Each Robot Replaces Six Human Employees

When sci-fi author Cixin Liu wrote his piece about the robot revolution in the New York Times, one of his predictions was that AI and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 1:45PM

Star Wars Fan Creates His Own Working, Full-Size BB-8 Droid

After Kenny Baker's legendary performance as R2-D2, we were really hoping BB-8 would have a person rolling around in it....

Super User
Friday, 07 April 2017 - 1:57PM

Giant Robot Deathmatch Between America and Japan Is Officially Set for August

If there's one thing that's sorely lacking in our technology-driven modern lives, it's giant robot fights. This is all the more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 06 April 2017 - 12:05PM

Check Out This Awesome TEDx Talk on the Future of Automated Drones

"We live in an extraordinary era. An era where multiple technological revolutions, singular turning points transform our lives....

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 12:25PM

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Takes a Giant Robot Out for a Spin

If Amazon wants to take over the world someday, they're not doing a great job of hiding it. Thanks to their ever-listening Echo...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 20 March 2017 - 9:54PM

Watch NASA's New Origami-Inspired Rover in Action

We would love to see NASA's bipedal robonauts walking around foreign planets and searching for life, but if we're going to be...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 3:59PM

Watch the Outer Places Panel, Live at Columbia University's BRITE Conference

We're at Columbia University's annual BRITE Conference today, and we're hosting a panel!.  Tune into the stream below at 11:05 a.m....

Jacob Harris
Monday, 06 March 2017 - 9:51AM

Boston Dynamics' Awesome New Robot 'Handle' Looks Like a Rolling Supersoldier

Robots are slowly getting better at mimicking the human body and its movements, including grasping fingers, but the goal has always...

Devin Klos
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 3:10PM

London Science Museum Explores 500 Years of Robots

The Science Museum in London is taking a bold step into our future (by looking into the past) with a new exhibit all about robots....

Devin Klos
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 - 7:35PM

The Robot Revolution Is Taking Over the Coffee Industry

Meet Gordon, the cool new barista who's serving up your favorite latte in a sci-fi San Fransisco cafe. Oh yeah, and one more...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 11:56AM

The 'Robot Fear Index' Tracks Society's Panic Over Robots

While the Doomsday Clock is currently ticking at two and a half minutes to midnight, fears are rising over a new type of doomsday...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 27 January 2017 - 9:25PM

Watch This Robot Create Beautiful, Super-Detailed Calligraphy

Whether or not you've learned to write in it, there's something undeniably classy about cursive, or better yet, those thick, Gothic,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 12:43PM

Watch One of the First Real, Working Robotic Dragonflies Fly around a Room

Dragonflies are the Holy Grail for hobby roboticists and drone enthusiasts: there's something magical and elusive about the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 5:31PM

[VIDEO] We're One Step Closer to 'Westworld' With These Awesome Robotic Muscles

We've talked about how very, very close we are to having a real-life Westworld, but we admit that the biggest hurdle is packing...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 3:46PM

We Have (Almost) Everything We Need to Create A Real 'Westworld'

Now that we know Westworld won't return until 2018, we have a lot of time to think about things like Blade Runner and Turing...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 - 1:34PM