Robotics

Seafaring Robot Tweets Photos As It Hunts Hawaiian Hurricanes

A floating robot is sailing directly into the path of the two Hurricanes that are currently bearing down on the Hawaiian islands, and...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 1:27PM

Robots With X-Ray Vision: Seeing Through Walls Using Wi-Fi

The Superman of robots can now see through walls. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have built robots with "X-ray vision," but instead...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 2:59PM

Will Robots Take Our Jobs by 2025? Tech Experts Are Evenly Split

Are we looking forward to a robot utopia or dystopia by 2025? Technology experts are deeply divided on the issue, as demonstrated by a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 12:53PM

Robotic Rock Climbers Could Hunt For Signs of Alien Life on Mars

According to a new paper published in the journal, Astrobiology, an intrepid robotic vehicle that can scale steep cliff faces may be...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 04 August 2014 - 1:07PM

Walk It Off Soldier - Watch As This Robot Learns To Walk With A Broken Leg

If there's one thing that living beings are good at, it's adapting. The same can't normally be said for robots, or at least robots in...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 12:03PM

Plantoids: Amazing Robots That Actually Grow!

European researchers for the Plantoid Project are currently working on building robots with the ability to grow.    [Credit: The...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 3:13PM

Cheerleading Robots Bring Ballpark Atmosphere To Your Cell Phone

Move over cheerleaders, because the Hanwah Eagles' FanBots may be coming for your jobs.   Despite a less than impressive record,...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 1:01PM

Oceanic Robot Emerges From Tragically Destructive Pacific Typhoon Undamaged

"Wave Glider" one of Liquid Robotic's 250 oceanographic robots was put to the test this past week as it ventured through the Pacific...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 2:37PM

Japanese Prime Minister Announces the Creation of the Robot Olympics in 2020

While touring robotics factories in Saitama and Tokyo earlier this week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his plans for a...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 1:08PM

Twerking Fever Reaches Scientific Community - Basement Jaxx's TwerkBot Is Here

  With the video for their new song, 'Never Say Never', British Electronic Duo Basement Jaxx have just brought Twerking into the...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 1:30PM

Is the Future of Robotics in Caring For the Elderly?

As we move into the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly apparent to robot-developers around the world that the arena of...

Monday, 21 July 2014 - 12:37PM

Bizzare MIT Prototype Gives Your Hand Two Extra Robotic Fingers

Have you recently found yourself in the frustrating situation of trying to carry more than two beers back to your friends at the pub?...

Friday, 18 July 2014 - 10:52AM

The Origins of the Modern Robot: From Da Vinci's Columbine To a Defecating Duck

Robots as we now know them -- the digitally controlled industrial robots of the 21st century-- are pretty young, with their earliest...

Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 3:27PM

Meet Jibo: The World's First Social Robot

Meet Jibo, the newest creation of famed MIT roboticist Cynthia Breazeal.       Designed as an interactive companion and...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 10:18AM

In the Robotic Revolution, Gender Equality May Take a Hit

There has long been public anxiety about robots rendering certain jobs obsolete, but it turns out women might have more to worry...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 3:06PM

Phase Changing, Self-Healing Material Could Make T-1000 a Reality

MIT engineers may have discovered a way to build a T-1000. The team, led by mechanical engineering professor Anette Hosoi, developed...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 11:05AM

The Robot World Cup Kicks Off in Brazil This Week

If you're struggling with post-World Cup depression on this gloomy Monday, don't fret because the Robot World Cup is here to put a...

Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 1:51PM

Robots May Be The Future Of Dance Cinematography

Ballet and robotics have come together in the most beautiful way imaginable.   Although they might seem like quite the...

Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 10:26AM

Japanese Engineers To Build A Real-Life 18 Meter Gundam Robot

Tokyo- Earlier today, a team of Japanese Animators and Robotic Engineers announced their plans to build an 18 meter moving Gundam...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 - 1:42PM

British Minister Says Robots Will Take Over White-Collar Jobs First

David Willetts, British Minister of University and Science, claims that "robots will take over middle-class professions" before manual...

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 - 10:05AM