Robotics

SpaceX Will Send a New Robotic Hand Up to the International Space Station

Next week, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket containing important cargo to resupply the International Space Station, which they've...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 June 2018 - 2:34PM

An Italian Composer is Assembling a Symphony Orchestra Full of Only Robots

When you think of "futuristic instruments" you probably think of synthesizers just like most other people (even if they've been...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 6:30PM

An Experimental Flying 'Dragon' Drone Can Stretch Out and Perform Aerial Acrobatics

As drones continue to grow in popularity, the conventional quadcopter design is easily the most common type of drone you'll come...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 7:21PM

The 'BionicFinWave' Looks Like One of the Sleekest Robotic Fish Ever Made

Robots inspired by animals are fairly common: most of the time, whenever there's a certain spot on Earth we want to send a robot,...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 8:43PM

US Army Creates The First-Ever Super-Soldier With Untested Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton Technology

Lockheed Martin has developed an exoskeleton that will prevent injuries... And one lucky Army group has been selected to test it out.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 11:47AM

The Battle Robot 'Super Anthony' is a Small But Highly Advanced Fighting Machine

Back when Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots first came out, they were pretty simply toys, and certainly not real fighting robots. Several...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 12:41PM

This Shape-Shifting Robot Can Teach Itself to Walk on Anything (No Humans Required)

If imagining Boston Dynamics' Atlas relentlessly chasing you down through the woods like a low-budget Terminator doesn't scare you,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 1:32PM

Cornell's New 'Social' Robot Can Literally Get Goosebumps

For years, technology has had an ongoing struggle with the Uncanny Valley, which has been made painfully obvious by robots like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 1:29PM

Former NASA Robotics Experts are Building an Transforming Deep Sea Explorer

At the beginning of the Month, some former NASA engineers who'd banded together to form a new company called Houston Mechatronics made...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 1:16PM

Boston Dynamics Plans to Start Selling Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Next Year

In some ways, SpotMini is just like a regular dog, if your dog was made of metal and had an attachable claw arm that fit onto its...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 2:53PM

Boston Dynamics Shows Their Robots Can Navigate Outside All By Themselves

When it comes to Boston Dynamics, there are generally two camps: those who believe their autonomous robots are adorable, and those who...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 7:41PM

A Spider Trained to Jump on Command Can Help Scientists Create Tiny Leaping Robots

While spiders can make good pets, they don't usually come with the same expectations as a dog. You can feed them and watch them crawl...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 6:35PM

Broken Down 'Robonaut' Departs the International Space Station to Begin His Repairs

The International Space Station (ISS) has six humans living onboard, but up until today, it had seven astronauts. If you counted...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 11:31AM

Tentacles of War: Army Is Developing Schools of 3-D Printed Robot Squid Like Those in 'The Matrix'

If you played a word-association game inspired by the United States Army (or any army, for that matter) the phrases would...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 12:14PM

This Bizarre Real-Life 'Westworld' Robot is Much Less Dangerous Than It Sounds

So far as we know, the robotic hosts from Westworld don't exist in real life yet. Part of that is because nearly every humanoid robot...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 12:10PM

Engineer Builds a Functional 'Gundam' Inspired Giant Robot With an Arm Cannon

There's precious few people who would turn down the chance to pilot a giant robot — or at least, we like to think so.But...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 5:05PM

AI Scientists Sound the Alarm That This South Korean University May Start a Killer-Robot Apocalypse

If you thought Elon Musk was just a paranoid, robot-hating crackpot with an inexplicable talent for rocketry, think again.   ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 April 2018 - 12:32PM

Will Smith and Sophia The Robot Met for An Unsettlingly Bizarre 'Date'

Will Smith, who's killed robots in at least a few of his films (his fight scenes from I, Robot will come into play a little later),...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 11:47AM

German Company 'Festo' Creates a Robotic Spider and a Robotic Bat

The German engineering company Festo has a history of creating robotic animals, and they're adding two new oddballs to their...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 7:30PM

Nukes and Alien Invasions Aren't the Greatest Threats to Humanity: Futurist Michio Kaku Says Killer Drones Will Wipe Us Out First

Physicist and futurist Michio Kaku is well known for his predictions of the future of robotics.With degrees from Harvard and Berkeley...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:14PM