Robotics

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

NASA Teams Up with Nissan on Driverless Cars for Application to Mars Rover Technology

Driverless car technology may be coming to Mars. NASA has just joined forces with Japanese automobile company Nissan to help them...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 10:36AM

NASA's Volcanobot May Be Able to Explore Volcanoes in Space

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a state-of-the-art robot in order to explore the most elusive, mysterious parts of our...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 4:14PM

Robotic Geisha Can Make Conversation, Sing, and Cry

The newest creepily realistic android from Japan was presented at CES today, a robotic geisha from Toshiba named ChihiraAico....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 January 2015 - 3:59PM

Robot Artist Creates Giant Sand Drawings on the Beach

What was that about robots replacing human artists in the future? A robot affectionately known as "Beachbot" has been developed to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - 1:32PM

U.S. Navy Unveils Robotic Shark Drone as Latest Weapon

The U.S. Navy has officially completed testing for the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) called the GhostSwimmer, which is essentially...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 5:00PM

British Roboticists to Test Whether Robots Can Be Ethical

With big names in science and tech alike warning humanity of the dangers of a hostile robot takeover, researchers from the University...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 3:31PM

Watch: Iron Man Robotic Exoskeletons Help Paraplegics Walk Again

In the 2008 Iron Man film, Tony Stark builds a robotic exoskeleton for the express purpose of weaponizing it and escaping from forced...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 5:07PM

Canada Needs Your Help to Send a Mini Robotic Beaver to Mars

Canada has the answer to the Mars rover we never knew we needed. Tech company Thoth Technology has started a crowdfunding campaign...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 1:14PM

Student Sends a Robot to School in His Place for a Week

A young boy from Long Island just got the award for most dedicated student of the year, as he sent a robot to his school rather than...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 3:57PM

Elon Musk: Killer Robots Will Arrive Within Five Years

Elon Musk is at it again. In the last year, he's made a series of incendiary claims about artificial intelligence: that it is a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 2:02PM

Google-Owned Boston Dynamics Unveil Atlas Robot With Karate Kid Moves

Boston Dynamics, a robotics company owned by tech giant, Google, has just unveiled a new video featuring their Atlas robot showing off...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 11:54AM

Robots and Humans Try to Read Each Other's Minds

The relationship between humans and technology took a strange turn today when two studies were released, one which detailed humans...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 4:23PM

These Robotics Hobbyists Built A Real-Life Transformer!

Transformers. They are a childhood treasure that have, unfortunately, been dragged through the mud by Michael Bay's latest exploits in...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 12:35PM

Composer To Stage Opera Performed by Androids

The work of Keiichiro Shibuya may give a whole new meaning to electronic music, as he plans to stage an opera performed by androids in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 4:36PM

Creepy Robot Cheerleaders Could Reduce the Number of Traffic Accidents

The new robot cheerleaders from Murata balance on metal balls to perform synchronized dance routines, and are disturbing on several...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 11:43AM

Harvard Researchers Design Wearable Robot Which Could Aid Military By 2016

A wearable robotic exosuit could be aiding soldiers and cerebral palsy patients by the year 2016 thanks to work being carried out at...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 2:43PM

3-D Printed Robotic Birds Pass Bird Version of Turing Test

According to Alan Turing's test for artificial intelligence, an AI can be considered truly intelligent when it has the ability to pass...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - 2:08PM

First Robot Astronaut Gets Lonely Without Human Companion

Can robots truly "feel" emotions? This is a complex question with no easy answer, but an adorable Japanese robot certainly does a good...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 2:26PM

12 Robot Fails Which Will Help You Realize The Future Isn't Here Yet

The field of robotics is advancing at an alarming rate. We have robots on Mars, robots playing music and even robots creating art. But...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 9:52AM