Google's Autonomous Car Gets Into Its First Accident

Google's self-driving car may have spoiled its perfect record. The autonomous vehicle crashed into a bus earlier today, and while the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 February 2016 - 5:25PM

Watch: Boston Dynamics Bullies the Next-Generation Atlas Robot

Boston Dynamics' clumsy robot Atlas is all grown up, and to celebrate its remarkable advancement, the company made a video that proves...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 10:24AM

Robots Powered by Bacteria Could Be the Next Big Thing in Medicine

Could bacteria be the (somewhat ironic) answer to cutting-edge targeted medicines? University of Pennsylvania researchers Elizabeth...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:36PM

Robots are Finally Learning How to Iron our Clothes

In Star Wars, protocol droids are used for a mind-boggling number of tasks from translation to diplomacy and beyond. In real life,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 5:03PM

Scientists Are Bringing Fallout’s Protectron to Life With This Firefighting Robot

Fallout 4 was literally one of the best videogames of 2015, earning itself a nomination for the title but ultimately losing out to the...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 8:19PM

Google's Driverless Cars Could Be Treated as Human Drivers Under the Law

Driverless cars have already become a reality, in the sense that the technology exists. Google's self-driving car has been in...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 12:17PM

Furby Hacking Project Invites Terrifying Modifications to Create "Social Robots"

Furbies were somehow an immensely popular children's toy at one point, until we all collectively realized that they're horrifying...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 12:05PM

Octopus-Like Robots Will Face Off in a Soft Robots Olympics in April

Flexible, tentacled robots are taking over Livorno, Italy, as the Biorobotics Institute is holding the first-ever outdoor competition...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 12:55PM

ISIS Training Video Reveals Driverless Car Bomb

If we ever needed a reminder that technology is a double-edged sword, this would be it. According to training video footage...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 2:45PM

International Beauty Contest to Be Judged Entirely By Robots

Robots are gaining more and more abilities that are generally thought to be specific to humans, such as composing poetry, scoring...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 4:00PM

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Build His Very Own Jarvis

Happy New Year, tech enthusiasts! As his New Year's resolution, mad scientist Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to create his very own...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 12:32PM

Watch: Creepy, Headless Robotic Reindeer Pull Santa's Sleigh

Boston Dynamics wants to wish you a happy holidays, so they released this video of a bunch of uncanny valley robotic reindeer to haunt...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 2:07PM

Scientists Create Cyborg Roses that Can Change Color

Cyborgism is usually discussed in the context of combining technology with human biology, but a less frightening version has just been...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 1:56PM

NASA Just Gave Two Humanoid Robots to MIT and Northeastern University

Meet the astronaut of the future, Valkyrie I (or R5 as NASA calls it).NASA just gave one robot each to MIT and Northeastern University...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 12:07PM

Hasbro Releases Eerily Lifelike Robotic Kitties for Seniors

With their new toy line for seniors, Hasbro proves itself determined to traverse the uncanny valley with these weird, almost realistic...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 4:12PM

Adorable Humanoid Robot Learns to Walk Like a Human Child

Artificial intelligence is coming closer and closer to human intelligence every day, although it is still extremely difficult for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 2:23PM

ABC Renews Battle Bots for a Bigger and Better Second Season!

When ABC announced they were bringing Battle Bots back to TV, the news was met with widespread joy as fans of the cult robotics...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 5:04PM

New Robot Demands that Distracted User Pays Attention to It

Usually, even the most advanced robots will simply start talking to you without much noticing if you're paying attention. Now, a new...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 3:09PM

Is It Ethically Wrong to Create Ethical Robots?

Between drones and driverless cars, modern robotics technologies are increasingly calling for robots that are capable of making...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 1:04PM

This Japanese Robot is the Closest Thing to a Real-Life Star Wars Droideka You've Ever Seen

While there were many things that were wrong with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, one thing you can't deny is that the production...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 1:56PM