Robotics

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

Bipedal Robot Gets Around With Jet-Powered Feet

"Walking" is one of those things we just take for granted after our first year or two, but replicating that in machines can be...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 6:40PM

EPFL Scientists Say New Memory-Deleting Method Could Stop AI From Destroying Humanity (Even the Terminator)

The problem with a giant red "OFF" button on an incredibly powerful artificial intelligence is that the AI will eventually try to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 11:25AM

MIT Designs a Robot Fish to Explore the Waters of Fiji

Considering how easy it is to scare off a fish, they can be difficult animals to study without attaching a camera to a fish and...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 7:28PM

Ohio State Scientists Just Created an AI That's Better Than Human Beings at Reading Emotions

A new artificial intelligence has been constructed that is better than humans at reading emotions. This isn't based on the facial...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:49AM

Airbus Wants To Use a Giant Harpoon to Clear Up Space Junk

The ever-growing field of garbage in Earth's orbit is becoming increasingly problematic.Sending something into space is a costly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:28PM

XPrize Foundation Contest: $10M If You Can Build a Working Robot Avatar

It's hard to ignore the appeal of the robot avatar. Fans of science fiction in general, and video games in particular, dream of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:41PM

New Robots With 'Emotion Chips' Can Empathize With Human Emotions

The lasting message of this year's CES has been one of sensitive robots.The biggest draw of the show was Omron Automation's ping-pong...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:00AM

Facebook Just Patented a Secret Robot That's Basically R2-D2

Star Wars and Mark Zuckerberg fans rejoice: Facebook has patented R2-D2.Admittedly, this robot isn't quite the same as the classic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:21AM

Futurist Expert Warns Robots Will Use Humans as Guinea Pigs in Experiments

It sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone, but a futurist's shocking prediction about real life robots using humans as test...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:46AM

Curiosity Rover's New Drilling Method Could Transform NASA's Search for Life on Mars

Rejoice, fans of The Martian: Resourceful thinking and clever jerry-rigging on the Red Planet can indeed salvage a disaster, even...

Super User
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:08AM

Robotic 'Flying Brain' Cimon Joining International Space Station Crew to Monitor Astronauts' Mental States

We've seen all kinds of strange little robot helpers, from Robelf to Temi, but Cimon is probably the weirdest: it's a floating...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:38AM

Michio Kaku: Robots Need Inhibitor Chips To Prevent Human Slaughter

Noteworthy scientists and technology experts, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, are speaking out about the need for humanity...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:19AM

MIT and Princeton's Robo-Picker Can Precisely Lift Nearly Any Object

As anyone who's ever played one of those claw crane games would know, it's much easier for a robotic claw to drop something than pick...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:50PM