Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology ...
Chatty Japan robot makes friends on first day at work
A chatty humanoid robot whose makers claim it can understand people's emotions made its first friends Friday as it struck up conversations with shoppers in Tokyo. ...
TV terrifies and compels with viruses and robots
Retroviruses that quietly multiply unnoticed, spread through communities and threaten humanity. Robots that mutate into semi-conscious beings and go on the run from their human masters.
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
SpaceX reschedules space station resupply launch
A delayed supply run to the International Space Station is now set to launch April 14.
SpaceX supply run to space station postponed
The next supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed.
Designing robots that can keep secrets
Humanoid robots are not just the stuff of science fiction: these computing devices are likely to be walking around our streets in the next decade.
Iranian teacher builds robot to teach prayer
(AP)—An Iranian schoolteacher has innovated an amusing way of encouraging young children to say their daily prayers—robotics.
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours
By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle that's 100 times stronger than human or animal sinew. The invention, described in the journal Science, could ...
'Sociable' humanoid robots could help advance human-robot interaction
Are we on the brink of a robotics revolution? That's what numerous media outlets asked last December when Google acquired eight robotics companies that specialize in such innovations as manipulation, vision, ...
SCHAFT team tops scores at DARPA Robotics Challenge
Japan robot chats with astronaut on space station
The first humanoid robot in space with speech capability made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station.
Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests
The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department-sponsored ...