Robotics

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

RealDolls Creator Developing Robotic Sex Dolls that Talk Back to You

The RealDoll, created by Matt McMullen in 1996, allows customers to order custom-made sex dolls that can be modified for hair color,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 June 2015 - 11:06AM

A Guide to All 24 Robots Competing at the DARPA Robotics Challenge 2015 Finals This Weekend.

These Robots may one day save your life. Get to know the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finalists.

Alexandra Grunberg
Friday, 05 June 2015 - 10:22AM

Watch: Robots Learn to Push Heavy Objects by Putting Their Backs Into It

A funny video shows robots using their whole "bodies" to push large objects.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 4:20PM

Watch: MIT's Cheetah Robot Learns to Autonomously Jump Over Obstacles

MIT's "cheetah" robot becomes the first robot to jump over hurdles on its own.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 3:59PM

Watch: Robot Beams Up Fruit Flies Like a UFO

This tractor beam-like robot analyzes fruit flies so humans don't have to.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 4:22PM

Expert Claims Humans Will Evolve Into Godlike Cyborgs Within 200 Years

Professor Yuval Noah Harari believes that cyborgism is the next stage of human evolution.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 2:13PM

Why the Military's 'Ethical Robots' May Decide to Wipe Out Humanity

From Ultron to the Cybermen, sci-fi tells us that "ethical robots" could easily decide to eliminate humanity for the greater good.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 25 May 2015 - 12:36PM

Oxford Neuroscientist Answers Whether Avengers: Age of Ultron Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence

An Oxford neuroscientist and AI expert discusses how close engineers are to "artificial consciousness."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 May 2015 - 1:00PM

Tiny Ant-Man Robots Can Pull 2,000 Times Their Own Body Weight

Tiny robots called "MicroTugs" can pull objects many orders of magnitude greater than their own weight.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 4:02PM

WonderCon 2015: Science in Science Fiction - How Sci-Fi Predicted A Medical Robot Revolution

Find out how science fiction has predicted some remarkable advancements in the field of bioengineering.

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 06 April 2015 - 4:32PM

NASA-Funded Robotic Spiders Could Build a Space-Bound Home for Humanity

A NASA-funded program aims to build spaceships in space using spider-like robots, which could eventually build us a new space-bound...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 April 2015 - 1:49PM

Google Receives Patent for Robot Personalities

Google patents methods for building robots with "personalities," or robots that can tailor their interactions with humans according to...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 2:09PM

MIT Researcher Wants to Cure Robots' Social Awkwardness

MIT's Cynthia Breazeal is the pioneer of "social robotics," a field of research which attempts to give robots social graces.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 2:54PM