Robotics

Octopus-Like Robots Will Face Off in a Soft Robots Olympics in April

Flexible, tentacled robots are taking over Livorno, Italy, as the Biorobotics Institute is holding the first-ever outdoor competition...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 12:55PM

ISIS Training Video Reveals Driverless Car Bomb

If we ever needed a reminder that technology is a double-edged sword, this would be it. According to training video footage...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - 2:45PM

International Beauty Contest to Be Judged Entirely By Robots

Robots are gaining more and more abilities that are generally thought to be specific to humans, such as composing poetry, scoring...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 - 4:00PM

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Build His Very Own Jarvis

Happy New Year, tech enthusiasts! As his New Year's resolution, mad scientist Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to create his very own...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 January 2016 - 12:32PM

Watch: Creepy, Headless Robotic Reindeer Pull Santa's Sleigh

Boston Dynamics wants to wish you a happy holidays, so they released this video of a bunch of uncanny valley robotic reindeer to haunt...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 2:07PM

Scientists Create Cyborg Roses that Can Change Color

Cyborgism is usually discussed in the context of combining technology with human biology, but a less frightening version has just been...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 November 2015 - 1:56PM

NASA Just Gave Two Humanoid Robots to MIT and Northeastern University

Meet the astronaut of the future, Valkyrie I (or R5 as NASA calls it).NASA just gave one robot each to MIT and Northeastern University...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 12:07PM

Hasbro Releases Eerily Lifelike Robotic Kitties for Seniors

With their new toy line for seniors, Hasbro proves itself determined to traverse the uncanny valley with these weird, almost realistic...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 4:12PM

Adorable Humanoid Robot Learns to Walk Like a Human Child

Artificial intelligence is coming closer and closer to human intelligence every day, although it is still extremely difficult for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 2:23PM

ABC Renews Battle Bots for a Bigger and Better Second Season!

When ABC announced they were bringing Battle Bots back to TV, the news was met with widespread joy as fans of the cult robotics...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 5:04PM

New Robot Demands that Distracted User Pays Attention to It

Usually, even the most advanced robots will simply start talking to you without much noticing if you're paying attention. Now, a new...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 3:09PM

Is It Ethically Wrong to Create Ethical Robots?

Between drones and driverless cars, modern robotics technologies are increasingly calling for robots that are capable of making...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 1:04PM

This Japanese Robot is the Closest Thing to a Real-Life Star Wars Droideka You've Ever Seen

While there were many things that were wrong with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, one thing you can't deny is that the production...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 1:56PM

Tesla Cars Can Drive Themselves Starting Today

Starting today, drivers of Tesla's electric cars can take their hands off of the wheel. Tesla just launched version 7.0 of their Model...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 1:49PM

The Uncanny Valley of Personality: People Like Robots Better When They Aren't Perfect

According to the theory of the "uncanny valley," people are viscerally repulsed by artificial beings that look somewhat like humans,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 2:38PM

Robotics Company to 3-D Print Tiny Disney and Marvel-Themed Bionic Arms

In the past, prosthetic limbs have generally been purely functional, trying to blend into the rest of the body wherever possible. But...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:07PM

Experts Warn UN Delay on Autonomous Weapons Ban May Make a Killer Robot War Inevitable

Military technology in several different countries is inching closer and closer to fully autonomous weapons, and lobbyists at the UN...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 12:47PM

Even a Robot Developed to Assemble IKEA Furniture Still Can't Assemble Ikea Furniture

Researchers have just scientifically proven that IKEA furniture is impossible to assemble. School of Mechanical and Aerospace...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 10:15AM

This Amazing Robotic Space Hedgehog Could One Day Explore Martian Moons

Watch this remarkable little space hedgehog as it tumbles around through simulated zero-g environments.

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 11 September 2015 - 12:17PM

Astronaut Will Try to Control an Earth Rover from Space Next Week

Humans have been remotely controlling rovers in outer space for many years, but now, we are attempting to turn the tables and reach...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 10:50AM