Robotics

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

Watch Pepper the Robot Learn to Play the Ball-and-Cup Game

Pepper the robot has been in the news in the past for a few remarkable achievements, such as guessing the mood of humans, getting its...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 4:05PM

This Weird Drone Has Robotic Arms and Scary Vulture Claws

This looks like a high-tech version of a claw machine (or that Grizzyl drone from Parks and Rec). This drone from Prodrone Co. has...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 2:50PM

New Shape-Shifting Autonomous Car Learns Your Behaviors and Preferences

This is like a more sentient version of the Batmobile. The new shape-shifting autonomous car, the Mini Vision Next 100, actually...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 12 September 2016 - 12:48PM

UC Berkeley Launches a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley has recently given birth to the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, a place of research meant to focus on...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 8:34PM

A Life-Size, Robotic R2-D2 Figure Is Coming Our Way

We already have a life-size, voice-controlled BB-8, but let's not forget about the adorable little robot who started it all. Sideshow...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 12:10PM

NASA Wants You to Help Humanoid Robot Valkyrie Get to Mars

NASA has just built a new model of the Robonaut named Valkyrie, touted as the "world's first bipedal humanoid robot." Now, the space...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 August 2016 - 4:15PM

Scientists Build Bacterial Nanorobots That Deliver Medicines to Cancerous Tumors

Of all of the potential applications for nanorobots (and there are many), targeted therapies for diseases may be the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 12:05PM

Scientists Just Created a Cyborg Sting-Ray Made of Living Tissue

The cyborg revolution is upon us, although maybe in a different form than we imagined. Scientists have just built a robotic...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 12:19PM

Tesla Car Takes Owner to the Hospital After He Has a Pulmonary Embolism

Count this as a victory for self-driving vehicle technology. A Tesla self-driving car recently drove its owner to the hospital after...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 3:19PM

Scientists Are Currently Creating Bomb-Sniffing Locust Cyborgs

Engineers from Washington University in St. Louis are currently developing locust cyborgs that can “sniff” for bombs. The...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 09 July 2016 - 5:26PM

Elon Musk Wants to Create Robots to Carry Out Household Chores

There's probably not many things that scare Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk - but the billionaire admits that one of his...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 6:09AM

Meet The First Robot Ever To Break a Law of Robotics

Isaac Asimov's three rules of robotics are simple: "[1] A robot may not injust a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 20 June 2016 - 10:20AM

Watch: Disney Tests Interactive Droids for Their Star Wars Land Attraction

We all know Disney's Star Wars Land attractions are going to have a real wow factor, the House of Mouse doesn't do things by halves,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 8:30AM

Customers Will Be Able to Request a Driverless Lyft Starting in 2017

What if you could get a Lyft without the driver? General Motors and Lyft are teaming up to put driverless Bolt taxis on the road to...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 May 2016 - 2:48PM

China's "Intelligent" Security Robot Will Tase You If You Fall Out of Line

China has just unveiled a riot control robot named AnBot, which is intended to control riots using an electric shock weapon....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 10:51AM

Demonic Robot Snakes Are About to Slither Through Our Oceans

I hope no one was planning to sleep tonight, because this robotic sea snake is guaranteed to haunt your dreams:The robot is part of a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 1:11PM