Robotics

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

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM

Amazon Submitted A Patent To Create A "Shark Cage" To Protect Human Workers From Robots

When Amazon isn't planning on creating drone beehives in cities or treating its human workers like robots, it's apparently developing...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 12:03PM

An Aquatic, Autonomous Terminator Robot Has Been Designed to Hunt Down Lionfish in the Caribbean

If you ever need a practical example of scientific problem-solving in action, consider the lionfish, dubbed "the poster child for...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:41PM

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