Robotics

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

Tesla Cars Can Drive Themselves Starting Today

Starting today, drivers of Tesla's electric cars can take their hands off of the wheel. Tesla just launched version 7.0 of their Model...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 1:49PM

The Uncanny Valley of Personality: People Like Robots Better When They Aren't Perfect

According to the theory of the "uncanny valley," people are viscerally repulsed by artificial beings that look somewhat like humans,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 2:38PM

Robotics Company to 3-D Print Tiny Disney and Marvel-Themed Bionic Arms

In the past, prosthetic limbs have generally been purely functional, trying to blend into the rest of the body wherever possible. But...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:07PM

Experts Warn UN Delay on Autonomous Weapons Ban May Make a Killer Robot War Inevitable

Military technology in several different countries is inching closer and closer to fully autonomous weapons, and lobbyists at the UN...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 12:47PM

Even a Robot Developed to Assemble IKEA Furniture Still Can't Assemble Ikea Furniture

Researchers have just scientifically proven that IKEA furniture is impossible to assemble. School of Mechanical and Aerospace...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 10:15AM

This Amazing Robotic Space Hedgehog Could One Day Explore Martian Moons

Watch this remarkable little space hedgehog as it tumbles around through simulated zero-g environments.

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 11 September 2015 - 12:17PM

Astronaut Will Try to Control an Earth Rover from Space Next Week

Humans have been remotely controlling rovers in outer space for many years, but now, we are attempting to turn the tables and reach...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 10:50AM

No Driver Needed: Autonomous Trucks Will Be on Florida Roads by the End of the Year

Autonomous vehicles are quickly becoming a reality, and although there are still many detractors, they seem more and more like an...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 2:15PM

Google Takes Humanoid Robot ATLAS for a Walk in the Woods

With all the talk surrounding artificial intelligence, people often forget that it will likely be much easier to create a robot with...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 1:17PM

MIT Researchers Build Beer-Delivering Robots

When trying to build robots who work together, researchers often cite potential applications like rescue missions, or fire-fighting,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 4:14PM

Watch: NAO Robots Display a Brief Moment of Self-Awareness

These days artificial intelligence is an undeniably a popular subject in both Hollywood and the world of technology. But when it...

Rhonda Dehaini
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 6:43PM

MIT Researchers Build Robot with 'Human Reflexes'

Although robots can beat us at many things, including chess, image recognition, and even IQ, it's difficult for even the most advanced...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 3:46PM

How Legos Could Revolutionize the Robotics Industry

The humble Lego could become the building block of some serious advancement in robotics.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 2:01PM

Japan Accepts America's Challenge to a Giant Robot Duel

"Just building something huge and sticking guns on it... It's super American."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 July 2015 - 4:32PM

How Elon Musk's $10 Million Donation Is Preventing AI from Wiping Out Humanity

The real-life Iron Man is teaching robots ethics and establishing "meaningful human control."

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 - 1:29PM

Robots Play Minecraft to Learn to Make Logical Decisions

Robots are getting more and more complex and advanced every day, but there are still some seemingly simple functions of the infinitely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 June 2015 - 3:47PM

Meet Hadrian, The Bricklaying Robot That Can Build a House in 2 Days

Watch out bricklayers, this robot could be coming for your jobs.

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 26 June 2015 - 12:55PM

3 Revolutionary Robots Based on Members of the Animal Kingdom

Science and science fiction alike have often used human beings as the basis for robot design and advancement. From the humanoid...

Alexandra Grunberg
Friday, 19 June 2015 - 4:56PM

Pepper, The 'World's First Emotional Robot,' Goes on Sale This Weekend

Pepper can not only read emotions, but has "evolved" to have emotions of its own.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 2:17PM