Robotics

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

Harvard Scientists Design an Origami Robot That Slithers Like a Snake

For some reason, scientists seem incredibly keen on making robots that look absolutely terrifying when on the move.Perhaps it's an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:05PM

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