Robotics

Exclusive: New Photos of the Chainsaw-Equipped Mech That's Challenging Japan to a Giant Robot Fight

This isn't a movie. This isn't a joke. MegaBots, an American company, challenged the Japanese company Suidobashi to a giant robot...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 August 2017 - 2:20PM

This Incredibly Precise Robot Arm Can Pick Up (Almost) Anything

There are few jobs more obscure than that of a picker--though 'snake milker' and 'iceberg tower' certainly might hold the title....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 3:37PM

Watch This Inflatable 'Soft Robot' Grow Like a Vine and Move Like a Snake

There are a lot of people out there trying to make robots more human-like, but one group of researchers has created a robot that...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:56PM

Watch Salto, the Most Agile Jumping Robot Ever Created

SALTO, which stands for saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles, is a tiny little robot with jumping capabilities that would make...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 07 July 2017 - 2:07PM

Dubai Is Creating an Autonomous Robo-Car Police Force

Are you a fan of Robocop? We have good news! Terrified of the prospect that artificially intelligent robots could lead to our...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 06 July 2017 - 11:28AM

Watch These Tiny, Lightning-Fast Sumo Robots Fight in the Ring

All martial arts--even video games and fights between giant car-crushing robots--are as much about mental acuity as they are physical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 11:33AM

Disney Partners With Hanson Robotics to Produce AI-Driven Children's Toys Based on Disney Characters

Robotics has come a long way in the past few decades, but it hasn't come far enough just yet. The Uncanny Valley still looms large,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:04PM

Video: The Future of Jobs, Ethics, and Security in the Age of AI

We've spoken about the future of robots and humanity previously, mostly in the context of them stealing our jobs or becoming even...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 3:53PM

Watching This Autonomous Multicopter Drone Play Catch Is Awesome

You know, we thought we had lost the capacity to be impressed by weird little quadrocopter-like drones. After seeing a guy skydive off...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 5:04PM

Watch the First Skydive From a Drone

Drones have gone from being novelty remote control helicopters to pieces of dystopian surveillance hardware, but we could never have...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 2:14PM

Japanese Company Reveals Doctor Octopus-Style Robot Arms You Control With Your Feet

Do you know what sucks about being human? Our stupid, boring number of limbs. Hands are really great, so why has evolution limited us...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 12:17PM

DIY Roboticist Makes a Working Robot Exoskeleton Arm for $100

Everyone knows that the best part of the original Iron Man movie was watching Jeff Bridges yell "Tony Stark was able to build this...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:25PM

PatchBOTS Creator Shows You How to Create a Working BB-8 Droid

Last month, we featured a working BB-8 droid created by PatchBOTS, a new YouTube channel focused on creating movie-accurate props and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 4:30PM

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