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

Russia Is Sending Its Gunslinging Robot Pilot to Outer Space

Sending astronauts into space is old hat, and if there's one thing that Russia loves, it's top-of-line, newfangled headwear. The...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 10:45AM

Sophia the Robot is Crowdfunding Her Learning to Absorb More Knowledge

Well, looks like we've almost arrived at the singularity. A robot is looking to absorb the entirety of humanity's knowledge, and it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 8:34PM

'Origami' Soft Robots Can Carry 1000 Times Their Own Weight

The future of robotics is here, and it's squishy. As much as we imagine the robot age to be a world of cold, impersonal steel...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 27 November 2017 - 5:38PM

Elon Musk: Backflipping Robots Will Soon Move Faster Than We Can See

When Boston Dynamics released video of its revolutionary backflipping robot, Atlas, most of us were amazed at how far robots have...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 27 November 2017 - 11:00AM

Toyota's T-HR3 Can Mimic Your Movements Like a Robotic Avatar

In the worlds of both science fiction and real robotics development, one of many major goals is to create a machine which can...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 6:36PM

Us Military Sending Robots to Space by 2021

We're entering the new age of space travel. As private companies and more and more countries continue to enter space, we're fast...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 11:12AM

This Robot Just Passed the Medical Exam for the Very First Time

As any doctor will tell you, diagnosing and treating diseases has been greatly aided by the advent of digital technology.Where once...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 10:22AM

NASA's New Mars Drones Could Make Rovers Obsolete

Robots have turned up exciting discoveries on the surface of Mars, but robotic rovers like Curiosity will only take us so far. What if...

Ian S.
Friday, 17 November 2017 - 3:43PM

Boston Dynamics 'Atlas' Robot Can Do Backflips Like a Pro

There's a good chance you've seen the Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics before. Do you remember that viral video of a...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 8:33PM