Robotics

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

Elon Musk: Self-Driving Cars Will Take Over the Roads in Less Than 30 Years

Elon Musk claims that self-driving cars will likely fill the roads in the next 30 years or so, but there will be an uphill battle...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 10:19AM

Shape-Shifting Liquid Metal Motor Brings Us One Step Closer to the T-1000

Scientists have already accomplished Terminator-inspired bionic technology, but this is on a whole new level. This self-powered liquid...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 12:22PM

AI Expert Claims Chappie's Robot Police Force May Be Close to a Reality

The titular self-aware robot in Neill Blomkamp's Chappie has been getting all of the attention in the media lately, with AI experts...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 3:02PM

Real-Life Anthropomorphic Robot Looks Just Like Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie may have been an incoherent mess overall, but the titular robot didn't disappoint. Now, Virginia Tech has...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 1:54PM

Scientists Wirelessly Control Movements of Live Cyborg Cockroaches

Last summer, researchers endeavored to create "biobots," or to remotely control live moths. Now, it looks like a team from Texas A&M...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 2:54AM

This Exoskeleton-Controlled Robot Proves the Power of a 5G Data Connection

5G data speeds are coming and if you aren't excited about it, just wait until you see this demonstration of the technology's power...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 10:48AM

Parody Video Raises Awareness of Robot Abuse

There may very well be "human" rights violations regarding sentient artificial intelligence in the future, but for now, this video is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 1:02PM

Robots Will Not Steal Your Jobs Says Chairman of Japanese Robotics Manufacturer

Robotic workers are already prolific among a number of major industries, but experts are divided on what this new robotic age means...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 9:45AM

Tomatan: The Wearable Tomato-Shaped Robot Who Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Today on our "why does this exist?" segment, Japanese vegetable juice company Kagome has built a tomato-shaped robot that feeds you...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 4:21PM

Watch: Star Wars-Style Spherical Robot to Guard US Marines

Remember the robot in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was essentially an adorable spherical version of R2D2?...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:18PM

Navy Robot Firefighter Puts Out a Blaze for the First Time

The US Navy has created an autonomous, humanoid robot that can successfully fight fires, even as it moves at approximately the speed...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 2:35PM

Robot Assistant with 'Personality' Tells You What to Wear to Work

I suppose we'd rather have artificial intelligence that behaves like Samantha in Her than like the Terminators, but this is still a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 1:48PM

Meet the Aquatic Robot That Could Aid the Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

2400 ft beneath the Antarctic Ice, a robotic adventurer makes the astonishing discovery that deep within that dark and incredibly cold...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 3:51PM

Scientists Use a Mechanical Worm Brain to Control a Lego Robot

Worms are becoming unlikely candidates to facilitate a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Researchers from the Open Worm...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 4:21PM

Watch: Artificially Intelligent Robot Jazz Band Freestyles with a Human

What was that about creativity as the true test of artificial intelligence? In a new video from Georgia Institute of Technology,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 January 2015 - 3:13PM

Ex Machina Scientific Advisor: Real-Life Robots Will Sooner Have Ava's Intelligence than Her Body

The upcoming film Ex Machina explores a twisted version of the Turing Test, featuring an eerily human-like robot named Ava. But is Ava...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 10:39AM

Amazon Selling 12ft Tall Robot That Shoots Off BB Rounds When its Pilot Smiles

What do you get for the person who has everything? Amazon Japan now has a completely terrifying answer to that question in the form of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 January 2015 - 1:28PM