Robotics

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

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