Why Do Humans Find Life-like Androids So Creepy?

Hiroshi Ishiguro, the Japanese robotics expert who released two of the worlds most photorealistic and life-like androids ever earlier...

Friday, 27 June 2014 - 4:18PM

Astronomer Claims the Adorable Alien in Earth to Echo May Be Realistic

Earth to Echo, the upcoming film about a group of children who befriend a tiny, owl-like alien robot, may have a relatively realistic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 3:05PM

Intel Unveils Jimmy, A Robot You Can 3D Print At Home

Yesterday, at the Annual Intel Future Showcase in New York City, Intel Researchers introduced their 'Jimmy' robot prototype. The...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 5:06PM

All Aboard! Ants Go to Space for Study to Improve Robotics

A crew of ants kept the astronauts on the International Space Station company as part of the cutely-named Ants in Space CSI-06...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 10:40AM

Meet Bob, Europe's First Robotic Security Guard

Meet Bob, Birmingham University's new security guard robot who has been working alongside security guards at a firm in Twekesbury for...

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 10:36AM

Hospitals Enlist R2D2 to Kill Germs

Hospital-acquired infections threaten 1.7 million Americans per year, and kill 99,000 hospital patients. But now, an adorable robot...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 1:16PM

NASA's Upcoming Centennial Challenge

This coming Wednesday, NASA will be launching its third three-day-long annual Sample Return Robot Challenge at the...

Monday, 09 June 2014 - 1:22PM

Robot Brings Concrete Form to Light Painting

Usually, the technique of light painting involves creative freehand designed created from a moving point of light. These designed are...

Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 12:23PM

Artificial Intelligence Named Pepper Can Read Human Emotions

Japanese company Softbank has unveiled Pepper, a robot that can purportedly read human emotions.   The robot has an "emotional...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 9:50AM

Robot Sperm May Be Able to Fertilize Human Eggs

Engineers have built a sperm-like robot that may one day be able to fertilize human eggs.    The design has a metal-coated head,...

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - 1:37PM

Flying Robots Have Formed The Rock Band Of The Future

Feeling disillusioned with today's pop stars? Fed up with the antics of Cyrus and Bieber? Well, this collective of six flying robotic...

Kieran Dickson
Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 8:46AM

Watch President Obama Play Football With Asimo The Robot

Football and robots. Not only are they two of Japan's great passions, but they also go together surprisingly well. Today, President...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 11:11AM

Watch A Swarm Of High-Speed Micro-Robots Work Like Ants

Someday soon, micro-robots will be employed in their droves to manufacture things on a large scale. If you needed any proof that this...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 2:29PM

Robonaut 2 The Resident Robot On The ISS Is Getting His Space Legs

Robonaut 2 has been the International Space Station's resident robot helper for over 3 years now, but everything he has done since his...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 11 April 2014 - 2:50PM

BionicKangaroo Is The Future Of Cute

Move over cat videos, because this BionicKangaroo is the future ruler of that 'cute' part of the internet. Designed by automaton...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 07 April 2014 - 1:57PM

NASA's Robonaut 2 Could Administer Telemedicine In Space

NASA's Robonaut 2 is a classic example of Science meeting Science Fiction. Looking like the 3rd member of Daft Punk, Robonaut 2 is...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - 12:03PM

Meet Valkyrie - NASA's Robot Superhero

We've seen a lot of really cool robots over the years. We've seen Robot Gymnasts, we've seen Robotic Dogs, heck we've even seen Robots...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 4:11PM

Scientists Will Use A Hibernating Spacecraft To Land A Robot On Comet 67P

The ESA spacecraft Rosetta has spent the last 31 months hibernating in deep space, but in a matter of weeks it will be awakened from...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 11:55AM

Miniature Four Winged Robots Could Soon Take To Our Skies

The term robot conjures up images of creepy, metallic mimics of human beings, or soulless mechanical appendages used for menial tasks...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 25 November 2013 - 4:43PM

Robots Will 3D Print Future Spacecraft In Space

3D printing is rocketing in popularity at the moment, and the uses range from small toys to replacement hips, but this is all...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 - 2:50PM