Self-sustaining robot has an artificial gut (w/ Video)
New robots mimic fish's swimming (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Borrowing from Mother Nature, a team of MIT researchers has built a school of swimming robo-fish that slip through the water just as gracefully as the real thing, if not quite as fast.
Should your driverless car kill you to save a child's life?
Robots have already taken over the world. It may not seem so because it hasn't happened in the way science fiction author Isaac Asmiov imagined it in his book I, Robot. City streets are not crowded by humanoid ...
Junior, the robotic car, learns to slide park (w/ Video)
Virginia Tech students build CHARLI, a full-sized humanoid robot (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- As CHARLI takes his first steps, anxious onlookers stand ready to catch him if he falls. His stride is short, but upright, as one foot is placed in front of the other in the basement of Virginia ...
Hybrid remotely operated vehicle 'Nereus' reaches deepest part of the ocean
A new type of deep-sea robotic vehicle called Nereus has successfully reached the deepest part of the world's ocean, reports a team of U.S. engineers and scientists aboard the research vessel Kilo Moana. The dive to 10,902 ...
DALER project shows a walking flying robot (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —At the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems we are developing a novel flying platform which has the ability to move on the ground by using its wings only. Using the wings as whegs to move on rough ...
A new artificial intelligence technique to speed the planning of tasks when resources are limited
Scientists at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid have presented a new technique based on artificial intelligence that can automatically create plans, allowing problems to be solved with much greater speed than ...
Samsung launches a new vacuuming robot
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
FDA gives green light to RP-VITA hospital robot
Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges
Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday.
The Abyss: Deepest Part of the Oceans No Longer Hidden
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Abyss is a dark, deep place, but it's no longer hidden. At least when Nereus is on the scene. Nereus is a new type of deep-sea robotic vehicle, called a hybrid remotely operated vehicle ...
Smarter robot arms (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently and move more predictably.