Robotics

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

A Taiwanese Company Has Created a Robotic House-Elf With a Tablet for a Face

Robotic home assistants like SoftBank's Pepper and the ASUS Zenbo all claim to be the future, but there was always something about...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:48AM

Watch Astronauts Fix Up a Robotic Hand Out in Space

It's been said before, but it's always worth saying again: tasks that sound simple in everyday life become much trickier out in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 10:30AM

Space Station's Malfunctioning 'Robonaut' Will Be Sent Home For Repairs

The future of space travel is likely going to involve a lot of robots. As artificial intelligence and robotic bodies develop, it makes...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:18PM

Robot Cockroaches May Be the Future of Space Exploration

No one wanted it to come to this, but researchers at John Hopkins have created palm-sized robots that mimic real-life cockroaches,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 12:24PM

Boston Dynamics Made Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Even Creepier

By this point it's clear that the engineers at Boston Dynamics are secretly supervillains. There's no other explanation for the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 6:26PM

Revolutionary India Chandrayaan-2 Mission Will Explore Moon's Untouched South Pole

Despite being the seventh-largest economy in the world and having 1 billion people enrolled in its national biometric database, India...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 10:12AM

Robots Exploring a Volcanic Eruption Make Unexpected Discoveries

Back in 2012, the Pacific ocean experienced the biggest volcanic eruption that the planet had seen in a hundred years. An enormous...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 7:03PM

A Robotic Exoskeleton Suit is Now Approved by the FDA

Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne may share a name with the fictional company from Terminator that notoriously destroyed the world...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 12:30PM

Astronauts Experience a Robot Arm Glitch During an ISS Spacewalk

It sounds like the plot to a sequel to Gravity. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ran intro trouble today...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 6:40PM

Male Sex Robots With Bionic Penises Are a Real Thing in 2018 So You're Welcome, Humanity

When it comes to finding intimacy in the digital age, the same tools that seem to make it easier than ever to connect with other...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 12:05PM

CES 2018's Coolest Attraction Was a Robot That Plays Ping-Pong

CES 2018 took place this week, and a lot of fantastic advancements in technology were on display. As exciting and innovative as these...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 12 January 2018 - 8:27PM

This AI-Powered Robot Will Build Homes for Humans on Mars

Five years ago, colonizing Mars was a pipe dream, but now even IKEA is getting in on it. NASA is developing new power sources for...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 - 10:19AM

New Cheap Self-Healing Robotic Muscles Could Make Superhuman Androids Ubiquitous

"Soft robots" are weird--most of them look like wiggly plastic bags or rubbery centipedes rather than animatronic teddy bears, and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 January 2018 - 11:08AM

Watch a Robotic DJ Perform at a Prague Nightclub

If you heard the words "robot DJ," you might be inclined to think, "isn't that just a jukebox? Or a playlist set to shuffle?" But...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 8:21PM

Watch This Creepy, Muscular Robot Exercise Like a Human

Robots don't need to exercise. This should be clear to anyone who's ever seen a robot.While the human body is capable of building...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 6:31PM

It's Possible to 3D-Print an Extra Pair of Robotic Hands

Sometimes it'd be nice to have a couple of extra hands. Whether you're trying to eat a bag of chips while also holding a can of drink,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 December 2017 - 8:56PM

Honda Announces Four Robot Concepts With Friendly Faces

The future of robotics is absolutely adorable. At least, that's what Honda seems to think, as the creator of the friendly robot ASIMO...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 5:35PM

This Clairvoyant Robot Can See the Future

In Douglas Adams' novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, it's suggested that advanced AI elevators will be imbued with a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 10:59AM

These Giant Robot Arms Make Alien's Power Loader Look Puny

Get away from her you filthy, heavy pipes! OK, I'm no Ripley and that's not exactly the iconic line from Aliens, but if given the...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 10:46AM