Robotics

AI-Powered Robot Can Draw Portraits From Sight... And it Has an Upcoming Exhibition

The word "create" comes from the Latin verb creare, which means "to make, bring forth, produce, procreate, beget, cause." Humans...

Gart Williams
Monday, 10 June 2019 - 1:36PM

Rise of the Machines: Watch Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Robot Dogs Pull Truck

It's not difficult to watch a Boston Dynamics video and imagine a dystopian future where bedraggled rebels are hunted down by faceless...

Gart Williams
Friday, 19 April 2019 - 9:41AM

Ford's Smart Bed Prototype Forces Mattress Hogs to Stay in Their Lane

Ford's lane-keeping technology, installed in most of their new vehicles, detects road markings as you drive and gently nudges the...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 1:46PM

Judgement Day is Coming: Scientists Develop Liquid Metal That Stretches Like T-1000 Terminator

Between DARPA's proposal for an AI that serves as a global threat watchdog and Boston Dynamics' creepy headless robots, the 21st...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 11:35AM

As AI and Robots Become Commonplace, More People are Identifying as 'Digisexuals'

The idea of humans falling in love with ostensibly inanimate or insentient objects is nothing new. In Metamorphoses, the Roman poet...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 07 February 2019 - 12:49PM

U.S. Army Awards $39.6M Contract to 'The World's Sixth Sense' For Fleet of Personal Recon Drones

The U.S. Army is preparing to equip soldiers with a game-changing piece of technology that will empower individual ground troops with...

Staff
Monday, 04 February 2019 - 2:16PM

'Self-Aware' Robot Figures Out What It Looks Like, What It Can Do

According to a press release, engineers at Columbia University have developed a robot that pushes the inevitability of self-aware...

Staff
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 4:42PM

DARPA Seeks to Make AI Robots More Moral and Less Potentially Psychopathic By Teaching Them Manners

In the original 1979 Alien, the crew of the Nostromo is effectively sabotaged by its science officer, Ash, a Hyperdyne Systems...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 28 January 2019 - 10:57AM

Flying Animatronics Demonstrate Why the Future of Robotics May Be Disney, Not DARPA

Long before Chuck E. Cheese, themed bars, and dreams of entire islands dedicated to cloned dinosaurs, there was Disneyland. Say what...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 1:36PM

Amazon is Offering a $499.00 Toilet-Cleaning Robot and We're Officially Over 2019

The first two decades of the 21st century have been quite a wild ride, haven't they? We've gotten up-close and personal glimpses of...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:56AM

Terminated: World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Its Robot Staff For Annoying Guests

As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 10:01AM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

Arizona Residents Are Attacking Self-Driving Cars and Trying to Run Them Out of Their Neighborhoods

In the wake of the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car, people have become understandably suspicious of AI-powered vehicles...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 January 2019 - 1:23PM

Harvard Engineers Built a Climbing Micro-Robot That Can Crawl on Ceilings

While some researchers are focusing on ways to make robots walk and run, engineers at Harvard are taking a more vertical approach....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:52AM

The Russian Robot Known as 'Boris' Has Been Revealed to Be a Human in a $3,800 Costume

No one goes into a Daft Punk concert thinking the two guys in helmets are actual robots, but the same can't be said of Boris, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:56PM

These Next Gen Walking Robots Could Someday Help Paraplegics

Some tech projects exist so that engineers can prove to themselves and the world that an idea is possible. Others are developed out of...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 11:18AM

Watch CIMON, the ISS' Robotic 'Flying Brain,' Have an Emotional Breakdown

When you think of a friendly, sphere-shaped companion robot for space travel, we wouldn't blame you for imagining something like BB-8...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:49PM

Russia Plans to Populate Future Moonbase With Robotic 'Avatars'

NASA has already announced plans to establish a permanent base on the Moon (even if the Mars Society isn't too happy with them), but...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 11:44AM

DARPA Just Showed Off Its New Autonomous Helicopter, and It Works Like a Dream

With all the hype surrounding self-driving cars, self-driving helicopters were inevitable, right? Well, not quite. Though DARPA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 12:18PM

My Creepy Little Pony: These Wearable Electronic Skins Turn The Stuffed Animals Of Your Childhood Into Walking Robots

As kids, we all wished that our toys and stuffed animals would come alive and walk around like in Toy Story, A.I.: Artificial...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:29PM