Robotics

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

Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Is Friendly and Weirdly Creepy

Boston Dynamics has been working on adorable nightmare fuel for quite some time now. Somehow effortlessly straddling the line between...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 7:02PM

Las Vegas' Self-Driving Bus Lasted 1 Hour Before Crashing

This is why we can't have nice things. Earlier this year, Navya, an autonomous vehicle company, tested out a free, self-driving bus...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 12:17PM

Russian Engineer Creates a Robot Cemetery in Moscow

We have funerals to honor our fellow humans, and occasionally even ones for our pets. But what can be done for our old smartphones, or...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 - 7:45PM

Busy Robot Can Successfully Use an Elevator All By Itself

There's something strangely sweet about watching a robot - particularly a non-humanoid robot that's far away from the Uncanny Valley -...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 8:07PM

Robot Sophia Now Has More Human Rights in Saudi Arabia Than Women

Saudia Arabia has officially granted citizenship to robot Sophia, effectively giving more rights to an artificially intelligent...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 10:43AM

'Guardian GT' Robot Is a Heavy-Lifting Extension of Your Own Arms

From the Power Loader suit in Aliens, to the powered-up exosuits in movies like Elysium and Edge of Tomorrow, it's good to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 6:21PM

Harvard Scientists Create a Robot Bee That Swims and Flies

Bees are our friends — they help pollinate the crops that make our food, they produce delicious honey, and they look cute with their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 6:36PM

This Japan vs. America Giant Robot Battle Is Straight Out of 'Pacific Rim'

After some delays, plenty of posturing, and a lot of trash-talk on both sides, Japan's Suidobashi giant robot has finally faced off...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 10:04AM

Humanoid Robot Sophia's UN Speech Shows the Future of AI Is Now

The United Nations loves a good celebrity speaker.Back in April, Jimmy Fallon interviewed an unbelievable humanoid robot named Sophia,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 9:33AM

Scientists Create Shape-Changing, Synthetic 'Octopus' Skin for Robots

Perhaps you've seen an absolutely terrifying ability that an octopus has, which involves squeezing their entire rubbery bodies...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:44PM

Scientists Have Built a Drone That Shoots 'Spider-Man' Style Webs

The problem of relying on a teenager who can do whatever a spider can to patrol and police New York is that eventually, if...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 6:58PM

Scientists Create Gummy Robot For Jobs that Require Being Eaten

Anyone hungry? Feel like taking a bite out of a piece of robotics history?Researchers at EPFL in Switzerland have created soft,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 10:11AM

US Navy is Developing Smart Prosthetic Limbs With Built-In Sensors

Considering how many commercial gadgets are capable of measuring your health nowadays, you would think prosthetic limbs would...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 October 2017 - 1:15PM

MIT Engineers Create a Robot Avatar You Control Through VR

We're all eager for technology to get to the point where we can pilot robot avatars from the comfort of our own homes. There are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 02 October 2017 - 7:28PM

Unlucky Robot is Designed to Stand Up After Getting Knocked Over

It's a sure sign of progress when robots learn how to adjust and fix themselves after falling down on the job. But it must be terrible...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 October 2017 - 6:20PM

New 'Science and Star Wars' Episode Shows How Close We Are to Having Real-Life Droids

The droids of Star Wars may not seem like the most spectacular element of the franchise's mythos, but they're actually...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 11:36AM

Robot With Attached Chainsaw Can Climb Trees While Trimming Them

You've got a problem: you need to trim a tree, and you've got the tools, as well as some extra metal pipes and a load of tires and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:50PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Knightscope Unveils a Robot Security Guard for All-Terrain Patrols

Robot security guards aren't necessarily a perfected technology just yet. Among the stories of robots awkwardly tripping in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:45PM